BOY KONG

Biography

Boy Kong is a self-taught multi-media artist. Raised in Florida (b.1993, Orlando) and of Chinese-Vietnamese heritage, his growing body of work draws inspiration from a vast array of styles, from Folk and Graffiti to Ukiyo-e and Surrealism, and employs a multitude of disciplines including watercolor, painting, illustration, collage, assemblage, sculpture, and mural art both small- and large-scale. Boy's distinct aesthetic knows no boundaries; its distinction, in fact, stems from his penchant for variety and his endless exploration of color in both theory and practice. Boy will frequently conflate and blur the lines between animal, mineral and vegetable when composing his subjects, which are further enlivened by his use of pastels and neons, lending the final works an electric-cum-folklore-ish quality of his own design. His work has been exhibited in a number of solo and group shows throughout the U.S. since 2012; he has had murals and other original works commissioned by the Audubon Mural Project, University of Central Florida, The New Republic magazine, and The LISA Project NYC, among others; and is included in the corporate collections of Nike, WeWork, and Rag & Bone. Boy Kong divides his time between Orlando and New York City.  

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Past Exhibitions at Gitler &_____

Selected Artworks

 

Tiger Staring at the Sun, 2017 [private collection, NY, NY]

Spray, Acrylic on Wood

21 ½ x 30 ½ x 2 in.

 
 

What's the Talking Without the..., 2017

Spray, Acrylic on Wood

23 ½ x 17 ½ x 1 ½ in.

Match Feelings, 2017

Spray, Acrylic on Wood

23 ½ x 19 x 2 ¼ in.

 
 

Grand Slam, 2017

Spray, Acrylic on Wood

28 x 33 x 2 ½ in.

 
 

Dear Dandelion,, 2017

Spray, Acrylic on Wood

26 x 20 x 15 ½ in.

Black Sheep, 2017 [private collection Fort Collins, CO]

Spray, Acrylic on Wood

26 x 22 x 1 ½ in.

Keep off the Lawn, 2017 [private collection, San Francisco, CA]

Spray, Acrylic on Wood

22 ¾ x 17 ½ x 14 in.

 

Good Times, 2017

Spray, Acrylic on Wood

38 ½ x 21 ¾ x 1 in.

Artificial Lily, 2017

Spray, Acrylic on Wood

27 x 20 x ¾ in.

 

A deal is a deal, 2017

Spray, Acrylic on Wood

24 x 42 ½ x 1 ½ in.

 

Follow Us, 2016 [private collection Toronto, Canada]

Acrylic on Panel

30 in. diam.

Broken Dancer, 2016 [private collection Zürich, Switzerland]

Acrylic on Panel

42 in. diam.

Catching Fire Chasing Hell, 2016 [private collection Brooklyn, NY]

Acrylic on Panel

42 in. diam.

Give Me Grace and Dancing Feet, 2016

Acrylic on Panel

24 in. diam.

Joy, 2016

Acrylic on Panel

24 in. diam.

Lightest Dancer, 2016

Acrylic on Panel

24 in. diam.

Lovers, 2016

Acrylic on Panel

42 in. diam.

Your Eyes, 2016 [private collection NY, NY]

Acrylic on Panel

24 in. diam.

LAV, 2016 [private collection Miami, FL]
Gouache, Watercolor on Arches 300 lb.
10 x 8 in.

ROS, 2016 [private collection Miami, FL]
Gouache, Watercolor on Arches 300 lb.
10 x 8 in.

CAM, 2016 [private collection NY, NY]
Gouache, Watercolor on Arches 300 lb.
10 x 8 in.

DAI, 2016 [private collection Tel Aviv, Israel]
Gouache, Watercolor on Arches 300 lb.
10 x 8 in.

TUL, 2016 [private collection Miami, FL]
Gouache, Watercolor on Arches 300 lb.
10 x 8 in.

UNK, 2016 [private collection Stonington, CT]
Gouache, Watercolor on Arches 300 lb.
10 x 8 in.

LIL, 2016 [private collection Miami, FL]
Gouache, Watercolor on Arches 300 lb.
10 x 8 in.

SUN, 2016 [private collection NY, NY]
Gouache, Watercolor on Arches 300 lb.
10 x 8 in.

VAN, 2016 [private collection Orlando, FL]
Gouache, Watercolor on Arches 300 lb.
10 x 8 in.

 

Down The Lion's Spine, 2016 [private collection Ontario, Canada]
Acrylic and Spray Paint on Panel
26 x 36 in.

 

Like a Sitting Duck, 2015 [private collection Ontario, Canada]
Acrylic, Spray Paint, and Color Pencils on [25] Panels
60 x 60 in.

Facet Fifty (Individual Titles Vary), 2015 [various private collections]
Acrylic, Spray Paint, Ink on Wooden Panel
12 x 12 in.

Facet Fifty detail

Blood Dancer, 2015
Acrylic, Spray Paint, Ink, Wood
72 x 36 x 36 in.

 

Flower Finger [in response to Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, February 20, 2015 – May 24, 2015, Brooklyn Museum], 2015 [private collection NJ, USA]
Oil on Canvas
36 x 30 in.

 
 

Sundancers [in response to Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection, March 13, 2015 - June 7, 2015, Japan Society], 2015 [private collection Bronx, NY]
Ink, Watercolors on Paper Panel
11 1/2 x 9 in.

 
 

Joe [in response to Gabriel Giucci Studio visit, Bushwick, NY], 2015
Graphite, Charcoal on Panel
16 x 8 in. (each)

 
 
Sitting in Soup  [in response to Alice Neel Drawings and Watercolors 1927-1978, February 19, 2015 - April 18, 2015, David Zwirner Gallery], 2015  Acrylic on Paper 30 x 22 in.

Sitting in Soup [in response to Alice Neel Drawings and Watercolors 1927-1978, February 19, 2015 - April 18, 2015, David Zwirner Gallery], 2015
Acrylic on Paper
30 x 22 in.

 
 

Bask 2. [in response to AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE (Edward Hopper) May 1, 2015 – September 27, 2015, Whitney Museum of American Art], 2015 [private collection NJ, USA]
Oil on Panel
9 x 8 1/2 in.

 
 

SAMESUN. [in response to Van Gogh: Irises and Roses, May 12, 2015 – August 16, 2015, The Metropolitan Museum of Art], 2015
Acrylic, Spray Paint on Panel
36 1/2 x 29 in.

 

Big Brother [in response to Alice Neel Drawings and Watercolors 1927-1978, February 19, 2015 - April 18, 2015, David Zwirner Gallery + Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, April 3, 2015 –August 23, 2015, Brooklyn Museum], 2015 [private collection NY, NY]
Acrylic and Ink on Panel
12 x 12 in.

Realize 3 [in response to Jenny Morgan: All We Have Is Now, May 14, 2015 - July 2, 2015, Driscoll Babcock Gallery], 2015 [private collection Toronto, Canada]
Oil on Panel
15 1/2 x 13 in.

Watching 2 [in response to Andy Warhol (Permanent Collection) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015
Acrylic, Graphite on Canvas
30 x 30 in.

Waiting 2 [in response to Andy Warhol (Permanent Collection) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015
Acrylic, Graphite on Canvas
30 x 30 in.

 

Snoopy [in response to Alice Neel Drawings and Watercolors 1927-1978, February 19, 2015 - April 18, 2015, David Zwirner Gallery], 2015
Acrylic, Graphite on Panel
28 x 28 in.

 
 

TwoSun [in response to Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, April 3, 2015 –August 23, 2015, Brooklyn Museum], 2015 [private collection Toronto, Canada]
Wood, Brass, Spray Paint, Acrylic
8 x 20 x 14 in.

 

Slayer, 2014 [corporate collection Toronto, Canada]
Spray Paint, Acrylic, Resin on Wood
24 x 24 in.

Joyous, 2014 [private collection NY, NY]
Spray Paint, Acrylic, Resin on Wood
24 x 24 in.

Enlighten, 2014
Spray Paint, Acrylic, Resin on Wood
24 x 24 in.

Merciful, 2014 [private collection NY, NY]
Spray Paint, Acrylic, Resin on Wood
24 x 24 in.

Confession, 2014 [private collection Brooklyn, NY]
Spray Paint, Acrylic, Resin on Wood
24 x 24 in.

Tyrant, 2014 [private collection Vienna, Austria]
Spray Paint, Acrylic, Resin on Wood
24 x 24 in.

Slayer, 2014 [corporate collection Toronto, Canada]
Sumi Ink on Wood
24 x 24 in.

Joyous, 2014 [private collection NY, NY]
Sumi Ink on Wood
24 x 24 in.

Enlighten, 2014
Sumi Ink on Wood
24 x 24 in.

Merciful, 2014 [private collection NY, NY]
Sumi Ink on Wood
24 x 24 in.

Confession, 2014 [private collection Brooklyn, NY]
Sumi Ink on Wood
24 x 24 in.

Tyrant, 2014 [private collection Vienna, Austria]
Sumi Ink on Wood
24 x 24 in.

Contagious, 2014 [private collection NJ, USA]
Spray Paint, Acrylic, Resin on Wood
24 x 24 in.

Contagious, 2014 [private collection NJ, USA]
Sumi Ink on Wood
24 x 24 in.

 

Crazy Mr. Fox, 2014 [private collection NY, NY]
Acrylic on Wood
12 x 12 in.

Mr. Pink, 2014 [private collection NY, NY]
Acrylic on Wood
12 x 12 in.

Goose, Gold, Glory, 2014 [private collection NY, NY]
Acrylic on Wood
12 x 12 in.

Pink Butt, 2014 [private collection NY, NY]
Acrylic on Wood
12 x 12 in.

Gasping for Air, 2014
Acrylic on Wood
12 x 12 in.

Tatted Gator, 2014 [private collection Orlando, FL]
Acrylic on Wood
12 x 12 in.

 

Reaper Rabbit, 2014 [private collection Brooklyn, NY]
Wood, Acrylic, Spray Paint, and Ink Transfer
17 x 36 in.

 

Playful, 2014 [private collection CT, USA]
Wood, Acrylic, Spray Paint
28 x 36 in.

 
 

The Destroyer From Above 2014 [private collection Bronx, NY]
Wood, Acrylic, Spray Paint
36 x 36 in.

 
 
 

Death to Pink Moon, 2013 [private collection Fort Collins, CO]
Acrylic on Wood
23 x 24 x 3 in.

 
 

Fruits of Joy, 2013 [private collection NY, NY]
Acrylic on Wood
10 x 13 x 3 in.

 

Unheard Prayers, 2012 [private collection Denver, CO]
Acrylic on Wood
36 x 36 x 3 in.

Untold Stories of the Unheard, 2012 [private collection Denver, CO]
Acrylic on Wood
30 x 30 x 3 in.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf, 2012 [private collection NY, NY]
Acrylic on Wood
36 x 36 x 5 in.

Revenge on Paul Bunyan, 2012 [private collection Brooklyn, NY]
Acrylic on Wood
24 x 18 in.

The Corrupted Alphabet 2, 2012
Acrylic on Wood
16 x 16 x 3 in.