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MURAKAMI Tomoharu

Birthplace Japan
Year of birth 1938
Murakami studied Nihon-ga (Japanese-style painting) at the former Tokyo National University of Fine Arts
and Music (Tokyo University of the Arts), but his mature work employs a distinctive technique of superimposing and accumulating layers of paint. A deep spirituality underlies his works, which take years to complete and render visible the lengths of time consumed by mental processes.