As a lover of bright colours and pattern, especially polka dots, I have long admired the work of Yayoi Kusama. The 81 year old from Japan is a sculptor, painter, writer, installation artist and performance artist.
Having experienced hallucinations and mental illness since a child, she describes her paintings of polka dots as an expression of her life, in which she feels like she is floating ‘in the infinity of endless time and the absoluteness of space’ and is ‘a dot lost among a million other dots.’
Last year she wrapped trees along the Southbank in London, in red and white polka dots, as part of the fabulous Walking in my Mind exhibition.
Her latest show, Flowers That Bloom Tomorrow, at the stunning Victoria Miro gallery, features giant triffid-like fibre glass floral sculptures, painted in polka dots and super bright colours. Set in the gallerys lovely canalside garden, the huge creations create a surreal landscape of artificial nature.
Victoria Miro Gallery
16 Wharf Road
London N1 7RW
t: 44 (0)20 7336 8109
Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Closed Bank Holiday Weekends and Public Holidays