Exhibitions | "Cocoon"

"Cocoon"
October 2016

 

Walid El Masri’s exhibition “Cocoon” is part of a series he has been working on since 2012, in which he analyzes a single subject through the use of repetition. Repetition holds great significance to El Masri as he uses it to dive into a deeper meaning, allowing one to understand a subject in its abstracted value beyond its original interpretation.

His works are semi-abstract representations of the silk woven cocoons created by larvae as they prepare for their rebirth. El Masri’s paintings stand to represent three states of time:
the past - the larvae, the present - the cocoons and the unknown future. The future holds a harsh dichotomy of life and death: a butterfly could emerge from the cocoon in a successful rebirth or it could get trapped within the cocoon and die. Moreover, these paintings represent El Masri’s vision of Syria, his homeland, and the conflict surrounding it.  

Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 80x80 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x29 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 45x33 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2009 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2015 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 100x100 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 150x150 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 170x140 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 81x100 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2005 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x97 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 50x65 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 50x65 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 46x61 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 24x32 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 24x32 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 170x200 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 200x170 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #4 | 2012 | Colored Aluminum | 95x86x54 cm | ED.2 of 3
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Nazar Yahya | Revealing | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 188x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Hiding | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 188x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Seat 2 (The Head) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Seat 1 (The Arms) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Seat 3 (Ecstasy) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | The Dilemma | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 111.5x95 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | He Is The Truth | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 111.5x92.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Ascension | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 115.5x183 cm
Nazar Yahya | Incarnation And Union | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 61.5x137.5 cm
Nazar Yahya | Magic Cane | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 61.5x127.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 200x170 cm
Sinan Hussein | Legitimate Relation | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 120x150 cm
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x190 cm
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 120x150 cm
Sinan Hussein | Fishing For Kindness | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x190 cm
Sinan Hussein | Just A Dream | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #4 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 40x34x35 cm
Dia Azzawi | Totem #1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 135x120x40 cm
Dia Azzawi | Mural For Silent Music | 2014 | Polyester Resin | 200x300 cm | ED.1/3
Dia Azzawi | Imaginary Temple | 2017 | Stainless Steel | 60x45x20 cm
Dia Azzawi | Golden Altar | 2017 | Polyester Resin | Canvas | 44x35x19 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #7 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 78x53x35 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #1 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 80x48x40 cm
Dia Azzawi | Colorful Bird #2 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 60x42x12 cm
Dia Azzawi | Butterfly | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 44x35x19 cm
Sinan Hussein | Selfie II | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x120 cm
Sinan Hussein | Right Path 3 | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x120 cm
Sinan Hussein | Issa | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm
Sinan Hussein | In Agreement | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm
Sinan Hussein | Worrier | 2016 | Acrylic | Canvas | 147x80 cm
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x105 cm
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x135 cm
Sinan Hussein | Waiting II | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x290 cm
Sinan Hussein | Waiting | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x190 cm
Sinan Hussein | Icon | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 50x50 cm
Sinan Hussein | Icon 2 | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 50x50 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 50x65 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 32.5x50 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 32.5x25 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 50x65 cm
Nazar Yahya | Plant 1-2 | 2013 | Giclee Print | Paper | 61.5x121.5 cm
Nazar Yahya | Allah | 2013 | Giclee Print | Paper | 61.5x116.5 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x100 cm
Bahram Hajou | Human Beings | 2017 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 160x250 cm
Sinan Hussein | Tourists | 2009 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 60x60 cm
Sinan Hussein | Living In Time | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 65x65 cm
Sinan Hussein | Selfi I | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm
Sinan Hussein | Isolation Legitmacy | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x120 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x95 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 70x60 cm
Dia Azzawi | Handallah: Good Morning Beirut | 2016 | Polyester Resin | 47x49x35 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose No.5 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 68x56x48 cm
Dia Azzawi | Colorful Bird No.1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 58x30x21 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose No.3 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 29x36x27 cm
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 3 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x300 cm
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 4 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x160 cm
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 2 | 2007 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x200 cm
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road#1 | 2006 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 170x200 cm