Go See: George Condo, Variations, at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow through July 15

June 16th, 2008

Orgy Composition

George Condo, Orgy Composition (2008) via Gary Tatintsian Gallery

The Gary Tatinsian Gallery presents the works of George Condo through June 11 in Moscow.  Condo is well known for his portrait style caricatures which he mixes with irony and the grotesque.  He creates portraits of non-existent people and draws in many external influences.  His works often contain hidden references to political and corporate scandals.

George Condo, 17.05-15.07 [Gary Tatintsian Gallery]
Genius or kitsch? [Russia Today]
Moscow Express [ArtNet]

Smiling face

George Condo, Smiling Face (2008) via Gary Tatintsian Gallery

Influenced by Picasso, Condo works in the realm of artificial realism.  While using the tradition techniques of oil painting, Condo adds psychological complexity to his subjects.  The artist is an important global contemporary figure and is a bit of a milestone for the city’s burgeoning contemporary art scene.  It took the gallery owner, Gary Tatinstian, 3 years to organize the exhibit.

Barmaid

George Condo, Barmaid (2008) via Gary Tatinstian Gallery