During the exhibition, the large gallery at Roslyn Oxley9 will be transformed into a mesmerising, dotted, white world within which large, amorphous balloon shapes hover. Through her installation work, Kusama brings her obsessional vision to its limit, creating environments which overwhelm the visual and cognitive apparatus of the viewer with her maniacal imposition of colour, shape and pattern. 

Exhibition Dates: 11 April – 4 May 2002

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is excited to present an important exhibition of the internationally-renowned Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. Kusama is probably the most famous living Japanese contemporary artist today. Since the late 1950s in New York, she has pursued themes of infinity and compulsive repetition. She employs endlessly accumulating patterns on monochromatic backgrounds to produce a kinetic visual buzz.

Kusama's balloon installation work is a development of her 'infinity' theme. During the exhibition, the large gallery at Roslyn Oxley9 will be transformed into a mesmerising, dotted, white world within which large, amorphous balloon shapes hover. Through her installation work, Kusama brings her obsessional vision to its limit, creating environments which overwhelm the visual and cognitive apparatus of the viewer with her maniacal imposition of colour, shape and pattern.

The large scale, repetition and stunning originality of Kusama's work has a forceful reach. Her compelling installations embed themselves firmly in audience memory. As much as it is 'seen', her art is 'experienced'.

The exhibition will feature a large balloon installation in the main gallery, several major paintings, along with a number of small sculptural pieces and 'sculpture paintings'.

In 1993 Yayoi Kusama represented Japan at the 45th Venice Biennale. In 1998, a large retrospective exhibition of her work was organised by the Museum of Modern Art, New York and toured to Los Angeles and Tokyo. In Australia, Kusama was included in the 2000 Biennale of Sydney and, later this year, will feature prominently in the Asia-Pacific Triennial in Brisbane. Kusama's work is held by many important public collections around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Musee national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

This exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery was the first major solo exhibition of Kusama's work in Australia and was opened by the late Edmund Capon AM OBE, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Yayoi Kusama Original Infinity Nets, 1999; Acrylic on canvas; 194 x 391 cm; enquire
Original Infinity Nets, 1999
Acrylic on canvas
194 x 391 cm
Yayoi Kusama Infinity Dots H.R.T, 2001; Acrylic on canvas; 162 x 130 cm; enquire
Infinity Dots H.R.T, 2001
Acrylic on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Yayoi Kusama Sea in the evening Glow, 1995; Acrylic on canvas; 130 x 90 cm; enquire
Sea in the evening Glow, 1995
Acrylic on canvas
130 x 90 cm
Yayoi Kusama Original Infinity Nets (W/B), 2000; Acrylic on canvas; 117 x 91 cm; enquire
Original Infinity Nets (W/B), 2000
Acrylic on canvas
117 x 91 cm
Yayoi Kusama The Galaxy, 1994; Acrylic on canvas; 117 x 91 cm; enquire
The Galaxy, 1994
Acrylic on canvas
117 x 91 cm
Yayoi Kusama Infinity Nets OQ � 10, 2000; Acrylic on canvas; 91 x 72.5 cm; enquire
Infinity Nets OQ � 10, 2000
Acrylic on canvas
91 x 72.5 cm
Yayoi Kusama Infinity nets OQ-1, 2000; Acrylic on canvas; 100 x 80.3 cm; enquire
Infinity nets OQ-1, 2000
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 80.3 cm
Yayoi Kusama Infinity Nets OQ7, 2000, 2000; Acrylic on canvas; 72.7 x 53 cm; enquire
Infinity Nets OQ7, 2000, 2000
Acrylic on canvas
72.7 x 53 cm
Yayoi Kusama Infinity Nets (CAY), 2001; Acrylic on canvas; 91 x 73 cm; enquire
Infinity Nets (CAY), 2001
Acrylic on canvas
91 x 73 cm
Yayoi Kusama Original Infinity Nets, 2000; Acrylic on canvas; 73 x 61 cm; enquire
Original Infinity Nets, 2000
Acrylic on canvas
73 x 61 cm
Yayoi Kusama Infinity Nets (BAY), 2001; Acrylic on canvas; 100 x 100 cm; enquire
Infinity Nets (BAY), 2001
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Yayoi Kusama Nets Obsession (O.P.E.S), 2002; Acrylic on canvas; 162 x 130 cm; enquire
Nets Obsession (O.P.E.S), 2002
Acrylic on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Yayoi Kusama Nets Obsession (T.O.W.E), 2002; Acrylic on canvas; 91 x 116 cm; enquire
Nets Obsession (T.O.W.E), 2002
Acrylic on canvas
91 x 116 cm
Yayoi Kusama Infinity Dots H.A.A.T, 2000; Mixed Media; 42.7 x 42.7 x 21.5cm; enquire
Infinity Dots H.A.A.T, 2000
Mixed Media
42.7 x 42.7 x 21.5cm
Yayoi Kusama White Dots - OHK, 2000; Mixed media; 67.5 x 57.5 x 22cm; enquire
White Dots - OHK, 2000
Mixed media
67.5 x 57.5 x 22cm
Yayoi Kusama Food Shoes, 1999; Shoes, macaroni; 2 pieces each 23 x 15 x 10 cm; enquire
Food Shoes, 1999
Shoes, macaroni
2 pieces each 23 x 15 x 10 cm
Yayoi Kusama Untitled, 1999; Mixed media; 2 pieces each 23 x 15 x 10 cm; enquire
Untitled, 1999
Mixed media
2 pieces each 23 x 15 x 10 cm
Yayoi Kusama Self Portrait, 1980; Ink and spray on paper; 66 x 51.5 cm; enquire
Self Portrait, 1980
Ink and spray on paper
66 x 51.5 cm