Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist working mainly in the field of sculpture, she also performs in the field of painting, filming, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other art forms (Photo: Veuve Clicquot)

One of the outstanding features of Yayoi Kusama’s paintings is the dots called “Infinity Nets”. Kusama uses this technique to create abstract paintings with hundreds or even thousands of dots. Each dot is hand-painted, creating a sense of unreality and sharpness.

 Yayoi Kusama’s works are impressive by abstract painting techniques with alternating circular spots (photograph of “Dancing Pumpkin” (2020) at Qatar Museum)
Yayoi Kusama’s artworks are all utilized the art of arrangement and made use of light to create impressive visual effects (Yayoi Kusama with a piece of art Love is Calling (2013) - Photo: will ragozzino)

Taking a look at this artwork, viewers have the feeling like stuck in an infinite space, the arrangement and light create an impressive visual effect. This reflects the artist’s emphasis on the concept of infinity and universal infinity.

 Yayoi Kusama’s piece of work “Flower Obsession” is displayed at the NGV Triennial of the National Gallery of Victoria Australia (Photo: Eugene hyland)

Kusama uses dots as a symbol of connection and a way to express the idea of our homogeneity and existence in a huge world. The polka dots widely spread the painting, sculpture, and gallery space, building up a delay and uniqueness. Kusama assumes that the fact of painting in that way helps adjust her mood and release stress while bringing about calm and balance at the same time.

 Artwork The Obliteration Room (Photo: QAGOMA Photography)

One distinctive aspect of Yayoi Kusama’s art is the harmony of space and proportions. She creates tridimensional works, using mirrors and light to create reflection and universal effects.

Kusama’s pieces of works always make the viewers feel the depth and openness relating to the surrounding space, creating the feeling of being lost in the universe of polka dots (Photo: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C)

Enjoying these artworks, the viewers will experience a multi-dimensional visual experience and perceive the change in space and time. This also shows the influence of Japanese culture, in which space and proportion are valued and meaningful.

Kusama’s artworks have lots of abstract features and contain their own stories and messages that she wants to convey (Photo: gautier deblonde)

It can be seen that Yayoi Kusama’s art is a wonderful combination between Japanese art and culture. She creates unique, bright, and vibrant artworks that contain magic and profound messages about life and human psychology. Yayoi Kusama has become a symbol of modern art and an excellent example of the blending of art and culture.