KAWS

photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli

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以布魯克林為據點的藝術家KAWS(本名BrianDonnelly),1974年生於紐澤西。
繪畫、素描、雕刻等作品在許許多多美術館或畫廊都有展出。
另外他還有平面設計藝術家的身分,他所企畫的玩具、潮流服飾擁有許多粉絲追求之外,在世界的舞台上,也以商品設計家的身分為人所知。
在故鄉紐澤西1990年代他首度以平面設計藝術家身分嶄露頭角,之後於SchoolofVisualArts繼續進修(1993~1996),在進修過程中他將焦點轉向於看板廣告、公車亭、公用電話等公共廣告上塗鴉,也因此活動也轉向了「公共介入」。
這也成為他與商業攝影師、廣告設計師等合作的開端,由此所創作出的原創藝術作品,也在許多人眼中留下的印象。
KAWS的作品輕而易舉地橫跨在廣告藝術及當代藝術兩個領域間。作品從平面設計、產品到商業設計,繪畫、素描、雕刻、壁畫、絹印等,以多種的樣貌呈現。
藝術史脈絡上來說,KAWS所吸取的是普普藝術的流行趨向,他最近在從事的創作是被抽象化後的漫畫繪畫作品,這些作品有參考大眾文化及現代表現主義的歷史脈絡。
他的作品綜合了具象與抽象的元素,也反映著當代文化混亂無秩序的特性。
最近他除了公開在ModernArtMuseumofFortWorth(德州 沃斯堡)所展出的雕刻作品「COMPANION(PASSINGTHROUGH)」之外;同時一樣「COMPANION」系列的人形作品,將其製作成40尺的氣球,並且以此參與了Macy’s感恩節遊行(11月)。在喬治亞州的HighMuseumofArt也舉辦了大型回顧展「DownTime」。

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2015 ALONG THE WAY, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum, Tomoo Gokita, Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
CLEAN SLATE, LA NAVE, Las Salinas, Ibiza, Spain
CLEAN SLATE, Shanghai Times Square, Shanghai, China
2014 “FINAL DAYS”, CAC Malaga, Spain
MAN’S BEST FRIEND, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, USA
CLEAN SLATE, Harbour City, Hong Kong, China
PLAY YOUR PART, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain
2013 “PASS THE BLAME”, Galerie Perrotin New York, USA
Mary Boone Gallery in cooperation with Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA
“Ups and Downs”, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, USA
“KAWS GISWIL”, More Gallery, Giswil, Switzerland
“Ohhh…”, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“BORN TO BEND”, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2012 “COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH)”, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
“IMAGINARY FRIENDS”, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
“The Nature of Need”, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
“KAWS: Down Time”, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
2011 “Companion (Passing Through)”, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
“FOCUS: KAWS”, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, USA
“Hold The Line”,Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
“Passing Through”, The Standard, New York, USA
“Passing Through”, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
2010 “Passing Through”, Harbour City Museum of Art, Hong Kong
“KAWS”, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
“Pay the Debt to Nature”, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain
2009 “The Long Way Home”, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, USA
2008 Gering & López Gallery, New York, USA
“Saturated”, Galerie Perrotin, Miami, USA
2003 “Original Fake”, BAPE Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002 Elms Lesters Painting Room, London, UK
“C9”, MU Art Foundation, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2001 “Tokyo First”, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1999: Colette, Paris, France
團體展
2015 Respect, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, Spain
ArtZuid 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014 If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It., curated by Peter Saul, Zurcher Studio, New York, NY
Joyride, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
Ok, I’ll rename it, Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, MO
Knock! Knock!, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain
Full House, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, NY
PAINT NEW YORK, GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin / 25ans”, TRIPOSTAL, Lille, France
2012 “White Columns Benefit Exhibition and Auction”, White Columns, New York, USA
East West Shift to the Middle Part #1, Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, MO
Group Show – Wangechi Mutu – KAWS – Jeff Sonhouse – Wim Delvoye, Gallery Zidoun, Luxembourg
It Ain’t Fair 2012, OHWOW, Miami, FL
2011 “PRETTY ON THE INSIDE”, organized by Erik Parker and KAWS, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
“Art in the Streets”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
“Party Animals” & “FACEMAKER,” Royal/T, Los Angeles, USA
2010 “Mutant Pop”, curated by Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, and Brandon Joyce, Galleri Loyal, Malmo, Sweden
“It Ain’t Fair”, OHWOW, Miami, USA
“The Reflected Gaze – Self Portraiture Today”, The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, USA
2009 “Just what is it that make today’s painting so different, so appealing”, Gering & López Gallery, New York, USA
“Stages”, organized by Lance Armstrong and Nike, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
“Alpha Exotica”, curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis, Hydra School Projects, Athens, Greece
The New Yorkers, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Plastic Culture”, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK
“I Can’t Feel My Face”, Curated by KAWS, Royal/T, Los Angeles, USA
2008 “Everything Else”, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, USA
2007 POPcentric, Gering & López Gallery, New York, USA
2006 “Info Babble”, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase, New York, USA
“Ugly Winners”, Galerie Du Juor Agnes B., Paris, France
2004 “Beautiful Losers”, curated by Aaron Rose and Christian Strike, Le Tri Postal, Lille, France, Palazzo Dell’Arte, Milan, Italy, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, USA, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA, Yerba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, USA, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA
2003 “SK8 on the Wall”, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002 “Session the Bowl”, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
“ALIFE Shop”, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
“Coded Language”, City Gallery Chastain, Atlanta, USA
2001 “Shortcuts”, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Athens, Greece
Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
“New Acquisitions from the Dakis Joannou Collection”, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece; Lakai Group Cultural Centretztt