Yoshiro Kimura

1946 · Japan

Artist biography

Yoshiro Kimura is an established artist, who originates from Japan. Yoshiro Kimura was born in 1946. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Kishio Suga and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Yoshiro Kimura's Gallery representation

Yoshiro Kimura is represented by Pierre Marie Giraud located in Brussels, Belgium.

Further Biographical Context for Yoshiro Kimura

Born in 1946, Yoshiro Kimura was primarily inspired by the 1960s. Art turned into a vehicle for ideologies and other agendas, with Pop and Minimalism appearing simultaneously as the most defining art movements of the decade. Pop Art in New York city embraced the culture of mass media and mass consumerism, with Artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann getting inspired by television, comic strips, billboards and other products of the rise of Capitalism for their artworks. On the other side of the country, the West Coast in California, the first features of what would be known as Conceptual art were blossoming. Minimalism established the crucial idea that art should exist in its own reality, and not try to represent the physical world. Born of a desire to erase all pre-established notions about art, Minimalism turned into a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key figures. Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler were artists who sought to explore further some of the most fundamental ideologies of Abstract Expressionism, while eliminating the expressive and highly personal aspect it would often associated with it. This led to the creation of Colour Field painting, deeply identifying with Minimalism. The iconic contemporary art movements that echoed through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own distinctions and scopes, particular to different regions or countries. Spatialism, for example, was established in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies embraced by the Zero group in Germany. Throughout Europe, the philosophy of Existentialism deeply influenced artists such as Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who strived to depict the raw human emotions often connected to reflections on death and the haunting angst of the meaninglessness of life.

Yoshiro Kimura

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