Hauser & Wirth London

New paintings by George Condo in »Ideals of the Unfound Truth«

George Condo has been a fixture in American contemporary art since the 1980s. Now Hauser & Wirth London is showing recent works by the painter from October 13 to December 23, 2021.

October 13, 2021
George Condo, Female Portrait with Medallion, 2021
© George Condo Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
George Condo, Female Portrait with Medallion, 2021

Condo unites aspects of modern and contemporary painting in what he calls »psychological cubism«, characterized by aggressive, grotesque imagery and bold lines. Depicting different dimensions of the human psyche in one painting is Condo's main concern. He uncovers the extremes as well as the diversity of emotions and states of mind, searching for the true essence of man.

George Condo in his studio
© George Condo Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
George Condo in his studio

Born in New Hampshire in 1957 and now living in New York, Condo studied music theory and art history, and his working method is strongly influenced by jazz. Condo uses terms like »rhythm« and »tempo« when describing his painting process. Over the years, jazz's focus on improvisation from a firm musical base exerted an ever-increasing influence on Condo.

George Condo, The Day I Stopped Drinking, 2021
© George Condo Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
George Condo, The Day I Stopped Drinking, 2021

Tip: Since September, the Long Museum in Shanghai has already been hosting a comprehensive retrospective of Condo's work, with about 150 paintings, tracing his development and showing some works made especially for the exhibition.Art.Salon

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