Asuka Anastacia Ogawa, Installation view, Blum & Poe, Tokyo, 2020

Asuka Anastacia Ogawa

"Pictures Girls Make": Portraitures

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Asuka Anastacia Ogawa


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Asuka Anastacia Ogawa

April 2020


Asuka Anastacia Ogawa (b. 1988, Tokyo, Japan) creates large figurative paintings that depict androgynous children in chimerical dreamscapes, otherworldly scenes formed from solid fields of color and flat picture planes. Her subjects have wide thin eyes that gaze forward, piercing the fourth wall. Ogawa conjures these compositions through an exercise that embraces unmediated impulse and channels the sense of curiosity, wonder, and play paramount to childhood.

Ogawa was born in Tokyo where she spent much of her childhood. When she was three years old, Ogawa moved from this vertical urban backdrop to rural Brazil, where she passed a handful of formative early years amongst wandering farm animals and rushing waterfalls. The artist later relocated to Sweden when she was a teen, where she attended high school, and soon thereafter she moved to London to pursue her BFA from Central Saint Martins. After having her first solo show at Henry Taylor’s studio in Los Angeles in 2017, she had a solo show at Blum & Poe Tokyo in 2020 and at Blum & Poe Los Angeles in 2021. Her work is in the collection of X Museum, Beijing, China. She is currently based in Los Angeles.

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