‘Desolate Dreams’ by kEda Gomes
Artist: kEda Gomes
Title: ‘Desolate Dreams’
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Dimensions: 11.4″ x 11.4″ x 1.4″
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
The mind can sometimes feel like a desert-like scrapyard: empty and yet full of abandoned joys and indulgences. Some toys and memories are half buried or broken but it is still an inner child’s playground.
About the Artist:
Although educated in fine art, kEda is very inspired by the more 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 reference helping to explain complex (modern) moral and social topics. Along with various other childhood elements such as toys and games, finding that the innocence creates both a palatable and a potent dichotomy when handling everyday topics in politics, identity, and society.