The dot obsession by Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist that was an influential figure in the postwar New York art scene, staging provocative happenings and exhibitions with hallucinatory paintings of loops and dots (and physical representations of the idea of infinity).

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Yayoi Kusama came from Japan to the New York art scene, in a career in which she has continuously innovated and re-invented her style and her signature mark is definitly the use of dots in an astonishing variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance and immersive installation. She is often considered an influence on Andy Warhol for example and a precursor to Pop art.

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See more works of Yayoi Kusama HERE!

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She makes works on paper featuring intense semi-abstract imagery, to soft sculpture known as ‘Accumulations’, to her ‘Infinity Net’ paintings, made up of carefully repeated arcs of paint built up into large patterns.

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She has traded on her identity as an ‘outsider’ in many contexts – as a female artist in a male-dominated society, as a Japanese person in the Western art world, and as a victim of her own neurotic and obsessional symptoms. After achieving fame  she returned to her country of birth and is now Japan’s most prominent contemporary artist.

See also ceramic sculptures with dots HERE!

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