I heart Kusama

I’m not usually one to hang around art galleries but I did decide not to head to the pub this Friday night and instead I went to an exhibition in the Tate Modern, oh how cultured of me! And then went to the pub after! So anyways, the exhibition was a Japanese artist called Yayoi Kusama. I’d actually never heard of the women in my life but apparently she’s a mega deal in Japan. I can kinda see why!


There was definitely something really fascinating about her pieces. They were so weird and abstract but I actually loved them. All of them.Apparently she volunteered herself and lives most of the time in a mental home. She actually launched her career from there and set up a studio in the medical faculty. What a legend!


She created paintings, collages, sculptures and installations. Not just a one trick pony Polka dots are all over her pieces. She was born in 1929 so you could see the transition of her pieces from back in the day until now. One of the rooms where her work was displayed was covered in psychedelic polka dots representing her hallucinatory visions. The polka dots glow in dim light. I want some for my room In fact, I could stay in that particular room all day. Its like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory only better! The room is named ‘I’m here but nothing’.

Another room was completed covered in mirrors and coloured lights. It was like a living dream. She looks like she lived and still lives the most epic life eva!

I think I have a new found love for art, a natural high! Thanks Kusama, I’m inspired!

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Jenny Conlon is a broadcast, freelance journalist, writer and fashion and entertainment critic. Her work has featured on the RTÉ. fashion and entertainments website. She has assisted production of RTÉ's Morning Ireland and The Business. Jenny produced and presented a weekly fashion and entertainment show Girls Talk Back on 103.2 Dublin City Fm and was Newsreader and Editor of the newsroom. Her work continues to feature in Irish publications such as The Irish Tatler, U magazine and The Dubliner. Jenny completed her Masters in International Journalism in 2009. She is looking forward to a jam packed 2012 where she will continue broadcasting and writing and being inspired. She will be modelling for a high street fashion shoot and plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.....

4 thoughts on “I heart Kusama

  1. I was also at the exhibition on Friday, it was totally fascinating, rather usual but captivating.

    It felt like I was on acid, even though I’ve never tried the stuff but I could Imagine what it feels like. The mirror room in particular was so beautiful, it had an infinite depth to it, timeless beauty, I wanted to stay there forever.


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