Prior to the Yoshitomo Nara exhibition (covered), Pace Gallery hosted another excellent exhibition by Romanian painter Adrian Ghenie. This series of new paintings shows off why Ghenie has been touted as the next coming of Francis Bacon. A tough title to bear as the legendary painter from the United Kingdom has already cemented himself as one of the all time great painters. Utilizing just paint and canvas Adrian tackles the dark side of modern European history by combining sources from film stills, books and his imagination. An accomplished painter Ghenie seems to effortlessly blend and blur paint to convey complicated emotions such as the horror and complexity of some of the most historically charged moments of the twentieth century. A very interesting show from a very promising painter. Check out a detailed look below.