Terence Koh : diary @ Andrew Edlin 24 May — 24 June 2020
Terence Koh aka Asianpunkboy aka the Naomi Campbell of the art world is known for his installations, sculptures, performance, photographs , and selling his own gold plated feces for half a million dollars. A mention of Koh’s name will quickly bring out his delinquent and art world poster boy past, which he cut away from after he dropped his galleries in 2014 and moved out of New York City finding solace and a restart closer to nature in the Catskills.
In 2020, returning downtown, the new charcoal drawings by Koh are simple. A figure against a black background. Skeleton. Figures holding weapons, candles. Bodies hanging from a tree. An Apple. The images move toward a universal significance. The drawings may be a representation of mental states or corrupt attitudes in the world today. Charcoal and graphite, shades of black, white, and gray add a mood devoid of color that feel like a psychoanalysis of the current violence, isolation, desperation, and death happening right now in the streets.
Koh also is publishing a visual and written diary online. While #BlackLivesMatter protests are still happening across the world, Koh’s handwritten entries, photographs, and thoughts document his personal experience and direct contact with the protests.
Andrew Edlin Gallery