‘Hay Fever Dreams’ by kEda Gomes
Artist: kEda Gomes
Title: ‘Hay Fever Dreams’
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Dimensions: 11.4″ x 11.4″ x 1.4″
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
Your inner child celebrating spring whilst also dealing with the allergic reaction we face during this time. Kind of like how we feel about life in general as an adult.
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.