A well-received work and variation of KAWS'' large scale GONE sculpture - a key highlight of KAWS’ recent exhibition, ''KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness'' at National Gallery of Victoria, Australia and Skarstedt Gallery New York (2019).
Medium: Painted Vinyl Cast Resin. 14 x 15 x 4 inches.
KAWS: A leading artist of his generation, Brooklyn-based KAWS engages audiences beyond the museums and galleries in which he regularly exhibits. KAWS is perhaps best known for his iconic character, Companion, which is featured in key paintings, sculptures, products, and toy figures. KAWS’ art possesses a sophisticated humour and thoughtful critique of consumer products. His bold, high-minded graphic language revitalises figuration with big, bold gestures and keen, playful intricacy. More on KAWS GONE "GONE is the artist’s inaugural show upon joining Skarstedt Gallery, debuting four large-scale bronze sculptures... New insights to KAWS’s ideology also reveal themselves in the curation of paintings, which, unique to this body of work, feature a slightly different colour palette – viewers are brought to exalt in rich earthy tones: deep green, burgundy, moss, teal, and pops of neon yellow. Experiencing GONE offers endless parallels that one can draw between the paintings and bronzes; moments of witnessing and hiding, moments of bravery and resignation, and the subsequent paradox of emotions." (source: Skarstedt Gallery)