A Shared Space: Kaws, Karl Wirsum, and Tomoo Gokita

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 10, 2015
A new exhibition at the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane in New Orleans presents new work by KAWS, alongside pieces from his collection by two artists, Chicago-based Karl Wirsum and Japan-based Tomoo Gokita. “Artists like KAWS surround themselves with works they deem interesting and instructive—even critical—to spark their own creativity,” noted museum director Mónica Ramírez-Montagut.

Tomoo Gokita x Case Studyo "A Bathing Beauty" bronze edition

Design // Wednesday, June 03, 2015
We are huge fans of the paintings of Tomoo Gokita, and loved having him in the magazine a few months back (March 2015 to be exact). His past show at Honor Fraser (hey, it's an Honor Fraser day!) was a standout in 2015, and it is good timing that our friends at Case Studyo are about to release the "A Bathing Beauty" bronze edition of Tomoo's painting of the same name. The black and white patinated bronzes measures 28cm. x 22cm in an edition of 8 and 4 AP’s. Packaged in a silkscreened wooden box with a certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist. The edition will be released on June 4, 2015.

Tomoo Gokita "Besame Mucho" @ Honor Fraser, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Tomoo Gokita was featured in our March 2015 issue, where we learned that not only was he a fantastic painter, but also a wrestling fan. Maybe he could have been at Wrestlemania this past weekend? Well anyway Tomoo will be in California soon to open his newest body of work, Besame Mucho, at Los Angeles' Honor Fraser Gallery. The exhibition will be opening April 11, 2015 and running through May 16, 2015.

Tomoo Gokita: The Unexpected Story of the Wrestler

Vault // Thursday, March 12, 2015
Ahead of Tomoo Gokita's upcoming exhibition at Honor Fraser Gallery in LA, we thought we'd share one of our favorite features from 2015, his interview in the March issue of Juxtapoz.

In the Magazine: Tomoo Gokita

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 25, 2015
I’m not gonna lie and say I was prepared for the overwhelming visual barrage I experienced stopping by Mary Boone Gallery on a frigid New York winter day early last year to see the work of Tomoo Gokita. For the past week leading up to my gallery visit, unfamiliar images of electrifyingly monochromatic and faceless characters infiltrated my daily social media feed. I recall a bewildering sensation, comparable to being left out of a secret—how was I not familiar with this artist’s work?  

Issue Preview: March 2015 with Robert Williams

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 04, 2015
This one is special. Not only do we get to celebrate the opening of "20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz", but we get to honor the opening of new works by our founder, Robert Williams, at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The March 2015 issue features a collection of the new paintings by Williams, as well as a sit down interview with famed international art curator, Jeffrey Deitch.

Erik Parker, Kaws, REAS, Tomoo Gokita @ Bill Brady KC, Kansas City

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 14, 2014
Bill Brady KC Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri has one of the most exciting programs going right in the United States, and their recent group show, "Ok, I'' Rename It," just opened with a fantastic line-up: Erik Parker, KAWS, Todd "Reas" James, and Tomoo Gokita. Of all the shows happening around the gloe, this may be one of the highlights of the summer.

Tomoo Gokita @ Mary Boone Galley, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 13, 2014
Something to go check out in NYC in the next few months, Japanese painter Tomoo Gokita just opened a solo show at Mary Boone Gallery's 541 West 24th Street location. We have a paintings from the show here, plus a collection of paintings from the past few years in our picture gallery, all featuring Gokita's beautiful use of acrylic gouache, and charcoal.


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