NYC///FIRST LOOK///TOMOO GOKITA’S “CHAMPION CARNIVAL” AT ATM GALLERY

March 19, 2009  |  art, News, NYC, Openings

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TG bros down with the master, Chuck Close at his "Champion Carnival" opening...

Perpetually one of our favorite young artists, Japanese painter TOMOO GOKITA never ceases to amaze with his unique and fluidly executed monotone visions. Moving effortlessly between pure abstract and his more recognizable hybrid figurative style, Gokita has created a beautiful body of solemn new work for his enthusiastically titled "Champion Carnival" show at NYC's top-notch ATM GALLERY. Notoriously tight-lipped about his aesthetics and their meaning, the artist as always manages to maintain an air of unfettered mystery about his ghostly works by shunning self-reverent manifestos and self-penned dissertations, choosing instead to observe one of the modern world's most underrated virtues: silence. HAVE A LOOK:

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Supertouch buddy Matt Leines navigates the opening crowd...

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TG with artist Erik Parker...

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TG catches up with art legend Chuck Close...

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The almighty bearded one (aka: Peter Sutherland) pays TG a visit...

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