Yuken Teruya

1973 · Japan

Artist biography

Yuken Teruya is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Japan, like other well-known artists such as Shio Kusaka, Kosuke, Rusu Aki, Katsunori Hamanishi, and Yukinori Yanagi. Yuken Teruya was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Yuken Teruya is represented by two galleries, which are Josée Bienvenu Gallery and Piero Atchugarry Gallery | Miami in the United States. Yuken Teruya's work are exhibited at the exhibition, We Belong Here at Piero Atchugarry Gallery | Miami in the United States. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 25 April 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Yuken Teruya

Yuken Teruya was born in 1973 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was an emergent trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami formed a powerful collective called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

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