Kura Shomali

Untitled (Boxeur)

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Untitled (Boxeur)
Kura Shomali
Untitled (Boxeur)
2011-2012
Ballpoint pen, Posca, gouache, chinese ink on paper
105 x 75 cm

Shomali’s images depict types, their faces obscured by collaged clusters or transfigured into symbols (globes, eyes, patterns), to create a collective portrait of a city where public behaviour is a matter of received visual cues, like trying on a new coat. And when his figures let their guard down, as in Untitled (Boxeur), they seem bamboozled, off-guard, blinking in the headlights.


     
 


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