Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Yayoi Kusama

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's (born 1929) art is composed of paintings, collages, soft sculptures, performance art and environmental installations. She was even involved in fashion, but the information is hard to find. Repetition, pattern, and accumulation comprise obsession and result in the overall effect of Kusama's extravagant conceptual art.

The polka-dot was reborn under her name, and flourished to be a theoretic object of meaning.

"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, colourful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots can't stay alone; like the communicative life of people, two or three polka-dots become movement... Polka-dots are a way to infinity."
~ Yayoi Kusama