Emmy Asakura (°1962) is a Belgian artist with Japanese roots. In her paintings she constantly oscillates between the East and the West, which creates a tension that is evident in her strongly auto-biographical production. Emmy Asakura tames an abundance of images and stories. She floats between the figurative and the abstract and flirts with the spiritual and the intuitive. She creates a poetic universe that constantly changes, as if it were liquid or floating.