Five Sides But One Entrance

04may(may 4)06:0003jun(jun 3)08:00Five Sides But One Entrance

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Saleh Barakat is pleased to announce hosting Shawki Youssef exhibition, from 4 May until 3 June, 2023.

Peeled paper and pulled fabric, Youssef’s work is a labour to expose and un-master color and medium while bringing psychic traces and images to the fore. The works call for a procession beginning with Youssef’s collaboration with Jack Dabaghian. Photographic plates depicting sublime trees stand as their own ghostly apparitions, while their prints, stained by Koranic verses, are once again reified. From trees that transform into phantasmatic images to stains that conjure an entire landscape, Youssef’s works stand as procedures that penetrate the no-man’s-land of the trace, the layer, the fold and the stain.

Peeling through the surfaces of his works in a hallucinatory succession, Youssef’s constructions unveil a new sublime in exploiting the painterly mark, the texture as creased skins revealing the infinitude of the limits of materials.

This exhibition features a collaboration with Jack Dabaghian at The Upper Gallery.



May 4, 2023 06:00 - June 3, 2023 08:00(GMT-11:00)


Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

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