Diluted Obession

About Shay Kun

Turning the tradition of landscape painting on its head, Shay Kun paints pristine natural settings that serve as backdrops for the antics of an odd assortment of people, including acrobats, swimmers, and soldiers. In Delirium (2009), for example, Kun depicts eight spandex-clad subjects, holding what looks like a curious yoga pose, in front of a crystal-clear mountain lake under a sky filled with cartoonish explosions. In his works, he positions humans as intruders on our own planet, oblivious to the damage we inflict upon nature.

b. 1974, Israel, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Corners of Our Mind, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Human Condition, John Wolf Art Advisory & Brokerage, Los Angeles
2016
Collected Memories, Merritt Gallery, Baltimore
2016
Abstract in Blue, Merritt Gallery, Baltimore
2016
Artworks with no pricing, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta
2014
From the Land of Everywhere, VICTORI+MO CONTEMPORARY