Monday, August 10, 2009

Eye Candy - Takato Yamamoto

I just recently discovered Takato Yamamoto's artwork and I'm borderline obsessed with it. His delicate images of Japanese school girls and homoerotic young men are accentuated by a potent blend of violence and sensuality.

1998 "Takato Yamamoto: Heisei Esthetics", Tokyo (solo show)
2001 "Azure Peep Window", Tokyo (solo show)
2002 "Altar of Narcissus ", Tokyo (solo show)
2003 "Takato Yamamoto Exhibition-Lunar Eclipse Nocturne", Tokyo (solo show)
2005 “Makeup of Darkness”, Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Roma (solo show)
2006/ 2007 "Takato Proibito",Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Roma (solo show)
1998 Scarlet Maniera ( Editions Treville)
2002 Altar of Narcissus ( Editions Treville)
2004 Allure of Pharmakon ( Editions Treville)
2006 Divertimento for a Martyr (Editions Treville)
2008 A Rib of Hermaphrodite (Editions Treville)

1 comment:

  1. I felt the same way when I first saw his art - "How could I have not known about this before?!?" He is so talented and effortlessly combines the morbid grotesque with erotic beauty.