Takashi Murakami
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Takashi Murakami (born 1962) is a Japanese artist, working with painting and sculpture as well as commercial media (fashion, merchandise, and animation). He coined the term “superflat” to simultaneously describe the aesthetics of Japanese traditional arts, post-war Japanese visual culture, manga and the subculture of otaku. In short, the very few differences in social class and popular taste in Japan have ‘flattened’, the distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’ art. His cute yet disturbing characters rendered in bright colors, flat and highly glossy surfaces, life-size sculptures of figurines seemed to have popped strait out of anime comic books, such as “Flower Ball” (2002), “My Lonesome Cowboy” (1998) and “Planting the Seeds” (2007).

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