Tomoo Gokita, ‘General Emotionality’, 2008, Phillips
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Tomoo Gokita

General Emotionality, 2008

Gouache on canvas
76 2/5 × 63 4/5 in
194 × 162 cm
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With a background in graphic illustration, Tomoo Gokita brings a level of …

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Signed, titled and dated ""General Emotionality" Tomoo Gokita '08" 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, ‘General Emotionality’, 2008, Phillips
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From the Catalogue:
With a background in graphic illustration, Tomoo Gokita brings a level of animation to his paintings, rendered in black and white gouache. Having debuted at Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo the year of its creation in 2008, Gokita’s General Emotionality is a stunning example of the artist’s archetypal …

Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed, titled and dated ""General Emotionality" Tomoo Gokita '08" 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

General Emotionality, 2008

Gouache on canvas
76 2/5 × 63 4/5 in
194 × 162 cm
Bidding closed
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