Art Selection Oil No. 7
  • Artist
    Yayoi Kusama
  • Media
    Oil on Canvas
  • Location
  • Description of the Work

    Infinity Net, which has been a constant creative motif in Kusama's vast body of work over the past 80 years, expresses a world of repetition to escape the pain of hallucinations. It is a work in which the endless multiplication of dots can be felt directly and sensually. The artist presents the experience of the infinite multiplication of dots, a symptom of her own hallucinations, in which not only herself and her surroundings, but the entire world is covered and expanded by infinite dots. The relationship between the net and the dots symbolizes Kusama's conception of the infinite universe and the place of humans within it.

  • About the Artist

    Yayoi Kusama, a master of contemporary art, was born in 1929 in Matsumoto City, Nagano, Japan. She has produced more than 250 works to date, with organically connected nets and dots, the motifs of her work to date, and is considered a pioneer of the Pop Art, Minimalism, and Feminist art movements, among others. She has worked in a variety of fields, including sculpture, painting, illustration, and fashion. In 2016, she was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine, and Kusama was the first woman to be honored with the prestigious medal for drawings and sculptures. She is actively exhibiting his work around the world, holding unprecedentedly large solo exhibitions.

Artwork Inquiry 1533-8017

Yayoi Kusama (1929-, Japan)
  • Kyoto School of Arts and Crafts