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EK Paris

New York, 1994

Between 1993 to 1995 Elyasaf Kowner lived in the Island of Manhattan. He felt a strong need to expose himself and in the begining painted original paintings and pasted them on the street walls.
The EK Paris project was born in 1994 when he was pretending to be a Parisian designer. He spread the sprayed high heel shoe ads in down town Manhattan - while commenting on issues of absence and a sense of being lost.
The works where caught in the interdisciplinary area between fashion advertising and art. "The shoes have never existed as real objects. They were mere reflections of a gaze upon the non-existing object, a poetic stream of images and text reflecting nothing but the unfulfilled desire". -E.K.















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