Kinu Kamura

Post Matter 2019

Bloom of youth, 2017
Kinu Kamura
120 x 92cm(47 x 36 in)
Spray paint, acrylic, inkjet on canvas
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Clear Skies, 2017
Kinu Kamura
120 x 92cm(47 x 36 in)
Spray paint, acrylic, inkjet on canvas
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

My Hurricane, 2017
Kinu Kamura
120 x 92cm(47 x 36 in)
Spray paint, acrylic, inkjet on canvas
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Blast, 2017
Kinu Kamura
120 x 92cm(47 x 36 in)
Spray paint, acrylic, inkjet on canvas
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Overcast Day, 2017
Kinu Kamura
120 x 92cm(47 x 36 in)
Spray paint, acrylic, inkjet on canvas
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Shiki 2017
Kinu Kamura Angel Chen SS16 Jade ceramic

Angel Chen SS16 + Jade ceramic, 2016
numeric collage (3 panels 1 x 1 m)
100 × 300 cm (39.3 × 118.1 in)
Kinu Kamura Paris, France
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Sold

Jacquemus FW1617 + Béton ciré, 2016
numeric collage (3 panels 1 x 1 m)
100 × 300 cm (39.3 × 118.1 in)
Kinu Kamura Paris, France
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Hermès WSS2016 + Central Saint Martins, 2016
numeric collage (3 panels 1 x 1 m)
100 × 300 cm (39.3 × 118.1 in)
Kinu Kamura Paris, France
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Barbe à Papa, 2016
numeric collage
100 × 70 cm (39.3 × 27.5 in)
Kinu Kamura Paris, France
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Kinu Kamura artworks

sold

Le Nuage et Soulages, 2016
28cm × 20cm (11 in × 7.8 in)
Acrylique, encre, collage
Kinu Kamura Paris, France
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Mme Aki, 2016
numeric collage
100 × 70 cm (39.3 × 27.5 in)
Kinu Kamura Paris, France
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

sold

La tête dans les nuages, 2016
28cm x 20cm (11 in x 7.8 in)
Acrylique, encre, collage
Kinu Kamura Paris, France
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

sold

Tragicomdy, 2016
numeric collage | plexiglass
100 × 70 cm (39.3 × 27.5 in)
Kinu Kamura Paris, France
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

sold

La tête dans Soulages, 2016

Acrylique, encre, collage

28 x 20 cm (11 in x 7.8 in)
Kinu Kamura Paris, France
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Not available

By the River
2013
Acrylique sur toile
55 x 92 cm (diptyque)
Kinu Kamura Paris, France

Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Born in Paris, France
Lives and works in Paris, France

Education

2011-2012
– BEAUX ARTS DE PARIS: External courses: Traditional oil painting techniques/Art History

2009-2011
– CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS: Bachelor with Honors, Fine Art Degree

2008-2009
– PARSONS NEW SCHOOL OF DESIGN: Fine Art Degree, Painting/2D

2007-2008
– ATELIER DE SÈVRES: Art Foundation School

2006-2007
– BEAUX ARTS DE PARIS: External courses: Art history courses

2006
– SNG, Shinjuku Nihongo Gakkō (Tokyo): Japanese language school

2003-2006
– SCIENCE BACCALAURÉAT DEGREE: Charlemagne high school

Exhibitions

2018

-May 2019, Post Matter, solo exhibition, Vancouver. Z Gallery Arts

-July 2018, SCRIMS & BLURS Group show, New York. Los Sures Museum

-May – July 2018, Residency Unlimited, New York. Artist residency program

– May 2018, Z Gallery Arts @ Art New York presented by Art Miami

-March 2018, Z Gallery Arts @ Scope Art Fair, New York

-December 2018, Group show Alter Urbain at Galerie Joseph, Paris

2017

-Z Gallery Arts @ Context Art Miami, Miami, Fl

– June 15th 2017 – July 31st 2017: Shiki, Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver [Solo Exhibition]

2016
– November: EARLYWORK.COM, Paris [Group Show “Binôme”]

2016
– May: ODONART.COM, Paris [Group Show]

2015
– November: SAATCHI ONLINE, USA [Nominated “Artist of the Day” by Saatchi Online team]

2011
– June: CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS SCHOOL, London [Group Show: Degree Show]

2009
– June: PARSONS PARIS NEW SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Paris [Group Show: Degree Show]

POST MATTER | KINU KAMURA

Artist Reception: Thursday, May. 16th 2019, 6 PM – 8 PM

On View: May 16th – June 30th, 2019

Location: 102 – 1688 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6J 1G1

Contact: [email protected]

Gallery Hours: Fri – Sat, 11am – 5pm

And by Appointment

Fuyuzora (ciel d’hiver) 冬空 (front), 2019

Spray paint on foam paper

Diptych 102 x 62 inches (260 x 158 cm)

each panel 51 x 31 inches (130 x 79 cm)

Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

 

In this era of social media and cameras on mobile devices, it seems the value of an image and its subject matter aren’t as strong as our craze for taking « snaps ». It seems everything has to be documented for some reason and shared online, generally with so little, if any, explanation, resulting in just an abyss of visual recordings.

 

When considering the latter, can we still take for granted the images we are looking at? How this overconsumption of images has affected the way we look at pictures? How much are we influenced by what we see? The eye no longer lingers on “watching” but just “seeing” a constant stream of images which at the end becomes unreadable if not blurry. Being an artist and short-sighted, this visual world is more than ever a source of inspiration.

 

Post Matter reveals how the line between Appropriationism and inspiration has become so thin and confusing indeed. Screenshots of Instagram accounts related to art (artist, gallery or museum) and representing others’ artworks are roughly reproduced into simple and blurry compositions: blocs of colours and shapes.

 

This project is also an attempt to understand and analyse (re) interpretations of an artwork nowadays, addressing, therefore, the fundamental but challenged elements of the contemporary art world, that is the paternity of the work, authenticity, creativity, intellectual property.