If you like your seeing spots before your eyes then it doesn’t get any better than 83-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Gleaming Lights of the Souls now showing at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark. Using mirrors and LEDs she reflects multi-coloured balls of electric light to shine on endlessly forever into eternity and beyond. Her famous piece Infinity Mirror Room – Love Forever is about to go under the hammer on a price tag of £350,000 by Christie’s London. And while this might make you purse your lips previous work has gone for £3.1million in 2008. (A record for a living female artist.) Yes she makes a shed load of money, yes she spearheaded installation art thirty years before its boom time in the 1990s, but it is her ability to take the dotty hallucinations that she has experienced since childhood and transform them into the transcendental message of the never-ending universe that elevates her up into the upper echelons of human consciousness defying all categorisation – apart from, what a beam of light. Om shanti shanti indeed.
Cool pix by Andy Speak