Sixteen never-before-seen works by monumental kitsch painter Odd Nerdrum are on view in New York City through July 30. A leading champion of Apelles’ ancient palette of white, black, yellow, and red, Nerdrum transports viewers through deep humanistic narrative and so much more.
Chances to view the works of internationally acclaimed kitsch painter Odd Nerdrum are few and far between, which makes his current solo exhibition at New York’s Booth Gallery all the more exciting. “Crime & Refuge” showcases 16 of the European-based painter’s newest works in a show that “shares its name with Nerdrum’s 455-paged monograph,” the gallery writes. “The work embodies Nerdrum’s vision of human experience in the form of love, solitude, and struggle set in the dusty atmosphere of bleak Martian-like landscapes. Humanistic narratives seep through the canvases and illicit visceral responses — especially in such works as ‘Dustlickers’ and ‘Cannibals,’ which challenge the viewer not to look away.”

Odd Nerdrum, “On the Border,” 2015, oil on canvas, 78 x 70 in. (c) Booth Gallery 2016

Odd Nerdrum, “Cannibals,” 2005, oil on canvas, 98 x 79 in. (c) Booth Gallery 2016

“Crime & Refuge” remains on view through July 30 in New York City. To learn more, visit Booth Gallery.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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