Oil on cotton canvas
Japanese artist Naoki Tomita has attracted attention for his paintings that use thick layers of oil paint to depict suburban scenes, the facades of stores without tenants, and young people without regular jobs. Unlike other Japanese painter in his generation, Tomita’s subject matters and the painting practice is straight forward, with a honest expression to make his paintings special in today’s art scene. From the very beginning of his career Tomita tends to paint landscapes without a presence of people. His landscape paintings looks to be a sign of prophecy of this uncanny world we live today.