Loosejoints Tomoo Gokita / Loose Jo


Tomoo Gokita was born in 1969 in Tokyo.
Starting from illustration influenced by the subculture and underground culture in America, he has released works inspired by magazines and photographs from that time. He gained attention and enthusiastic support in the late 90’s for his drawing works. In recent years he has created abstract paintings that simultaneously pay heed to specific motifs, including portraits which appropriate the colors of black and white. As well as being involved in a vast number of publication activities and exhibitions within Japan, he has participated in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin; continuing to receive high international acclaim. Taka Ishii Gallery presented a solo exhibition with Gokita in 2008, 2012 and 2017.