Yayoi Kusama is one leading contemporary artist that is hard to forget. Born in Japan, her preliminary training was with a Japanese style painter. Her paintings are large scale, interactive installations that are a visual representation of infinity and love. She was a precursor to the pop art movement and inspired artists such as Andy Warhol and Eva Hesse. She was also a participant in the Happenings, a performance art movement primarily occurring during the 60s.
Kusama's Endless Love Show, 1966.
"With just one polka dot, nothing can be achieved. In the universe, there is the sun, the moon, the earth, and hundreds of millions of stars. All of us live in the unfathomable mystery and infinitude of the universe. Pursuing philosophy of the universe through art under such circumstances has led me to what i call stereotypical repetition." - Yayoi Kusama
Infinity Nets (Gold), 2007.
Today, she is known all over the world for her immersive and interactive works, such as her inspiring infinity mirror tour that has traveled all over. Her work spreads positivity, and unity to those that have the privilege of experiencing the installations. Hold your breath, open your mind, and allow your heart to guide you through her world. She has captivated a wide range of audiences with her inspiring work, reminding up and coming artists to reach new heights and not be bound by their past. She creates with her repetitive nature, allowing what flows through her to replay time and time again. Infinitely.
Obliteration Room, 2002.
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