Saturday, October 04, 2014

Save The Date

Ayyam Gallery London is pleased to announce We'll Build This City on Art and Love, the forthcoming solo exhibition of Syrian-Kuwait artist Shurooq Amin.Recognised for her cutting-edge approach to painting, which combines diverse media in the creation of bold portraits, Amin is a prominent figure of the contemporary Kuwaiti art scene. In her latest body of work, the artist explores a wide range of social maladies, from child marriage in war-affected areas to the marginalisation of migrants in the Gulf, and the moral and material ramifications of stalled construction projects such as Silk City, which initially promised the revitalisation of Kuwait’s infrastructure.

In We'll Build This City on Art and Love the artist employs materials as diverse as wood, reclaimed photographs, and Braille.Such formal accents are utilised with reference to individual histories while engaging tactile possibilities, and are brought together to expand Amin’s chosen themes.Literary figures long admired by Amin, including Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani and British author Lewis Carroll, are among several influences that can be found in the visual motifs of her whimsical yet challenging works. 

The exhibition will also mark the UK launch of a new monograph on Shurooq Amin with a conversation between the artist, Ayyam Gallery founder Khaled Samawi, and Anthony Downey, contemporary art scholar and Editor in Chief of Ibraaz. 

Date      : 13 November, 2014 - 10 January, 2015

Timings : 12 November 6PM - Onwards

                13 November (6PM - 8PM)

Venue   : 
143 New Bond Street, 1st Floor, W1S 2TP, London. 

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