From 25th May, the world’s most popular artist, Yayoi Kusama, will be exhibiting major new works at London’s Victoria Miro Gallery.
Aged 87, Yayoi Kusama is famous for her psychedelic use of colours and repeating dot patterns. Her work spans across a vast range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance and installation, influencing the likes of Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg.
Since 1977, Kusama has voluntarily lived in a psychiatric institution due to nervous disorders and hallucinations since childhood. Kusama’s renowned mirror installations immerse the viewer in an attempt to share her experiences and interest in infinity.
“…a polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement… Polka dots are a way to infinity.”
Not only was Yayoi Kusama crowned the most popular artist in the world in 2014, but she is also the second most expensive living female artist and the only visual artist to make it onto TIME’s 100 Most Influential People.
The Victoria Miro Gallery will be hosting Yayoi Kusama’s new exhibition across three locations and waterside gardens. It will be Kusama’s largest exhibition since her retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012. It is not to be missed!
25 May – 30 July 2016
Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life, 2011
All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016.