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- Offset lithograph
- Edition Size:
- 66 x 131,6 cm (26 x 51.8 in)
- Signed and numbered
About the Artwork
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) is a leading contemporary Japanese artist and one favourite amongst international collectors. His distinctive works, successfully combining traditional Japanese imagery with pop culture, are characterised by bright manga-like graphics and colourful cartoon subjects. Flat and two-dimensional, this style has been termed “super flat” by the artist himself.
"My aesthetic sense was formed at a young age by what surrounded me: the narrow residential spaces of Japan and the mental escapes from those spaces that took the forms of manga and anime." - Takashi Murakami
Murakami’s creative process involves sketching a design, scanning it onto computers and silk-screening it onto canvas before it is finally printed. Nirvana is an offset lithograph in colours on smooth wove paper, from an edition of 300 pieces. This four-panel work features two figures, and narrates the wonderful transformation from the aggressive Kiki to the sweet KaiKai. Additionally, the artist merges East and West by fusing modern animation and cartoons onto the traditional medium of the Japanese screen painting.
About the Artist
One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from Post-war Asia, Takashi Murakami (b. 1962)—the Warhol of Japan—is renowned for his contemporary combination of fine art and pop culture, particularly the use of a brightly graphic cartoon style. His production encompasses paintings, sculptures, drawings, animations as well as brand collaborations.