Date: Thursday, 3 November 2022 to Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Location: 508 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA
Installation shots ‘After the Punch’ by Georg Óskar in New York | 2022 | Courtesy of JD Malat Gallery
JD Malat Gallery is thrilled to announce After the Punch, the debut exhibition in New York City by Georg Óskar (b. 1985), an internationally recognised Berlin-based artist from Iceland. His large-scale canvases ignite a thought-provoking conversation on the complexities of contemporary life. On display from 3 November to 30 November, the show encourages the viewers to embark on the journey of endless search for the balance between darkness and humour.
After the Punch presents an electrifying selection of seven brand new paintings, encompassing the signature visual vocabulary of Óskar’s ouvre. Suffused with the expressive painterly marks, dynamic and yet murky colour palette, his spontaneous and incandescent canvases highlight the mundane moments of life, which often remain unnoticed. Óskar explores the transcendental experience of ordinary events. Óskar’s canvases act as mirrors for the viewers to reflect on the overwhelming experience of ‘tapping into the void of being.’ After the Punch marks Óskar’s strongest and most introspective body of work to date. It unveils his signature sarcastic take on contemporary life on a more profound and deeper level than ever before.