The work of Katsushika Hokusai who dealt with the urban life of this period with humour energy and strong lines. Superflat this is how the popular artistic movement arose from the hand of Murakami 3 Ōgata Kōrin Wind God and Thunder God early 18th century. The DNA of an artistic hybrid Japanese society is obsessed with good taste fashion pleasure and the superficiality of things. A country where the classic and the modern converge where it is created and undone alike. That is the trigger for superflat which according to Murakami is the way to redefine traditional Japanese identity from modernity to talk about the past present and future of Japan .
This stream has successfully blurred the boundaries between fine art and commercial art with works ranging from traditional painting and sculpture to digital art graphic design film fashion and product design also giving it a commercial sense to the Japanese identity to photo background removing make it an object of desire and consumption of the international market. art means on a global scale and on the other to foreigners Im trying to show the essence of our current culture. Takashi Murakami. Superflat this is how the popular artistic movement arose from the hand of Murakami 5 Chiho Aoshima The Birth of The Giant Zombie 2001.
It is strengthened with the visual concept of flatness relating old Japanese graphics to computer generated ones its visual characteristics are said flat graphics high contrast distortion and intense colors. They also integrate elements of graffiti such as scratches meaningless strokes and spontaneity and of course the aesthetics of modern anime and manga especially the importance of the gaze and the eyes of several of its characters. One element to mention is Kawaii a term that refers to everything cute within the Japanese subculture that is not necessarily a primary element within the superflat but it is a key piece in the work of some artists since it manifests the feminine essence. of the conservative mentality in Japan.