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Winter Show: Condo, Scharf, and Schnabel.

Miami— February 3, 2022— Tresart is pleased to present Winter Show: Condo, Scharf, and Schnabel. 

The exhibition brings light to an exclusive selection of recent works by iconic artists whose careers began during one of the most historically vibrant decades of Contemporary Art, the New York art scene in the 1980s, and whose artistic evolution continues to represent solid contributions to contemporary art. Winter Show: Condo, Scharf, and Schnabel will be on view through February 20th, 2022 by appointment only.

The 1960s and 1970s witnessed what has been termed as the “dematerialization” of the art object, as it focused more on the idea or the concept than the object itself. By contrast, the 1980s saw a return to the traditions of painting and sculpture. These artists, loosely categorized within the Neo-Expressionist movement, drew upon a variety of themes, with their work characterized by bold color, aggressive brushstrokes, and, very often, intersecting at their extreme end with works of graffiti.  While united by their interest in painting, their approach and media were and continue to be extremely heterogeneous.

George Condo (b. 1957) has occupied a central position in the landscape of American painting for nearly 40 years. He coined the term Artificial Realism, “the realistic representation of that which is artificial,” to describe his hybridization of traditional European Old Master painting with a sensibility informed by American pop.

Kenny Scharf (b.1958) is an iconic painter and street artist. His graffiti gained him notoriety for his stylized cartoons that featured aliens and popular culture icons in tessellated, colorful patterns. Taken together, his popular culture-based imagery with made-up science-related backgrounds, represent the intersection of art and street culture pushing the line between high and low art. 

Julian Schnabel (b. 1951) is a seminal artist from the era whose artistic practice continues to push the medium. His unorthodox, highly experimental approach to the use of materials, gestures, and form was pivotal in the reemergence of painting in the United States and the rest of the world in the late 1970s. 

Since the 1980s, Condo, Scharf, and Schnabel have been instrumental in the international revival of painting.  An exclusive selection of their works come together at our Winter Show, embodying the spirit of an iconic era.

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