DRONE is a solo exhibition of paintings by the new media conceptual artist KATSU. The show will present a suite of new monumental Dot paintings alongside the artists’ ongoing series of Smiles, Drone Flowers, and Portraits. KATSU will also present UNTITLED, an autonomous painting video. This is KATSU’s first exhibition with the gallery.
This exhibition will include traditional subject matter, such as portraits and flowers, as well as a new suite of monumental abstract Dot paintings. The trio of seven by eleven foot Dotsare impressionistic in their diffuse use of color and form. KATSU often paints the human face and archetypal expressions as a timeless way to transfer data between artist and viewer. The yellow and black Smile paintings are captivating and exciting – the opposite of the pervasive android emoticons that have inserted themselves into the vocabulary of our daily digital diaries. These ‘smiley faces’ are strangely human, within a drunken “Pop” aesthetic.