Yuko Murata

1973 · Japan

Artist biography

Yuko Murata is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Japan, like other famous artists such as Yoshida, Kenji, Tsuyoshi Ueda, Kazuko Inoue, Kana Harada, and Issey Miyake. Yuko Murata was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Yuko Murata's work is available on display in 3 galleries around the globe, such as in Italy, Japan, and Spain. Some of those galleries are Alberto Peola in Turin, Gallery Side 2 in tokyo, and Galería Horrach Moya in Palma de Mallorca. Yuko Murata most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Gallery Side 2 in tokyo with the exhibition Drawings. The exhibition was open from 04 March 2019 until 21 March 2019. Yuko Murata's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Tokyo Nocturne (08 July 2019 - 25 July 2019) at Gallery Side 2 in tokyo and New Paintings (12 September 2019 - 25 October 2019) at Gallery Side 2 in tokyo. Yuko Murata's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Natsu No Tobira and took place at Shane Campbell Gallery | South Loop in Chicago, the United States from the 14 July 2017 to 01 September 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Yuko Murata

Yuko Murata was born in 1973 and was predominantly inspired 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 varied collective of practitioners. Many 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 attitude 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 prominent contemporary Japanese artists was Takashi Murakami, who coined the term ‘Superflat’, a theory inspired by the visual 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.

Yuko Murata

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