Nadia Safieddine - A woman in a Stream - Agial Gallery April / May 2018
In her latest collection of paintings, Nadia Safieddine diversifies the subject matter of her work by shifting the focus from lugubrious, distorted, and barely-visible figures to something – a landscape? – more definitely abstract. Portraits and nudes still make up half of the works on display, but the move to the non-pictorial intimates that the three categories of the painting are not separate genres in the classical sense. Painted with a technique of impasto, all of Safieddine’s work is enmeshed in the dialectical relationship between abstract expressionism and figuration.
Nadia Safieddine (b. 1973) is a Beirut-based artist. She received a Diploma in Painting from the Lebanese University’s Institute of Fine Arts in 1997. She has exhibited widely in Berlin, in both solo and group shows. In Beirut, she has had several solo exhibitions including Elegy (2015), Badroom (2013), and Time (2011) in Agial Art Gallery. Group exhibitions include Thin Skin: Six Artists from Lebanon (2014) at Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York City; L’insondable Surface (2013) at Institut Français du Liban, Salon d’Automne (2011) at the Sursock Museum, and Sanayeh Art Project (1995) organized by Ashkal Alwan, in Beirut; Self-portraits Mirrors on the Wall (2010) at Athr Gallery in Jeddah; Jubiläumsaustellung (2003), Salon des Imaginären (2003), and Bi-Rout – Contemporary Art from Beirut (2002) at Kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin, among others. Since 2007, she is a member of the BBK Federal Association of Visual Arts in Berlin.
Opening: Thursday 19 April, 2018 at 6:00 pm (till 19 May, 2018)
Venue: Agial Art Gallery, 63 Abdel Aziz St., Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon.
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Agial Art Gallery, established in Beirut in 1990, is one of the leading destinations for modern & contemporary art from Lebanon and the Arab world.