september, 2019

12sepallday24octNabil Nahas

Nabil Nahas, Untitled, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 cm. Courtesy of Saleh Barakat Gallery.


Event Details

Nabil Nahas’s latest solo exhibition will revolve around his fractal paintings. The fractal is a mathematical object, in which every component part identically corresponds to the whole.The fractal, part and whole, in Nahas’s work is analogous to the geometry of nature in its laws, processes, and overall logic. Each work is composed through the execution of the boundless interweaving and enfolding of different moments that constitute differential and variegated compositions, while always yielding a singular artwork. In gesturing from the finite to the infinite, Nahas alludes to a Sufi transcendentalist aesthetic, wherein the sublime in both its natural and architectural forms is evoked (think the Islamic architectural feature of the muqarnas), and the elasticity of scale between the part (micro) and the whole (macro) is preserved.

Courtesy of Saleh Barakat Gallery


September 12 (Thursday) - October 24 (Thursday)


Saleh Barakat Gallery

Clemenceau, Justinian Street, Beirut-Lebanon


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