[Image: Kaws, Untitled, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 183 x 305 cm / 72 x 120 in. Photo: Farzad Owrang / Courtesy Perrotin]
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Considered one of the most relevant artists of his generation, Kaws engages audiences beyond the museums and galleries in which he regularly exhibits. His prolific body of influential work straddles the worlds of art and design to include paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, street art, and graphic and product design. Over the last two decades, Kaws has built a successful career with work that consistently shows his formal agility as an artist, as well as his underlying wit, irreverence, and affection for our times. He often draws inspiration and appropriates from pop culture animation to form a unique artistic vocabulary for his works across various mediums. Now admired for his larger-than-life sculptures and hard-edge paintings that emphasize line and color, Kaws’ cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters are perhaps the strongest examples of his exploration of humanity. His refined graphic language revitalizes figuration with big, bold gestures and keen, playful intricacy.
As seen in his collaborations with global brands, Kaws’ imagery possesses a sophisticated humor and reveals a thoughtful interplay with consumer products. Highly sought-after by collectors inside and outside of the art world, Kaws’ artworks, with their broad appeal, establish him as a uniquely prominent artist in today’s culture.
from March 22, 2018 to May 12, 2018