Asuka Anastacia Ogawa “pedra” @ Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

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Blum & Poe is pleased to present pedra, Los Angeles and New York-based artist Asuka Anastacia Ogawa’s fourth solo presentation with the gallery. This exhibition finds Ogawa diving further into her ongoing investigations of the spirituality that pulses though the natural world, the artist’s studies in ikebana, and the foremost religions in Japan. In the works presented here, Ogawa deploys her signature, childlike figures, depicting them in scenes of quiet meditation or rituals centered around natural talismans. Drawing on her knowledge of polytheist and animist practices in Japan and Brazil—where Ogawa spent her formative years—the artist paints a hyperbolized magical world filled with spiritual guides and plants with supernatural powers. This altered reality heightens and underscores the cultural overlaps in the artist’s…

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