Tomoo Gokita

1969 · Japan

Artist biography

Tomoo Gokita is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Japan, like other prominent artists such as Kenji Inoue, Masashi Echigo, Takaygbi Sakiyama, Etsuko Oide, and Linda Mieko Allen. Tomoo Gokita was born in 1969.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Tomoo Gokita's work is available on display in 3 galleries listed on Artland. The galleries exhibiting Tomoo Gokita's work include Blum & Poe | Los Angeles, Mary Boone Gallery | Uptown, as well as Mary Boone Gallery | Chelsea in the United States. Tomoo Gokita's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition NEW IMAGE PORTRAIT CURATED BY TODD KRAMER at Stems Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 23 April 2019 until 31 May 2019. Tomoo Gokita's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; SHOP Taka Ishii Gallery, Hong Kong in China (14 March 2020 - 10 May 2020) with the name Blue Child and Slow Walk and Massimo De Carlo | Lombardia in Italy (03 March 2020 - 18 July 2020) with the name Game Over. Tomoo Gokita's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called TOMOO GOKITA and took place at Blum & Poe | Los Angeles in the United States from the 08 September 2018 to 27 October 2018.

Tomoo Gokita in private collections

It is the collector Russell Crowther , who is in possession of art by Tomoo Gokita at Artland. Russell Crowther also has works by other artists including Tora Aghabayova, Qafar Rzayev, and Ali Hasanov.

Further Biographical Context for Tomoo Gokita

Born in 1969, Tomoo Gokita was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Tomoo Gokita

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 5

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