George Condo [Pintor e Escultor Americano]

George Condo (1957-) Nasceu em Concord, New Hampshire. Pintor e escultor americano. Estudou História da Arte e Teoria Musical na Univesity of Massachusettes. 

Sua pintura é baseada nos antigos mestres, especialmente os retratos em que os interpreta e distorce. 

Discute sexualidade, violência, comédia e tragédia na natureza humana.

Participou da Whitney Biennial e recebeu os Academy Award of Arts and Letters e Francis J Grimberg Award. 
Vive e tarbalha em Nova York. Atualmente há uma retrospectiva no New Museum, Nova York.
George Condo (born 1957 in Concord, New Hampshire) is an American contemporary visual artist working in the mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Condo has occupied a prominent position in the art world for close to three decades. He currently lives and works in New York City.

Condo studied Art History and Music Theory at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Throughout his early life he studied guitar and composition while pursuing his lifelong interest in painting and drawing. After two years at UMass Lowell he moved to Boston where he worked in a silk screen shop and joined proto-synth/punk band The Girls with abstract painter Mark Dagley, avant garde musician Daved Hild and Robin Amos, founding member of Cul de Sac. Their first and only single, Jeffrey I Hear You/Elephant Man (1979) was produced by David Thomas of Pere Ubu. In 1979 Condo met Jean-Michel Basquiat for the first time when the Girls opened for Basquiat’s band Gray at the downtown nightclub Tier 3. After this meeting Condo immediately moved to New York to pursue his career as an artist. In 1980 Condo became a founding member of the Punk/Blues band Hi Sheriffs of Blue.

Condo has exhibited extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia. His works have been included in exhibitions at many prestigious museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Salzburg; Ministere de la Culture, Paris; Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona; the Kunsthalle Bielefeld in Germany; the Musee Maillol, Paris; The Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico, Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

In 2005 the Museum der Moderne Salzburg and Kunsthalle Bielefeld co-organized the exhibition George Condo: One Hundred Women, curated by Dr. Thomas Kellein. The exhibition was accompanied by a monograph featuring essays by Margrit Brehm, Stacey Schmidt and Kellein. In 2009 the Musee Maillol, Paris organized the exhibition George Condo: The Lost Civilization featuring paintings, drawings and sculpture created between 2003 and 2008. The monograph published by Gallimard in conjunction with the exhibition featured new writings on the artist’s work by Didier Ottinger, Bertrand Lorquin and Massimiliano Gioni, as well as a reprinting of Felix Guattari’s original text from 1990.

In 2011, The New Museum in New York City opened a mid-career retrospective of Condo's work titled Mental States. This watershed exhibition was critically acclaimed by Holland Cotter of The New York Times as “Sensational.” The show traveled to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Hayward Gallery, and the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt. In 2013, Condo's large black-and-white banner featuring a court jester was installed on the façade of the Metropolitan Opera House, advertising the Met’s new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto.

Condo’s work is currently on view in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
He is represented by Skarstedt Gallery, New York, Simon Lee Gallery, London and Sprüth Magers Berlin/London.



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