Takashi Murakami has reached incredible levels of fame for a Japanese pop artist, and his work has been shown in museums across the world. This isn’t heavy stuff which requires a lot of study and contemplation. Murakami’s paintings and sculptures are just indescribably cute.
Murakami is a sculptor, a painter, and a creator of marketable goods for the masses, but he’s most well-known for helping create the style known as Superflat, a term he defined to describe “flattened forms in Japanese graphic art, animation, pop culture and fine arts, as well as the ‘shallow emptiness of Japanese consumer culture'” (Wikipedia).
Years ago, we had the chance to see his work in Boston and now Takashi Murakami has arrived in Valencia. Until December 29th, you can see an exhibition dedicated to the Superflat style at the CAM Culture Room, near the Mercado Central. Opening hours are Mon-Fri, 10-13 and 17-21h.