Lebanese Artist Exhibits his Work at London Gallery
Ayyam London launched at its new location at 143 New Bond Street on 25 January 2013, the solo exhibition of work, Shooting the Cloud, by influential Lebanese artist and architect Nadim Karam, a press release said Thursday.
Renowned for his public art and work in urban regeneration, Nadim Karam’s exhibition at Ayyam London compromised a series of new paintings, rich in color and presented a playful, almost satirical, perception of love and war.
These were shown alongside editions of his iconic steel sculptural works, described as ‘urban toys’ by the artist, the release added.
Recent examples have taken on a reflective quality, with burnished surfaces, rusted browns and even beads and buttons making way for highly polished mirrored steel.
Pieces both reproduce the world around them and disappear into it, becoming one with their surroundings, it added.
Karam’s multi-disciplinary approach incorporates painting, drawing, sculpture and writing.
Fusing various cultural influences, Karam’s works transcend social, political and national borders, forming a unique pictorial language, replete with recurring symbols, and with its own original characters and narratives.
They form an alphabet of sorts, in what is an on going, sometimes absurdist, exploration of the creative power of dreams, the release concluded.