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18 October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3 November 2019 @ 10:00 pm
A solo exhibition by Alaa Shasheet.
Curated by Ivan Gabriel
REBIRTH – We all think about only one point of birth in our lifetime, but we might have many rebirth points. When we experience something new, when we learn, when we pass a difficult stage and even when we meet a new people, it is a new start for our life with different values and experience. So, for Alaa, the Syrian Artist, this is a pivotal point for him – It’s a REbirth.
Strong and bold compositions on the painting’s surface coming from deep inner expressions and feelings, using mixed-media such as sand, charcoal, pastel, pencil, gesso, varnish, Chinese ink and acrylic paint to give a rough surface with variety of textures and details that you can observe once you look deeper into the artwork. With Alaa’s printmaking background you can notice the solid black and grays holding the painting, and the background is full of small childish lines and scribbles, representing the philosophy of contrast and creating balance and harmony to the painting. At the end, for him black is strong, elegant, direct, pure and clear, you can see it immediately and it tells a lot, but it is hard to control which is attractive and always needs the contrast to balance and give the value.
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