"The Agony and the Ecstasy (2)"
Executed in 2012. Enamel and scotchlite and vinyl. Canvas 152.5 x 117 cm. Certificate of authenticity included in lot.
35 000 - 40 000 SEK
3 472 - 3 968 EUR
Carl Kostyál, London.
Stadium Gallery, NYC, ”The Agony and the Ecstasy”, 6 September – 6 October 2012.
Parker Ito, born in 1986, is a LA-based Internet artist known for his ingenious installations, mixed media, digital works and paintings.
The work in the auction was exhibited at Ito’s solo show ”The Agony and the Ecstasy” at Stadium Gallery in NY. The works in the exhibition started out from the idea that Ito wanted to make works that were un-documentable. The result were art objects that were reflective and offered multiple unique viewing experiences. Ito exlpains ”I am passionate about the Internet and making work about the effects that Internet has had on traditional art objects is the most honest thing I can do, even if sometimes I do that under another name. These paintings and sculptures are made flat, un-stretched. Water and paint is sprayed through a screen on to the reflective material, which leads to very randomized results. This reduces the whole process into something very systematic, but also random, and I see this as being similar to how I (we) experience the web through our browsers.” (Interview in Hunted Projects by Steven Cox)
Ito has already had major shows, with exhibitions at White Cube, London, Art Basel Miami Beach, Stadium Gallery, NY and New Galerie, Paris among others. He is represented by Team Gallery, NY and Chateau Shatto, LA.
Participates in the group show "L.A. Dreams" at CF Hill, April 12 - May 19 2018.