Title: Toying with Memory
Artist: kEda Gomes
Medium: Mixed Media (acrylic paint, gold leaf, ink,
etc.) painting on canvas
Size: 24 x 30 x 2 cm (9.4” x 11.8” x 0.8”)
kEda is inspired by the contemporary/lowbrow and pop surrealist movement, which finally “allowed” for the exploration and indulgence in other forms of artistic expression.
Apart from exploration in concepts of identity and gaining a sense of permission to associate with various cultures (of one’s birthplace), kEda is also fascinated (more like obsessed) with myths and fairy tales. They are a constant source of inspiration and Guide, helping to explain complex (modern) moral and social topics. Along with various other childhood elements such as toys and games, kEda finds that the innocence creates both a palatable and a potent dichotomy when handling everyday topics in politics, identity, and society.