Artist Focus: George Condo

In DSNR MAG's first Artist Focus, I've decided to study the artist George Condo. artist focus is a on going independent artist study of different creatives in different fields.


Artist Focus


George Condo

George Condo is a contemporary American artist known for his unique figurative paintings. Featuring fractured portraits and aggressive imagery, Condo often recontextualizes paintings from the Old Masters, blending their imagery and techniques with aesthetics that echo Pablo Picasso and Willem de Kooning. “I describe what I do as psychological Cubism,” the artist has explained of his work. Born in 1957, the Concord, NH, he studied art history and music theory at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. A member of the band The Girls during the late 1970s, Condo met Jean-Michel Basquiat in New York at a show, it was Basquiat that suggested he move down to New York to pursue a career in art. Condo’s first public exhibitions were held in East Village galleries between 1981 and 1983. After a brief stretch working in Andy Warhol’s Factory, Condo decamped to Paris in 1985 for a decade. His influence can be seen in a range of contemporary painters, including John CurrinGlenn Brown, and Lisa Yuskavage. In 2010, Condo collaborated with the musician Kanye West in producing cover art for his album A Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. (Provided By 

You Can view the artist's works below, as well as paintings I've created inspired by him.