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Margo Machida

Asian American mixed-media and installation artist and cultural activist. Ken Chu came to the United States from Hong Kong in 1971, settling in California where he received a BFA in film studies from San Francisco Art Institute (1986). Relocating to New York City after graduation, his encounters with local Asian American artists, activists and cultural organizations supported his artistic efforts, in which he often drew upon subjects that emerged organically from personal experience in the US as a gay Asian man. Adopting popular cultural idioms from film and comics, while also drawing upon symbols and motifs from Chinese and other Asian cultures, his imagery from this pivotal period featured Asian men cast as prototypically American masculine figures, such as California surfers and cowboys, who populate colorful, imaginary scenarios of cross-cultural contact, mixing and desire. In Western societies, where the dominant norms are non-Asian and few viable role models for Asian men exist, Chu’s art strongly asserted their collective presence and place. His socially inspired work has since also engaged matters of anti-Asian violence, internalized racism, stereotyping, homophobia and the impact of AIDS on Asian diasporic communities....

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Kagawa Prefecture.

Sculptor, painter, draughtsman, engraver.

Haraguchi Noriyuki studied at Nihon Uni­versity until 1970. His style can be described as Pop Art and he mainly uses heavy materials such as concrete, steel, copper and tar. Work by him was shown at the following: the seventh Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Art (...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1944.

Painter.

Neo-Pop Art.

Hayashi Takashi graduated from the municipal art college in Kyoto in 1968. His work forms part of the Pop Art trend in Japan. He has shown his work at group exhibitions since 1968, including at Japanese Art Today...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1923.

Painter.

Pop Art.

Yoshikuni Iida was awarded the prize at the exhibition Contemporary Japanese Art organised by the Mainichi newspaper in Tokyo in 1968, and in 1969 the Grand Prix at the first Suma open air exhibition of sculpture. In ...

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1962, in Tokyo, Japan.

Painter, sculptor.

Neo-Pop Art.

After developing the conceptions for the paintings and sculptures he is going to produce, Murakami Takashi produces models for them with the help of a computer; his assistants then create the works in his production workshop, known as the Hiropon Factory. He invented the kitsch character ‘Mr Dob’, who has been taken up widely by other artists and is a mixture of Mickey Mouse and manga culture....

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1935, in Tokyo.

Sculptor.

Pop Art.

Haireddo Senta group.

After studying painting at the fine arts university in Tokyo from 1954 to 1958, Nakanishi Natsuyuki began teaching in primary schools.

He started showing work at group exhibitions in 1959, including ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1936, in Yokohama.

Painter.

Like many young Japanese artists of the 1960s and 1970s, Ono Masuho was not an adherent of Pop Art or Conceptual Art; indeed, his work remained austere and demanding, and was a manifestation of Geometric Abstraction and Constructivism....

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active in France since 1967.

Born 1945, in Morioka (Iwate Prefecture).

Painter.

Neo-Pop Art.

Isao Utsumiya graduated from Musashino Fine Arts University, near Tokyo, in 1967, and moved to France, where he has lived ever since. He has a spontaneous, loaded technique. His work is dense and expressionistic and his colours are intense. Figures and objects, often defined by a single trait, seem to propose a symbolic vision of existence....