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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 – 21st century, male.

Active in France since 1981.

Born 1954, in Okinawa.

Painter, pastellist, sculptor, lithographer.

Manabu Kochi acquired his artistic education on his travels across cultures and civilisations, from Tokyo to Florence, from London to Paris, where he eventually settled. He works in acrylics and oil pastels. He is also a lithographer, which allows him to increase the volume of his graphic work, and a sculptor: some of his sculpture is in cast bronze. His artistic identity is a synthesis of different influences - children’s drawings, Miró, Brauner, and pop art are dominant in his painting; and primitive art, Miró, Arp, and Max Ernst in his sculpture. His paintings and pastels are a maze of simplified images and juxtaposed graphic signs. Françoise Monnin has described his bestiary sculpture as ‘... anatomic fragments: a head on a foot, three fingers on a belly... a man with a leaf for a head beside a feather with a mouth....’...

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Korean, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1956.

Painter, print artist, sculptor.

Young Se is the son of Ung-No Lee. He went to Paris at the age of two. His father introduced him to the techniques used in ink painting and calligraphy, and to East Asian art in general. From ...

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1959, in Aomori.

Painter, draughtsman, sculptor, print artist. Portraits.

After completing his programme at the graduate school of the Aichi Prefectual University of Art, Yoshitomo Nara trained at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. He went on to be active in both Germany and Japan. In ...

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Zhu Wei  

Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 1958.

Painter, sculptor, lithographer.

Zhu Wei, formerly a soldier in the People’s Liberation Army, graduated from the Zhejiang academy of fine arts and went to New York University to continue his training. He settled in New York City. His work satirises contemporary Chinese society. He showed in solo exhibitions at Washington Square Gallery and at the University of New York in ...