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Signed, titled and dated "GUITAR Tomoo Gokita '09" on the reverse

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.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Still Human: a reflection on how we react to what’s newColeccion SOLO
2019
Tomoo GokitaMASSIMODECARLO
2018
Tomoo GokitaBlum & Poe
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Guitar, 2009

Acrylic gouache on linen
16 1/2 × 16 3/10 in
41.9 × 41.3 cm
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Phillips
Medium
Signature
Signed, titled and dated "GUITAR Tomoo Gokita '09" on the reverse

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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