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Tomoo Gokita – Peekaboo @Opera City Gallery (五木田智央)

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Tomoo Gokita — The Hottest Painter Today

Tomoo Gokita started out his artistic career in illustration, garnering inspiration from 1960s and 1970s American subculture, underground magazines and photography. His innovative ideas and his technique of freely constructing his pictures as if he were creating a collage form the starting point not only for his early drawing work, but for all of Gokita’s most notable creations up to the present day.
His works, rendered primarily in a monochrome palette, radiate a sense of the myriad possibilities born of the diverse expressive means at his disposal. Carefully calculated use of gradation and shadows create a slick, fashionable allure, the contrast between simple lines and irregular, distorted shapes provide humorousness and nostalgia, and the journeys between the representational and the abstract give his imagery a powerful ambivalence. In particular, the suggestive and mysterious images and situations he chooses help catalyse the possibiliti…

Ginza Mask Party ! by Bonjour Tokyo @Roots Ginza

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Welcome to Ginza Roots for an exciting evening at the Masquerade Party ! Come to have fun and meet international men and women in a mysterious and sensual atmosphere ! A nice mask will be offered to the first 100 guests and a DJ and the nice Lounge Space and Dance Floor of Ginza Roots will be there for you ! Come with your friends, Everyone is welcome ! You also have the opportunity to speak and communicate in english, japanese and french !

ALL GONE 2017 TOKYO OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH

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本日はALL GONE 2017 TOKYO OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCHの模様が届きましたのでご紹介させていただきます。

Tomoo Gokita – Peekaboo @Opera City Gallery Tokyo

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Tomoo Gokita — The Hottest Painter Today

Tomoo Gokita started out his artistic career in illustration, garnering inspiration from 1960s and 1970s American subculture, underground magazines and photography. His innovative ideas and his technique of freely constructing his pictures as if he were creating a collage form the starting point not only for his early drawing work, but for all of Gokita’s most notable creations up to the present day.
His works, rendered primarily in a monochrome palette, radiate a sense of the myriad possibilities born of the diverse expressive means at his disposal. Carefully calculated use of gradation and shadows create a slick, fashionable allure, the contrast between simple lines and irregular, distorted shapes provide humorousness and nostalgia, and the journeys between the representational and the abstract give his imagery a powerful ambivalence. In particular, the suggestive and mysterious images and situations he chooses help catalyse the possibiliti…