Shay Kun (American, Israeli)
Born 1974, Tel Aviv, Israel
Lives and works in New York, NY
Shay Kun is known for painting pristine natural settings that serve as backdrops for varied antics. Tear Drop is a fantastic series created by Kun, using oil on canvas to create oil paintings with the recurring theme of hyperrealistic raindrops and water. These paintings magically stimulate memories in the viewer.
Shay Kun’s works have been exhibited worldwide, including solo shows in Chicago, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Berlin, Germany, and Tel Aviv, Israel. He has also exhibited in numerous group shows, including at the 51st Venice Biennale, the Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, as well as other venues in New York, Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Amsterdam, Netherlands.