"Yoshitomo Nara" @ Pace Gallery West 25th Street, NYCJuxtapoz // Monday, 13 May 2013
On Friday night, we stopped by the opening of famed Japanese artist and Juxtapoz cover artist, Yoshitomo Nara's newest body of work at Pace Gallery. Featuring his iconic girl characters, presented in sculpture, painting, and sketches, all spaced wonderfully in three large rooms, Nara continues to be one of the most appreciated contemporary artist in the world. This was Nara's first exhibition with Pace Gallery.
From the gallery:
Though often associated with Pop, Nara’s newest works reveal an engagement with the acts of painting and sculpting that places him closer to artists like Rothko and Bonnard. The layering of color and the texture of brushwork is even more luminescent than in earlier works, and Nara’s rough-hewn bronzes leave traces of the artist’s own hand, in contrast to the smoothness of his fiberglass sculptures.
This exhibition marks Nara’s solo return to New York following the Asia Society Museum’s exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool (2010–11), for which the museum collaborated with the Park Avenue Armory to rebuild an installation work and to establish a temporary studio.
Through June 29, 2013