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Yayoi Kusama: Small Pumpkin Paintings

Omer Tiroche Gallery will kick off their 2018 programme with an exhibition dedicated to small-scale pumpkin paintings by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. This will be the first time that this small body of work will be displayed together in the UK.

Kusama experimented with her first pumpkin works in the 1940s while studying Nihonga - a traditional form of Japanese painting - at the Kyoto School of Arts and Crafts. Although she quickly left behind this delicate style in pursuit of the avant-garde, the pumpkin remained with her. She exhibited Mirror Room (Pumpkin) at the 1993 Venice Biennale and, from this point, her obsessive use of this motif intensified – the repetition being interpreted as an attempt to control her fears.
her childhood as well as her present psychological state. She describes these paintings as a form of self-portraiture, magnifying mirrors in which to ‘confront the spi
10am - 6pm
Omer Tiroche London W1S 2XP
Thu 1 Mar 2018 to Sat 28 Apr 2018
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