Yayoi Kusama: White Infinity Nets

Courtesy Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc., Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore and Victoria Miro, London © Yayoi Kusama
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It’s white-out in Mayfair as Victoria Miro opens her minimalist West End branch with monochromes by the legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Allow your eyes to adjust, and what you’ll discover are dark canvases obsessively covered with looping white brushmarks to create entrancing, undulating meshes that seem to fluctuate as you move round the room. When Kusama first showed her ‘Infinity Nets’ in New York the late 1950s they became instant classics. Created with Miro’s new gallery in mind, this recent series is, incredibly, the first time Kusama has shown an entire suite of ‘Nets’ in Europe. It’s a lesson in how to be cool and white hot at the same time.

Martin Coomer

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