Tomoo Gokita's Exhibit at Blum & Poe is Expressive

 - Sep 18, 2018
References: blumandpoe & hypebeast
A collection of emotive grayscale paintings are on display at the Blum & Poe Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Post-conceptual artist Tomoo Gokita debuts his latest work which consists of a series of square canvases that take cues from abstract movements and induce a hauntingly mysterious feeling in the observer.

The grayscale paintings are injected with some degree of anonymity as the faces depicted in them are incredibly destorted. It is perhaps this approach that allows the works to exude "psychologically charged emotions." The Japanese painter relies on the expressive qualities of the face, as well as the relations between the painted entities on the canvas. This approach spikes the audience's interest and causes viewers to speculate about the context and the themes depicted in the grayscale paintings.

Photo Credits: Heather Rasmussen