Saatchi Yates

Jin Angdoo, Kottie Paloma, A.R. Penck in Turin

3 November - 19 November 2021

In November 2021 Saatchi Yates are pleased to announce the opening of their first international temporary space in Turin, Italy. As part of a broader programme of temporary spaces across the world, this exhibition marks the first official event abroad after a year focused on growing locally in London. Coinciding with the internationally acclaimed art fair Artissima, finally reopening at the beginning of the month, Saatchi Yates will celebrate November in the city of Turin and the wonderful, secret history of art in the city.

Saatchi Yates will present a group exhibition creating a dialogue between three artists who have explored the lines between abstraction and figuration in a 500sqm gallery space in Via Gobetti 12, right in the heart of the city.

The exhibition will include works by two emerging artists represented by Saatchi Yates: Jin Angdoo (Yeoju, South Korea, b. 1981), already shown in the London gallery as part of Allez la France! and Kottie Paloma (Los Angeles, b. 1974), American painter to whom the gallery will dedicate a retrospective in March 2022. Alongside them, a selection of works by Post-War German master A.R. Penck creates a dialogue between the three artists’ spanning cave art, graphic symbols and graffiti.

About Jin Angdoo (b.1981)
Asian- American artist Jin Angdoo is part of an art collective movement titled “Modern Jazz”, that is based between Paris and Marseille, alongside artists; Mathieu Julien, Hams Klemens, and Kevin Pinsembert. Angdoo's signature expression boasts bold abstract iconography within large minimal compositions. Giant floating forms of polka dots, dragonfly crosses and floral insignia populate her canvasses. In their simplicity they become powerful flags which represent something larger than the sum of their parts. Angdoo currently lives and works between Los Angeles and Paris.

About Kottie Paloma (b. 1974)
Paloma is an American artist, currently working and residing in Alzenau. Kottie Paloma's paintings, drawings, books and sculptures, explore the darker side of society in a humorous yet poignant and gritty manner. His abstracts serve as a bridge between his sculptures, photography and his earlier and still present comic based paintings. Paloma’s art is in private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe. Some of the public collections include MOMA in NYC, Harvard and Stanford University and the Bavarian State Library in Munich, to name a few. Paloma’s first survey catalog of his work published by Pogo Books in Berlin titled “XOXO” is now in the public collections library at the Tate Modern London.

About A.R. Penck (b.1939-2017)
A.R. Penck is one of the most celebrated German Post- War artists. Born in Dresden in 1939, he contributed to change dramatically the paradigm of painting together with fellow artist Sigmar Polke and Anselm Kiefer. Penck is best known for his paintings and sculptures characterized by neo-primitive symbols and forms; his graphic figures and icons recall cave paintings and tribal etchings. A. R. Penck's works are held in numerous public collections globally, such as the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, Tate Modern, London and the Centre Pompidou, Paris.