Doodle at L’Estaque
Mr Doodle (British, 1994)
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 130 cm
Mr Doodle Invades Sotheby’s, Sotheby’s S2 Gallery, Hong Kong, December 6 -19, 2019
Mr Doodle Invades Sotheby’s, Sotheby’s, Hong Kong, 2019, color illustrated, no.20, pp. 51-52
Impromptu graffiti, recreation of classics
Mr Doodle calls his style "Graffiti Spaghetti” subverting the traditional graffiti composition and filling every inch of creative space with lines. In his graffiti world, his characters are vivid. He created a brand new visual phenomenon, improvised brushstrokes are so iconic with ever-increasing and densely layout of characters, objects and patterns, demonstrating his view of the universe. In 2019, Mr Doodle created a series of graffiti which transformed from the world’s famous paintings, reinterpreting the works from those masters in art history. This season, Ravenel proudly presents a series of works from Mr Doodle, including iconic one-stroke paintings, and also two large-scale paintings, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Doodle" and "Doodle at L’Estaque".
L’Estaque is such a picturesque town in France depicted by many painters, artists as Paul Cezanne and Georges Braque were all fascinated by this place. For artists who find their way out in here, this fishing village not only is a place of escape, but also nostalgia. Georges Braque even further carried forward this full of bright sunshine town. He participated in the Fauvism in the early days, and later founded the Cubism movement with Picasso in the early 20th century, which deeply influenced the later development of art history, indeed the name "Cubism" also came from his works. Mr Doodle is inspired by either contemporary pop elements or daily life experience, in his graffiti world, his weird characters and symbols are distinctively unique and fully satisfy the whimsical viewers. The vivid fantasy weaved in his graffiti as demonstrated in the series of Classics Recreation enables the viewers to experience the fun and joy brought by the artist in their imagination.
Modern & Contemporary Art
Ravenel Spring Auction 2022 Taipei
Sunday, June 5, 2022, 2:00pm