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Artwork

Mural Painting

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Hope

Street Art Museum Amsterdam

Author:

Kenor

Artist Bio:

Kenor began painting in the 1990’s, when, inspired by the rhythm of life in Barcelona -- its colours, sounds, lights, and movements, its decaying walls, its inhabitants and their connections to their home -- he transformed his fascination with the city where he grew up into abstract works. As he continues to push the boundaries of his concept and style, his will to transform the public urban environment through his energy and creativity never diminishes. Kenor’s continuous dialogue between his art, the city, and the human element translates into a wide body of work including graffiti art, sculpture, video, installations, and canvas painting. Despite this interdisciplinary practice, Kenor remains true to the original ethics of graffiti in his contemporary practice, but dedicates himself most strongly to creating innovative urban art.

Place:

Amsterdam, Gebrandy Park

Date:

2015

Technique:

Masking tape

Material:

concrete

Acquisition:

Commission

Completed:

2016

Condition:

Very bad / Almost illegible

Physical Description:

Hoep is an abstract-geometric piece, close to Kenor's own style, based on a repetition of patterns, geometric shapes and exact colour combinations. The optical effect of the painting is also related to its possibility of being a work in movement, thanks to the water reflection that project a dynamic aesthetic that is totally different from its static appearance.

Iconography:

"Hope (2015) , is an example of an artist playing off architecture in his work, Kenor in this case utilising Cornelis Van Eesteren’s modernist design to enhance and extend the work in space. Both the incorporation of the images on the columns to images on the wall, and the use of water to reflect the composition, extends and connects the painting with its surroundings, creating a feeling of movement as viewers pass the mural."

Street Art Museum of Amsterdam, "Magic Dozen Exhibition Catalogue". Amsterdam: SAMA, 2019; p.20.

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