Yuho Kaneshige

1950 · Japan

Artist biography

Yuho Kaneshige is an established contemporary artist, who was born in Japan. Yuho Kaneshige was born in 1950. Born in the same country and around the same year are Kishio Suga and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Yuho Kaneshige's Gallery representation

Yuho Kaneshige's work is available for viewing at Pierre Marie Giraud in Brussels, Belgium.

Further Biographical Context for Yuho Kaneshige

Born in 1950, Yuho Kaneshige was largely inspired by the 1960s. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s represent an extremely influential era which engendered an important number of breaks and questioned the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would eternally mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, predicaments such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever impact generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society developed, with revolutionary values and movements emerging in a cradle of innovation. Honesty and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Bored of the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly gathering polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. The very first blossoming of Conceptualism was highly influenced by the simplicity of Minimalism but went further in denying all pre-defined conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to achieve by elevating popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily persuaded by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide success through their depiction of the human form and the lament often linked to the human condition. globally, a significant number of art movements resounded with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group espoused similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Yuho Kaneshige

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