Tomoo Gokita



Japanese artist Tomoo Gokita paints from intuition – distorting his subject’s identities in eerie, semi-abstract canvases.

Our debut collaboration, Oscalypso, belongs to a series of works which mark the artist’s return to colour after a decade spent painting exclusively in monochrome. The title is borrowed from a song by jazz bassist Oscar Pettiford, which Gokita listened to while painting the original.

“Switching back to colour required some courage, of course. I wanted to change and to transform myself."

Edition size
40 editions
Unframed: 63.5cm x 53.3cm
Hand-pulled 17-colour screenprint on RIves BFK 300gsm paper.
Prints can be ordered float-mounted in a dark walnut wood frame fitted with museum grade anti-reflective UV plexiglass, with a 2cm border of off-white board visible between the perimeter of the artwork and the frame’s inner edge.
Individually signed and numbered by the artist.
Release date
February 15, 2022
From the artist
Tomoo Gokita seated in dimly lit studio space
Really, all I want is to create even better works of art.
Behind the scenes
More about Tomoo Gokita

Tomoo Gokita (he/him) is a Japanese artist born in Tokyo in 1969, where he continues to live and work.