Mokum (“safe place” in Yiddish) is Daniel Enkaoua’s second solo exhibition at Litvak Contemporary. Throughout his career, the painter demonstrates the meaning of persistence through the lengthy observation of his subjects, sometimes over years. At the heart of this perseverance stands the aspiration to arrive at the essence held in the subject of his painting. The paintings’ blurriness, so it seems, is a response to these attempts to reach absolute closeness, as though we are looking through a glazed screen or clear water but never directly at the thing itself. Like in his previous paintings, here too the figures are painted on an infinite background that sets them beyond any specific context, time, or place.