Author(s): Raymond Pettibon
Raymond Pettibon's work moves fluidly between the personal, poetic, and political. In Raymond Pettibon, he brings together a body of newly created works on paper.
From meditations on mortality to cutting portraits of dictators, Pettibon pushes into the territory that is at once challenging and timely. In his newest works we see ourselves--and the many faces of America--reflected and distorted by Pettibon's vision. As noted art historian Benjamin H. D. Buchloh has put it, Pettibon practices a form of "dark caricature," in which the audience is implicated as much as the subject depicted.
Pettibon has also taken his first Hong Kong show as an opportunity to revisit themes that have long interested him--from surfing to horseback riding. Images of Happy Valley, one of the most famous racecourses in the world, located in Hong Kong, are paired with large, dripping cathedrals and sprawling waves. His images are accompanied on page by his scrawled words, artistic commentary ranging from punchy and political to high literary and extremely poetic.
This publication includes a conversation between Pettibon and Seth Cameron.