Having shown his peculiar talent in the field of the illustration and given his great influences on various sub-cultures since the 1990s, Tomoo Gokita (1969- ) has continued to exhibit his large-scale tableaux both in Japan and in the international art world for more than a decade. This exhibition—his first solo show in a museum—features about 90 works, including 11 new paintings as its core, along with drawing series that have never been publicly exhibited anywhere before as well as the large-scale works that are being shown in the first time in Japan. Through these, we shall pursue the various aspects of what constitutes the present Tomoo Gokita.
Coinciding with this exhibition at Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art in Japan, this catalogue shows all works exhibited and some unpublished recent works of both drawings and paintings. 15 years since his debut book “Lingerie Wrestling”, this volume will be his first book extensively compiling his painting works of early to the recent.
Published by torch press, 144 pgs, 23 × 30 cm, Hardcover, 2014,