Zakka 81: The Queen of polka dots

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Queen of polka dots

Do you know Yayoi Kusama?
She is a Japanese artist whose paintings, collages, soft sculptures, performance art and environmental installations all share an obsession with repetition, pattern, and accumulation. (She has described herself as an "obsessive artist".) Her art is characterized by polka dots.

"...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."

And look what she did!! This is at the Queensland Art Gallery, simply give thousands of colored dot stickers to the kids who visit here. What a fun!!

Images from COLOSSAL
Don't try this in your house ;)

Yayoi Kusama’s "Look Now, See Forever" exhibition that runs through March 12 at the Queensland Art Gallery.

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