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Douglas Kolk EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Angels wear tube socks
Douglas Kolk
Angels wear tube socks

2005

Collage and mixed media on paper

60.6 x 48.1 cm
Replicating the sensation of bombardment that is a common experience of contemporary urban life, Douglas Kolk’s collages are charged with dynamic and contradictory visual material. Images of female beauty jostle for space with jagged drawn line; sprayed colour bumps up against collaged newspaper. The overall effect is one of clamour and confusion, with certain thematic interests that bind the apparently divergent elements together. Kolk’s work seems preoccupied above all with visual ideas that relate to personal identity, whether they be graffiti tags, repeated rows of human eyes, or the faces of fashion models, and their juxtaposition in fragmentary form on the surfaces of his works is a way of deferring that identity’s resolution. No-one, in Kolk’s work, is fully whole.
Country Road
Douglas Kolk
Country Road

2010

Collage on paper

177.8 x 360.7 cm
In Dirty Hands, faces snipped from newspapers are half-completed in graphic lines; the human body appears as broken shards, silhouettes or metonymic parts: teeth, eyes, arms. The preponderance of text in his work demands that Kolk’s work be read, rather than absorbed as a work on this large scale usually is; the act of looking is also one of internal comparison, the revelation of visual rhymes. In Country Road, eyes and lips switch places through visual kinship; the road of the title is driven by cars, trod by horses. Kolk’s work embodies a world where fixed meanings lose their moorings; everything is like something else, and nothing is any one thing at any one time.
Dirty Hands
Douglas Kolk
Dirty Hands

2010

Collage on paper

223.5 x 165.1 cm
Into The Trees
Douglas Kolk
Into The Trees

2010

Collage on paper

228.6 x 195.6 cm
Devil under Greenwood Falls
Douglas Kolk
Devil under Greenwood Falls

2005

Collage and mixed media on paper

45.9 x 30.3 cm
Keep your oily son away from my daughter
Douglas Kolk
Keep your oily son away from my daughter

2005

Collage on paper

125 x 100 cm
Help me Nasa!
Douglas Kolk
Help me Nasa!

2005

Collage on paper

97 x 81 cm
Swany
Douglas Kolk
Swany

2006

Collage and mixed media on paper

105.5 x 91 cm
Wear am I Soda?
Douglas Kolk
Wear am I Soda?

2005

Collage and mixed media on paper

80 x 62.1 cm
Leave your favorite sneakers  behind
Douglas Kolk
Leave your favorite sneakers behind

2006

Collage and mixed media on paper

129 x 90cm
Big Eye Country
Douglas Kolk
Big Eye Country

2006

Collage and mixed media on paper

180 x 121.5cm
the girl called Grand Slam
Douglas Kolk
the girl called Grand Slam

2006

Collage mixed media on paper

182 x 151.5cm
We're all monsters Frankie
Douglas Kolk
We're all monsters Frankie

2006

Collage and mixed media on paper

170 x 134cm
Nurse City
Douglas Kolk
Nurse City

2007

Collage on paper

189.2 x 189.2cm
Teeth Everywhere
Douglas Kolk
Teeth Everywhere

2007

Collage on paper

235 x 185.4cm
Where You Went
Douglas Kolk
Where You Went

2007

Collage on paper

188 x 210.8 cm
Text by Ben Street

Douglas Kolk's BIOGRAPHY

Douglas Kolk
Born in 1963, Newark
Lives and works in Boston, USA



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2008
Doom Holiday- Pilar Parra and Romero Galeria de Arte, Madrid

2007
Douglas Kolk, New Work, Fredericks and Freiser Gallery, New York City

2006
Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Arndt & Partner, Zurich
Team Gallery, New York

1998
Galerie Ars Futura, ZĂĽrich
Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Galerie Otto Schweins (mit Max Mohr)
Der Raum, Cato Jans, Hamburg

1997
Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel
David Zwirner, New York
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent

1996
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen
Förderkoje Galerie Arndt & Partner, ART COLOGNE, Köln

1994
New Works, Galerie Transit, Leuven
Regina you shit, Galerie Art Concept, Nizza
FRAC Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur, Marseille (mit Jean-Luc Blanc)
It isn’t me mother, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin

1992
New Works, Dooley Le Capellaine Gallery, New York


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
Die Bilder Tun Was Mit Mir, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden Baden

2009
Douglas Kolk and Charlotte Schleiffert, Galereie Akinci, Amsterdam
Artists of conflicting Tales: Subjectivity, Burger Collection, Berlin

2008
Sculpture Is, ARNDT, Berlin
Schwarze Galle - roter Saft. Aspekte des Melancholischen in der Kunst - b-05 Kunt- und Kulturzenzrum, Montabaur

2007
Idylle - Zwischen Traum und Trugschluss - Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Remscheid
USA Today, Saatchi Gallery, London
USA Today: New American Art from The Saatchi Gallery - The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Susser Vogel Jugend, ARNDT, Berlin
Idilio I - DA2 - Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca
100 Jahre Kunsthalle Mannheim - Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim

2006
Idylle - Traum und Trugschluss - Sammlung Falckenberg - Kulturstiftung Phoenix Art, Hamburg
USA Today - Royal Academy of Arts, London
I´m Sorry, Pilar Parra & Romero Galería de Arte, Madrid
Goethe abwärts - deutsche Jungs etc. - Mönchehaus-Museum Goslar, Goslar
Full House - Gesichter einer Sammlung - Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim
I Love My Scene: Scene 2 - Mary Boone Gallery - 745 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY

2005
Goethe Abwärts – Deutsche Jungs etc., The Falckenberg Collection, HelsinkiCity Art Museum, Finnland
Draw, galerie du jour agnès b., Paris

1998
Resoltion, Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Codex USA, Entwistle Gallery, London

1997
Storytellers, 2.4 yoo 2.4 mee, Galerie Arndt & Partner (mit Max Mohr)
Vis-Ă -Vi(e)s, Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes
Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Carla Stützer, Köln
Galerie du Jour, Paris
Université de Rennes II, Rennes
Le Songe de Constantin, Villa Noailles, Hyères

1996
I Gloria, I cried, Art Concept, Nizza (mit Max Mohr)
Varietés, Centre d’art contemporain de Fréjus (le Capitou présente Morceaux choisis du Fonds national d’art contemporain), Fréjus
Neben den Linden ist die Mitte..., Kunstverein DĂĽsseldorf, DĂĽsseldorf
Instant Replay, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
The Aggression of Beauty, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Fucking Biscuits, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam
What is Drawing for and why write well..", Allianz Versicherung, Köln
JĂĽrgen Becker Galerie, Hamburg

1995
David Zwirner Gallery, New York
Liquidity, Art Concept, ART COLOGNE, Köln
FACE MIND MIND BODY, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Comix, Alexander Brooke Gallery, New York
Crystal blue persuasion, Feature Gallery, New York
The moderns, Feature Gallery, New York
Nouvelles oeuvres, Art Concept, Nizza

1994
Wangdepootenawah I, Galerie Pierre Nouvion, Monaco
Stories by..., Galerie Max Protetch, New York
Grand Prix (Wanderausstellung), Air de Paris, Art Concept, Nice Fine
Art, Nizza, Galerie Evelyne Canus, La Colle sur Loup, Galerie Pierre Nouvion, Monaco

1993
Art Concept, FIAC, Paris
Galerie Cookie Snoei, Rotterdam
Le principe de Réalité, Villa Arson, Nizza
Wasteland, Dooley Le Cappellaine Gallery, New York

1992
Gallery, Dooley Le Capellaine Gallery, New York
The Gift, Dooley Le Capellaine Gallery, New York