Anyone can be Yayoi Kusama.
This is a work that is born from a reflection, in a world where we are told what to do and how to do it. Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama finds in her repetitive and psychedelic polka dot pattern a way to manifest and reveal herself in contrast to the classic Japanese style, which turned it’s back on her in her time.
This counter culture, with a mixture of feminism and surrealism, invites us to think about what drives us in life to achieve our dreams.
Inspired by all this, I ask my mother to make me a Yayoi rag doll, which she made using materials that were available to her. Without knowing it, she was also creating concept art.
On the canvas I painted the Yayoi doll that my mother made. Black backgrounds collide with sprays of fuchsia, which play at being her hair. Exposed brushstrokes speak of my art.
This painting is made using acrylic, aerosols and markers. Painted on canvas.