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

Asuka Anastacia Ogawa

Asuka Anastacia Ogawa

March 23 – May 1, 2021
Los Angeles

Asuka Anastacia Ogawa

September 23 – November 7, 2020
Tokyo

5,471 miles

July 21 – August 15, 2020
Los Angeles

Broadcasts

Broadcasts: Asuka Anastacia Ogawa

Asuka Anastacia Ogawa

Spring 2020

Biography

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 New York and Los Angeles.

Selected Works

News

Los Angeles Review of Books: Asuka Anastacia Ogawa at Blum & Poe

03/01/2021

Ocula: Asuka Anastacia Ogawa: Worlds of Interpretation

10/07/2020

Flaunt Magazine: Asuka Anastacia Ogawa

04/04/2020

Art She Says: Making Waves in New York City

07/01/2019

Artnet News: Meet 31-Year Old Painter, Asuka Anastacia Ogawa

06/21/2019

Time Out – New York: Asuka Anastacia Ogawa, “Feijão”

06/15/2019

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