Boy Kong Delivers Sculpted Funk with "Artificial Lily"

Sep 09, 2017 - Sep 11, 2017Gitler&___ Gallery, New York

Gitler &_____ is pleased to announce the gallery’s latest solo show from Boy Kong, entitled Artificial Lily, his fourth consecutive September exhibition at the gallery.

The exhibition will comprise a selection of new wall-mounted and freestanding sculptures at Gitler&___ in Harlem. In Boy Kong's words, “I’ve applied louder colors to normal subjects, but always with a twist, a weird factor that renders each one slightly off.”

Born in Orlando, FL, Boy Kong is a self-taught painter, illustrator, muralist, and collage artist. Inspired by a mixture of Ukiyo-e, Surrealism, Graffiti art, and animal folklore, Kong's visual style juxtaposes these elements with a mastery of color and rhythmic application. In short time his body of work has become immediately identifiable without succumbing to a signature aesthetic. Kong divides his time between Orlando and NYC.