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About

Pitok is a visual artist based in Sydney’s inner west. Having graduated from UNSW Art & Design (formerly the College of Fine Arts, Sydney), he has worked as a Visual Designer and Art Director commercially for the last 20 years. Since 2015 he has been creating personal painted works using gouache.

Pitok utilises still life scenes, as a means of enshrining personal objects. These objects are totems that tie us to a time and place. A memory, a person, an experience, a moment we cannot return to that has passed. These still life scenes represent the spaces we construct around us as an extension of our identity.

Drawing from the traditions of modernist painters such as Margaret Preston, and ukiyo-e woodblock prints, his works are an exploration of self-identity, a connection with the natural world, and an investigation into Australian and Japanese culture.

Pitok works in a studio space at Monster Mouse Studios, an artist collective in Marrickville, Sydney.

Resume

2019 July – Current
Master of Media Practice, UTS
https://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/find-a-course/master-media-practice-and-industry

2019 October
Sydney Craft Week
https://www.sydneycraftweek.com

2019 August
Sydney Inner West Council, Edge Art Trail
With Monster Mouse and Hypmotive Hub
https://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/live/living-arts/edge

2019 June
Brunswick Street Gallery, Small Works Art Prize
https://www.brunswickstreetgallery.com.au/

2019 Apr
Hypmotive Hub, Meet the Makers Market
https://www.facebook.com/events/391311554756910/

2019 Mar
The Other Art Fair, Redfern, Sydney
https://www.saatchiart.com/pitok

2018 Nov
Monster Mouse, End of Year Show
https://www.facebook.com/events/2033250723426569/

2018 Oct
City Hub magazine feature
https://issuu.com/altmedia/docs/city_hub_25_october_1/10

2018 Oct
Exhibited work at Glebe Artshow
http://www.glebeartshow.org.au/

2018 Oct
Ran ‘Mindful Painting’ workshop as a part of Sydney Craft Week
https://www.sydneycraftweek.com/events/workshops-monster-mice-collective/
https://classbento.com.au/mindful-painting

2018 May – Dec
Works Exhibited at The Works Showroom, Glebe
http://worksshowroom.com

2018 Apr
Exhibiting artist at showcase events
https://www.rawartists.org/pitokxyz

2018 Jan – current
Joined studios, Monster Mouse Studios, Marrickville
http://monstermouse.org/artists/

2017 Oct – current
Works Exhbited at ‘Hypmotive Hub’, Marrickville
https://hypmotive.com/author/pitok/

2017 Sept
Exhibited artwork, Traces II exhibition
http://www.belconnenartscentre.com.au/exhibitions/traces-ii/

2017 Aug
Exhibited work at Glebe Artshow
http://www.glebeartshow.org.au/

2016 – current
Lead Creative & Art Director for Bapple
https://bapple.com.au/

2013 – 2016
Lived in Yokohama, Japan

2004
Visual Arts Education (UTS)
https://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/find-a-course/master-teaching-secondary-education

2000-2003
Studied Bachelor of Media Arts (UNSW Australia Art and Design)
https://artdesign.unsw.edu.au/future-students/undergraduate-degrees/media-arts