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Yayoi Kusama well known for her colorful polka dots displays. This time Kusama has been commissioned by the famous French brand Louis Vuitton to create a collection of garments featuring Kusama’s obsessional polka dot patterns for a concept store.
The artist got inspired by the sea urchin bone structure as a structure for all the furniture. The sea urchin, when stripped of its thorns, has very impressive bone structure which Kusama has inspired to create this marine polka dots world.
The installation, entitled The Obliteration Room, is part of Kusama’s Look Now. Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, serving as a giant white canvas.
The white room is gradually obliterated over the course of the exhibition, the space changing measurably with the passage of time as the dots accumulate as a result of thousands and thousands of collaborators.
The artist director and photographer Mika Ninagawa was born in 1972. She belongs to the new breed of Japanese women artists, like Hiromix or Rinko Kawauchi. Represented by the famous galleries Yoshitomo Nara and Tomio Koyama , she is one of the contemporary artists that you can’t afford to miss in Japan.
Yayoi Kusma started to paint using polka dots and nets as motifs. She created fantastic paintings in watercolors, pastels and oils.
Early in Kusama’s career, she began covering surfaces (walls, floors, canvases, and later, household objects and naked assistants) with the polka dots that would become a trademark of her work. The vast fields of polka dots, or “infinity nets,” as she called them, were taken directly from her hallucinations.
[Via Guardian Unlimited]