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Artwork Spotlight: Yayoi Kusama, Repetition GL.A
Repetition GL.A is a unique example of her rare collages dating from 1996. The title refers to her endless repetitive patterns she uses in her works: her well-known polka dots with phallic motifs. These dots are a symptom of her obsessive-compulsive disorder resulting from her childhood trauma. The repetition of shapes is a form of therapy to help confront her fear and mental health challenges. The white biomorphic forms which resemble nets is infinitely painted and the grey sections are collages. The whole work creates the illusion that the image is three-dimensional.
Being one of the most influential figures in post-war art scene, Kusama is still actively producing artworks today and her works have gained global public attention.
Also famous for her infinity rooms, her current solo exhibition on view at the Tate Modern, London is on until June 2022. Fully booked until 24th October, we invite you to view this seldom seen piece by Yayoi Kusama in the gallery. Book an appointment for a viewing by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.