Keiichi Tanaami (1936, Tokyo, Japan). Lives and works in Tokyo.
Keiichi Tanaami is one of the leading pop artists of postwar Japan, and has been active as multi-genre artist since the 1960s – as a graphic designer, illustrator, video artist and fine artist.
“Most of my expressions are based on my actual experiences,” he has said. “The countless amount of stimulative experiences, happenings and encounters…they become the keywords of my expressions.”
Best known for his cartoonish and colorful paintings that blend dream figures and references to childhood experiences with pop culture iconography, Tanaami’s creative work continues to expand inexhaustibly to this day with paintings, sculptures, and animations.