Yoshitomo Nara’s Bad Girls
Japanese Neo-Pop artist Yoshitomo Nara, he of wicked little girl paintings, is back with more girlish wickedness. A churlish cross between Eloise and Wednesday Addams, his petulant protagonists sneer and glare from their canvas frames, often wielding lit cigarettes, sporting bandages, or outfitted in devilish costumes. In the new exhibit, however, the little girls’ bad-girl props are replaced by four-pointed stars, suggesting a slightly more innocent future outlook.
Stars, Mar 13 – Apr 25, 2015, Pace, 15C Entertainment Building, Hong Kong