2018 Residency: May through July
Kinu Kamura is an emerging Franco-Japanese artist who mainly works in painting, digital collage, and sculpture. Her artistic process is strongly influenced by digital marketing for luxury brands and film production. Short-sighted since childhood, the artist’s investigation of the phenomenon of overconsumption of images and its impact on how we conceive and see the world is more than ever a source of inspiration. But how far does this « inspiration » go? Kimura questions the value and meaning of images which have been dramatically altered by the multiplication and democratization of social media. These clichés, generally little documented, end up by transforming social media such as Instagram into an abyss of visual recordings of all kinds. The eye no longer lingers on “watching” but just “seeing” a constant stream of images which at the end becomes unreadable if not blurry.
Upcoming shows: MAY 2018: CONTEXT ART FAIR NEW YORK 2018, New York with Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver • MARCH 2018: SCOPE ART FAIR NEW YORK 2018, New York Represented by the Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver • JUNE 2017: SHIKI Solo show, Vancouver Represented by the Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver • MARCH 2017: SCOPE ART FAIR NEW YORK 2017, New York Represented by the Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver • NOVEMBER 2016: EARLY WORK.COM, Paris “Binôme”, group show • MAY 2016: ODONART.COM, Paris “Odonart” group show • NOVEMBER 2015: SAATCHI ONLINE, USA Nominated “Artist of the Day” by Saatchi Online team • JUNE 2011: CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS, London Degree Show • JUNE 2009: PARSONS PARIS NEW SCHOOL OF DESIGN , Paris
Kinu KAMURA’s residency is made possible with support from Z Gallery Arts and the ongoing studio partnership with Residency Unlimited.