Eyes. We all have them. Many of us view them as ‘windows’ or ‘mirrors’ of the soul. Those who’ve had the pleasure of even briefly glancing at the instantly-recognizable works of Tokyo-based Yoshitomo Nara
have noted that theirs look quite nice: clear, expressive, soulful; somehow able to convey a sense of childhood hope, teenage rebelliousness, and ancient wisdom with a single look. Shifting our gaze from the art to the artist behind it, we spoke with Nara about his life, Phaidon’s book
that – unlike the rest – might just change how people see him, and the axiom that you’re never quite the right age for anything that’s worth a closer look.