Yayoi Kusama

It was back in 2011. We were heading towards Reina Sofia Musem, because if you are in Madrid you just have to immerse yourself in the Golden Triangle of Art and your trickiest choice will be which of the three museums to walk to first.

We knew that Picasso and Dalí were waiting for us, and how not, Spain’s two greatest. But how were we to expect that Yayoi Kusama was visiting all the way from Japan?

We knew that Picasso and Dalí were waiting for us, and how not, Spain’s two greatest. But how were we to expect that Yayoi Kusama was visiting all the way from Japan? We just walked into a room filled with polka dots and that’s all it took. We had been relishing pop art without knowing she was one of its predecessors, influencing the likes of Andy Warhol. She has an obsession with dots and repetition. Among all the vibrant art, we enjoyed the interactive installation Fireflies in the Mirrors where you effortlessly become an ultimate performer in her art. Continue reading “Yayoi Kusama”

Camouflage Art

The whole point of camouflage is to blend in with the environment. Be it the prey or the predator, a beneficial hiding is always the goal.  Australian artist, Emma Hack, takes this animal instinct and mystically adapts it by using human body painting and photography. From landscape to complex patterns, the background serves as the perfect environment to create mesmerizing visual illusions. She colorfully challenges you to find the person hiding and once you do, you cant help but smile at such a creative mind and wonder what if we humans could have such a powerful act.

If you happen to be in New York, her  work will be showcased at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery starting today till the 12th of March 2014.

 

Credit photos: http://www.emmahackartist.com.au/