Known for his grotesque nudes and warped portraits, George Condo has occupied a central position in American art for the past forty years. His imaginative and unique visual vocabulary plays tribute to a vast array of art-historical genres, such as Old Master portraiture, Cubism and allusions to American contemporary culture. Condo paints a cast of characters whose deconstructed faces all confront the viewer with wild energy. Investigating both the macabre and the carnivalesque, Condo's diverse range of artwork remains united by his very specific pictorial language. With contorted figures and twisted features, Condo's paintings have continued to shock and delight throughout his prosperous career.
Text courtesy Maddox Gallery.
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