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Knife Behind Back, 2000. Photo: Artsy.net

Yoshimoto Nara – Do not Disturb!

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Contemporary artist Yoshimoto Nara is famous for the interpretation of animals and children. Born in Japan in 1959 he has roots firmly in the 1990s and links to horror...
Tan Tan Bo a.k.a Gerotan: Scorched by The Blaze in the Purgatory of Knowledge. Photo: theboard

Takashi Murakami – Mr Super Flat Strikes Again

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Murakami is a geek in his own words; influenced by Japanese animation and American Sci-fi, in particular, Star Wars, manga, anime and a nod to the Edo period and painter Jyakucyu Ito creating the term ‘Super Flat”. 1962 was a great year for art: several artists were born that year, including Murakami, who was born in Tokyo, Japan on the 1st February. He works in fine art but also in commercial art, fashion and merchandise and, of course, animation.