Jersey Museum and Art Gallery
The Link Gallery at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery
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Link Gallery Exhibitions
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Jersey Museum and Art Gallery Jersey Heritage
Wed 1 Jul 2020 10:00 - Wed 29 Jul 2020 17:00
The Link Gallery is located at Jersey Museum and Art Gallery and is an exhibition space betweeen Jersey Museum to the Société Jersiaise. Each month, the gallery features an exhibition by a different Jersey artist, providing local artists with a central space in St Helier to showcase their work.
The Link Gallery is free for Jersey Heritage members and non members.
KUMO (Sami Eldirdiry Osman) is a Jersey born British/Sudanese artist. Since picking up a spray can, he has been heavily involved in the graffiti scenes of English cities, and in Sri Lanka and Vietnam. In Jersey he is a key member of the Island’s IKM graffiti crew.
KUMO’s often uses clashing bright colours in conjunction with light and dark elements to create expressive and colourful portraits, which he describes as ‘fine art in graffiti style’. He combines acrylic and oil brushwork with expressive spray paint techniques, allowing them to appear both intentional and haphazard.
KUMO’s graffiti murals and paintings are directly influenced by the hip hop cultures of the ‘80s and ‘90s from which contemporary graffiti styles emerged.
In this exhibition he will be experimenting with oils and spray paint to create a series of large scale portraits of people who have been an inspiration to him. KUMO will be creating the pieces in situ in the hope that through being able to observe his process, the audience will gain a better understanding of the social, visual and cultural aesthetics of their own visual world.