Shay Kun was born in Tel Aviv in 1974.
He studied art at both Goldsmiths College, in London and the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.
He utilizes a rich, bold color scheme and a highly legible figurative style to render paintings that exhibit the humorous interplay of the stratified world socio-political situations.
Implementing vibrant acrylic hues and imagery from Saturday morning cartoons, urban magazines and internet clip art, Kun lends a universality to his visual language.
De-individualizing his figures and compositions and edging into the viewer’s everyday subconscious,
Kun uncovers a path to an otherwise complex issue, ultimately subverting Pop-culture by accessing its latent socio-political content.
He currently resides and works in New York City.