Tomoo Gokita's Paintings Are Mysteriously Erotic

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 23, 2014
References: tomoogokita & beautifuldecay
These abstracted erotic paintings are the work of Japanese artist Tomoo Gokita, and are inspired by paintings created by his father for advertisements in Playboy magazine for its launch in Japan back in 1975. Gokita has the entire collection of his father's images in his studio, and the influence is clear in these works.

The images are peculiar in that they are revealing without being erotic, and profound in that they depict a fantastical caricature of women's deeply complex sexuality rather than a simplified projection of physical features.

Interestingly, Tomoo Gokita's images never reveal any faces, providing only subtle teasing suggestions of facial features in the form of dots. The faces are not depicted possibly because they attract disproportionate attention from the viewer, and because hiding the face gives rise to a different character.