BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1992
Californian artist David Korty's images of scenes in Los Angeles— Ikea, malls, urban youngsters going about their everyday lives—tap into an indubitably hip aesthetic that channels oh-so-current cartoons, illustrations, and street art. However, even the most ruthless critic would concede Korty's ability to crystallize the beauty of the overlooked quotidian moment, not by embellishing or complicating it in any way but through a commendable technique of reducing reality to its most basic elements with washed out colors, geometric shapes, and simple lines.
A survey of David Korty's work will nonetheless pinball through many different moods, sceneries, and styles. The aesthetically pleasing representations will keep a hypnotic grasp on the viewer, who will be left wondering if, perhaps, they saw them in a dream.
David Korty Gallery Art
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Kimmerich, New York, NY
Sadie Coles HQ, London, England
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy