Olson Visual creates pole banners and marquees for Yayoi Kusama at The Broad

Yayoi Kusama is known for the infinite dots that she described in 1961 as “Infinity Nets”. They would be performative painting or an immersive experience in a vast space. Due to mental illness, she would experience the world in a vivid distortion. Shapes and colors would  be enhanced. Art critic Bob Nickas says,“These forms come not only from the artist’s observation of nature, but from an inner mindscape,… the paintings can be seen as representations of space, as well as images of what cannot easily be represented—infinity or hallucination.” She represented the current political and social climate during  the 60s and 70s. Her work matched the hippy culture with optical illusions and psychedelics. The artist was also influenced by minimalism, pop, and surrealism. Her medium not only included painting but she would stage various edgy performances in New York City.  These performances were very politically driven by displaying her nude body… read more →