viernes, 16 de mayo de 2008

MURAKAMI

One of the most internationally acclaimed artists to emerge from Asia in the postwar era, Takashi Murakami effortlessly navigates between the worlds of fine art and popular culture and is best known for his cartoon-like, “superflat” style. This major traveling retrospective includes key selections spanning the artist’s career, from the early 1990s to the present. More than 90 works in various media—painting, sculpture, installation, and film—are installed in five sections, occupying over 35,000 square feet of exhibition space. The first portion features many of Murakami’s acclaimed large-scale otaku-inspired sculptural figures from the late 1990s. The second section comprises a grid-like shelving display of Murakami’s merchandise. A fully operational Louis Vuitton boutique, showcasing the artist’s collaboration with the designer brand, is on the mezzanine level. The largest portion of the exhibition traces Murakami’s artistic development, including early works that engage branding and the evolution of his signature character, DOB. Of particular importance, is the debut of Oval Buddha, an enormous self-portrait sculpture in the guise of a Buddha, and the premiere of part one of the artist’s first major animated film, kaikai & kiki.

El estilo de Takashi Murakami, llamado -Superflat-, esta caracterizado por planos de color e imagenes graficas, que involucran un estilo de personaje derviado del anime o manga. Superflat es un estilo artistico que habla del estilo de vida OTAKU y la subcultura de este, asi como el consumismo y el fetichismo sexual.

Estas 2 imagenes son de su exhibicion en el MOCA y a pesar de ser tan "in your face" para algunas personas creo que son piezas de un arte novedoso, para occidente quiza, y vale la pena verlo, ahi les dejo un video de la primera parte del tour por la exhibicion, si quieren ver mas de esta exhibicion, de su colaboracion con Marc Jacobs o su trabajo en general, metanse a su canal en Youtube


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