Japanese art can be surprising and strange. It can even shock you. The name of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is well known outside Japan mainly because she spent some time living in New York City until the very beginning of the 1970s. If you have never heard about her then you will be really surprised to find out that Yayoi Kusama influenced Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg art. Her works are bright and recognizable at the same time as she is pretty interested in psychedelic colors. Yayoi Kusama’s works include installations, sculpture, paintings, performance art, collages, and literature. At first sight her works seem to be quite simple as she exploits exaggerated geometrical forms and rhythm as well as patterns and repetition. Nothing special. But at the same time simple forms are used by the artist unpredictably and unexpectedly.
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