Yayoi Kusama, born in 1929 in the Matsumoto mountain region as the youngest daughter of the family. She is one of the most important avant garde artists alive. Japanese artist and writer who has produced important works in many art disciplines including painting, installation, happening, literature and cinema. She is particularly known for her work on pop art, minimalism, and feminist art.
His family made a living by growing plant seeds. He had a traditional upbringing, and when Kusama began to express his enthusiasm for making art, his family did not support him.
He opened his first solo exhibition in Japan in 1952. She immigrated to the USA in 1957. She performed many resounding happenings in this country where she stayed for 16 years. Influenced by his hallucinations since he was about ten years old, the artist has painted spots and nets and applied polka dot and dot patterns in every discipline; She did jobs such as filmmaking and publishing. He returned to his country in 1973 and voluntarily settled in a mental hospital; Here she launched a literary career, writing numerous novels, poems, and autobiographies.
She spends her life between a mental hospital where she voluntarily stays at night and her giant three-story workshop during the day. After the 1990s, the interest in Kusama's works has increased in the international arena and Kusama has realized projects that are followed by large audiences in many cities of the world.
After the outbreak of the Second World War, Kusama, like other school-age children in his hometown, was sent to work at a military factory at the age of 13, where he was tasked with sewing and manufacturing parachutes for the Japanese army. Although he had to work 12 hours a day, he did not give up his passion for drawing.
After the end of the war in 1948, Kusama persuades his family to go to Kyoto to study painting in the Japanese modernist Nihonga style. He continued his education in Kamakura City but soon got tired of his teachers' traditional approach. His great passion and talent was noticed when he started holding solo exhibitions in his hometown in the early 1950s.
Kusama's success as a female artist from a traditional background in a conservative part of Japan in the early twentieth century cannot be underestimated. It was his drive and confidence in his talent that made his extraordinary career possible.
Yayoi Kusama Style
By 1950 Kusama was depicting abstract natural forms in watercolor, gouache and oil, primarily on paper. She began covering surfaces (walls, floors, canvases, and later household items and bare assistants) with blotchy spots that would become a trademark of her work.
For his 1954 work Flower (DSPS), Kusama said:
One day I was looking at the red floral patterns on the tablecloth. When I lifted my head, I saw the same pattern covering the ceiling, windows, and walls, and finally the entire room, my body, and the universe. I felt myself begin to annihilate myself, to spin and be reduced to nothingness in the infinity of infinite time and the absoluteness of space. I was scared when I realized this was actually happening, not just in my imagination. I knew I had to escape so I wouldn't be deprived of my life by the magic of the red flowers. I ran desperately up the stairs. The steps below me began to crumble and I sprained my ankle and fell down the stairs. In the following years, Kusama was highly productive and by 1966 was experimenting with room-sized, standalone installations featuring mirrors, lights, and piped music. She counted Judd and Joseph Cornell among her friends and supporters. However, she did not earn financially from her work. During this time, Kusama was regularly hospitalized for overwork, and O'Keeffe persuaded her own salesman, Edith Herbert, to purchase several artifacts to help Kusama get out of financial trouble. Many male artists copied her creativity, which made the men famous but not Kusama. Thus, he did not earn the money he believed he deserved. This disappointment became so extreme that he attempted suicide.
In the 1960s, Kusama staged bizarre events in prominent spots such as Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge, often involving nudity and designed to protest the Vietnam War. In one, she wrote an open letter to Richard Nixon offering to have sex with him if he stopped the Vietnam war. He often focused on performances with maximum publicity, where Kusama's nude artists painted polka dots on them, as in Grand Orgy to Awaken the Dead at the MoMA (1969), which took place in Sculpture between 1967 and 1969.
An Outsider Artist Yayoi Kusama
In 1968, Kusama presided over the Gay Wedding, which took place at the Self-obliteration Church at 33 Walker Street in New York City, and performed with Fleetwood Mac and Country Joe and Fish at the Fillmore East in New York. He opened nude painting studios and a gay social club called Kusama' Omophile Kompany (coke). The nudity involved in Kusama's art and art protests was very embarrassing for her family. This made him feel lonely and he attempted suicide again.
In 1973, Kusama returned to Japan in poor health, where he began writing novels, short stories, and poems that were shockingly visceral and surreal. In 1977, Kusama was admitted to a hospital for the mentally ill and eventually took up permanent residence. Since then, he has been living in the hospital of his own accord. His studio, where he has been producing work since the mid-1970s, is a short distance from the hospital in Tokyo. Kusama is often quoted as saying: "If it weren't for art, I would have killed myself a long time ago.
Building on this foundation, he embarked on a literary career by publishing several novels, a poetry collection, and an autobiography, in addition to continuing to produce works of art in a variety of media. The painting style switched to high color acrylics on canvas on a magnified scale.
Yayoi Kusama Famous Works, Paintings
92-year-old Yayoi Kusama started his artistic career; The Rise of the Polka Dots (2003), the Pumpkin (1990), the Infinity Mirror Room, Fireflies in the Water, Flowers (1983), The Narcissus Garden, Recurrent Vision, Watching the Sea (1989) and many more.
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