HARMONY KORINE

A luminary name in modern art. Born in Bolinas in California, raised in Nashville then New York, Harmony Korine is a multi-faceted artist.
Reknown for his work as a screenwriter and director, Harmony Korine is known for multiple projects, from his first meeting with Larry Clarke at the age of nineteen to his last movie The Beach Bum. After his dramatic entrance in the world of film as the scenarist of Kids in 1995, Harmony Korine developed his skills as a director with challenging movies like Gummo, Julien Donkey-boy and Springbreakers.

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As part of his creative process, Harmony Korine’s work extends to several other fields like writing, installations, painting and photography. Less under the spotlight but nonetheless ground-breaking, his work denounces the dogmas of society and shows how clusters of people react to this deception. Aesthetically speaking, Harmony Korine’s work can be described as experimental. By mixing stylistic devices and assembling writing, paintings and photographs, his oeuvre embodies the essence of counterculture. His art pieces has been exhibited at Gagosian galleries, which now represents him, in Shanghai, Los Angeles, New York . In 2000, 2003 and 2017 his work was exposed at Agnès b.’s Galerie du Jour and Collection Lambert in Avignon.
To honor his body of work, the Centre Pompidou in Paris also organized in 2017 a retrospective paying tribute to the different aspects of his visual universe.
Harmony Korine’s contributions work alternates between exhibition of personal photographs and advertising collaborations with emblematic brands such as Calvin Klein, Saint Laurent, Dior and Gucci.