Yayoi Kusama and a Million Dots…

dots2Have you found yourself drifting off in thought during a class or meeting and catch yourself drawing dots all over your paper? Now imagine that was all you did day in and day out. Creating dots for her art installations has been a part of Kusamas creative process since the early 1960’s.

Yayoi Kusama was born in Matsumoto, Nagano and later in her life moved to New York city and joined the art scene instantly.  Kusama would work along side artists like Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg and Allan Kaprow. Today Kusama lives and works in Hong Kong due to health reasons but is still recognized as one of the top influential artists from the 60’s to today.

Infinity Mirrors would be her latest exhibition that has travelled to galleries around the world.

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The Infinite Mirror exhibit brings up to 170, 000 viewers who line up to experience 30 seconds of each Yayoi Kusama installation piece.

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Kusamas art has been named the place for the ultimate selfie spot. The exhibit even has its own hashtag #InfiniteKusama

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The infinity mirror room above is a installation of a string of lights that are hanging in a mirrored room. This room gives off a feeling vastness with the lights that look as if they go on forever.

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I was fortunate enough to visit two of Yayoi Kusama’s exhibits, the one above I walked through in Edinburgh, Scotland. The second was the infinite mirror exhibit that was on at the TATE Modern in London. Both exhibits were incredible and moving to see in real life and it will be an experience that I will remember forever.

It looks like no matter what decade it is Yayoi Kusama is always going to be giving us a reason to wait in line for hours on end to see amazing works of art….and alot of dots.

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