Fabric Magazine: Yayoi Kusama’s New Exhibition

Fabric Magazine, March 1, 2018

Avant-garde artist Kusama is best known for her provocative ‘happenings’ and hallucinatory paintings of loops and dots. So this intimate exhibition of small-scale paintings is an unexpected delight. Kusama’s family survived primarily off pumpkin dishes when she was a child – as the visual embodiment of her childhood and present psychological state, they are a form of self-portraiture. Viewed up close, you can see that these paintings are an amalgamation of two motifs she has revisited throughout her career: polka dots and infinity nets. Mesmerising.