Love London Love Culture: PREVIEW: Yayoi Kusama: Small Pumpkin Paintings, Omer Tiroche Gallery

Love London Love Culture, January 22, 2018

On display from the 1st March, this new exhibition of the artist’s work will concentrate on her smallscale pumpkin paintings and is the first time that this small body of work will be displayed together in the UK. The Japanese artist first experimented with her pumpkin works in the 1940s while studying Nihonga – a traditional form of Japanese painting – at the Kyoto School of Arts and Crafts. As one of her most loved and iconic motifs, the pumpkins are the visual embodiment of her childhood as well as her present psychological state.