George Condo, ‘The Sculptor’, 2003, Galerie Andrea Caratsch

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
George Condo: The Way I Think, Phillips Collection, Washington
2017
An Uncanny Likeness, Simon Lee Gallery, New York
2016
Biennial of Painting: Yoknapatawpha, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle
2014
George Condo HEADSPACE, Simon Lee Gallery, London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
George Condo: The Way I Think, Phillips Collection, Washington
2014
George Condo HEADSPACE, Simon Lee Gallery, London

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
An Uncanny Likeness, Simon Lee Gallery, New York
2016
BLACK'N'WHITE, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, St. Moritz
2016
Biennial of Painting: Yoknapatawpha, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle
2015
MUTATED REALITY, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
2015
[RED], Casterline | Goodman Gallery, Aspen
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