Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years demonstrates the enduring force of Yayoi Kusama. Renowned early installations such as Infinity Mirror Room – Phalli’s Field (1965) along with recent immersive environments including Fireflies on the Water (2000) and Clouds (2008) provide insight into the creative energy of this extraordinary artist and her lifelong preoccupation with the perceptual, visual and physical worlds.

Working across different media and forms that include painting, collage, sculpture, installation and film, as well as performance and its documentation, Kusama creates works that reveal a fixation with repetition, pattern and accumulation. Describing herself as an “obsessive artist”, her work is intensely sensual, infused with autobiographical, psychological and sexual content.

 

Above: Infinity Mirror Room-Phalli’s Field (or Floor Show) 1965 sewn stuffed fabric, board, mirror room Installation view R. Castellane Gallery, New York, USA Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro Gallery, London and Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo © the artist. Below: Invisible Life 2000 convex mirrors Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro Gallery, London and Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo © the artist. The Moment of Regeneration 2004 sewn fabric, polyurethane, wood, paint Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro Gallery, London and Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo © the artist Photo: Keizo Kioku. The Earth in Late Summer 2004 styrol, wood, cloth, paint Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro Gallery, London and Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo © the artist.