De Buck Gallery is pleased to present “Toxic Remedy,” a series of new works by Georges Moquay. In his first New York solo exhibition, Moquay creates large dynamic canvases that transform the gallery into a splashy, colorful swirl of energy and empowerment.
Toxic Remedy is built upon Moquay’s graphic vocabulary, which consists of an amalgam of icons and symbols. Bodiless thick-outlined heads, Moquay’s “warriors”, encircle the long-necked white buddhas in a scene of cultural fusion made up of postmodern hieroglyphics. Moquay’s “warriors” draw on Aztec pictographs, Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos’ skeleton Catrinas, and even the head of Pez candy dispenser. Using colorful x’s, o’s and arrows to fill the background along with interjections of text, Moquay’s grand scale paintings resemble larger-than-life hip-hop cartoons.
Georges Moquay was born in France to Rotraut Uecker, the widow of Yves Klein and sister to Gunther Uecker, and grew up surrounded by artists such as Pierre Restany, Arman, Cesar, and Niki de Saint-Phalle. Beginning painting at 24, Moquay has explored the process of creating work, sometimes incorporating video or music in a rave-like art experience. Moquay has been featured in exhibitions at Guy Pieters Gallery (Belgium), Galerie Be-Air Fine Art (Geneve), and Galerie de Lices (Saint-Tropez).
Georges Moquay lives and works in Paris and Arizona.