‘TARO’s Mother and Child’
January 6, 1999 - April 4, 1999
Taro Okamoto―Mother, people immediately think of Kanoko Okamoto and it is a fact that his mother, Kanoko, was a big influence in the making of Taro Okamoto, the artist. Intense, pure, devoted. Mother and child resembled each other closely.
He produced numerous works entitled Mother and Child and it is likely that he was not necessarily thinking of Kanoko when he created them. The two people portrayed here share an impetuous, tense relationship, their lives pulling intensely at each other, it is believed that these works depict the awesomeness of the fundamental female image represented by his ‘mother’, who confronted his whole existence.