"My life is a pea lost among millions of other peas" Yayoi Kusama

"My life is a pea lost among millions of other peas" Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama is Japan's most famous contemporary artist. Born in the city of Matsumoto, she studied painting in Kyoto before moving to New York in the 1950s. She became famous in the mid-1960s for her provocative creations
Her art is a kind of analysis based on the exploration of her neurosis. Returning to Japan in 1973, she continued to create installations that fascinated the world

Yayoi Kusama creates this monumental installation with the intention of provoking intense emotions in the viewer; it reflects her obsession With repetitioncorners and reflective mirrors.
The work is part of a series of installations titled Infinity Mirrored Room that uses mirrors and LED technology to express the hallucinations the artist has experienced since childhood, her feelings of floating or confinement.

To create this environment, Yayoi Kusama carefully considers the placement of objects and mirrors, and anticipates the light effects produced.

Large plastic pumpkins painted in yellow and black with acrylic paint invade the space and give the illusion, thanks to the play of mirrors, of being infinitely multiplied. The work evokes a certain vision of life, death and infinity. The spectators are invited to enter the installation to see their reflections mingling with the pumpkin landscape, lit from unexpected angles

 

For Yayoi Kusama, the peas refer to the sun, symbol of energy, and the moon, symbol of calm and serenity.
The multiplication of black peas also responds to a desire for "self-extinction", according to the artist. 

 

 

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Yayoi Kusama is Japan's most famous contemporary artist. Born in the town of Matsumoto, she studies painting in Kyoto before settling in New York in the 1950s. She became famous in the mid-1960s thanks to her provocative creations

His art constitutes a kind of analysis based on the'exploration of his neuroses. Returning to Japan in 1973, she continued to produce installations that fascinate the whole world

 

 

Yayoi Kusama creates this monumental installation with the aim of provoking intense emotions in the viewer; she reflects her obsession with repetition, dots and reflective mirrors.
The work is part of a series of installations entitled Infinity Mirrored Room which uses mirrors and LED technology to express the hallucinations of which the artist has been a victim since childhood, his feelings of floating or confinement.
To create this environment, Yayoi Kusama carefully studies the location of objects and mirrors, and foresees the light effects produced.
Large plastic pumpkins painted in yellow and black with acrylic paint fill the space and give the illusion, thanks to the play of mirrors, to multiply to infinity. The work evokes a certain vision of life, death and infinity. Spectators are invited to enter the installation to see their reflections mingle with the landscape of pumpkins, lit under unexpected angles

For Yayoi Kusama, the polka dots refer to the sun, symbol of energy, and the moon, symbol of calm and serenity.
The multiplication of black peas also responds to a desire for "self-extinction", according to the artist. 

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