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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Literarily dry …. and slightly dotty!

Well, here we are again! I must confess that because it has been so long since I have ‘penned’ a blogpost, I feel as ‘literarily dry’ as a month-old sponge cake…quite unlike YAYOI KUSAMA, the amazing Japanese contemporary artist whose art works positively ooze creative juiciness. We visited her exhibition yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Rather than writing screeds of clever things, I think I will let the photos speak for themselves….oh, except to say, that “The Obliteration Room” was the favourite for us all – a room that had everything painted totally white to represent an expansive blank canvas…over the space of some weeks, children were given coloured dots of varying sizes and colours, to stick all over everything, thus transforming the previously blank canvas into an explosion of vibrant colours.



The artist has a real fascination with dots and pumpkins….


…and vibrant colours!


This exhibit shows Kusama’s fascination with perspective, reflection, and patterns. Loved the giant inflatables!


Kusama’s work extends to film, sculpture, painting, sketching, fashion, installations, performance etc. Her mind must work overtime!



The Obliteration Room


So, so COOL !!!


Wonderful exhibition!! Well worth seeing for yourself if it ever comes to town….

1 comment:

Ange of the North said...

Yay, you made it! What a fun exhibit; I love that you can walk around in the pieces!

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