Tomoo Gokita, ‘Falling in love with her is hell’, 1999, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Conté on paper, Phillips
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Tomoo Gokita

Falling in love with her is hell, 1999

Conté on paper
14 3/10 × 10 1/10 in
36.2 × 25.7 cm
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Signed with the artist's initials and dated "TG '99" on the reverse
Tomoo Gokita
Japanese, b. 1969
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Tomoo Gokita’s gray-scale paintings depict archetypal figures, such as a pin-up girl or a geisha, with their faces concealed. With a background in graphic design, the Tokyo-based artist was initially inspired to create art by his love of manga and animation. His paintings reflect these pop cultural influences, evoking iconic celebrity headshots and pornographic magazines. Executed with extreme technical precision, his erasure of the face through Neo-expressionistic flourishes or scraping gestures disturbs and adds a humorous element to his compositions.

Tomoo Gokita, ‘Falling in love with her is hell’, 1999, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Conté on paper, Phillips
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Signed with the artist's initials and dated "TG '99" on the reverse
Tomoo Gokita
Japanese, b. 1969
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Tomoo Gokita’s gray-scale paintings depict archetypal figures, such as a pin-up girl or a geisha, with their faces concealed. With a background in graphic design, the Tokyo-based artist was initially inspired to create art by his love of manga and animation. His paintings reflect these pop cultural influences, evoking iconic celebrity headshots and pornographic magazines. Executed with extreme technical precision, his erasure of the face through Neo-expressionistic flourishes or scraping gestures disturbs and adds a humorous element to his compositions.

Tomoo Gokita

Falling in love with her is hell, 1999

Conté on paper
14 3/10 × 10 1/10 in
36.2 × 25.7 cm
Bidding closed
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