George Condo, ‘Spider Woman’, 2002, Gary Tatintsian Gallery
George Condo, ‘Spider Woman’, 2002, Gary Tatintsian Gallery

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Mutated Reality. Gary Tatintsian gallery, Moscow, Russia. 27 November 2015 - 02 April 2016
George Condo: Mental State. New Museum, New York, USA. Jan, 26 - May, 15 2011

Catalogue “Mutated Reality”. Gary Tatintsian gallery, Moscow, Russia. 2016 pages 38-43, 61
Catalogue “George Condo: Mental State”,Highway Publishing, New York, USA. 2011, page 30

About George Condo

George Condo’s work is populated by a cast of characters whose bulging eyes, bulbous cheeks, proliferating limbs, and hideous over- and under-bites set them apart as a singular species. Drawing on vastly diverse painting practices—like Pablo Picasso, Diego Velázquez, Henri Matisse, and Cy Twombly—Condo absorbs a vast range of art-historical sources, yet, at the same, creates a pictorial language characteristically his own, one that investigates the macabre, the carnivalesque, and the abject. He calls his surrealistic style “psychological cubism”, exploiting “our own imperfections—the private, off-moments or unseen aspects of humanity—that often give way to some of painting’s most beautiful moments.” Even Condo’s most abstract works, like Internal Space (2005) with its impenetrable geometric scaffolding of forms radiating from the painting’s center, explore the furthest extremes of the human psyche.

American, b. 1957, Concord, New Hampshire, based in New York, New York