Exhibitions | "Cocoon"

"Cocoon"
October 2016

 

Walid El Masri’s exhibition “Cocoon” is part of a series he has been working on since 2012, in which he analyzes a single subject through the use of repetition. Repetition holds great significance to El Masri as he uses it to dive into a deeper meaning, allowing one to understand a subject in its abstracted value beyond its original interpretation.

His works are semi-abstract representations of the silk woven cocoons created by larvae as they prepare for their rebirth. El Masri’s paintings stand to represent three states of time:
the past - the larvae, the present - the cocoons and the unknown future. The future holds a harsh dichotomy of life and death: a butterfly could emerge from the cocoon in a successful rebirth or it could get trapped within the cocoon and die. Moreover, these paintings represent El Masri’s vision of Syria, his homeland, and the conflict surrounding it.  

Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 80x80 cm | 122-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 70x50 cm | 132-NC8-2018
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2010 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 204-AD10-2010
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 203-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 202-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 201-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 200-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2013 | Water Colour | Paper | 15x11 cm | 199-AD10-2013
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2013 | Water Colour | Paper | 15x11 cm | 198-AD10-2013
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2013 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 197-AD10-2013
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2013 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 196-AD10-2013
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2013 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 195-AD10-2013
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2014 | Water Colour | Paper | 17x14 cm | 194-AD10-2014
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2014 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 193-AD10-2014
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2014 | Water Colour | Paper | 18x13 cm | 192-AD10-2014
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2016 | Water Colour | Paper | 17x14 cm | 191-AD10-2016
Sinan Hussein | Waiting | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x290 cm | 190-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Agreeing & Disagreeing | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm | 183-SH4-2016
Dia Azzawi | Handallah | 2011 | Bronze | 29x17x10 cm | ED.4/9 | 182-DA1-2011
Dia Azzawi | Colorful Bird #1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 58x30x21 cm | 181-DA1-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x120 cm | 180-BH3-2013
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 50x35 cm | 178-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 50x35 cm | 177-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 176-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 175-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 174-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 173-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 172-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 171-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 170-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 169-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 168-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 167-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 166-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 165-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 164-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 163-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 162-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 161-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 160-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 159-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 158-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 131-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 70x50 cm | 130-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 129-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 128-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 127-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 126-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 125-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 123-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 121-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 120-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 119-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 118-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm | 117-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm | 116-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x29 cm | 115-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm | 114-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 113-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 112-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 111-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 110-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 109-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 108-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 45x33 cm | 107-NC8-2018
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2009 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 17-WD2-2009
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm | 41-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm | 21-WM5-2014
Untitled wala Dakak
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 18-WD2-2010
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2015 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 16-WD2-2015
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm | 42-WM5-2014
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 100x100 cm | 51-WM5-2014
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 150x150 cm | 38-WD2-2010
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm | 45-WM5-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 39-WD2-2010
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm | 23-WM5-2014
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 19-WD2-2010
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm | 22-WM5-2014
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 170x140 cm | 20-WM5-2014
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 81x100 cm | 44-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2005 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x97 cm | 43-WM5-2005
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 106-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 50x65 cm | 105-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 50x65 cm | 104-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 46x61 cm | 103-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 102-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 101-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 100-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 99-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 98-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 97-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 96-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 24x32 cm | 95-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 24x32 cm | 94-WD2-2016
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 200x170 cm | 90-BH3-2016
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #4 | 2012 | Colored Aluminum | 95x86x54 cm | ED.2 of 3 | 88-DA1-2012
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 40-WD2-2010
Nazar Yahya | Revealing | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 188x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 87-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Hiding | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 188x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 86-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Seat 2 (The Head) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 85-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Seat 1 (The Arms) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 84-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Seat 3 (Ecstasy) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 83-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | The Dilemma | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 111.5x95 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 82-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | He Is The Truth | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 111.5x92.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 81-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Ascension | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 115.5x183 cm | 80-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Incarnation And Union | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 61.5x137.5 cm | 79-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Magic Cane | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 61.5x127.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 78-NY6-2013
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 200x170 cm | 77-BH3-2016
Sinan Hussein | Legitimate Relation | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 120x150 cm | 76-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x190 cm | 75-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 120x150 cm | 74-SH4-2013
Sinan Hussein | Fishing For Kindness | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x190 cm | 73-SH4-2015
Sinan Hussein | Just A Dream | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm | 72-SH4-2014
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #4 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 40x34x35 cm | 71-DA1-2013
Dia Azzawi | Totem #1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 135x120x40 cm | 70-DA1-2017
Dia Azzawi | Mural For Silent Music | 2014 | Polyester Resin | 200x300 cm | ED.1/3 | 69-DA1-2014
Dia Azzawi | Imaginary Temple | 2017 | Stainless Steel | 60x45x20 cm | 68-DA1-2017
Dia Azzawi | Golden Altar | 2017 | Polyester Resin | Canvas | 44x35x19 cm | 67-DA1-2017
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #7 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 78x53x35 cm | 66-DA1-2013
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #1 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 80x48x40 cm | 65-DA1-2013
Dia Azzawi | Colorful Bird #2 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 60x42x12 cm | 64-DA1-2017
Dia Azzawi | Butterfly | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 44x35x19 cm | 63-DA1-2017
Sinan Hussein | Selfie II | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x120 cm | 62-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Right Path 3 | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x120 cm | 61-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Issa | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm | 60-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | In Agreement | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm | 59-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Worrier | 2016 | Acrylic | Canvas | 147x80 cm | 58-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x105 cm | 57-SH4-2015
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x135 cm | 56-SH4-2015
Sinan Hussein | Waiting II | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x290 cm | 55-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Waiting | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x190 cm | 54-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Icon | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 50x50 cm | 53-SH4-2013
Sinan Hussein | Icon 2 | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 50x50 cm | 52-SH4-2013
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm | 50-WM5-2014
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 50x65 cm | 49-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 32.5x50 cm | 48-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 32.5x25 cm | 47-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 50x65 cm | 46-WM5-2016
Nazar Yahya | Plant 1-2 | 2013 | Giclee Print | Paper | 61.5x121.5 cm | 37-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Allah | 2013 | Giclee Print | Paper | 61.5x116.5 cm | 36-NY6-2013
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm | 35-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm | 34-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm | 33-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm | 32-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm | 31-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm | 30-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm | 29-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm | 28-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Human Beings | 2017 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 160x250 cm | 26-BH3-2017
Sinan Hussein | Tourists | 2009 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 60x60 cm | 15-SH4-2009
Sinan Hussein | Living In Time | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 65x65 cm | 14-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Selfi I | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm | 13-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Isolation Legitmacy | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm | 12-SH4-2014
Dia Azzawi | Handallah: Good Morning Beirut | 2016 | Polyester Resin | 47x49x35 cm | 8-DA1-2016
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose No.5 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 68x56x48 cm | 7-DA1-2013
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose No.3 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 29x36x27 cm | 6-DA1-2013
Dia Azzawi | Colorful Bird No.1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 58x30x21 cm | 5-DA1-2017
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 3 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x300 cm | 4-DA1-2008
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 4 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x160 cm | 3-DA1-2008
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 2 | 2007 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x200 cm | 2-DA1-2007
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road#1 | 2006 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 170x200 cm | 1-DA1-2006
Sinan Hussein | Portait 3 | 2016 | Acrylic | Paper | 30x30 cm | 185-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Portait 2 | 2016 | Acrylic | Paper | 30x30 cm | 184-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2016 | Ink | Paper | 38x28 cm | 189-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2016 | Ink | Paper | 38x28 cm | 187-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2016 | Ink | Paper | 28x38 cm | 186-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2016 | Ink | Paper | 38x28 cm | 188-SH4-2016