Douglas Kolk, Untitled, 1998 Mixed Media on Paper 113,5 x 82,5 cm
Galerie Akinci is very pleased to announce its first presentation of the work of Douglas Kolk (b. 1963 in Newark, USA) with an exhibition of his drawings and collages from various periods. Kolk is an artist with a remarkable life story and oeuvre. The protagonists in his works seem to find themselves in a chaotic universe of images, overloaded with symbols from the fashion and media culture. The figures in his collages float in a dizzying multiplicity of visual codes, a situation that can turn at any moment into a psychological inferno from which the individual cannot escape. Highly fragile, drawn figures of boys and girls betray a split personality and morbidity, but are nevertheless replete with longing and sensitivity. Themes such as androgyny, sexuality, addiction, fear and death dominate his oeuvre.
Douglas Kolk’s work features in such renowned collections as the MoMA in New York, the Falckenberg Collection in Hamburg, the Chadha Art Collection in the Netherlands and the Saatchi Collection in Britain.
JOHN CURRIN Yet to be titled, 2009 Oil on canvas 42 x 34 inches (106.7 x 86.4 cm)
Something About Mary at The Arnold & Marie Schwartz Met Gallery
on view September 22, 2009 - January 2010.
Contemporary Artists Create Works About Mary Magdalene Inspired by Met’s New Opening Night Production of Puccini’s Tosca. Artists include Paul Chan, Francesco Clemente, George Condo, John Currin, Elizabeth Peyton, James Rosenquist, Julian Schnabel, and Francesco Vezzoli.
The Murmaid has big boobs and purple nipples.
Detail of the Judith Supine found on the Bowery near Houston Street in New York City. Notice the multiple nipples on the boobs.
Sexy Stencil of Nude Woman.
Found on the Bowery near Houston Street in NYC.
Born and based in Paris, Thomas Lelu is a writer and artist represented by the Dominique Fiat Gallery in Paris.
He is also the new Art Director of Playboy France.
For thesepainting, Thomas used acrylic paints on some vintage erotic magazines.
And if you are in Paris you can go check the exhibit at the Fiat gallery [11am to 7pm - 16, rue des Coutures Saint-Gervais 75003 Paris]