Exhibiting concurrently with his solo show at Asia Society, “Life is Only One” (covered here), eminent Japanese pop artist Yoshitomo Nara recently opened his solo show “stars” at Pace Gallery’s Hong Kong location. On view through April 25, “stars” meditates on the notion of the star as both a symbol of hope as well as foreboding. While children are encouraged to strive with cliches like “Reach for the stars,” according to the superstitious, the workings of the cosmos can also set us up for an undesirable destiny. Four-pointed stars appear in many of Nara’s new paintings, with diabolical children playing with them as if they were fickle gods that control our fate.
Images via Supertouch Art.