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Allison Zuckerman is an American contemporary artist and painter. Zuckerman's pop-surrealist work fuses painting with digital printing techniques and appropriates various art historical tropes and references to "recast the submissive, romanticized female muses painted by male artists throughout Western art history as commanding, empowered figures." Zuckerman creates an alternative narrative by remixing the female sitters of prominent male artists into a feminist 21st century.
Lucio Fontana was an Argentine-Italian artist known for his pioneering work in the field of Spatialism, an artistic movement that explored the relationship between space and art.
Fontana studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, Italy. In the 1940s, he began experimenting with a technique he called "Spatial Concept," in which he punctured or cut holes into the canvas to create a sense of depth and dimensionality.
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Fontana continued to explore the possibilities of Spatialism, creating works in a variety of media, including sculpture, ceramics, and painting. One of his most famous series of works is the "Tagli" (Cuts), which consist of monochromatic canvases with one or more slashes or punctures.
Fontana's work had a significant influence on the development of the Arte Povera movement in Italy, as well as on the development of Minimalism and Conceptual Art. He exhibited his work widely in Europe and the United States, and his legacy continues to be celebrated by artists and critics today.
Fontana's innovative approach to art and his exploration of the relationship between space and form continue to be a source of inspiration for artists working in a wide range of media.
Ayako Rokkaku is a contemporary Japanese self-taught artist.
Since 2003, Rokkaku has gained international popularity and has had exhibitions in galleries in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and Slovakia.
Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, video art, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other arts. Her work is based in conceptual art and shows some attributes of feminism, minimalism, surrealism, Art Brut, pop art, and abstract expressionism, and is infused with autobiographical, psychological, and sexual content. She has been acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan.