About the Artist
For almost seventy years Yayoi Kusama has developed a practice, which, though it shares affiliations with Surrealism, Minimalism, Pop art, Eccentric Abstraction, the Zero and Nul movements, resists any singular classification. Born in Matsumoto City, Japan in 1929, she studied painting in Kyoto before moving to New York in the late 1950s, and by the mid-1960s had become well known in the avant-garde world for her provocative happenings and exhibitions. Since this time, Kusama's extraordinary artistic endeavours have spanned painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, performance, film, printmaking, installation and environmental art as well as literature, fashion (most notably in her 2012 collaboration with Louis Vuitton) and product design.
A tour through the exhibition Yayoi Kusama, at Victoria Miro, 25 May - 30 July 2016
Spanning the gallery's three locations and waterside garden, and featuring new paintings – including Kusama's important, ongoing 'My Eternal Soul' series and signature 'Infinity Nets' – iconic pumpkin sculptures, and immersive mirror rooms, all conceived specially for this presentation. 25 May - 30 July 2016.