Seasons of Passion / A Requiem: MISHIMA
Yasumasa Morimura | Video

Yasumasa Morimura
B. 1951, Osaka, Japan

Year | 2006
Total running time | 7 min 47 sec
Medium | Single-channel colour HD video with sound
Yasumasa Morimura is an appropriation artist whose work consists of inserting his own image into portraits of historical artists and celebrities. Morimura uses extensive props and digital manipulation to create his images, resulting in often-uncanny recreations of iconic works. The majority of his practice focuses on characters from Western history, especially women. Morimura’s work has been collected by numerous prominent public and private collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art amongst many others. He lives and works in Osaka, Japan.