Sunday, February 22, 2009

yayoi kusama

dots obsession 2000, rosyln okley9 gallery

this month's vogue living notes the upcoming retrospective of famous japanese pop artist yayoi kusama at Sydney's MCA

a late 1990s artnet review describes kusama's art as the 'visual music she has wrought from her inner life', an eloquent reference to kusama's lifelong struggles with mental illness. since a young girl she has experienced hallucinations of dots and patterns, covering her entire reality.

self obliteration by dots . image courtesy of excellent visual blog.

above two images via this site.

infinity mirror room - phalli's field, 1965

installation at art island naoshima

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