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Oskar Korsár
Yossi Milo Gallery
245 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10001
October 25, 2007 - November 24, 2007


Oskar’s Closet
by Keith Miller



Made up of awkwardly scribbled pen and ink marks, Oskar Korsár’s drawings build a seductively compulsive labyrinth of a young man’s psyche, both touching and comic in its sincerity.

His loves and insecurities, the skeletons in his closet, seem to spill off the page as the thin, nerdy girls who populate his fantasies and fairy tales embody an awkward tenderness that falls somewhere between fetishistic and empathic.

The second thoughts and corrections in the drawings- pieces of paper glued here and there- bring an awkward humility to the finished work, echoing that of Korsár’s boney heroines. It could be just another outsider ruse, but it doesn’t feel like it:  his references –Gaugin, Popeye, Tupac- make it clear he’s having good boyish fun and not just trying to play dumb. He’s smart, simple and nutty and that honesty makes you glad to be invited into his fairy tale closet.

 

- Keith Miller

 

















 



(*Images, from top to bottom:  
Oskar Korsár, No Wind Can Blow Us Down, October 25 - November 24, 2007; Yossi Milo Gallery, Luggage (The new beginning at the end.), 2007, ink on paper, Copyright Oskar Korsár, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.  Oskar Korsár, No Wind Can Blow Us Down, October 25 - November 24, 2007; Yossi Milo Gallery, Holiday at the Graveyard, 2007, ink on paper, Copyright Oskar Korsár, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.  Oskar Korsár, No Wind Can Blow Us Down, October 25 - November 24, 2007; Yossi Milo Gallery, No Wind Can Blow Us Down, 2007, ink on paper, Copyright Oskar Korsár, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.)



Posted by Keith Miller on 11/4/07

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