Modern Japanese Art at London Tate

Walking In My Mind Exhibition, Yayoi Kusama, Hayward Gallery

After seeing Yayoi Kusama installation at Hayward Gallery a couple years ago we only expected to see more polka dots at the Tate Modern exhibition that will be open until 5th June in London.

We were wrong – there is so much more to her work! Kusama’s obsession with repetitive motifs, and use of vibrant colours mixed together create mind blowing images. Throughout her life she has been experimenting with various media, and textures.  She plays with images to create a completely new quality to work already done. One of the memorable examples is ‘Aggregation: One Thousand Boats Show‘.

Yayoi Kusama, One Thousand Boats Show

Kusama marked her space in the modern art with a unique role and double ‘outsider’ status – she is a female Asian artist in the predominantly white, male New York art world. It is very strongly expressed in her ‘Walking Piece’.

Yayoi Kusama, Walking Piece

There is not to be missed ‘Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life’ work where viewer gets to participate in Kusama’s imaginary world.

Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room

We hope to see more of Kusama who turns 83 in March, and her recent paintings get our hopes even higher.

Yayoi Kusama in her studio

An inspiring exhibition that will stay with us for a long time!


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