Jeff Koons: Serpentine Gallery

The Pop eye Series!

On a recent visit to the Serpentine Gallery, I experienced the showcasing of the celebrated American artist Jeff Koons, his first major exhibition in a public gallery in the UK.

I was particularly interested in how Koons explored notions of consumerism in the early 1980s that draw on a variety of objects and images from American and consumer culture.

This exhibition presents paintings and sculptures from his Popeye series, which he began in 2002.

I like how Koons's incorporates surreal elements into everyday objects, it seems to be one of this signature marks. The trip to the somewhat tiny Serpentine Gallery allowed me to understand Koons's thinking, from inflatable toy sculptures, juxtaposing the everyday and the use of complex and layered compositions.

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