Tokyo, Shibuya (2019)The painter Naoki Tomita uses thick layers of oil paint to depict suburban scenes of Japan: the facades of stores, high-rise buildings or a parking lot, devoid of anything but vending machines.
For an upcoming solo exhibition, Tomita has focused on Tokyo as his prime subject, ahead of 2020.
After finishing art school in Kyoto, Tomita headed to Tokyo to complete his MFA.
Tomita will be showing new works at Maho Kubota Gallery in Tokyo from Oct 18 – Nov 22, 2019.
This exhibition, simply titled Tokyo, will also include several landscape paintings similarly rendered with meticulous care using thick slabs of oil paint.