By Margherita Cole on April 15, 2022
This artist has brought his doodles to a museum where visitors can participate with their own drawings.
British artist Sam Cox creates bold, densely-packed drawings under the moniker Mr. Doodle. Made up of symbols, characters, shapes, and other motifs, these sprawling scribbles are as iconic as their creator. And while it may be hard to extract what is going on in these clustered pieces, most of their inspiration derives from Mr. Doodle’s life. His first solo exhibition Mr. Doodle in Love has debuted at Shanghai K11 Art Museum and chronicles the artist’s romance journey.
Featuring 108 new paintings, this show includes an array of Mr. Doodle’s jottings with thick black lines, some of which illustrate his relationship with fellow artist Alena Cox (aka Mrs. Doodle) until their marriage in 2021. While the famous drawer is known for his use of black and white, this exhibition stands out for its display of colorful pieces, which highlight the new chapter of the artist’s life.[…]