21 October – 24 November 2013
Meem Gallery is pleased to announce the forthcoming group exhibition, Art Syria; a new exhibition comprised of works by seven established artists, all Syrian in nationality. Art Syria was inspired by the artists that continue to live and work in Syria today, despite the strife and danger that they face. All of the works that comprise Art Syria have been created in the past three years, documenting in their own way the civil war and its effect on the Syrian people. Each artist has responded to this period of instability by concentrating on their art; staying true to their style whilst exploring this new landscape, both geographical and metaphorical, through their practice. The technique of the artists is distinctive; media used in this exhibition includes acrylic on canvas, ink on rice paper, charcoal on card and mixed media, among other methods.
The artists included in this exhibition have exhibited in solo and collective shows throughout the Middle East, Europe and the United States; and their works can be found in important private and public collections, as well as at prestigious Biennales. The work of Youssef Abdelke in particular can be found in the Kuwait National Museum, Kuwait City, National Museum of Damascus, and British Museum in London.