Mapping the comics trend at Pace London
The upcoming exhibition “Everything falls faster than an anvil” at Pace London is not the last art cocktail mixing good names and emerging artists, but a group show that mirrors a real trend in contemporary art, and puts it in relation with a specific tradition of art and cartoons.
The trend is the one set by artists using the synthetic and direct language of comics, cartoons or illustrations. As Conceptual Fine Arts noted a few months ago in an article about Yoan Mudry, nowadays the images of artworks are circulating mostly thanks to the world wide web and this “synthetic” use of the line is definitely a powerful source, possibly an alternative one to the not-iconic art mass production of the last years. Unfortunately any work by Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons, or Mathias Poledna is included, but considering that we are in a private gallery and not in a museum this is more than enough. To be visited, also to find out how the alternative cartoon physics could be an effective art critic tool.
Artists on show: Catharine Ahearn, Alistair Frost, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Tala Madani, Yoan Mudry, Marlie Mul, Oliver Osborne, Tørbjørn Rødland and Peter Wächtler, Carl Ostendarp, Philip Guston, John Wesley, Yoshitomo Nara, Claes Oldenburg and Paul Thek. At Pace gallery London, 9 May to 18 June 2014 .
September 22, 2014