The era of social media is likely to be the most revolutionary time in human civilization. Albert Einstein once said that there will be an era of idiot where technology surpasses human interaction. We cannot deny that that prediction is occurring uncontrollably today. Yet, the unstoppable social media and picture sharing platforms like Instagram has been part of the way modern people communicate and interact. We can say that the latest generation is no longer youth and senior people but the Instagram generation. Everyone falls for Instagram for the charm and facilities that make people live once more. People who feel like having no interest in showing their quality off-line, can now expose their life online. It is true that some of the people fake their own life just to build a beautiful account on Instagram. But who cares? All Instagram users do the same.
Instagram is a hype place for people of all ages to share their photos. When the first launched in 2010 and then expanded into the Android system in 2012, Instagram was a mere photo sharing platform. Today, it is like universe where any kinds of photos of all topics are available. People can show through Instagram and build a life with it as well. It is also a platform to show the stories of life and artistic photos. Many users start to realize that good photos are the most Instagrammable. And among many artist and art-influencers, Yayoi Kusama is admired the most.
Yayoi Kusama is the world’s top-selling female artist who left her native Japan for New York City in the 160s. She is chosen as the artist with the most acceptable style for the Instagram generation. Instagram notes that Kusama’s work has been shared with hashtags more than 300,000 times. The art work of Kusama has been captured by international celebrities like Katy Perry, Nicole Richie, and Adele. One of the most famous Kusama’s artwork is titled Infinity Mirrored Room-My Heart is Dancing into the Universe. Once we see the creation of Yayoi Kusama, we will know that she has what the Instagram generation call a cool style of rarity. People all want to look unique and different and the creations of Kusama all have those styles.
The masterpiece is now forming as the centerpiece at the Victoria Miro gallery in London. The exhibition runs until December but the tickets have sold out already. We do not have to guess the reason for that. Because of the popularity and amazing art designs, Yayoi Kusama is now a subject of a new documentary that explores her creativities; the Kusama-Infinity. The genius concept of the artwork deserved a recognition from Adele. It is clear why people, especially youngsters flock to the famous Infinity Mirrored Rooms for a mandatory selfie. Even, Adele chose the Infinity Mirrored Rooms as one of the settings for her performance. The artistic work is not a mere painting or a sculpture. It is a space lined with mirrors. The space also has a short walkway with dots and paper lanterns of various sizes. What is amazing about the space is the pulsate lanterns which gently rotate. There is no precise interpretation for her amazing work. Kusama seems to create a space for resembling the encounter of aliens. The experience of entering the chamber is mesmerizing and fleet at the same time.
The artwork explores mirrors upon mirrors to resemble the dream of narcissists. That matches the function of Instagram precisely. People all over the world start to show up their image through pictures thanks to the Instagram. Some people show their true selves. Some of them show their much faked version for some different purposes. No matter what the purposes, Instagram has been the perfect media for people with a narcissistic character. Therefore, the masterpiece of Yayoi Kusama gets a very deep impression for all Instagram generation.
Instagram gradually changes into a specific place for people to narrate a life differently. The platform offers facilities to aestheticize our live in such a way that people get impressed and even envy our life. Even, Instagram has given people great chances to rewrite the characters that people want to build. On the other hand, Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms try to enact self-obliteration in each person. The spaces will make people feel engulfed by the setting and concepts around the rooms.
The Infinity Mirror Room is so magical that people need to take at least one selfie in this room. When people take a phot inside the space; one or the rooms and then upload the phot online, they will erase themselves. The artwork and the high-class concept of art inside the space will absorb the beauty of each visitor. Even the super gorgeous Katy Perry will turn to be stardust inside the room. Remember that the main concept is to make people experience a self-obliteration. Kusama uses her personal trauma to deliver the magic inside the spaces. There is a deep reason inside that masterpiece’s idea. Kusama suffered from a vivid hallucination when she was 10 years old. She saw light auras and dense field with dots.
The imaginative creation of Yayoi Kusama has been captivating people all over the world to appreciate art. People with a good taste of photography and art will definitely fall for the artwork. That is the conclusion of the massive fame Kusama receives. Yayoi Kusama also creates the famous At Victoria Miro. The space is dominated with painted bronze sculptures of flowers; all formed in dots. This very artwork explores the area of patio, in which people will get closer in nature through the most peculiar way. The eccentricity of Kusama is also vivid in The Moving Moment When I Went to the Universe. The mystery behind this artwork is more than fantastic since the two paintings titled Dos Obsession will show people how a genius art should look like. From afar, the paintings will look perfectly done with an intricate net of black or yellow. However, when visitors look the paintings closer, frantic brushstrokes will appear mysteriously.
The Instagram world, the narcissist generation, and Yayoi Kusama genius artworks are three interconnected things that the make the world more bearable. Some group of people feel stressed due to the rushing life and overconsumption of social media. But some others just have fun with the art and fanciness of Instagram which eventually help them to live better with both real and fake narcissism.