Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years

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Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years
Yayoi Kusama, is an avant-garde painter & sculptor. She’s also an award-winning film producer and fashion designer and even at the age of 80, she’s still creating and developing her art. She has experienced hallucinations and severe obsessive thoughts since childhood, often of a suicidal nature. She claims that as a small child she suffered severe physical abuse by her mother.

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Early in career, she began covering surfaces (walls, floors, canvases, and later, household objects and naked assistants) with the polka dots that would become a trademark of her work. The vast fields of polka dots, or “infinity nets,” as she called them, were taken directly from her hallucinations.

Currently her new exhibit is on display at the Museum Of Contemporary Art.

The example below, is actually on display at the MCA.

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You can read more about her via Wikipedia or visit her official site at this location.

Inspiring stuff don’t you think?





  • http://NA Margherita

    She’s the best, it’s the second time I’ve seen her exhibit and I must say it was much better in Sydney but a great experience to see it again in NZ :)
    I’ve also heard she suffers daltonism..and see things in dots

  • http://artcanvasprints.org art canvas prints {oberserver |guy |girl |friend|person }

    Great Post

  • Paige

    Why does she use dots? Does it symbolize anything? … Like inclusion and exclusion? :S

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