Mr. Condo, 61, is best known for his bold figurative paintings that blend old master techniques and cartoonish characters, capturing a range of emotions from many perspectives in a method he calls “psychological Cubism.” “In the early days of Cubism, you would see a violin from four different angles simultaneously,” he said. “I like to create a chaotic imbalance that then needs to be reassembled back into something aesthetically pleasing.” At the Met, he has translated his manic approach massively into three dimensions, creating a head at once classical, futuristic and abstract.
(Hilarie M. Sheets, “A Sun God? A Cyborg? No, It’s a George Condo Creation,” NYTimes, 10-29-19)
I was introduced to George Condo’s painting several years ago by a profile of him in the New Yorker. The article described in some detail his palette and his technique. It was extremely helpful to a novice painter.
(c) 2019 JMN