The paintings are inspired by Color Field masterworks with vibrant atmospheres composed of a variety of shapes, dimensions and details. There are three never-before-seen sculptures that represent his cosmic paintings and nostalgic imagery. One entitled "Squirtz" was on display at the Standard Hotel, High Line but now are is at the gallery. After the show it will return to the Standard for everyone to see. (You can purchase an event poster and catalogue at the PK SHOP or the Standard.)
"Red Scary Guy"
"Squirtz" also can be seen again at the Standard, High Line after the show ends in early May 2013.
My signed piece! Ok, let's move on...
Scharf's use of acrylic and airbrush-like oil paint pulls together the influence of street culture mixed with contemporary art that he basically established long ago. If you are familiar with his work you'll recognize the themes of the cosmic world of outer space and the future and the ever presence of nature. The sculptures are giagantic with freezing ex[ressive cartoon-like faces in threes dimensional forms, again, larger than life.
Meet Totemotiki. He climbs twelve feet to the ceiling, stacking faces that interconnect and rotate. The essence is of human emotion, and well, how can you now smile when looking at these gems? You must see them in person, all three of them!
Signing my box while an admirer watches, bet she wishes she had a box top too! (No, that's not me.)
One of the best saved for last located all the way on the back wall. Look close, the details will astound you.
This signed poster is available the PK SHOP
And, another one signed, it's different than the first above!
More more info visit http://www.paulkasmingallery.com
and http://kennyscharf.com, make sure you see this brilliant spectacle by May 4, 2013!