Exhibition of Takashi Tomo-oka
May 19, 2016 - June 04, 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.
"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."
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
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 )