Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama’s artwork inspires me to bring naivety, spontaneousness and original spirit back to my own work. Most of her works were created by one element such as the circle. Roundness signifies recovering to nature. The universe, space-time, and cells all have the factors of roundness. Yayoi’s early paintings, paste, and the precious video of performance art during 1957 to 1973 in her New York era have shown a same element, “the little round circle”, which not only covers herself, but also flowers, trees, her friends, and her lovers. For example, Yayoi’s first performance art Human Brust in the New York City on 1968. She decorated with heavy makeup, dressed in long hair, weared her own fancy dress, and painted her nude models with countless wave points, including herself. Yayoi always mentioned that creation is the way for her escapes suicidal. And the spirit of the humanity are connecting with the nature, insects, grass leaves, flowers, and fruits. Yayoi not only focus on the glorious beauty, but also the death. She believes that a person’s life is only once, but we are surrounded by reincarnation. Every encounter can make people reflect on the meaning of life and existence. Yayoi Kusama expresses her personal view of life and death by observing and capturing the birth and disappearance of the nature.After the early exploratory stage, the definite form of Yayoi works has gradually disappeared, then appeared with a more profound symbolic visual language. She uses mirrors, male roots, women’s high heels, drawers, ladders and chairs. There are more abstract “net”, and “little round circle”. Therefore, I create a piece to commemorate Yoyoi Kusama. I combined two significants element from her artworks, which is the multiple figure with black dots. Her works seem intricate, but they are of simplification, which belongs to minimalism. She believes the real abstraction needs no words to explain. The visual representation itself forms into a way of thinking that inspires the imagination. The way using elements in the works; in order to, influence the space outside the work. It has established a two-way interaction passive relationship between the works and the audience.


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