Japanese graphic designer-turned-fine artist Tomoo Gokita has just opened a new exhibition at Mary Boone Gallery in New York. For this series, the artist created black-and-white paintings of famous pop culture icons with obscured faces - a reference to how these famous faces decline mentally in our own minds. The use of greyscale throughout the collection adds a strong texture to the works, especially by the juxtaposition of smears, scrapes and block colors together. The exhibition is open now, and runs until March 1.
Mary Boone Gallery 541 W. 24th St. New York, NY