Exhibitions | Mirror Mirror...

Mirror Mirror….
April 2017

 

Upon engaging with a work by Bahram Hajou, one is immediately drawn to an ongoing emotional exchange. The layers of colour, daubed across the scene, the edges left unfinished, give the figures and their surrounds an ethereal, floating quality, as if canvas is laid on canvas.  His characters are either starting a discourse, or have just finished one.  They often seem fluid.  Some appear boldly in the foreground; others may be effaced behind the shadow of a screen.

Facing you are those who yearn to engage with you, they are sharing their story. Perhaps they mirror your own story, ranging from quotidian life matters to deeply intimate topics; the choice of subject is yours.
The effaced figures are spectres of characters that seem to have resolved their issues; they have attained peace and are exiting the scene.

The serious facial expressions and fluid body language are almost always neutralized by the white or vibrant colours that shed hope and happiness on any subject matter.

Serious or light-hearted, make no mistake, Bahram always greets you with an eternal smile and a peaceful demeanor, for he always reconciles life's concerns through his characters and paintings.

Hajou invites you to do the same as you sit with his artwork in this exhibition

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Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 80x80 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x29 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 45x33 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2009 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2015 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 100x100 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 150x150 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 170x140 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 81x100 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2005 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x97 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 50x65 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 50x65 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 46x61 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 24x32 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 24x32 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 170x200 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 200x170 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #4 | 2012 | Colored Aluminum | 95x86x54 cm | ED.2 of 3
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Nazar Yahya | Revealing | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 188x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Hiding | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 188x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Seat 2 (The Head) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Seat 1 (The Arms) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Seat 3 (Ecstasy) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | The Dilemma | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 111.5x95 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | He Is The Truth | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 111.5x92.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Ascension | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 115.5x183 cm
Nazar Yahya | Incarnation And Union | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 61.5x137.5 cm
Nazar Yahya | Magic Cane | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 61.5x127.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 200x170 cm
Sinan Hussein | Legitimate Relation | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 120x150 cm
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x190 cm
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 120x150 cm
Sinan Hussein | Fishing For Kindness | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x190 cm
Sinan Hussein | Just A Dream | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #4 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 40x34x35 cm
Dia Azzawi | Totem #1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 135x120x40 cm
Dia Azzawi | Mural For Silent Music | 2014 | Polyester Resin | 200x300 cm | ED.1/3
Dia Azzawi | Imaginary Temple | 2017 | Stainless Steel | 60x45x20 cm
Dia Azzawi | Golden Altar | 2017 | Polyester Resin | Canvas | 44x35x19 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #7 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 78x53x35 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #1 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 80x48x40 cm
Dia Azzawi | Colorful Bird #2 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 60x42x12 cm
Dia Azzawi | Butterfly | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 44x35x19 cm
Sinan Hussein | Selfie II | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x120 cm
Sinan Hussein | Right Path 3 | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x120 cm
Sinan Hussein | Issa | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm
Sinan Hussein | In Agreement | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm
Sinan Hussein | Worrier | 2016 | Acrylic | Canvas | 147x80 cm
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x105 cm
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x135 cm
Sinan Hussein | Waiting II | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x290 cm
Sinan Hussein | Waiting | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x190 cm
Sinan Hussein | Icon | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 50x50 cm
Sinan Hussein | Icon 2 | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 50x50 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 50x65 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 32.5x50 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 32.5x25 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 50x65 cm
Nazar Yahya | Plant 1-2 | 2013 | Giclee Print | Paper | 61.5x121.5 cm
Nazar Yahya | Allah | 2013 | Giclee Print | Paper | 61.5x116.5 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x100 cm
Bahram Hajou | Human Beings | 2017 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 160x250 cm
Sinan Hussein | Tourists | 2009 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 60x60 cm
Sinan Hussein | Living In Time | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 65x65 cm
Sinan Hussein | Selfi I | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm
Sinan Hussein | Isolation Legitmacy | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x120 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x95 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 70x60 cm
Dia Azzawi | Handallah: Good Morning Beirut | 2016 | Polyester Resin | 47x49x35 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose No.5 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 68x56x48 cm
Dia Azzawi | Colorful Bird No.1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 58x30x21 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose No.3 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 29x36x27 cm
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 3 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x300 cm
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 4 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x160 cm
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 2 | 2007 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x200 cm
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road#1 | 2006 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 170x200 cm