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Yayoi Kusama: Sculptures, Paintings & Mirror Rooms

posted by Alice Harrison May 29, 2016

A major exhibition showcasing the new work of the globally celebrated visual artist Yayoi Kusama is currently being held at London’s Victoria Miro Gallery. Unfolding across its three locations, the highly anticipated artworks are an immaculate reflection of Kusama’s preoccupation with the themes of personal obsession and cosmic infinity, referenced predominantly through the confident embedding of pattern and repetition.

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A marvellous collection of pumpkin sculptures and polka dots manifest within the exhibits, detailing the obsessive relationship with such motifs, which Kusama describes as both a form of self obliteration and response to hallucinations experienced first in childhood. The icons return through the form of bronze pumpkin sculptures, detailed with jet black polka dots and scalloped ‘infinity net’ patterns.

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The celebrated motif of the mirror room has returned for the first time since Kusama’s major retrospective at Tate Modern 2012. Titled All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, Chandelier of Grief and Where the Lights in My Heart Go, the landscapes immerse the viewer within an infinite universe of varying proliferating reflections, once more highlighting the undeniable impact Kusama’s extraordinary artistic endeavours still withhold today.

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The exhibition runs from May 25th until 30th July 2016 at the Victoria Miro Gallery’s three locations and waterside garden.

Images courtesy of Victoria Miro Gallery


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