For his debut solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth, 'AGGRESSIVE DR1FTER,' American artist and filmmaker Harmony Korine will present a new series of acid-hued paintings drawn from his forthcoming film 'Aggro Dr1ft.' This unprecedented fusion of Korine's painting and filmic practices expands the irreverent polymath's exploration of the aesthetics of gaming and their seepage into the wider culture. Korine's oeuvre is both deliberate and erratic, figurative and abstract, and, like his films, the artist's paintings blur boundaries between 'high' and 'low' in ways that simultaneously attract and repel viewers with their hypnotic, otherworldly atmosphere.
Marking Korine's first presentation in Los Angeles in over eight years, the exhibition opens 15 September at Hauser & Wirth Downtown Los Angeles. It will remain on view through 14 January 2024 in the complex's South Gallery.
Ahead of the exhibition, Korine sat down with German art historian, educator and publisher of the journal Texte zur Kunst, Isabelle Graw, to discuss the artist's new body of work. Below is an excerpt of their conversation.*
Press release courtesy Hauser & Wirth.