If you’re in Tokyo within the next month be sure to check out Kei IMAZU's exhibtion at YAMAMOTO GENDAI gallery. She’s a great artists on the rise, pushing the limits of painting in new and exciting ways. Building on, and distorting Eastern and Western history in a mythological mash-up of the past and present. The philosophical implications are immense. The shifting and arbitrary nature of reality, memory and culture are put into question. The dynamic yet static state of the paintings seems to suggest a duality between the material and spiritual world, an exploration of the “essence of things” and impermanence of existence. Despite the seemingly chaotic composition of opposing forces and friction, her works carry themselves with a certain lightness furthering the balance of dichotomy, reflecting an open, nonjudgemental and playful approach to life.