9 – 27 February 2022
Taking walls evokes history, human stories, anguish, and splendour: A touch of creation, destruction, rebirth, and wonder. Every step we make, history recalls. Chronicles were born behind these talking walls…
It woke my senses to develop an idea that, still, standing walls or ruins can absorb the essence of a place, people and events over time that could be retold, and we are able to uncover a trail of stories just by observing the state of the walls.
Recognising that there is also an incredible side to the recovery of places, I was convinced that at every generation there remains a layer of beauty that is embedded onto every culture over time, and can be revealed if we simply scratch the surfaces and observe closely.
The paintings in this collection is unique in my effort to protray an abstraction of stories depicted on walls of the past. It is my wish for my visitors to find some connections to them as much as they did to me.
This cold wax and oil mixed-media series …
Through the use of Oil and Cold Wax Mixed Media together with various forms of pigments, I am able to selectively reduce the surface of the painting to bring out the multitude of hidden layers creating depth and a sense of fragility. Singularities and repetitions are reflected in some of his paintings which are based on specific events, objects, or conditions. The vast horizons of Iraq to the magnanimity of Beqaa Valley in Lebanon, to the parched landscapes of Jordan, and the breathtaking mountains of Switzerland are just a few examples.