Opening August 27th, Los Angeles based artist Tim Biskup will soon make his solo exhibition debut in Hong Kong with “Space Madness” at Kong Art Space. First featured in HF Vol. 2, as well as here on the blog, Biskup is well known for his increasingly explorative surreal character-based works. Over the years, the artist has credited Surrealism to Baroque and Modernist styles for his mixed aesthetic, always with a nod to his days an animation artist. Biskup seems to return to his roots with his latest series of loose and stylistic, cartoony mixed media paintings.
Last Saturday, Tim Biskup celebrated the opening of his new solo exhibition “Charge” at Martha Otero Gallery in LA (previewed here). The showcase is a mixture of the artist’s particular interests in early-20th-century art and meditations on his personal experiences, which he refers to as Baroque Modernism. “It was a sort of commitment to push myself really hard and make the best work I’ve ever done, but it was also the beginning of a very deep period of introspection. The word ‘charge’ has lots of different meanings and as I looked at each of them, the show took on a deeper character. It’s become a very complex show for me,” he told Hi-Fructose. Read more after the jump.
When we last heard from Tim Biskup (here), he was reaching into the annals of the avant-garde movement, blending his signature, quilt-like painting style with references to the great artists of the early 20th century. But this indulgence in Modernism proved to be a passing phase, though it continues to be an influence in his work. For his upcoming solo show at Martha Otero Gallery in LA, “Charge,” Biskup is more frenetic than ever. Read more after the jump.
Last Thursday, Tim Biskup (Hi-Fructose Vol. 18) opened a new solo show, “Excavation,” at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. Citing De Kooning as a primary influence of his new direction, Biksup turns to Abstract Expressionism as a starting point. Blending high art with low brow, he mixes the ambiguous lines and shapes with a rigid, design-oriented punk rock sensibility from his early days in the Southern California punk scene. Skulls frequently appear in his new paintings along with female figures, each representing a different dimension of emotions and mortality. Take a look at some of Biskup’s latest works below.
Now on view at THIS in Los Angeles is the latest solo show from artist Tim Biskup. ‘Former State’ celebrates the artist’s return to his hometown of Los Angeles in quite some time with an interesting departure for the artist, if such a thing can be said for someone who’s made impressive headway in the realms of painting, design, music and vinyl culture. Biskup’s latest is a series of portraiture, depicting in the artist’s style a variety of hand sculpted heads. The figures and paintings are displayed together in an interesting juxtaposition of clean brightly colored cubist two dimensional works accompanied by rough handmade figurines. ‘Former State’ will be on view until November 4th, get a look at some of the new corresponding pieces here on Hi-Fructose.