Art May, 15 2012

KAWS “Nature of Need” Exhibition at Galerie Perrotin Hong Kong – Recap

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Just last night we presented our interview with Brooklyn artist Kaws about his past and his recent collaboration with Ikepod on a watch. Today his new exhibition opened its doors in Hong Kong, at the newly opened Galerie Perrotin.

Staying true to his style, Kaws presents interesting new formats of his work at the “Nature of Need” exhibition in Hong Kong this week. From works split into multiple canvas’, to interesting canvas forms, adapting to his work, the exhibition offers Kaws fans and collectors something to look forward to.

“Separated into two distinct areas, the main room showcased the new series of vertical “plank” canvases. Measuring 7 foot in height, each piece represents a slice of emotion & action with a “less is more” motif. Like Damien Hirst’s Sliced Cows which portray life and death, these animated slices explore the ironies of our desires. With simple gestures, the series blends and evolves two bodies of works – his ground breaking tondo installation which premiered at the 2011 Armory and his recent solo at Honor Fraser.

The second room brings together a sampling of KAWS’ other works. At the center is the Chain of Command canvas where the abstract meets precision, creating a unique composition that induces a vague sense of recognition by drawing on both the NY-based artist’s roots in graffiti as a young adult and his first job working in the field of animation. We also see a set of 40 inch tondos, one of which contains the installation painting he created for his recent solo at the High Museum in Atlanta.”

The exhibition opens tonight and runs until June 30th, 2012.

Take a detailed look at the KAWS “Nature of Need” Exhibition at Galerie Perrotin Hong Kong after the jump.

Photography: Arrested Motion

Read our recent interview with KAWS here.