Kenny Scharf

Earth


Shanghai

For the safety of our visitors and staff, masks must be worn by all visitors upon entrance and hand sanitizer will be provided at the door and throughout the gallery.

Inquire about the exhibition:
inquiries@alminerech.com

The gallery is open from 11am until 7pm.

  • , Taitookan, 2021
    Taitookan (Look Up), 2021
    Oil, acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    228.6 x 177.8 cm
    90 x 70 in
  • , Hwaway, 2021
    Hwaway, 2021
    Oil, acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    76.2 x 76.2 cm
    30 x 30 in
  • , Shoowangshu, 2021
    Shoowangshu, 2021
    Oil, acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    182.9 x 152.4 cm
    72 x 60 in
  • , Komplex, 2021
    Komplex, 2021
    Oil on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    177.8 x 228.6 cm
    70 x 90 in
  • , Arborifico, 2021
    Arborifico, 2021
    Oil, acrylic & spray paint on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    149.9 x 127 cm
    59 x 50 in
  • , Vring!, 2021
    Vring!, 2021
    Oil, acrylic & spray paint on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    152.4 x 121.9 cm
    60 x 48 in
  • , Zhi (Solstice), 2021
    Zhi (Solstice), 2021
    Oil, acrylic & spray paint on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    182.9 x 152.4 cm
    72 x 60 in
  • , Izm, 2021
    Izm, 2021
    Oil, acrylic & spray paint on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    177.8 x 228.6 cm
    70 x 90 in
  • Kublobliss, 2021
    Kublobliss, 2021
    Oil on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    121.9 x 152.4 cm
    48 x 60 in
    (KSCH0058)
  • , Paintinga, 2021
    (KSCH0052)

    Kenny SCHARF
    Paintinga, 2021
    Oil & silkscreen ink on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    76.2 x 76.2 cm
    30 x 30 in

  • , Q Blobz, 2021
    Q Blobz, 2021
    Oil & acrylic on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    182.9 x 152.4 cm
    72 x 60 in
  • , Faceballz, 2021
    Faceballz, 2021
    Oil, Acrylic and spray paint on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    152.4 x 121.9 cm
    60 x 48 in
  • , Squirtz, 2021
    Squirtz, 2013/2021
    Enamel, spray paint and rhinestones on cast fiberglass
    61 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm
    24 x 18 x 18 in
    Edition 5 of 8 plus 2 AP
  • , Jingu, 2021
    Jingu, 2021
    Oil & silk screen ink on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    61 x 61 cm
    24 x 24 in
  • , Shameen, 2021
    Shameen, 2021
    Oil, acrylic, spray paint & silkscreen ink on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    177.8 x 228.6 cm
    70 x 90 in
    (KSCH0068)
  • , Pinkitchy, 2021
    Pinkitchy, 2021
    Oil & spray paint on linen with powder coated aluminum frame
    152.4 x 121.9 cm
    60 x 48 in

Press release

Almine Rech Shanghai is pleased to present Earth, Kenny Scharf's third solo exhibition with the gallery, and his first in China.

In the early 1980s, in pursuit of his hero Andy Warhol, Kenny Scharf moved from Los Angeles to New York at age 19. There, Scharf met Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and a group of like-minded artists. Together they brought Pop Art to the streets, put Warhol's "Soup Cans" onto the stage and started a new movement.

Scharf's work resorts to pop culture and the politics of graffiti, but unlike Basquiat or Haring, his graphic motif and forms were inspired by cartoons such as The Flintstones Season (1960) and The Jetsons (1962). Not only did he retain the narrative in the animation, but in many cases, the paintings portray fragments or parts of an animation. In Scharf's fictive imagination, seldomly are there human characters; instead, cartoon animals, plants and unidentified species form a self-contained eco-system. Bright colors like red, yellow, blue, green and purple are combined to create a strong Pop and Surrealistic undertone.

- Lu Mingjun, curator, Young researcher at School of Philosophy, Fudan University