By Siddhi Jain
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANSlife) A solo exhibition of works by a 25-year-old popular British artist Sam Cox, more commonly known as Mr. Doodle, will open next week in a Hong Kong gallery.
From December 6-19, Mr. Doodle will exhibit his works in Sotheby’s S|2 gallery space, as a humorous reinterpretation of some of the most famous and iconic paintings in history, including Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Mona Lisa’, Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’, and Munch’s ‘Scream’.
Some pieces have been recreated in very abstract ways and some in a very clear reference to the original.
“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 the audience to see the art world through my own eyes — something to have fun with and something to laugh at,” Mr. Doodle, the artist, said.
The series of graffiti-style works inspired by historical masterpieces, promises to be a voyage through art history.
It also questions the boundaries between art and graffiti while engaging playfully with iconic works from the history of art.
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