VOID AND FORM: BADER MAHASNEH
Fann À Porter Dubai is pleased to present Void and Form, a solo exhibition by Jordanian artist Bader Mahasneh, on view until 30 August 2023. This exhibition showcases Mahasneh’s mastery across various
Fann À Porter Dubai is pleased to present Void and Form, a solo exhibition by Jordanian artist Bader Mahasneh, on view until 30 August 2023. This exhibition showcases Mahasneh’s mastery across various artistic mediums, including sculpture, photography, and painting and provides an opportunity to explore Mahasneh’s interdisciplinary approach and his profound insights into the human condition.
Inspired by studies of philosophies and the intricacies of human existence, Mahasneh delves into the complex nature of human existence in his art. His body of work speaks of the enigmatic “void,” the interplay between mankind and machinery, and the intricate connection between destruction and creation, often referred to as the “building of form.”
Mahasneh’s recent artistic journey has led him to translate the intricate three-dimensional densities of painting into the realm of sculpture. Embracing the belief that sculptural expression possesses a commanding presence, Mahasneh asserts that while painting offers an illusion, sculpture presents an existence.
Years of dedicated research into Jordan’s rich and largely unexplored geology have led him to source materials imbued with historical significance. Using diamond-edged blades, Mahasneh meticulously sculpts his artwork, infusing technical brilliance with artistic vision. The result is a series of sculptures entitled “Chaos,” carved from the very substance that birthed the Earth and Heavens. Despite their origins, these sculptures evoke a sense of peace, beauty, and poetic tranquility.
Mahasneh’s photographic compositions embody a complex technique where the model seamlessly merges with the environment. Through expert use of the camera and lighting, this remarkable effect is achieved in a single shot and in a single layer.
Bader Mahasneh is a versatile artist skilled in multiple disciplines including painting, photography, and sculpture. Born in the historic city of Jerash, Jordan, in 1977, Mahasneh pursued his academic studies and earned a bachelor’s degree in law from Yarmuk University in 2001. Mahasneh has held numerous solo exhibitions in Jordan, UAE, and Germany. Additionally, his work has been featured in group exhibitions across various countries including Jordan, Sweden, Bahrain, Italy, Lebanon, and the USA.
July 5 (Wednesday) 08:00 - August 30 (Wednesday) 08:00
FANN À PORTER, Dubai, UAE.