Yoshitomo Nara is active/lives in New York, California / Japan, Germany. Yoshitomo Nara is known for mod child figurative, animal.
Biography Yoshitomo Nara
Yoshimoto (some spell it Yashitomo) Nara was born in 1959 in Hirosaki,
Japan and has exhibited extensively in the United States as well as
Japan and European countries.
Using a style combining the
effect of Japanese prints and Pop Art cartoons, he paints solitary,
doll-like children to comment upon the decline of society, East and
West. To Nara, children symbolize a world marked by
confusion and anxiety about an unknown future. Since 1988, he has
divided his time between Japan and Germany, where he studied art.
He sees himself as a voluntary exile. Because art schools and
museums were conservative in Japan, Nara, also a sculptor working in a
similarly simplistic style, studied contemporary art
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