About the Artist
Over the course of her distinguished career, 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.
In Focus – Yayoi Kusama: I Want Your Tears to Flow with the Words I Wrote
A film of Yayoi Kusama's major presentation of new works at the gallery, featuring a dynamic installation of paintings from the artist's iconic My Eternal Soul series. Narrated by Akira Tatehata, author of the exhibition publication, which is available in store from Saturday 10 July.
Previous exhibitions at Victoria Miro
Victoria Miro is delighted to present Yayoi Kusama’s thirteenth solo exhibition with the gallery. This major presentation of new works features a dynamic installation of paintings from Kusama’s iconic My Eternal Soul series, bronze pumpkins and painted soft sculptures. Additionally, a newly realised sculpture, presented within a darkened interior and internally lit, offers viewers the opportunity to examine the central themes of Kusama’s art: infinite reflection, the bounded and the boundless.