Yayoi's color universe

Yayoi's color universe
#Exhibitions

Yayoi Kusama at ninety-four years old, with a career spanning over seventy years, is a "natural" artist whose creativity is in a perpetual state of grace. At the Tokyo museum dedicated to her, where Yayoi Kusama's art is always on permanent display, a new exhibition focuses on the theme of the use of color. In recent years, Yayoi's paintings have been characterized by a wide range of color contrasts, such as copper with blue, which draw lines that depict the entire universe and which surprise viewers with a new, unexpected expressiveness. This exhibition presents representative series to understand how color is a very important subject for Kusama from her beginnings until today, tracing the evolution of distinctive chromatic expressions for this great artist. The exhibition recounts this journey, from Lingering Dream of 1949 to the colorful optical and psychedelic vertigo of the 80s and 90s, up to his most recent immersive installations where black emerges as the dominant "material" and where light and shadow, the more vivid colors and their opposite continuously project Kusama's inner world. A mysterious and playful world, constantly evolving and changing, where color never lacks.

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