LONDON.- Faggionato Fine Art
presents Youve Gone Too Far This Time, including works by renowned international artists George Condo, Lisa Yuskavage, Nobuyashi Araki, Kiki Smith, Yayoi Kusama, Margherita Manzelli, Thomas Schütte and Mindy Shapero.
Youve Gone Too Far This Time offers an anthology of approaches to the contemporary body and its material representation. Through multiple contrasting investigations, sites of urgent conflict and vibrant accord are generated between the works, which share a preoccupation with overwriting the surface, materiality and subjectivity of the body. Colour, form, gesture, texture, and excess all come into play in this vigorous analysis of what it means to occupy and configure a body in the present day.
Kiki Smith's Untitled (1992) presents five elements of the female and male body literal bodily tissue - that hang on the wall like desiccated hides, the male organs drooling uselessly. On the adjacent wall, Arakis nude portraits (Shiki In Me, 2006) are overdaubed with violent strokes of neon paint that try, but fail, to obliterate their subjects. George Condo's hyperpneumatic Nude on Purple, (2007) and Mindy Shaperos vast, shimmering Ghost Head Guide.. (2006) offer alternate perspectives, both animal and divine, on the subject as it inhabits the human face. Thomas Schütte's muted, pensive Mirror Portraits (1999) gaze over the resonant physicality of the same artist's Red Urn and Yellow Urn, while Lisa Yuskavage's candy-shaded breastfeeding rabbits presage Kate Garraway in a darkly comic reframing of human fecundity.