The much anticipated show, Sick Atavus of the New Blood by creative genius, Nickolas Pol, opened last week at a guerilla gallery space at 560 Washington St, New York. 
The ultra-chic show was curated by Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld. B
oth Pol and Roitfeld are up and coming ingénues in the contemporary art world and their partnership for Sick Atavus is exhilarating.

In Pol's second New York City solo show, the Paris-based artist is presenting twenty new paintings and drawings. Pol’s work consists of raw, engaging pieces that incorporate layered paint, stencils, text and silk-screening that draw from and concurrently comment on predominant themes in pop culture and advertising. The viewer is immediately engrossed by Pol’s use of brilliant primary colors that seem to have been boldly applied to the canvas. Despite the frenetic nature of the pieces, the earthy, graffiti-like quality of the work speaks to a universal mythology that is accessible to all.

Sick Atavus of the New Blood is on view at 560 Washington Street through May 22. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with an interest in the future of contemporary art to experience the work of one of the latest arrivals on the scene.

photo & text by Whitewall

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