GCA Gallery is proud to organize Kurar’s second solo show in the NICE space. Following last year’s success, Kurar has made a whole new series of works for his Surreal Reality exhibition.
French artist, born in 1983, he lives and works between Clermont Ferrand and Paris. Street-artist self-taught, it begins in the 90s. He has tried many techniques such as graffiti, collage but also stencil to finish with the work on canvas.
He is a committed artist who discusses current issues and challenges us to take a step back from our vision of society. He deals with sensitive topics such as war, religion, consumer society and environment.
The use and representation of childhood, is a recurring point constituting one of the visual signature of the artist.
The message is strong, with a rather cynical and ironic vision of the world but still punctuated by hope that provokes the support of an increasingly wide audience.
Since his rise in 2013, marked by an individual exhibition at the Parisian Onega Gallery, KURAR has been holding personal exhibitions and exhibiting in galleries around the world: Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Geneva, Dusseldorf, Reunion, Brussels, Berlin, etc. ..
We will present in this exhibition a sculpture, works on canvas and on paper.
KURAR’s work is immediately recognizable thanks to a visual signature and a typical color palette of his work. The dominance of shades of gray are reversed by touches of very bright colors that attract the eye of the spectator towards the guiding elements of the work.
The confrontation of meaning and techniques in his paintings reinforces the idea of a reflection on the excesses of our society, softened by a poetic universe, a black humor and nostalgia. The visual shock generated by his works that reflect reality allows us to appreciate his work a bit more.