Mr DOB by Takashi Murakami

Mr DOB by Takashi Murakami

A lightning rod between different cultural valencies (high/low, ancient/modern, oriental/occidental), Takashi Murakami has stated that the artist is someone who understands the borders between worlds and who makes an effort to know them. With his distinctive “Superflat” style and ethos, which employs highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques to depict a super-charged mix of Pop, animé and otaku content within a flattened representational picture-plane, he moves freely within an ever-expanding field of aesthetic issues and cultural inspirations. Parallel to utopian and dystopian themes, he recollects and revitalizes narratives of transcendence and enlightenment, often involving outsider-savants. Mining religious and secular subjects favored by the so-called Japanese “eccentrics” or non-conformist artists of the Early Modern era commonly considered to be counterparts of the Western Romantic tradition, Murakami situates himself within their legacy of bold and lively individualism in a manner that is entirely his own and of his time.

Takashi Murakami is widely recognized for his ability to adapt the aesthetics of Japanese traditional art to operate within the context of popular culture.Murakami studied Japanese painting at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1986 and a Ph.D. in 1993. After completing his studies, he increasingly displayed his works in solo and group exhibitions, making his European debut in 1995 in “TransCulture,” held at the 46th Venice Biennale. The following year Murakami’s paintings and sculptures were featured most notably at the second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia.

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Takashi Murakami Exhibit

Murakami is also a curator, a cultural entrepreneur, and a critical observer of contemporary Japanese society. In 2000, he organized a paradigmatic exhibition of Japanese art titled “Superflat,” which traced the origins of contemporary Japanese visual pop culture in historical Japanese art. He has continued this work in subsequent impactful exhibitions such as “Coloriage,” (Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, (2002); and “Little Boy: The Art of Japan’s Exploding Subcultures,” Japan Society, New York (2005). In 2011, he organized the “New Day: Artists for Japan” international charity auction at Christie’s New York in response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

Murakami currently lives and works in Tokyo.

ARTWORK

727 SILKSCREEN by Takashi Murakami
727 SILKSCREEN by Takashi Murakami

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And then 3000 White by Takashi Murakami
And then 3000 White by Takashi Murakami
2001
TAKASHIMURAKAMI, MURAKAMI, Mr.Rainbow DOB by Takashi Murakami , NEO , POP
Mr. DOB And Then Rainbow by Takashi Murakami
Mr. DOB And Then Rainbow by Takashi Murakami
2006
Mr. DOB by Takashi Murakami
Mr. DOB by Takashi Murakami
Mr. DOB by Takashi Murakami

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And then DOB Blue by Takashi Murakami
And then DOB Blue by Takashi Murakami
2001
And then 3000 Red by Takashi Murakami, MURAKAMI, TAKASHIMURAKAMI
And then 3000 Red by Takashi Murakami
And then 3000 Red by Takashi Murakami
2001
TAKASHIMURAKAMI, MURAKAMI, NEO, POP
And then White by Takashi Murakami
And then White by Takashi Murakami
2001
TAKASHIMURAKAMI, MURAKAMI, NEO, POP
And then Pink by Takashi Murakami
And then Pink by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And then 3000 Green by Takashi Murakami
And then 3000 Green by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And then 3000 Yellow by Takashi Murakami
And then 3000 Yellow by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And then 3000 Blue by Takashi Murakami
And then 3000 Blue by Takashi Murakami
2001
And then 3000 White by Takashi Murakami, Murakami, TAKASHIMURAKAMI,
And then 3000 White by Takashi Murakami
And then 3000 White by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And Then Gargle Glop by Takashi Murakami
And Then Gargle Glop by Takashi Murakami
2006
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And then, and then (Blue) by Takashi Murakami
And then, and then (Blue) by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And then, and then ( Black) by Takashi Murakami
And then, and then ( Black) by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And then, and then ( Red) by Takashi Murakami
And then, and then ( Red) by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And then DOB Yellow by Takashi Murakami
And then DOB Yellow by Takashi Murakami
2001