login    password    artist  buyer  gallery  
Not a member? Register
absolutearts.com logo HOME REGISTER BUY ART SEARCH ART TRENDS COLLECT ART ART NEWS
 
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
 
Indepth Arts News:

"Religious Paintings: George Condo"
2004-10-13 until 2004-11-13
Spruth Magers Lee
London, , UK United Kingdom

The renowned New York painter George Condo, returns to the UK for the first time in four years with the exhibition Religious Paintings featuring his latest works (all executed in 2004) at leading contemporary art gallery Sprüth Magers Lee. Since the early 1980s Condo has become known for his clowns, pod people and imaginary portraits. He adopts numerous techniques and genres, subverting these codes to create a “new artificial realism”, where reality intersects with fantasy. Condo’s objective “is to portray the strangeness that I feel, and the strangeness that I see is the strangeness that is around me.”

In Religious Paintings Condo scrutinises the zealous newsmakers, the clergy and the idea of family to investigate the collision of public and private values in a world where we have been led astray and our hopes lost. He continues his lifelong exploration into portraiture, appropriating the compositional style from the genre’s golden age to reveal the psychological dramas of modern events such as Enron and the crisis in religion as a whole.

This is an excellent opportunity to see the important new work of George Condo.

Sprüth Magers Lee was founded in 2003 when renowned London dealer, Simon Lee became partners with international gallery owners Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers. The first exhibition, a museum standard exhibition of the late Minimalist artist Donald Judd was greeted with great critical acclaim and highlighted the versatility of the new space in what was an old Ford car showroom in the West End.


Related Links:


YOUR FIRST STOP FOR ART ONLINE!
HELP MEDIA KIT SERVICES CONTACT


Discover over 150,000 works of contemporary art. Search by medium, subject matter, price and theme... research over 200,000 works by over 22,000 masters in the indepth art history section. Browse through new Art Blogs. Use our advanced artwork search interface.

Call for Artists, Premiere Portfolio sign-up for your Free Portfolio or create an Artist Portfolio today and sell your art at the marketplace for contemporary Art! Start a Gallery Site to exclusively showcase your gallery. Keep track of contemporary art with your free MYabsolutearts account.

 


Copyright 1995-2013. World Wide Arts Resources Corporation. All rights reserved