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Harmony Korine

Frost Ball Jr High, 2014

House paint, acrylic, and oil on canvas
43 3/4 × 39 3/4 in
111.1 × 101 cm
location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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© Harmony Korine. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photography by Rob McKeever.
Harmony Korine
American, b. 1973
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Filmmaker, photographer, and painter Harmony Korine is best known for writing the 1995 cult film Kids. Korine’s paintings, like his films, embrace dichotomy, at once attracting and repelling viewers. He works with materials found at his local Salvation Army in Nashville, Tennessee, including masking tape, squeegees, house paint, and steak knives. Using a brush reduces Korine’s art-making possibilities and releases an unconscious force within him, resulting in bold, dynamic forms that Korine refers to as “mistakism.” An interest in loops and hypnotic repetition led Korine to produce his “Checking Madness” series of warped checkerboard patterns, while the sequential images in film inspired his “Loop Paintings” of distorted photographs collaged on canvas, which recall Andy Warhol’s “Death and Disaster” series.

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About the work
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© Harmony Korine. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photography by Rob McKeever.
Harmony Korine
American, b. 1973
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Filmmaker, photographer, and painter Harmony Korine is best known for writing the 1995 cult film Kids. Korine’s paintings, like his films, embrace dichotomy, at once attracting and repelling viewers. He works with materials found at his local Salvation Army in Nashville, Tennessee, including masking tape, squeegees, house paint, and steak knives. Using a brush reduces Korine’s art-making possibilities and releases an unconscious force within him, resulting in bold, dynamic forms that Korine refers to as “mistakism.” An interest in loops and hypnotic repetition led Korine to produce his “Checking Madness” series of warped checkerboard patterns, while the sequential images in film inspired his “Loop Paintings” of distorted photographs collaged on canvas, which recall Andy Warhol’s “Death and Disaster” series.

Harmony Korine

Frost Ball Jr High, 2014

House paint, acrylic, and oil on canvas
43 3/4 × 39 3/4 in
111.1 × 101 cm
location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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