Yayoi Kusama: I WANT YOUR TEARS TO FLOW WITH THE WORDS I WROTE | David Zwirner
A photo of Yayoi kusama with her paintings. Photo by  Yusuke Miyazaki.

Yayoi Kusama

I WANT YOUR TEARS TO FLOW WITH THE WORDS I WROTE

David Zwirner, Victoria Miro, and Ota Fine Arts  are pleased to announce that they will jointly present new My Eternal Soul paintings by Yayoi Kusama in London, Tokyo, and New York this summer. A dynamic installation of canvases will be unveiled at Victoria Miro in London on 4 June as part of a major exhibition of new paintings and sculptures. Later in June, exhibitions of My Eternal Soul paintings will be presented at David Zwirner, New York, on 17 June and Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, on 19 June. 

 

The paintings that will be on view are new examples drawn from the artist’s highly celebrated, ongoing My Eternal Soul series, which she commenced in 2009 and has worked on in a more intimate format since 2019. 

 

At once bold and intensely detailed and conveying extraordinary vitality, these works are joyfully improvisatory, fluid and highly instinctual. They abound with imagery including eyes, faces in profile, and other more indeterminate forms, including the dots with which the artist is synonymous, to offer impressions of worlds both abstract and figurative, microscopic and macroscopic. Their use of minute details and repetition—in terms of both shapes and brushwork—reflects the history of the obsessive gesture within Kusama’s practice, positioning this body of work as an important link between her past and present.

 

Image: Yayoi Kusama. Photo by Yusuke Miyazaki

Planning Your Visit

 

Please note the 20th Street gallery will be open to the public with a limited number of visitors allowed into the exhibition spaces at a time, in accordance with city guidelines.

 

Tuesday to Friday, advance appointments are recommended but not required.

 

On Saturdays, the gallery will be open by appointment only.

 

To schedule your visit, please click here.

A detail from a painting by 	Yayoi Kusama, titled I WHO SLEEP IN A ILLUSION WORLD, dated 2020.

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