The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga is presenting the first solo exhibition in a Spanish museum of KAWS, entitled “Final Days” (on view until June 22). Curated by Fernando Francés, it includes five large-scale, carved wooden sculptures of his celebrated COMPANION, among other figures. In their numerous different versions, they represent the work for which KAWS, who is also a forerunner of the Art & Toys movement, is internationally known. The artist transforms icons of popular culture, adding elements characteristic of his style, such as x’s instead of eyes. KAWS is a painter, sculptor and designer who works with leading international firms and brands. He studied Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York and now lives and works in Brooklyn.
—Via CAC Málaga