Yayoi KusamaYayoi Kusama
草間 彌生 or 弥生 born March 22, 1929, is a Japanese artist and writer.
Throughout her career she has worked in a wide variety of media, including painting, collage, sculpture, performance art, and environmental installations, most of which exhibit her thematic interest in psychedelic colors, repetition and pattern.
"I pray with all of my love for tulips" installation^
Mirror and Led Light^
In 1973, Kusama moved back to her native Japan, where she found the art scene far more conservative than that in New York. Becoming an art dealer, her business folded after several years, and after experiencing psychiatric problems, in 1977 she voluntarily admitted herself to a hospital, where she has spent the rest of her life.
Yayoi Kusama's Ascension of Polka Dots on the Treesat the Singapore Biennale 2006 on Orchard Road, Singapore^
Red Pumpkin (2006), Naoshima^
Narcissus Garden (2009), Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil^
Kusama's work is based in conceptual art and shows some attributes of feminism, minimalism, surrealism, Art Brut, pop art, and abstract expressionism, and is infused with autobiographical, psychological, and sexual content. Kusama is also a published novelist and poet, and has created notable work in film and fashion design.