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REVIEWS

LOS ANGELES

Blum & Poe

Tomoo Gokita

TOMOO GOKITA,  Replicant J.B., 2018, acrylic gouache on canvas, 130.2 x 130.2 x 2.5 cm.

Courtesy the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo.

If the face is the mirror of the mind and the eyes the window to the soul, what happens when visages are obscured? Displayed at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles, Tokyo-based artist Tomoo Gokita’s latest body of work comprises single, double and group portraits. However, the information central to a typical portrait—the subject’s likeness—is made to be…

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