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YAYOI KUSAMA
Born 1929 in Matsumoto City, Japan.
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

Yayoi Kusama, who celebrated her 80th birthday earlier this year, is a sculptor, painter, writer, installation artist and performance artist. 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.'


 

"My artwork is an expression of my life, particularly of my mental disease... My art originates from hallucinations only I can see. I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings."


Dots Obsession, 2006
Mixed media
Courtesy of the artist
© Yayoi Kusama 2009

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THOUGHTS

ELLIOT
18 NOVEMBER 2009
i personally think that this gallery is infathomable and i dont like art thats why i am a boy


SAM TUCKER
14 SEPTEMBER 2009
Do all artists have to suffer, before creating their greatest works?


DINA
09 SEPTEMBER 2009
reallllly coool


ULLE69
03 SEPTEMBER 2009
Amazing artist, amazing work!


BEN
02 SEPTEMBER 2009
The whole exhibition is fantastic!!


WYND
29 AUGUST 2009
wow, these artists really ARE crazy!


MISSYAU
22 AUGUST 2009
this dots obseesion is quite something ... i felt like i was floating in a box of "alice in wonderland" fantasy! love the outdoor bits with green grass too !! we (especially the kids) just couldn't resisted to land on the polka dots wood !!


LARA
17 AUGUST 2009
now im obsessed with dots!


MEL
16 AUGUST 2009
i had experienced this amazing installation by Yayoi Kusama in the MCA and loved it. The illusion of the colored lights through reflection by the mirrors was a great experience, though i must say it isnt that great when you accidentally step into the wate


TESSA
29 JULY 2009
I saw this in 2006 in Berlin, when it was on display in Modern Art Gallery. I saw the advert for this at Shepherds Bush tube station, and my initial reaction to this piece came flodding back to me. I love the use of mirrors and the infinity of dots.Ve


SAMI
18 JULY 2009
it really gave me an insight into her hallucinations. really excellent and well worth seeing.


SHOLLWIG
18 JULY 2009
trmling pooona grollwithyfwort


SHOLLWIG
18 JULY 2009
bwiowhippelling forms.swillamproooning slew time


QUIGEN
13 JULY 2009
Quotalberry


STUDENT FROM TCC
09 JULY 2009
I love the piece it is a piece that i will rememberfor ever.


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