About

Although educated in fine art, Gomes’ main influence has been from the underground or lowbrow art scene. Following her tertiary education in KwaZulu-Natal, Gomes moved to Cape Town and was inspired by street art and comic book art which finally allowed her the space to explore and perhaps indulge in other forms of artistic expression.

Having Portuguese heritage, but being raised in South Africa, Gomes’ primary exploration is in concepts of identity and gaining a sense of permission to associate with the various cultures of one’s birthplace, but which can be exclusionary due to an one’s specific lineage.

Myths and fairy tales are incredibly fascinating to Gomes and she finds that they help to gain an understanding of complex moral topics. Along with various other childhood elements such as toys, games and the like Gomes finds the innocence creates both a palatable and a potent dichotomy when handling every day topics in politics, identity and society.

In her work, Gomes typically favours a mixed-media approach. This provides for greater depth of meaning and opportunity to explore the various aspects of a work from different perspectives.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Exhibitions

  1. 2019
    1. Retreat Yourself Exhibition
    2. Privilege
      Galeria Monumental
  2. 2018
    1. Finding the right fit
      Anjos70
  3. 2017
    1. Homage
      Ahem Gallery
    2. Red Experiment
      Youngblood Gallery
    3. Art10k: 3rd Edition
  4. 2016
    1. Hero Sneaker Skates
      Mobility Indaba
    2. 4th Annual Hero Exhibition
      City Hall
    3. 4th Annual Hero Exhibition
      Friends of Design
    4. ArtMode: Mini Cooper, 5th Edition
      Auto Atlantic MINI
    5. Art10k exhibition: 2nd Edition
      The Glass Box
  5. 2015
    1. ArtMode
    2. 3rd Annual Hero Exhibition
      Friends of Design
    3. Invest in Individual Artists
      Knobs & Tassels
    4. 2nd group exhibition
      Knobs & Tassels
    5. Mwimbi Fine Art Gallery
    6. Art Fair
    7. Three Feathers Diner: Monadology
      Knobs & Tassels
    8. Openplan studio: Kablam Exhibition
      The Design Factory
  6. 2014
    1. Grafllit
      Youngblood Gallery
    2. 2nd Annual Hero Exhibition
      Friends of Design
  7. 2013
    1. Black & Yellow: Collaborative Exhibition
      Studio 41
    2. Halloween Hybrid
      Studio 41
    3. Boaston Society
    4. Animal Life
      Toitoy
    5. Custom show
      Toitoy
    6. Bizmoggie Exhibition
    7. 1st Annual Hero Exhibition
      Friends of Deisng
    8. New Heritage Gallery
  8. 2012
    1. KunjaniMation Exhibition
      Alliance Française

Selected Publications

  1. 2019
    1. Creative Quaterly 55
  2. 2016
    1. Khuluma Magazine
    2. Art Africa
  3. 2014
    1. Grafllit
    2. Expose 11
      Paul Hellard (ISBN: 978-0987403612)
  4. 2013
    1. Imagine Fx
  5. 2012
    1. Gaining Velocity 3
    2. Kulture Mag
    3. Gaining Velocity 2
  6. 2009
    1. Picture This: One Small Seed

Selected Presentations

  1. 2016
    1. Between 10 and 5
    2. Yo TV
    3. Hectic 99
    4. Radio RSG
    5. eTV (eNCA)
    6. The Times
    7. Hero workshop
    8. Expresso Show
  2. 2015
    1. Design Death Match
    2. Hero workshop
  3. 2014
    1. Hero workshop
  4. 2013
    1. Toitoy workshop
    2. Studio Muti: Behance Reviews
    3. Hero workshop

Contact

Contact me regarding exhibitions, commissions, or to request permission to use my work via email on keda@kgomes.co.za