Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers will be presenting the exhibition of brand new paintings from the contemporary American artist, showcasing works that reference art history, music, philosophy, and pop culture such as portraiture from the 17th-century that captured beggars and thieves and questioning what is real and what is false.
Condo creates abstract works that deliver disorder, as Condo said himself, “There is no guideline to the unknown. It is a path cut out in the wild with a machete looking for a clearing and hoping to arrive at a destination.” You can experience the exhibition for yourself at the Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles from April 9 to June 1, 2019.
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“What’s the Point of consistency in art? Every time I put a brushstroke down on a canvas I ask myself, “What’s the Point?” What’s the Point of each and every mark going onto the painting? It is important for an artist to ask themselves that question.” George Condo⠀ ⠀ Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to present “What’s the Point?”, an exhibition of new paintings by George Condo opening on Sunday April 7, 5-7pm, at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles. One of the most significant artists of the last several decades, Condo creates works that dramatically bridge an array of painterly approaches, moods, and influences from diverse fields such as art history, music, philosophy, and popular culture. The paintings in “What’s the Point?” demonstrate the breadth of Condo’s artistic references, for example, from seventeenth-century portraiture of beggars and thieves found in the work of Dutch and Italian masters, to his own compendium of painterly gestures, which together form a trenchant picture of contemporary human consciousness.⠀ ⠀ #GeorgeCondo #WhatsThePoint #SpruethMagers #SpruethMagersLA⠀ ⠀ Image: George Condo, Birdbrain, 2018⠀ Photography: John Berens
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