Featured Artist

Brahim Jawabreh

Biography

Born in 1985, in the Aroub Refugee Camp (West Bank) Palestine, Brahim Jawabreh holds a BA in Fine Art from Al-Quds University, Jerusalem. Jawabreh has taken part in several exhibitions, both in Palestine, as well as Cairo, Damascus, Dubai, Tokyo, Boston, Helsinki, London, Paris, Amman, Beirut and Sharjah.

 

Bringing people into the open in his naïve acrylic paintings, he confronts his audience with an assemblage of clustered archetypal human figures, investigating the relationship between figure and space. In his reductive style, the artist sheds light on the essence of being. His subjects are not passers-by, nor are they merely shadows owned by their leaders. Rejecting a focus on detailed facial features, he stresses the symbolic dimensions behind depicting these people, highlighting their undermined existence, and subsequently – conveying the long-standing Palestinian struggle to be seen. Through these impersonal depictions of the human, Jawabreh additionally evokes the global nature of the humanitarian concern regarding abandonment and displacement – an issue unremitting within the worldwide geo-political landscape today.

Featured Exhibitions

Expression Unbound – Contemporary Art from the Middle East

Kaf Gallery and Janet Rady Fine Art are honoured to present Expression Unbound: Contemporary Art from the Middle East, a glimpse into the work of twelve Middle Eastern artists, each deeply influenced by a rich history of cultural tradition and struggle within their homeland. Presented in an array of media, this selection of works constructs a diverse tapestry of artistic vision that transcends borders and interrogates societal perceptions.

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