Takashi Murakami

Japanese, b. 1962

Takashi Murakami, a highly acclaimed artist hailing from post-war Asia, is renowned for his distinctive "Superflat" style. This vibrant and two-dimensional approach seamlessly bridges the gap between fine art and pop culture, fusing influences from anime, Japanese nihonga, and ukiyo-e woodcuts. Throughout his extensive body of work, encompassing paintings, sculptures, prints, and more, recurring themes include cheerful flowers, bears, and the iconic character Mr. DOB, inspired by Mickey Mouse.