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Memory of Another City

 

8 September- 17 October 2015

Featuring artworks by:

Kareem Risan

Kareem Risan keeps his optical space compatible with the act of drawing as he keeps the details of his figures to the minimum, depersonalizes them and bestows upon them a sign that is worked out spontaneously and plainly to match out with the speediness of actions done on the wall. These signs or traces, however, do not mean much to him in themselves. What counts most is the optical presence they have during their existence on the wall and what expressive and meaningful contribution they might give through their optical sensitivity, freedom and motive.

The experience of the wall in Risan’s work is a completion of his idea about the old mural painting as being a carrier of some trace, which he left, heading towards the impact of looking through the present time. The present time is like a theme suggesting an interpretation of what the impact of looking is leaving behind and what embedded vision the artist has about a modern urban world that is very technical and submissive to the illusions of abundance and what ambiguous and mysterious signs those deeply rooted illusions advertised on the walls of the city are leaving behind.

In his exhibition, the artist Kareem Risan tries also to remind us that immigrant and exiled artists are so far more able capable than others of  understanding the reality of our contemporary world.

Kareem Risan
Man with a Black Hat
Mixed media on canvas
150 x 150 cm

Kareem Risan
Dialogue
Mixed media on canvas
150 x 150 cm

Kareem Risan
Stencil
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
80 x 64 cm

Kareem Risan
Collage
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
80 x 64 cm

Kareem Risan
Remains of Ads 1
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
80 x 64 cm

Kareem Risan
Three Pictures of a Person
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
80 x 64 cm

Kareem Risan
Poster and Black Mark
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
80 x 64 cm

Kareem Risan
Remains of Ads 2
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
80 x 64 cm

Kareem Risan
Happy Man
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
80 x 64 cm

Kareem Risan
Red Stencil
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
80 x 64 cm

Kareem Risan
Stencil and Black Color
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
80 x 64 cm

Kareem Risan
Poster and Color Splash
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
80 x 64 cm

Kareem Risan
Black Splash and Stencil
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
80 x 64 cm

Kareem Risan
Red Posters
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
80 x 64 cm

Kareem Risan
Collage and Black Splash
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
70 x 70 cm

Kareem Risan
Mona Lisa
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
70 x 70 cm

Kareem Risan
Wall
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
70 x 70 cm

Kareem Risan
Ads on Red Color
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
70 x 70 cm

Kareem Risan
Ads on Wall
Photo Montage, Giclee Print, 1 of 3
70 x 70 cm