Jason Mones writes about the work of Leon Golub on view at Hauser & Wirth, New York through June 20, 2015.
Mones writes: "I find a personal fascination with the timeless quality in [Golub's] series, as they speak of the dark history of Man’s violent inner brutality, both tragically and compassionately. It’s invigorating to see such honesty, and discovery in painting. By comparison, our current art universe feels a bit deficient, obsessed with spectacle and craft. Now more than ever, violent power structures within our civil society, and around the world, continue to eat away at human rights. Since artists still purportedly care very much about these subjects, why does it seem that this artistic generation has abandoned concern for the politically, or psychologically uncomfortable?"