Yayoi Kusama, as we have already discussed here, opened her new exhibition EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York on November 9th, 2019.
Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist known for her stylized interpretations of the pumpkin that have become among the most iconic masterpieces of contemporary art.
Throughout her career, the Japanese creative artist has developed a distinctive approach to her craft.
This has allowed her to exhibit her creations in various important museums around the world.
The exhibition will feature new paintings, new sculptures, an immersive installation and the debut of the latest addition to the INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE series, which contains large globes of suspended light that change from white to red before becoming abruptly dark.
The viewer is left in the dark for a moment before the bright spheres slowly return to life.
The exhibition also features new paintings from the artist’s My Eternal Soul series. These are made in an intimate format – exhibited for the first time in the United States – and are unique explorations of lines and shapes that are meticulously detailed, but with bold explorations of colors and at the same time abstract and figurative.
There are also new organic-looking soft sculptures, die-cast aluminum relief works vaguely reminiscent of Pablo Picasso’s ceramic, a large pumpkin, and the Clouds installation, which includes 90 mirror sculptures in the shape of blobs lying on the floor. On the second floor, there is a dark room that contains an illuminated and colorful sculpture, Ladder to Heaven, which seems to extend into endless mirror tunnels at both ends.
Text by Anna Cardaci