Yoshinori Mizutani

1987 · Japan

Artist biography

Yoshinori Mizutani is an early career emerging artist, who originates from Japan, like other artists such as Echiko Ohira, Shigeko Kubota, Hidenori Ishii, Kiyoshi Nakagami, and Christian Hidaka. Yoshinori Mizutani was born in 1987.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Yoshinori Mizutani's work is available on display in mc2gallery in Milan, Italy and Christophe Guye Galerie in Zurich, Switzerland. Yoshinori Mizutani's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Strangers in Town at mc2gallery in Milan, Italy. The exhibition was open from 20 May 2019 until 13 September 2019. Yoshinori Mizutani's only other exhibition is Birds, which took place at Christophe Guye Galerie in Zurich, Switzerland (28 February 2020 - 25 April 2020).

Further Biographical Context for Yoshinori Mizutani

Yoshinori Mizutani was born in 1987 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. In Japan, a trend began to emerge in response to the boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the 1980s. The comic book culture of manga appeared as an art form, and was related to trends in advertising and graphic design. One of the leading contemporary Japanese artists was Takashi Murakami, who coined the term ‘Superflat’, a theory influenced by the aesthetic characteristics of manga and the nature of post-war Japanese culture. Having been inspired by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami formed an influential collective of artists called Kaikai Kiki, which became internationally recognised in a number of countries.

Yoshinori Mizutani

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