World-famous artist, Takashi Murakami.
In working towards a future in which Japanese modern art may receive international praise, and while upholding high acclaim at the front lines of the international art world, he has directed his rather ambivalent passions into a number of projects. One of these being the nurturing of young artists.
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Born 1962 in Tokyo, Murakami completed his doctoral work at Tokyo University of the Arts’ School of Fine Arts. He completed Ph.D. in Nihonga at this university and it refers to that he was the first postdoctoral. Linking ‘otaku culture,’ character iconography, and Japanese art history, he is known to have developed the concept of ‘Superflat.’ Major retrospectives of his work include the exhibitions Murakami - Versailles (Chateau de Versailles/2010), ©MURAKAMI (2007-9), Murakami - Ego (Al-Riwaq Exhibition Hall, Qatar/2012), and Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats (Mori Art Museum/2015).
In April 2013, his film which was titled “Jellyifish Eyes” (Mememe no Kurage as the original title in Japan) was released in theaters.
Recent Solo Exhibitions / Collection Exhibitions
“The Octopus eats its own leg,” Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, U.S.)
“Murakami by Murakami,” Astrup Fearnley Museet (Oslo, Norway)
“Takashi Murakami's Superflat Consideration on Contemporary Ceramics,” Towada Art Center (Aomori Prefecture)
“Learning the Magic of Painting,” Galerie Perrotin (Paris, France)
“Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection ―From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer―,” Yokohama Museum of Art (Kanagawa Prefecture)
“Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats,” Mori Art Museum (Tokyo)
“Enso,” Kaikai Kiki Gallery (Tokyo)
“Solo Exhibition,” Art Project Ibiza (Ibiza, Spain)
”In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow,” Gagosian Gallery (New York, U.S.)
“ARHAT CYCLE” Palazzo Reale (Milan, Italy)