1978 · Japan
Yumiko Utsu is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Japan, like other celebrated artists such as Aiko Miyanaga, OCHIAI MOTOYO, Bernadette Jiyong Frank, Shinpei Kusanagi, and Kazuna Taguchi. Yumiko Utsu was born in 1978.
Yumiko Utsu's Gallery representation
Yumiko Utsu is represented by Michael Hoppen Gallery in London, the United Kingdom.
Further Biographical Context for Yumiko Utsu
Born in 1978, Yumiko Utsu's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.
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