Artist Spotlight: Takashi Murakami

Written by: Nima AK

Takashi Murakami was born in 1962 in Tokyo, Japan. He received his B.F.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. from the University of the Arts, Japan. Nicknamed “The Warhol of Japan”, Takashi Murakami is known for combining fine art and pop culture. Murakami founded the “Superflat” theory of the 1990s, which is influenced by colourful anime and manga cartoons. He is currently living and working in Tokyo and New York.



Murakami, Takashi. Pom and Me: On the Red Mound of Dead. Acrylic on Canvas. 2013.



Murakami, Takashi. Detail of The Future Will Be Full of Smiles! For Sure. 150 x 150 cm. 2013.






Murakami, Takashi. Detail of Takashi Murakami Paints Self-Portraits. 2009

Murakami, Takashi. Detail of Learning the Magic of Painting. 2016.

Murakami, Takashi. Detail of A History of Editions. 2011.