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A Preview of 'YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow'

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A Preview of 'YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow'
On of the works in 'Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow' at the National Gallery Singapore

Yayoi Kusama is one of the world's most influential artists. Known for her iconic dots, nets, pumpkins and infinity rooms, her art has captivated millions all over the world.

 

'YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow' at the National Gallery Singapore is the first major survey of her work held in Southeast Asia. Featuring over 120 works across media,  offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore an extraordinary artistic journey across seven decades.

 

Beginning with paintings from the 1950s, the exhibition traces the development of her key motifs and exploration of colour, form and space. Along the way, it highlights her forays into sculpture, collage, performance and video, before culminating in a series of spectacular installations and large-scale paintings that transform our galleries and public spaces.

 

An early look at the first major survey of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's work in Southeast Asia at the National Gallery Singapore

 

One of the installation works on display at 'YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow'

 

"State of Venus Obliterated by Infinity Nets No. 2" by Yayoi Kusama

 

One of Kusama's "Infinity Net" paintings

 

Photographs of Kusama posing in her installation "Polka-Dot Love Room" in 1967 and staging an impromptu fashion performance in 1970 with friends

 

"Self-Obliteration by Dots" by Yayoi Kusama

 

"Mirror Room (Pumpkin)" by Yayoi Kusama

 

Peering into Kusama's "Mirror Room (Pumpkin)"

 

Pumpkins in "Mirror Room (Pumpkin)"

 

"Sex Obsession" foregrounded by "Red Flower" made out of stuffed cotton work gloves by Yayoi Kusama

 

"Invisible Life" is an installation consisting of reflective acrylic convex discs

 

"With All My Love for the Tulips, I Pray Forever" (2013-2017) by Yayoi Kusama

 

A detailed shot of the work

 

Yayoi Kusama's iconic polka-dotted pumpkins

 

A room filled with sculptures and paintings from Kusama's "My Eternal Soul" series

 

In the "Love Forever" room at the exhibition

 

"My Bleeding Heart" by Yayoi Kusama

 

"Left-over Snow in the Dream" by Yayoi Kusama

 

 A detail shot from "Narcissus Garden"

 

"Narcissus Garen" by Yayoi Kusama

 

"Infinity Mirrored Room – Love Forever" by Yayoi Kusama

 

 

'Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow' is at the National Gallery Singapore from 9th June till 3rd September. For more information on the exhibition as well as opening hours, click here.


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