John Kelsey – Untitled

John Kelsey is a New York based artist and writer, a member of the Bernadette Corporation, and co-director of Reena Spaulings gallery in New York.

His newest works show mostly male figures coming to blows or grappling in parking lots and other metropolitan settings. There is no hint about their identities or why they fight. Kelsey took the images from the internet. He depicts the emergence of a specific genre, the street fight, which is more local to smart phone and online culture than any known fine art tradition.

Geometric „sculptures“ are exhibited next to the watercolors. They are floor plans gathered from Kelsey’s search for a new apartment in New York. They take their names from the promotional text of their real estate listings

 

John Kelsey – Untitled

 

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