1997, JPN

Shimon Kamada

Shimon Kamada’s painting, at the first glance traditional, is actually close to sampling. By layering, it creates visual textures from which juxtapositions of motifs and stories stick out. Kamada repaints the works of other painters and thus sometimes creates rich hallucinations full of associations. Some fragments look like an overexposed documentary photograph. But even here he does not offer us firm clues and we are thrown into feelings of transience, nostalgia and occasional tremors of happiness. -rv-