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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active from 1955 also active in France.

Born 2 March 1928, in Kyoto.

Painter.

Minimal Art.

Domoto Hisao studied traditional art at the Kyoto Art School until 1949, after which he started exhibiting in Tokyo. In 1952, he went on his first trip to France, Italy and Spain. He exhibited a traditional figurative painting, ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA from 1958.

Born 4 March 1932, in Nagoya (Aichi Prefecture).

Painter, installation artist, environmental artist.

Minimal Art.

After graduating from Tokyo fine arts univesity, Tadaaki Kuwayama settled in New York. He initially painted Abstracts in a style based on a deliberately ‘anti-spiritual’ attitude designed to make the work foreign to the artist’s spirit. Subsequently he created installations and environments, making geometric spatial constructions out of small aluminium modules, as in ...

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Jeremy Lewison

American sculptor, printmaker, and draughtsman. He studied at Syracuse University, NY, from 1945 to 1949, and between 1951 and 1952 he served in the US Army in Japan and Korea, where he was able to visit oriental shrines, temples, and gardens. In 1953 he moved to New York, where he attended the Cartoonists and Illustrators School. From ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 18 February 1941, in Kyoto.

Painter.

Minimal Art.

Moriguchi studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and the school of fine arts in Kyoto. He was a friend of Balthus. In his work, the canvas is crossed with regular lines, from which constructed geometric forms emerge - squares, triangles, trapeziums. His works are so precise that they look as if they have been computer-generated, although Moriguchi only uses traditional techniques, making his own paper and using a mixture of rice and flour as sizing....

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Morgan Falconer and Mary Chou

Japanese painter and sculptor. He studied at Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music (BFA 1986, MFA 1988, PhD 1993). Murakami began to gain recognition as a sculptor in the early 1990s. Drawing on Minimalism and conceptual art, his work often explored the clash between contemporary Japanese and American culture. ...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1962, in Shanghai, China.

Painter.

Minimalism.

Ding Yi received degrees from the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Institute in 1983 and from the Fine Arts Department at Shanghai University in 1990. Ding was part of the 1985 Art New Wave movement in China and was included in the highly influential ...

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Xiao  

Chinese, 20th century, male.

Born 1935, in Shanghai.

Painter, sculptor.

Minimal Art.

After studying in Taipei, in the studio of the painter Li Chun-sen, Xiao lived in Milan and then in New York, where he made his home. In 1957 he was the co-founder of the first Chinese group of abstract artists, ...

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Morgan Falconer

Japanese sculptor. He studied at Musashino Art University, Tokyo, and completed a fellowship in sculpture at Yale University, New Haven, CT, in 1990. Initially Yanagi was influenced by the Minimalist and Conceptualist orientation of the Japanese Monoha movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s; soon after he became known for a series of performances using coloured gas. He rose to international prominence in the 1990s following the success of a number of seminal installations that employed ants as metaphors for global migration. In the ...