Women who inspire us: Yayoi Kusama
Posted on 08 January 2019
Being one of the most famous and important Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has a special place in our hearts here at Lola Ramona. In her carrier she has elucidated avant-garde feminism in her own personal, colourful way communicating to women around the world. Yayoi Kusama made dots into art and inspired numerous fellow contemporary artists as well as embedding her style in the fashion industry. Yayoi Kusama is an incredible inspiration to us here at Lola Ramona with her style and beautiful polka-dotted universe.
Painting the industry polka-dotted
Born and raised in Japan Yayoi Kusama studied traditional Japanese art before she set off to New York to play a protagonist role in the development of New York avant-garde through the 1960s. Being fascinated by the American abstract impressionism, she is a well-known pioneer in bringing pop-art, conceptualism, surrealism and of course her vivid dots onto the stage of modern art. Avant-garde feminism and a vibrant spectrum of colours formed her trademark and the polka-dots became her signature. Her take on traditional aesthetics and realms makes Yayoi Kusama’s creations fashionably irresistible and simply enjoyable to look at. Fun is a corner stone in Yayoi Kusama’s personality and ensures never monotonous or lifeless art creations, which is why we, and so many women, love her style.
An endless net of dots
The iconic colourful dots are embedded in her art and personality. Her amazing world of paintings, sculptures, installations etc. all wrapped in dots challenges the way we think of art. Her style is defined by surrealism and conceptuality, encouraging the individual to challenge their mind and to find inspiration in her enlivening dots. Defining avant-garde feminism in her own way, Yayoi Kusama interpreted human and female rights through her environmental art and pop-art style fused together with her polka-dot fascination. By making events of painting assistants full of bright and colourful polka-dots she emphasised female and bodily rights during the late 1960s, being a positive inspiration to many women then and today.
Turning dots into art into fashion
Yayoi Kusama has with her style imprinted the fashion industry and brought dots on the daily agenda of huge fashion houses. She has worked with, among others, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton besides establishing her own fashion house. Designing evocative and impressionistic collections, she embeds her characteristic colourful polka-dots in her designs. She challenges, redefines and inspires the world of fashion. Yayoi Kusama perceives fashion as art where bright colours, fun and untraditional designs should be the cornerstone of the art. With her beautiful, enjoyable and fun style of art, Yayoi Kusama is our greatest and all-time favourite inspiration here at Lola Ramona.