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KAWS

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Opening / Event Date:
26 March, 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closing / End Date:
19 May, 2018
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Perrotin is proud to announce simultaneous exhibitions in its Tokyo and Hong Kong galleries by the multifaceted American artist KAWS. Both shows represent a homecoming of sorts for KAWS, who fortified his creative career in Tokyo in the early-2000s and was the first artist to exhibit in the gallery’s Hong Kong space in 2012.

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 animations to form a unique artistic vocabulary for his works across various mediums.

Now admired for his larger-than-life sculptures and hardedge 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.

KAWS (b. 1974, Jersey City, New Jersey; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) has exhibited internationally in major museums. His recent solo exhibitions include KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTS, Modern Art Museum
 of Fort Worth, Texas (2016) which traveled to the Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2017); KAWS, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Longside Gallery, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom (2016). His work has also been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri (2017); Brooklyn Museum, New York (2015); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain (2014); Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas (2013); Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2013); and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia (2011).

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Gallery: Alisan Fine Arts (Aberdeen)

Artist(s): Chu Ko, Cui Zifan, Kong Baiji, Li Huasheng

Opening / Event Date: 21 Apr, 2018

Closing / End Date: 31 Aug, 2018

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Gallery: Puerta Roja

Artist(s): Carlos Cruz-Diez, Yaacov Agam, Jesús Rafael Soto and Victor Vasarely, Gladys Nistor, Gruppo MID, Ventoso, Mariano Ferrante, Hans Kooi, Pe Lang, Olivier Ratsi

Opening / Event Date: 10 May, 2018

Closing / End Date: 22 Aug, 2018

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Gallery: Axel Vervoordt Gallery

Artist(s): Marco Tirelli

Opening / Event Date: 17 May, 2018

Closing / End Date: 1 Sep, 2018