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Yoshitomo Nara: Pinacoteca

Pace Gallery / London / Art

The Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara draws large-headed children against monochrome backgrounds—haunting symbols of universality that are at once cute and disturbing. Nara takes inspiration from many sources: literature, modern art, Japanese art, and memories of childhood and his 12 years living in Germany. He believes emotion lives in the eyes, which he paints disproportionately large, wide-set, and unsettling. Nara’s new multipanel installation, Pinacoteca 2021, is the centerpiece of this exhibition. His paintings, sculptures, and works on cardboard fill the rest of the two floors. —E.C.

Pace Gallery 6 Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, London W1S 3ET, United Kingdom
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