This June, Kazuki Takamatsu kicks off a double solo show at both locations of Dorothy Circus Gallery, in Rome and London. “For Tomorrow” collects new paintings that bridge analog and digital art, crafting gouache and acrylic layers that recreate figures first imagined using 3-D software. The artist uses this method to also tether both Eastern and Western culture. Takamatsu recently created the cover for the Hi-Fructose Collected 4 Box Set.
A statement speaks to this new work: “Developing even further his iconic style, Kazuki Takamatsu paints young girls that silently speak to the beholder through a mysterious but evocative language. Their faces remain pure and simple, while their hairstyles and clothes become more complex and detailed, demonstrating the artist’s attention to peculiarities that has always been typical of Asian art. The dark and empty backgrounds contribute to make the figures stand out and take predominance, while flows of emotion resound in the timeless scenes.”
“For Tomorrow” runs June 1-July 10 in Rome and June 2-July 10 in London. See more work from the show below.