19 to 31 October 2010
Never afraid to explore the possibilities of various mediums for his art, in this exhibition at Jacaranda Images, Bader Mahasneh integrates his penchant for photography with his previous examination of the human form through his ink drawings, paintings and resin sculptures.
Bader has been long attracted to photography and the possibilities that can be achieved with both
long and very fast exposures and these images explore this medium fully.
These large photographic works bring together the interdisciplinary approach of Bader's work, capturing the human form in motion while drawing influence from 'action paintings' of the abstract expressionist movement. Bader continues to question the philosophical dilemma of what he describes as 'the problematic existence of the human being' with these forays into the subconscious. As with expressionism, Bader explores obsessional and dramatic themes, some works taking us into depths of anguish, drama and despair, and others showing great tenderness and warmth.
The figures do not sit on the surface but struggle to emerge from the backdrops while remaining strangely translucent, a recurring theme of Bader's work.
The compositions are finely balanced with backgrounds being given focus where necessary through scale or colour with the biomorphic forms and aggressive brushwork work eliciting the emotional effect that Bader wants to achieve.
The works in 'Exposures' are photographs as well as part sculpture, part painting, merging the psychological questions and thoughts of an artist who continues to explore the depths and convolution of 'being'.
Exhibition Review from Jo Magazine
SAEED - 'MEMORIES OF LOVE &
SALEH ABU SHINDI
- 'VOCABULARY OF LINES AND COLOUR'
SAUDI - 'SONG FOR THE
MAHASNEH - 'SCULPTING
TARIQ DAJANI -
'ABOVE WADI RUM'
HAKIM JAMAIN -
DAYS IN LUXOR'
ABORIGINAL ART - ANCIENT ABSTRACTIONS
3 DIMENSIONS, 3 JORDANIAN
SHEREEN AUDI - 'EXPRESSIONS OF A FREE
FLOODED LONDON – FIVE IMAGES OF
Australian Indigenous Prints and Paintings
ASIL Photographs of Arabian Horses by
Tariq Dajani at Zara Centre Gallery
Didgeridoo … da..da