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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1930, in Nara Prefecture; died 1997.


Bukichi Inoue was one of the central Abstract Expressionists of post-war Japan. He graduated with a diploma in 1955 from the school of fine art in Musashino near Tokyo, where he worked in the studios of Takashi Shimizu and Katsumi Kiuchi. Among other exhibitions, he featured at the museum of modern art in Tokyo in ...


Sook-Kyung Lee

One of the characteristics of Korean contemporary art is a continuous effort in employing and interpreting international art practices and discourses. Art movements from Europe and North America in particular, including Abstract Expressionism, Art informel, Minimalism, Conceptual art and Post-modernism, have influenced many Korean artists’ styles and ideas since the 1950s, providing formal and conceptual grounds for critical understandings and further experiments. Whilst some artists who maintained traditional art forms such as ink painting and calligraphy exercised modernist styles and abstract forms largely within the norms and conventions of traditional genres, a large group of artists proactively adapted to Western styles, employing new materials and techniques as well as the notions of avant-garde and experimentalism (...