Born in 1957, New Hampshire, USA
Lives and works in New York
George Condo is best known for creating expressive portraits of invented characters, creating a vivid range of distinctly contemporary types. He couples meticulous attention to naturalistic detail with the grotesque and the absurd, conveying the sense that, despite seemingly occupying commonplace social roles, these figures belong to the furthest extremes of the human psyche.
Condo has been a singular voice in contemporary art for almost three decades. His unabashed commitment to his personal vision has persisted without concern for artistic fads. His many museum exhibitions include a much lauded show at The New Museum in New York, which travelled to London’s Hayward Gallery in autumn 2011 in addition to solo shows at Louisiana Museum of Art, Denmark, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin.