neckface: return to the womb
Return to the Womb is the latest exhibit in Copenhagen from American artist Neckface. In a way it's like a trip through Dante’s Inferno - Neckface, who previously released a book of his drawings called Satan's Bride!, leads us through a sideshow of his odd, spiny characters.
Neckface gained notoriety as a street artist in high school in Stockdon and Lodi, California, before making his mark in New York while attending SVA. He has since returned to California, exhibiting his work globally, expanding his work from drawings and snide self-deprecating mantras (Neckface is ugly!) to 3-D installations of fetus trees.
His style is childish, as if his angular, deliberately ugly pastel figures sprang from the psyche of some disturbed child horror archetype. Return to the Womb permits access to Neckface’s demented kingdom of skateboard culture iconography, splayed with scenes of graphic violence, colorful funny looking critters, and a deeper exploration of the artist’s fetal imagery.
1711 Copenhagen V, Denmark
NOW to July 25
Open Wednesday-Friday 12:00-18:00, Saturday 12:00-16:00