YZ Kami

This event has now finished. Until Feb 11 2009

'Untitled (The Gardener I)', 2005

Time Out says

Iranian-born painter YZ Kami does what you might call out-of-focus photorealism. Up close, his figures break down into abstract solidity: muddy, matte brushstrokes that resemble plaster more than paint. Stand back, and they seem insubstantial and immaterial, a feeling enhanced by their closed or downcast eyes, their lack of engagement with the viewer. You sense that Kami is trying to say something about commemorating these everyday faces, celebrating the anonymous everyman; ultimately, all he's really celebrating is his own undeniable facility with oil paint. (GC)

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