Israeli artist Ruven Kuperman opens exhibition at Kit Schulte Contemporary Art


BERLIN.- Kit Schulte Contemporary Art announces an exhibition by Israeli artist Ruven Kuperman to the Berlin audience. In New Mythologies, Kuperman attempts to connect japanese elements of tradition and culture with a heroic contemporary imagery, based on the old and new testament. Kuperman’s recent works on paper are large-format drawings with colored pencil, inspired by the japanese woodcuts of the Edo period, especial ly by Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Kuperman searches for an opportunity to create new mythologies, which are customized to our globalized modern world. In his atmospheric drawings, heroes of japanese myths and Kabuki dancers in traditional costumes meet with Manga and Hentai characters. The woodcuts are called ‘Ukiyo-e’, in english: ‘pictures of a flowing world’, a title that is adequate for his works, in which he chooses the iconography of different times as a theme. Established boundaries start to blur