‘Blowing Raspberries’ by kEda Gomes
Artist: kEda Gomes
Title: ‘Blowing Raspberries’
Medium: Mixed media painting on canvas
Dimensions: 11.4″ x 11.4″ x 1.4″
Year of Creation: 2023
About the Artwork:
“Chalk it up to my Kazoo tendencies – abrupt, in your face and seemingly silly: the chaos of the nostalgic mind is wild and otherworldly. Sometimes it feels like there’s a hurricane raging – everything comes flying and crashing through cluttering up my senses. But it’s the not the noise that disrupts my sanity, but the reality, that noisemaker I wish to silence. It tugs me sharply back, deafening me with responsibility and repercussions when all I want is to play.” – kEda Gomes
About the Artist:
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.