Life is the Heart of A Rainbow

Step into the world and creative mind of the famous Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Kusama’s “Life is the Heart of A Rainbow”, is an exhibition and creation of her life and work.

Known for her polka dots, pumpkins and repetitive patterns, Kusama’s creative vision at the National Gallery Singapore explores the dotty universe of the Japanese artist. The exhibition spans 4 galleries featuring over 120 works across media. The exhibit displayed her painting, sculptures, videos, and installations from the 1950’s to the present.

Here are some photos of her works taken by me. Enjoy!

Statue of Venus Obliterated by Infinity Nets No. 2 (1998)



“Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos. Polka dots are a way to infinity. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots, we become part of the unity of our environment”. – Kusama


My Eternal Soul

(2009 to present)

L to R: 1. The Sun Wants to Go on a Journey (2012) 2. Stairway to Heaven (2012) 3.Youth Does Not Go Away (2016) 4. Flowers, Don’t Fall Apart (2012)

The Gallery

My Bleeding Heart (1994)
“Sex Obsession” (1992) and “Red Flower” made out of work gloves.
Left Over Snow In The Dream
Pollen (1984)
Narcissus Garden (2017)

With All My Love for the Tulips, I Pray Forever ( 2011)

“With All My Love For The Tulips” is a sculptural installation consist of 3 giant potted tulips in fiberglass-reinforced plastic. The giant tulips are placed in a white room fully obliterated with colorful dots.


The Obliteration Room

I have to say this is the most interactive rooms in the exhibit. There are no “camera” and “hands off”  signs from the room.

The obliteration room consists of an environment completely colored in white. All the pieces of furniture and ornaments are colorless. It’s like a blank white canvass ready to be obliterated by guests in bright colored stickers in the shape of dots.