Takashi Murakami.

22 Nov

22/11/09

Takashi Murakami was born 1 February 1962 in Tokyo and is a prolific contemporary Japanese artist who works in both fine arts media, such as painting, as well as digital and commercial media. He attended Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, initially studying more traditionalist Japanese art. He pursued a doctorate in Nihonga, a mixture of Western and Eastern styles dating back to the late 19th century. However, due to the mass popularity of anime and manga, Japanese styles of animation and comic graphic stories, Murakami became disillusioned with Nihonga, and became fixated on otaku culture, which he felt was more representative of modern day Japanese life.

I think his work is fantastic! very fun and original and it does reflect to me modern Japanese art. Definatly going in my mag.

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