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YAYOI KUSAMA草間彌生
NAGANO, JAPANb.1929
Yayoi Kusama was born in Nagano, Japan, in 1929, and majored in Japanese painting in Kyoto Fine Arts School of Craftsmanship.  She moved to New York City in 1956, and started to show her outstanding talent in avant-garde art.

Yayoi Kusama’s creations have been categorized into many art genres, including feminism, minimalism, surrealism, art brut, and abstract expressionism, etc.  She aims to present an autobiographic and sexual intended picture.  Kusama specializes in using contradicted spots to go with mirrors, and then covers them on all kinds of surfaces.  Another symbol of Kusama’s creation is red, green, and yellow spots which stand for the earth, the sun, and the moon.

She has developed her own style in the very early stage of creating.  “Pumpkin” is her first and most memorable outdoor sculpture.  In 1993, she became the first individual female artist on behalf of Japan to attend Venice Biennial; not to mention her bold, unique style now becomes a paragon for new generations to challenge tradition Japanese art.
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