In the field of visual arts, Yayoi Kusama responds to the concept of infinity brilliantly with the paintbrush. She was able to transform infinity from an abstract concept into tangible objects through her paintings. These works address one of the greatest questions in human history. She declared in an interview, "The nets that I paint not only transcend me, they transcend the canvas. These nets continue to spread to the walls, and the ceiling. Ultimately, they cover the entire universe." As demonstrated in the work offered in this auction, every brushstroke commands the dots to spread in all directions. Although the dots are restricted by the physical size of the canvas, viewers can imagine that the sinuous black lines continue to spread organically towards an abstract space.
Black nets on white ground are not often seen as the artist had a preference for dark backgrounds. Yayoi Kusama primarily used a palette of black, white, and grey to create minimalistic Infinity Net paintings between 1950s and 1960s. The works that follow were mostly painted using various colors. Beneath a vast field of predominant black lines, glimpses of snowy white emerge. Symbolically, the quiet purity of the mind has been entirely covered by the torment of Kusama's hallucinations. As if to engulf everything around it, this painting will not be stopped until the entire universe is one with the Infinity Net.