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King of Pop - No. 135 - 1991 - 2018
Mark Ryden, God Yak (#138), 2019
Oil on canvas and hand-carved wood frame
54 x 50 inches, 137.2 x 127 cm.
Mark Ryden, God Yak (#138), 2019, oil on canvas and hand-carved wood frame, 54 x 50 inches, 137.2 x 127 cm.
Mark Ryden
SUPER SPIRIT ANIMALS
Due to the Coronavirus this exhibition is tentatively rescheduled for June 5, 2020.

Kasmin and Perrotin are delighted to announce a jointly organized exhibition of new works by American painter Mark Ryden (b. 1963, United States). Featuring over twenty works from the artist's latest series, Super Spirit Animals, the exhibition will be on view at Perrotin's Shanghai gallery. This also marks the artist's first solo show in China.

Super Spirit Animals presents a portrait gallery of enchanted characters that embody the artist's meticulously-realized, signature blend of archetype, kitsch, and narrative mysticism. Resplendent with pink-cheeked, wide-eyed divine beings, the works are encased in ornate, hand-carved wooden frames of the artist's design that function as part of the artwork, extending the traditional limits of the picture plane. The characters' otherworldly demeanors found within are inspired by the idiosyncratic and playfully proportioned faces of 1950s vintage plush animal toys. Whilst many of these creatures present a benevolent smile framed by soft tendrils of candy-colored fur, saccharine curls, roses, and silk bows, a darker tension lies just under the surface, hinting at the haunting resonance of the subconscious.

A fully-illustrated catalogue will be published on the occasion of the exhibition.

KASMIN AND PERROTIN AT PERROTIN SHANGHAI
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