Takashi Tomo-oka

Exhibition of Takashi Tomo-oka

November 03, 2016 - November 12, 2016

Takashi Tomo-oka captures singular moments of flowers by using a digital camera in a style that evokes Nihonga-style pictures.
His strongly defined aesthetics and influence of the golden ratio in his works, create spatial atmospheres that are reminiscent of the Rinpa School.
He transfers his photographic prints of flowers and plants onto Japanese washi paper and creates hanging scrolls and framed pieces.
Tomo-oka’s works impressed the American audience and garnered major praise when Ippodo New York hosted Tomo-oka’s solo exhibition in 2012. One of the pieces in particular, caught the eye of the Director of the San Diego Museum of Photographic Art and became the part of the museum’s collection. His works also have been featured in the interior magazine ELLE DÉCOR, and the German architecture magazine AD. It can be said that he is the one of the artists who has gained attention from around the world.
For this current exhibition, Tomo-oka presents his own world that is themed on autumn flowers and plants. We sincerely hope you enjoy entering into his artistic world.

"I want to show the beauty of flowering plants through the expression of what appears to be painted picture, but in reality are photographs. I try to bring out the natural allure of plants through minimalistic compositions consisting solely of the plants and the surrounding space." -Takashi Tomo-oka

[Biography]
1971: Born in Nagaokakyo City, Kyoto
1994: Graduated from the Faculty of Art of Kyoto Seika University

1994-1997: Studied under Jun Yamashita
at the Commercial Photo Studio OPT
1996: Won the 2nd Young Portfolio Award

1998: Studied under Yuten Konishi

2005: Became a member of the Tokyo design firm, Rokunana & Co.

2012: Solo exhibition at Ippodo Gallery New York, USA
2013: Solo exhibition at Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California, USA

2013, 2014, 2015: Solo exhibition at Ippodo Gallery Tokyo, Japan


[Collections]
The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego ( USA )
The Yale University Art Gallery, Department of Asian Art ( USA )
The Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California ( USA )