Takashi Tomo-oka

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."
-Takashi Tomo-oka

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 )