For his debut solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth, ‘AGGRESSIVE DR1FTER,’ American artist and filmmaker Harmony Korine will present a new series of acid-hued paintings drawn from his new film ‘Aggro Dr1ft.’ This unprecedented fusion of Korine’s painting and filmic practices expands the irreverent polymath’s exploration of the aesthetics of gaming and their seepage into the wider culture. Korine’s oeuvre is both deliberate and erratic, figurative and abstract, and, like his films, the artist’s paintings blur boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’ in ways that simultaneously attract and repel viewers with their hypnotic, otherworldly atmosphere.
“I wanted to make paintings that feel like they’re basically alive. I wondered if one can make works and imagery that look like nothing has preceded them? This project is almost closer to a futurist take on visuals, painting and film.”
In celebration of the opening weekend of ‘Harmony Korine. AGGRESSIVE DR1FTER,’ the artist’s debut solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, please join us for a conversation between artist and filmmaker Harmony Korine and LAXART Deputy Director and Curator, Catherine Taft.