Takuro Goto

[Born and based in Yamagata, Japan]

Otakiyado village, 2019

Born in Yamagata, Japan in 1982. After graduating from the oil painting course at Tohoku University of Art and Design, Takuro Goto has been working in Yamagata. He makes oil paintings depicting decaying ruins covered with vegetation, and installations using snow enclosure materials unique to areas with heavy snowfall. He attempts to renew his landscape paintings by reimagining the landscapes of his hometown as something that is forced to change under the influence of economic activity and world affairs, rather than as something that evokes nostalgia.