'Hard Times Box Set' by Kenny Random, 2017
13.25 x 13.75 Inches
Hand-painted spray/stencil on cardboard (box only).
Hand-painted multiple edition of only 10 (#6/10).
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Kenny Random is a street artist, living and working in Padova, Italy. His work turns around the technique of trompe-l’oeil, spraying cartoon characters and silhouette figures onto walls with carefully crafted compositions to create the illusion of three dimensional reality.
Exploring the conditions of space and materiality, Kenny Random’s work opens up new artistic possibilities, creating realms within the urban fabric which bring a sense of adventure to drab, concrete surfaces. Beautifully poetic, Kenny Random’s art taps into the imaginary with strong visual acuity, merging artistic skill with the naive, magical realism of childhood fantasy.
Through these public pieces, Kenny Random opens up pockets of escapism, shining a light on darkened areas of the metropolis, to offer optimistic moments of counter-cultural resistance in turbulent times.