Takashi Murakami

Born in Tokyo, 1962. the internationally renowned contemporary artist works in fine arts media - such as painting and sculpture - as well as more commercial media - film and animation.
He is acclaimed for blurring the line between high and low arts and has founded a postmodern art movement, SUPERFLAT, which is influenced by manga and anime of Japan’s Otaku sub-culture. His signature artistic style and motifs (cute anime-esque characters in bright colors, flat and highly glossy surfaces, life-size sculptures of anime figures) derived from this concept.

He was named one of TIME Magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People in the World" in 2008.

Takashi Murakami

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