Looking at Yayoi Kusama’s work firstly. She is a Japanese artist and writer, but mostly know for her art pieces, painting, sculpting, performance art, fashion, film and collage.
Her work being a big part of the pop art movement, influencing people such as Andy Warhol. I am mostly interested in the reasoning why she creates her art. The story behind it.
Having the graves disease and obsessive-compulsive neurosis. She is currently hospitalized in a mental institution in Japan for her hallucinations. She had been having since a child. I find her work mesmerising and her story fascinating. After I looked at Kusama, I started looking at CHOI XOO ANG, he is a sculptor from South Korea. Mainly known for his unearthly but highly intricate human figures. Distorted and haunting, and not for the squeamish, his work reveals his deep concern for the human condition in society. His work to me being beautiful and captivating. From his work I have gathered more texture and fabric ideas. Gunther Von Hagens is the past person I have taken inspiration from. He is a anatomist who invented the technique for preserving biological tissue specimens called plastination. His work really blending in with CHOI XOO ANG’s sculptures. I feel what his does is great scientific, creative talent. Having looked at these creative individuals I gathered a large amount of colour, texture fabric, knit, claps inspiration for my collection. Staying true to men’s tailoring, but adding in knit, fur and vibrate colour to give it a more casual feel.