After her showing at the Perrotin space in Paris during the summer (covered), Aya Takano will be following up with a solo at the Hong Kong location. Opening tomorrow (or tonight for fans in the Asia timezones), Heaven Is Inside Of You is a collection of paintings featuring her slender child-women characters dressed in traditional wear and floating through the landscapes of different continents. Like many artists from Japan, the catastrophic earthquake that struck last year has deeply affected Takano. She states: “I have, since then, as if unearthing them from a time capsule, taken to learning the ancient movements of life that existed long before nuclear power, in the form of traditional martial arts, dance, and music. Unknown to me until now, and yet a part of what originally defined the Japanese people, I look forward to the feedback that these movements and knowledge will provide to my brain and the paintings that they will produce.”

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