UNDER INVASION! This December, Sothebys S|2
presents Mr Doodle Invades Sothebys, a solo exhibition of works by the 25-year-old British artist Sam Cox, more commonly known as Mr Doodle. From 6 19 December, Mr Doodle will invade Sothebys gallery with his doodles a humorous reinterpretation of some of the most famous and iconic paintings in history. Some pieces have been recreated in very abstract ways and some in a very clear reference to the original. To spice up the exhibition, Mr Doodle will host live doodling sessions on 7 December (Saturday), transforming the gallery space into part of Mr Doodles very own DoodleWorld.
Mr Doodle, the artist, says, Critics often describe my doodles as not art. In response to this, I thought what better surface to invade than Sotheby's, one of the most prestigious fine art auction houses in the world who sold some of the most renowned artworks in history? I therefore decided to invade their gallery with my doodles, twisting and morphing these iconic pieces and transforming them into part of DoodleWorld. This series was really fun to make, and I hope this exhibition allows audience to see the art world through my own eyes -- something to have fun with and something to laugh at.
Jonathan Wong, Gallery Director, comments, Sothebys Hong Kong Gallery has long had the privilege of spotlighting works by some of the greatest artists in history. As 2019 comes to an end, the young and talented Mr Doodle presents a mischievous and ingenious intervention at our Gallery: a series of graffiti-style works inspired by historical masterpieces. In this meticulously curated exhibition, Mr Doodle leads us on a voyage through art history with works referencing the Old Masters, Impressionist and Modern, as well as Contemporary Art invading Sothebys in all the major fine art categories we offer. We warmly welcome everyone to join us on this whimsical journey, closing the year with a good dose of humour.
Yuki Terase, Head of Contemporary Art Asia, adds, Mr. Doodles interventions have become a unique visual phenomenon of its own in recent years, one that enriches the multifaceted genre of street art and urban art. We are pleased to bring Mr. Doodles explosive energy and witty humour to Asia, presenting to audiences an exhibition that questions the boundaries between art and graffiti while engaging playfully with iconic works from art history.