ARTIST BIOB. 1976 Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Hailing from the island of Okinawa, Japan, Tomotatsu Gima grew up under the influence of Japanese and American cartoons and pop art. Creating collages of logos and color prints on corrugated cardboard boxes, which he calls POP COLLAGE, disposed cardboard boxes serve as the material for his art, with any trash created in the process recycled. Merchandise transported in the boxes he uses as a medium became a motif of his art; by creating works using globally recognized products, he aims to inspire others to think about the meaning of “distribution” and “consumption”.
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONA witness to BAPE®’s growth as a brand and a cultural phenomenon, Gima recreates BAPE® camo print, Ape Head, and BAPE STA™ with cardboard, as a reminder of a global community connected through the sending and receiving of BAPE®’s iconic creations.
MATERIALSIHL Ivory White Matt Paper
SIZE56cm X 56cm