Hunter Biden is busy with his art and is preparing to exhibit with Georgès Berges gallery while the DOJ continues with probing the Joe Biden son’s work with Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
Hunter Biden is currently working to seal a deal as an artist to be represented by New York’s Georges Bergès Gallery. An announcement and exhibition of his work are being planned for sometime next year.
Hunter, 50, revealed earlier this year how his art-making blown ink abstractions on paper has helped him battle addiction and cope with media attention. He has worked as a lobbyist, venture capitalist and investor.
He told The New York Times in February that, “painting is literally keeping me sane. For years I wouldn’t call myself an artist. Now I feel comfortable saying it. Painting puts my energy toward something positive. It keeps me away from people and places where I shouldn’t be.”
Hunter works from a studio in a pool house in the Hollywood Hills, he uses a metal straw to blow alcohol ink onto Japanese Yupo paper. “I want to protect this place. The one thing I have left is my art. It’s the one thing they can’t take away from me or conflate with anything else.”
Painting “keeps me away from people and places where I shouldn’t be,” said Hunter Biden, well known for his foreign dealings and his battles with drug addiction https://t.co/4kWHygfyJd
— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) February 28, 2020
While reports suggest Hunter had set out at the end of 2019 to find gallery representation and exhibit his work. Some other art critics were not so enthusiastic. Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine critic, described Hunter’s work as “Generic Post Zombie Formalism illustration.”
He told Artnet News of his advice to the budding artist, “Lose the big signature at once; forget the Kusama dots altogether; experiment with the surface and colour and tools. Really consider the whole-page as space and not make everything derivative all-over composition. The background doesn’t always have to be white, you big baby.”
Georges Bergès has a gallery in SoHo and another in Berlin and also reps Sly Stallone for whom the gallery staged his first solo show — and Todd Williamson.