“The Nature of Need”, solo show of American neo-pop artist Brian Donnely, a.k.a. KAWS, started this week @ Emmanuel Perrotin‘s brand new Hong Kong space. KAWS, who has a background in graffiti, has gone a long way: his 2010 solo “Pay the Debt to Nature” @ Perrotin’s Paris gallery sold out already during the opening and besides being a respected artist, he’s also a celebrated product designer (if you don’t have one of his toy figures already, you should consider ;-)).

For The Nature of Need he created new series of paintings that use cropping of the pictorial space, resulting in visually striking colorful grids with a very cool optical effect – take a look at the photos here on the left. The exhibition runs till June 30th, so should u be in town for the Hong Kong Art Fair – go see!

(Photos by Arrested Motion, Galerie Perrotin and Wallpaper)