A new generation?

Japanese art is a lot older than it was when I first started teaching art at university in the mid-90s. 

The term “modern art” was born around the same time, but it was an entirely different genre. 

It was also a lot easier to sell a piece of artwork if it was “art” that people could relate to, and people wanted to be exposed to. 

I’d say that a new wave of Japanese artists are taking their influences from the “modern” school, with new techniques and techniques, and new influences from other countries. 

Here’s a selection of some of the latest artworks. 

For more modern Japanese art, check out our collection of 50 of the best works of modern Japanese artists.

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