Green Art Gallery Dubai presents solo show of new works by Syrian photographer Jaber Al Azmeh

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

In his second solo exhibition at Green Art Gallery Dubai, Syrian photographer Jaber Al Azmeh will be presenting a series of new photographic duets, exploring the dual and complex relationship between human beings and time. Exhibition Dates: 06/06/2011 – 15/07/2011. Opening Reception: June 6th 2011, 6 – 9 pm.

The photographic works which the artist views as portraits are however, mysteriously lacking in human content. Instead, their main subjects consist of empty rusting oil barrels, derelict buildings and walls, tires, abandoned cars; a junkyard utopia. Through substituting inanimate objects with the human being, Al Azmeh’s works in actuality investigate the intensely intimate stories of the people who passed through his ‘frame’. The viewer is presented with a scene similar to that of an incriminating investigation that has long been abandoned. With what feels like chalked -out silhouettes of missing people, all that is left of the human being are random clues leading up to his trace.

The atmosphere of his photographs though melancholy, are nonetheless aesthetically beautiful, with bursts of color and hyper stylized scenes. Through repeatedly locating and framing the beauty within junk, Al Azmeh virtually transforms his chosen pieces into an art installation.

Al Azmeh’s works also reflect a conscious awareness of the artists chosen medium, photography. The transition of the image into an eventual framed entity does after all come with the inevitable loss of possibilities. This is highlighted by the fact that his works are often presented as a frame within a frame. In this way the artist not only questions the critique of theoretical discourse as a means of interpreting art in general, but his position within that framework of discussion as well.

About Green Art Gallery
Promoting the works of the region’s pioneering modern artists from across the Middle East and North Africa since 1995, Green Art Gallery was one of the first institutions to exhibit Arab art in Dubai. In 2008, leveraging its long and rich history in the market, Green Art Gallery also began to represent and showcase contemporary artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey.


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