Neo Pop art. From Erasmus to Mohamed Kahouadji

Neo Pop art. From Erasmus to Mohamed Kahouadji
Isabel del Rio

Neo Pop. From Erasmus of Rotterdam to Mohamed Kahouadji. An artistic analyze of mankind.

Neo Pop art. Galvanize by Mohamed Kahouadji

Neo Pop art. Galvanize by Mohamed Kahouadji

Roots and more roots. Patience and more patience. Refined technique of steady lines and color sets: Neo Pop art by Mohamed Kahouadji.

It’s a pleasure to see Mohamed Kahouadji painting. He is so happy creating new worlds, we are so happy reading his ironies, his new narrations.

Neo Pop art. I Shine like a Princess by Mohamed Kahouadji

Neo Pop art. I Shine like a Princess by Mohamed Kahouadji

New? Of course, Mohamed Kahouadji creates new complete worlds where new actors (maybe animals) imitate our behavior and we can discover our lives reflected on his works, just on the other side and with a new perspective. Why is so ridiculous a lizard behaving as a princess? Only because a lizard is green? What would it happen if we paint a princess in green? Yes, the world upside down. But the popular ‘Feasts of Fools” in the Middle Ages (Do you remember Notre-Dame de Paris, by Victor Hugo?) taught people their true realities.

Neo Pop art. Purple Rain by Mohamed Kahouadji

Neo Pop art. Purple Rain by Mohamed Kahouadji

The task of a current artist is the same as the task of an old one. Mohamed Kahouadji has learnt for our roots, for ancient tales and deep essays (I’m also thinking on The Praise of Folly by Erasmus of Rotterdam) and he has analyzed the behavior of our current Neo Pop society, brilliant icons and plastic stars. What is right? What’s wrong? We should discover the answers looking at his paintings, full of hidden meanings and happy smiles. Because in the end, Mohamed Kahouadji has a positive idea of the mankind and our possibilities.

Be mad but be happy, laugh at the monkey that is in your soul, at the nice cat and at the aggressive bird that sometimes invade your dreams but (this is important) notice that you can be a nice penguin and a good father, a perfect friend and a romantic boy, a vagabond and a sailor, a hope and a smile.

Mohamed Kahouadji, a French Neo Pop artist, has a positive message. Listen to him.

Congratulations, Mohamed, for your awesome artwork.

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