Shawn Kuruneru

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Shawn Kuruneru (b. 1984, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) centralizes drawing in his practice. Exploring both the graphic and conceptual potentials of the medium, Kuruneru’s works engage with Western geometric abstraction, Eastern landscape painting, and the artist’s own interest in comic books. In referencing these genres, he is interested in the narrative potentials of the mark based on context. Kuruneru’s self published graphic novels are BURN MAN and Fool’s Wish.

Kuruneru received his BFA from Concordia University, Montreal. Select national and international exhibitions include: Cooper Cole, Toronto (2020); KOKI ARTS, Tokyo (2019); Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva (2017); Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal (2017); Skarstedt Gallery, New York (2016); Brand New Gallery, Milan (2015); Martos Gallery, New York (2014); and Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2014). Kuruneru currently lives and works in New York, New York, USA.

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Fool’s Wish issue 4 page 16

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Fool's Wish issue 4 page 16, 2019

Ink and pencil on paper

19.5" X 13.5"
49.53cm X 34.29cm

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Fool’s Wish issue 4 page 4

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Fool's Wish issue 4 page 4, 2019

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Edition of 3, 2 AP

19.5" X 13.5"
49.53cm X 34.29cm

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Fool’s Wish issue 2 page 12

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Fool's Wish issue 2 page 12, 2019

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19.5" X 13.5"
49.53cm X 34.29cm

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Fool’s Wish issue 2 page 11

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Fool's Wish issue 2 page 11, 2019

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19.5" X 13.5"
49.53cm X 34.29cm

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Fool’s Wish issue 2 page 4

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Fool's Wish issue 2 page 4, 2019

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19.5" X 13.5"
49.53cm X 34.29cm

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Fool’s Wish issue 2 page 3

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Fool's Wish issue 2 page 3, 2019

Ink and pencil on paper

19.5" X 13.5"
49.53cm X 34.29cm

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Sky

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Sky, 2017

Acrylic and ink on canvas

24" X 20"
60.96cm X 50.8cm

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Astro 1

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Astro 1, 2019

Acrylic and clear gesso on canvas

14" X 11"
35.56cm X 27.94cm

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Nature

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Nature, 2017

Acrylic and ink on canvas

24" X 20"
60.96cm X 50.8cm

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Akira

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Akira, 2017

Acrylic and oil on canvas

72" X 48"
182.88cm X 121.92cm

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Emanata 2

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Emanata 2, 2019

Acrylic and clear gesso on canvas

48" X 36"
121.92cm X 91.44cm

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Emanata 1

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Emanata 1, 2019

Acrylic and clear gesso on canvas

48" X 36"
121.92cm X 91.44cm

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Descending

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Descending, 2019

Acrylic and clear gesso on canvas

60" X 48.5"
152.4cm X 123.19cm

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(field)

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(field), 2017

Acrylic on canvas

68" X 93"
172.72cm X 236.22cm

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Kill the Cool

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Kill the Cool, 2016

Ink on canvas

72" X 48"
182.88cm X 121.92cm

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Origin Story

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Origin Story, 2015

Ink on canvas

48" X 36"
121.92cm X 91.44cm

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Twilight Zone

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Twilight Zone, 2015

Ink on canvas

48" X 36"
121.92cm X 91.44cm

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Rotator

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Rotator, 2015

Acrylic and pencil on canvas

36" X 18"
91.44cm X 45.72cm

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Shoot the Moon

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Shoot the Moon, 2015

Ink on canvas

84" X 60"
213.36cm X 152.4cm

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Reverse Black Shapes

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Reverse Black Shapes, 2015

Ink on canvas

84" X 70"
213.36cm X 177.8cm

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Juniper

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Juniper, 2014

Ink on canvas

48" X 72"
121.92cm X 182.88cm