Outside of fashion and art, Kusama has dabbled in countless other mediums, including novels, poetry and film. While this offers us more glimpses into her fascinating mind, Kusama's tireless devotion to creating art is largely a way for her to drive her inner demons out. It is also fuelled by a love for life, as portrayed in her ongoing series, "My Eternal Soul". What was originally supposed to be a collection of a hundred paintings now boast over 500 artworks, bursting with ideas and vibrant colours – a testament to the artist's undying creativity.
"I have always been in awe of the wonder of life. This strong sense of the life force in artistic expression has been my belief as an artist and it is what supported me and gave me power to overcome feelings of depression, hopelessness, and sadness."
YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow will run from 9 June to 3 September at the National Gallery Singapore. Get your tickets here.
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Images courtesy of National Gallery Singapore and Ota Fine Arts.