YAYOI KUSAMA: RECENT PAINTINGS

YAYOI KUSAMA: RECENT PAINTINGS

WHEN
16 January – 6 March 2021
VENUE
Ota Fine Arts, 7 Lock Road, #02-13 (go to Google maps)
OPENING HOURS
Tues – Sat, 11am – 7pm
Sun, 11am – 6pm
Closed on Mon & PH
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
http://www.otafinearts.com

YAYOI KUSAMA: RECENT PAINTINGS

Ota Fine Arts Singapore presents YAYOI KUSAMA: RECENT PAINTINGS, a solo exhibition featuring 15 monochrome paintings from the artist’s My Eternal Soul series made in 2019-2020, and CLOUDS (2019), a sculpture installation consisting pieces of mirror-finished stainless steel forms. 

In 2019, Kusama began working intensively on a body of 100 x 100 cm monochrome paintings. Unlike other paintings of the same series, the bright and vibrant colours have disappeared. Instead, bold black lines envelop the canvas together with her wealth of varied motifs: eyes, faces, biomorphic shapes, nets and dots. These new paintings synthesize contrasting concepts and forms of positive and negative spaces, figuration and abstraction, microscopic and macroscopic views of the universe. 

In CLOUDS (2019), stainless steel cloud-like shapes surround the floors of the gallery. They echo, reflect, and complement the lines in Kusama’s paintings, creating at once an expansive yet immersive atmosphere that allows for imagination beyond the walls of the gallery. As Yayoi Kusama continues to expand her creative vocabulary, this exhibition is exemplary of her continuous innovation, uncompromising vision and compelling charm that captivates people all around the world.

Yayoi Kusama, Clouds, 2019. Image courtesy of Ota Fine Arts. Photography by Zhang Hong.
Exhibition
Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, #02-21
21 January – 7 February 2021
Networked Bodies is an exhibition that seeks to investigate communication and intimacy through the internet. When our bodies are stuck, and our minds yearn for the other, how can we reach beyond the screen and create new sensory experiences? This exhibition will feature digital works, media installations, and works that use social media as a platform.
Exhibition
FOST Gallery, 1 Lock Road, #01-02
23 January – 7 March 2021
Space, light, colour and rhythm are building blocks in Wyn-Lyn Tan’s language of painting. The works in A Matter of Time highlight Tan’s interests in the subtle shifts of one’s perception of space and time, and how that extends into a painting.
Yeo Workshop, 47 Malan Road, #01-25
16 January – 13 March 2021
Threads and Tensions: The Interconnected World is a collective of stories and histories told through the medium of fabric, painting and other textures by artists around the globe during one of the most unpredictable times in the modern era.
Gillman Barracks, Blk 7, #01-13
20 January – 13 February 2021
One of the largest surveys of ceramics art in local art history since the 90s, this exhibition focuses on contemporary ceramics made by Singapore-based artists. While the practice of ceramics commonly falls under the radar in art institutions and fairs, the exhibition expands one’s understanding of the clay medium beyond the realm of pottery.