When you think of Yayoi Kusama, what comes to mind are two things: dots and duplication — and lots of them. For seven decades, she has dedicated her life to art and has used it as a form of expressing her mental state and visualizing how she sees the world. She’s unique, original and tirelessly creative — it’s no wonder she’s one of the most influential artists in the world. And people have been flocking her exhibitions around the world.
Life Is the Heart of a Rainbow, an exhibition of 70 years’ worth of Kusama’s works, opened in Singapore in June. The exhibition, which also marks her first foray in Southeast Asia, features over 120 pieces in a wide variety of media, from as early as the 1950s to some new and never-before-seen works at the National Gallery of Singapore.
The show features pieces from her most notable collections like Pumpkin, Infinity Nets, and Infinity Mirrored Room – Gleaming Lights of the Souls.