The paintings, drawings and sculptural work of George Condo (*1957) offer a virtuosic examination of a wide range of art-historical idioms, which he transforms into his own visual language. He depicts grotesque, tragicomic and sometimes monstrous subjects with stylistic elements from seventeenth-century Venetian or Dutch painting, but also Cubism, Surrealism and Pop Art. The New York-based artist has been associated with the gallery for over three decades, having mounted one of the first solo exhibitions of his career at Galerie Monika Sprüth in 1984.
Entrance to the Mind: Drawings by George Condo in the Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York
Through May 14, 2023
Drawing, or 'visual thinking' as he calls it, is central to George Condo’s practice, which centers around the figure. Ranging from early drawings made when he was a teenager to recent explorations into what he calls 'psychological Cubism,' Entrance to the Mind will highlight Condo's brilliant draftsmanship through a cast of characters in turn comic, monstrous, tragic, and endearing.Link