Thursday, June 01, 2006
This October English art collector, Charles Saatchi, is bringing a new "collaborative" exhibition to the Royal Academy of Arts. The Show is entitled "USA TODAY", and is meant to reflect what is happening in contemporary art (mostly painting) here in America. Click here to see a sample of artists that will be included in the exhibition. I have chosen to spotlight artist Douglas Kolk's work. Douglas' low rent drawing and collage work seems to rely on the spirit of Basquiat and Pettibon, with the drawing skills of Elizabeth Payton. It's the kind of "uber hip" post grad school art, that is both playful and cynical, an ideal choice for a survey of American contemporary art. For more Kolk images click here.