At the foundation of Yayoi Kusama's art

At the foundation of Yayoi Kusama's art
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Yayoi Kusama is an artist known throughout the world for her abstract paintings and installations based on the repetition of singular motifs. Her Infinity Rooms are famous: complex installations made up of mirrors where dozens of colored objects (often balls) are hung at various heights creating the illusion of an infinite space in which the spectator finds himself immersed. Few, however, know the origins of her artistic research which always starts from the observation of nature, flora and fauna, from which the artist then draws inspiration to imagine and reconstruct her abstract worlds. This exhibition focuses on the different trajectories of Kusama's figurative works, from the 1940s to the present days. Most of her figurative artworks offer detailed depictions of familiar motifs, such as animals, plants, and everyday objects. One of Kusama's favorite themes, for example, is the pumpkin, which in this exhibition is presented both in its gigantic sculptural representation and in the most "classic" of her installations, that of one of the Infinity Rooms that made her popular.

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