Tony Tasset, ‘Dolphin Fun (indoor or outdoor work)’, 2016, Kavi Gupta
Tony Tasset, ‘Dolphin Fun (indoor or outdoor work)’, 2016, Kavi Gupta
Tony Tasset, ‘Dolphin Fun (indoor or outdoor work)’, 2016, Kavi Gupta
Tony Tasset, ‘Dolphin Fun (indoor or outdoor work)’, 2016, Kavi Gupta
Tony Tasset, ‘Dolphin Fun (indoor or outdoor work)’, 2016, Kavi Gupta

Art Basel Miami Beach 2016

About Tony Tasset

Master of the vernacular, mixed-media artist Tony Tasset sends-up Americana and the American dream in his sardonic, psychedelic sculptures, installations, films, and photographs, which he describes as “Pop Conceptual.” From his base in Chicago (appropriately, an American center-point), he generates works that he sends across the country and abroad. These include a giant Paul Bunyan with uncharacteristically drooping shoulders; trompe l’oeil snowmen and smashed jack-o-lanterns; abstract compositions on panel of colored blotches spilling from various consumer products and fast foods; and a grotesque, cartoonish figure composed of hotdogs. Citing Norman Rockwell and Walt Disney as influences, Tasset aims to tap into—and twist—iconic American imagery, asking: “Could I take something that's so banal, so quoted, that everybody has kind of made, and could I treat it like a Giacometti? Could I give it that pathos and existential angst?”

American, b. 1960, Cincinnati, Ohio, based in Chicago, Illinois

Group Shows

2016
Stuart & Co. Gallery, 
Chicago,
Kevin Maginnis: Spun
2015
Art+Culture Projects, 
BROOKLYN,
2015
East Hampton,
All Killer No Filler