July 10, 2020

Harmony Korine at Gagosian

Harmony Korine's exhibition at Gagosian mixes reality (oil paintings of Korine's Miami household) with imagination (the Young Twitchy character that 'haunts' the property)
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About the Exhibit - Young Twitchy 

Harmony Korine’s exhibition, Young Twitchy was on view at Gagosian in the Spring of 2019. 

Harmony Korine at Gagosian

You may be familiar with Korine as a famous Hollywood director, known for movies like Spring Break and Kids. However, in the art world, he’s just known as a fine artist, represented by one of the best galleries in the world, Gagosian. 

Harmony Korine at Gagosian
Harmony Korine at Gagosian

Below Harmony describes how he created the works. 

The works were re-created in oil paint on canvas from images I constructed on my iPhone. I usually took these photographs around my home in Florida, and then painted over them with different characters. These light creatures hang out with the dogs, or dance on the abandoned boat dock. I would sit outside alone by the water and create alien-like friends on a low-key cosmic tropical playground. —Harmony Korine (source
Harmony Korine at Gagosian
Harmony Korine at Gagosian
“I called the show “Young Twitchy,” because I kept thinking the character is so twitchy. I just like the idea of these little twitchy lifeforms. I don’t necessarily really think there are ghosts at my house.” - Harmony Korine (source
Harmony Korine at Gagosian
Harmony Korine at Gagosian
Harmony Korine at Gagosian
“I don’t ever set out and say I’m going to do a show about blah blah blah blah. But then I also don’t really do that with the movies, either. It really is a culmination of imagery. There’s a kind of randomness to it but then with the juxtaposition of specific images sometimes a narrative develops almost on its own.” - Harmony Korine (source
Harmony Korine at Gagosian
Harmony Korine at Gagosian
Harmony Korine at Gagosian

About the Artist - Harmony Korine

Korine lives and works in Miami. He’s had exhibitions at major museums all over the world. 

Harmony Korine at Gagosian
Harmony Korine at Gagosian
“I enjoy it [painting] more than making films. Over the last I’d say ten years, it has definitely become probably the main focus, artistic focus. I just enjoy it. I prefer to be left alone to make what I want to make—it’s not such a collaborative effort.” - Harmony Korine (source
Harmony Korine at Gagosian
Harmony Korine at Gagosian

Korine’s work was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial and the 50th Biennale di Venezia, Venice in 2003. (source

Harmony Korine at Gagosian
Harmony Korine at Gagosian
Harmony Korine at Gagosian


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