Saturday, 20 December 2008

Yayoi Kosama









Yayoi Kosama, who describes herself as an 'obsessive artist' was born in Matsumoto, Japan in 1929. Since the mid-1970s she has chosen to live in a mental home in Tokyo, which is a short distance from her studio. She claims to have experienced severe obsessive thoughts and hallucinations since early childhood, with the vast array of polka dots ('infinity nets') taken directly from her hallucinations. 

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