Brainy Certified: Mind Blowing Art – Yayoi Kusama

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There is no discussion of mind boggling art that doesn’t begin with Japan’s most influential artist to date. Yayoi Kusama is a legend and there’s no other way to put it.

There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Andy Warhol. He was influenced by her. The Riddler himself would be baffled by the thought provoking nature of Yayoi Kusama’s work. Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong even dedicated an entire theme zone to the Yayoi Kusama wax statue.

You’re not looking at basic polka dot pop art. You’re looking into the soul of Yayoi Kusama. A closer examination of her style and theme is sure to blow your mind.

Image Courtesy: Pixabay
Image Courtesy: Pixabay

 

Yayoi Kusama – The Art of Infinity

She’s 87 but still blessing us with her mind and creations. She’s one of the most famous artists in the world. You’ll see polka dots in most of her work.

Her art isn’t limited to just one medium. You will see she does paintings, sculptures, film, and even performances. But what does unify her work is a common theme of infinity. Oh, and those infamous polka dots are everywhere too.

What do the polka dots mean? The best way to understand the polka dots is to look at the polka dots. Look at them and realize she placed every single one (except for  the artworks where Yayoi Kusama has audience members each place one of their own polka dots). You will feel something from the dots.

The dots are finite. But there appears to be an infinite number of dots. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but Yayoi Kusama does so much more than just paint a picture. She distills an emotion.

You see her obsessiveness in the dots. You feel their nature. The dots mean something. By itself a polka dot is just a dot. Together they band together as organized activity. Together they move on to infinity. Counting them would be unbearable. Imagine creating it.

Image Courtesy: Pixabay
Image Courtesy: Pixabay

 

Yayoi Kusama – Bleeding Love Through Dots

When you look at the work of Yayoi Kusama, you can generally tell she’s talking about some emotion. Sometimes she’s talking about frustration, and sometimes it’s about peace and love. What she really wants to share is love and peace.

But there’s a sense of therapeutic creating when you see her work. She needs it. If she didn’t have it she would go crazy and lose her mind. So at the same time, you see her struggles. You feel her pain, but you can sense her genuine heart. She is one of the most successful at conveying emotion through art.

The dots need each other. The dots represent an abstract ideal. But in reality they were each placed by her and are of a material form. By doing this she has transcended the material nature of the polka dots and turned them into something more.

Her works commonly battle the everyday problems we face. The daily frustrations and disappointments. But her work still feels colorful and hopeful. But to really understand Yayoi Kusama, you need to see one of her exhibits yourself.

She mixes together two separate entities like polka dots and pumpkins. She turns them into the same piece. She spreads her message across mediums. Polka dots are nothing alone. But together, they can be anything or anywhere.

Yayoi Kusama is a legend. Her work is certain to boggle your mind. She’s one of the first to really challenge your mind in such a way and succeed in such grand scale. For all these reasons, she was an obvious shoe in for Brainy Mind Blowing Art Certification.


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