Japanese painter Tomoo Gokita is preparing his next big exhibition after a successful Italian debut at Massimo De Carlo. The artist will exhibit for the first time ever in Japan, hosted by Tokyo’s Taka Ishii Gallery.
The Moo exhibition includes figurative works packed with spring and pastel colors and overall highlights the artist’s technique that focuses on the more abstract and gestural. Expressive brushwork and subdued tones contribute to the figurative images, which — like most of his works — reference vintage photographs. The figures are characterized by shell-like shapes and otherworldly forms hinting at broader and more universal themes. The exhibition will additionally showcase a variety of Gokita’s floral arrangements and still-lifes which reference his Fake Cézanne painting series.