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.
Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, #03-21
28 – 31 January 2021
Otherworlds: non/digital realities explores issues of translating works from reality to virtual reality (VR) and vice versa. In collaboration with Altermodernists, eight artists from Singapore and Hong Kong explore the duality of reality, fictitious experiences and fabricated reality using diverse mediums, from drawing, performances and site-specific installations to photography and moving images.
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.
Art Fair & Galleries
ShanghART Gallery, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, #02-22
22 January – 28 February 2021
ShanghART Singapore is pleased to kickstart 2021 with a solo presentation of David Diao (b. 1943, lives and works in New York). This will be the Chinese-American artist’s first showcase in Southeast Asia, featuring paintings made between 1999 and 2018.
Various Locations
19 – 30 January 2021
Turning travel and border restrictions on its head, the 4th IMPART Collectors’ Show brings to online audiences what is impossible to bring in person, drawing together rare footage of remarkable installations that are site-specifically embedded in private collector’s homes.