Yoshihiko Ueda

1957 · Japan

Artist biography

Yoshihiko Ueda is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in Japan, like other famous artists such as Satoshi Hirose, Naoya Hatakeyama, Rex Yuasa, Key Hiraga, and Akira Sato. Yoshihiko Ueda was born in 1957.

Yoshihiko Ueda's Gallery representation

Yoshihiko Ueda is represented by Michael Hoppen Gallery located in London, the United Kingdom.

Further Biographical Context for Yoshihiko Ueda

Born in 1957, Yoshihiko Ueda's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. The Arte Povera movement, which appeared in Italy, received global acknowledgement in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were critically acclaimed.

Yoshihiko Ueda

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