Be Careful What You Wish For
93 x 138cm
Unique work on repurposed London bus panel.
Zurich based artist Pascal Möhlmann sits somewhere between the Louvre and social media. He is known for his reinterpretation of classical painting laden with the motifs of the modern age. Akin to the modern Neue Wilde or the traditional perfectionism of the old masters, Möhlmann's distinctive style, "New Beauty," sees the beauty of nature and the body in a contemporary landscape. His combination of "tradition" with current culture is a reminder of life, a reassurance that the present is just as valid as the past. Even as culture has shifted towards the digital, Möhlmann affirms the tensions of the time by visually appreciating the world through the eyes of the masters. His style emerges between his sense of impatient urgency and love of the real, tangible beauty of the world; and thus his work is a vivid recreation of what he sees around him, in person or on social media. This cultural intelligence has adorned him with a large following and has allowed him to collaborate with household names like Virgil Abloh and Roger Federer. Pascal Möhlmann paints "what is now."