Nadim Karam in London. Ayyam Gallery. Review by Isabel del Rio

Nadim Karam in London. Ayyam Gallery. Review by Isabel del Rio
Isabel del Rio

Nadim Karam exhibition at Ayyam Gallery in London: 143 New Bond Street.

Nadim Karam, artist and architect, will exhibit at Ayyam Gallery in London in the beginning of 2013. Review by Isabel del Rio.

Nadim Karam & Atelier Hapsitus (Naji Moujaes, Ramona Abdo, Makram el-Kadi). Untitled, 1994-1997. Manes Bridge, Prague. Courtesy Nadim Karam

Nadim Karam, a multifaceted artist and renowned architect for his public work in urban regeneration, is going to exhibit at Ayyam Gallery in London from January 25 to March 9, 2013 (opening: January 24, 2013).

Nadim Karam will show a series of new paintings, rich in color, which reflect his particular perception of love and war, together with editions of his iconic steel sculptural works, recent examples of his efforts to make our cities more narrative and expressive. Because he is convinced that not only people need to dream and to improve their imagination, but their urban spaces too. Founder of Atelier Hapsitus in Lebanon, Nadim Karam has been trying to animate cities as diverse as Melbourne, Prague, Dubai, Beirut, London and Nara. An inspired rebellion against the characterless nature of so many modern urban spaces.

Nadim Karam. The Transients, 2006. Dubai. Courtesy Nadim Karam

Nadim Karam. The Transients, 2006. Dubai. Courtesy Nadim Karam

No doubt, he has get his goal, with passion and risk, as an artist should approximate to reality, without forgetting his other human side, this one hidden in our unconscious wishes. Wishes of hope and happiness for an uncertain future, where in spite of so many problems people can feel free, animals too…, a Nature which grows steadily: jumping, laughing, loving. Life cannot be controlled by a few, it belongs to all, also to butterflies and flowers, also to transparencies and possible ghosts.

Cosmopolitan, Nadim Karam collects influences of African art (he was born in Senegal), Asian symbolism (currently, he lives in Beirut) and Western masters. Sometimes naïve, sometimes sophisticated, always personal and positive. A pleasure to see his artwork, a unique pleasure that you can enjoy next year at Ayyam Gallery.

**Ayyam Gallery (Damascus, Beirut, Dubai) will inaugurate the gallery’s first European location at 143 New Bond Street, London, with Nadim Karam exhibition.

If you have the chance, don’t miss this opportunity!

See more:

Nadim Karam & Atelier Hapsitus (Makram el-Kadi, Naji Moujaes, Karim Moallem, Micheal Habib), Untitled, 1997-2000 Twenty 5.5m sculptures shown in five locations in downtown Beirut, Courtesy Nadim Karam and Alfred Tarazi

Nadim Karam Trio Elephants, 2012 Three stainless steel sculptures H. 300 cm, H 150 cm, H. 700 cm Courtesy of the artist and Ayyam Gallery












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