Today I’m going to introduce the colourful, polkadotted world of Yayoi Kusama. Born 1929 in Japan, she left for the U.S. in 1957 to return to Japan in 1973. If one reads her bio, one finds an endless list of works, exhibitions, films (awardwinning ones), installations and books written. It’s such a multitude of creativity, one get’s dizzy. This woman surely brought colour to the world. I never knew anything about Mrs. Kusama and stumbled upon her recent dotted obliteration room installation in New York at designboom this week, leading me to further investigate. The art site E-Morfes describes her such: As a child, when she started to experience the hallucinations, from which she has since suffered all her life, her response was to paint polka dots. This motif has remained a central feature of her work, and expresses her feeling of revolving in the infinity of endless time and the absoluteness of space, and her view of herself as a dot lost among a million other dots.
Here a few impressions of this remarkable woman’s work:
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