Exhibitions | The Truth

The Truth
October 2016

 

Iraqi artist, Nazar Yahya, creates conceptual works and his latest exhibition,  “The Truth” is an exploration of the universal truth rooted in spirituality and our collective cultural heritage. His works of art range from sculptures constructed from industrial materials, such as plexi glass, to clever photographs.. Yahya explores this truth using three visual inspirations: Classical greek sculpture, sufism and his own truth that lies within his childhood memories.

Yahya created a series of works using a cloth that resembled his late mother’s Abaya by hanging them on a nail, or twisting and folding it in certain ways to construct images or words. The resemblance between the cloth used in his works and his mother’s abaya (robe)serves as a reminder of childhood. Moreover, the pieces in which the cloth hangs upon a nail gives off the illusion as if it is magically floating, evoking the mysticism within sufism. Lastly, in a series of portraits, Yahya creates photographs where his figure’s hands are covered in black gloves, appearing as though he is an ancient Greek sculpture and his hands have broken off throughout the ages. In others, it appears as though he is a headless marble sculpture.

Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 80x80 cm | 122-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 70x50 cm | 132-NC8-2018
Sinan Hussein | Waiting | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x290 cm | 190-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Agreeing & Disagreeing | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm | 183-SH4-2016
Dia Azzawi | Handallah | 2011 | Bronze | 29x17x10 cm | ED.4/9 | 182-DA1-2011
Dia Azzawi | Colorful Bird #1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 58x30x21 cm | 181-DA1-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x120 cm | 180-BH3-2013
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 50x35 cm | 178-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 50x35 cm | 177-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 176-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 175-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 174-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 173-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 172-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 171-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 170-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 169-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 168-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 167-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 166-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 165-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 164-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 163-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 162-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 161-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 160-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 159-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 158-NC8-2018
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2016 | Acrylic | Paper | 17x14 cm | 157-AD10-2016
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Acrylic | Paper | 18x13 cm | 156-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Acrylic | Paper | 18x13 cm | 155-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Acrylic | Paper | 18x13 cm | 154-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Acrylic | Paper | 18x13 cm | 153-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Acrylic | Paper | 18x13 cm | 152-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Acrylic | Paper | 18x13 cm | 151-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Acrylic | Paper | 18x13 cm | 150-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Acrylic | Paper | 18x13 cm | 149-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Acrylic | Paper | 18x13 cm | 148-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Acrylic | Paper | 18x13 cm | 147-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2012 | Acrylic | Paper | 18x13 cm | 146-AD10-2012
Amar Dawod | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Paper | 18x13 cm | 145-AD10-2010
Adel Abidin | Relic #11 | 2017 | Mixed Media | PVC Foam | 31x56 cm | 144-AA9-2017
Adel Abidin | Relic #10 | 2017 | Mixed Media | PVC Foam | 37x55 cm | 143-AA9-2017
Adel Abidin | Relic #9 | 2017 | Mixed Media | PVC Foam | 50x39 cm | 142-AA9-2017
Adel Abidin | Relic #7 | 2017 | Mixed Media | PVC Foam | 44x56 cm | 141-AA9-2017
Adel Abidin | Relic #8 | 2017 | Mixed Media | PVC Foam | 32x53 cm | 140-AA9-2017
Adel Abidin | Relic #6 | 2017 | Mixed Media | PVC Foam | 35x47 cm | 139-AA9-2017
Adel Abidin | Relic #5, A Scene | 2017 | Mixed Media | PVC Foam | 110x166 cm | 138-AA9-2017
Adel Abidin | Relic #4 | 2017 | Mixed Media | PVC Foam | 44x55 cm | 137-AA9-2017
Adel Abidin | Relic #3 | 2017 | Mixed Media | PVC Foam | 35x38 cm | 136-AA9-2017
Adel Abidin | Relic #2 | 2017 | Mixed Media | PVC Foam | 20x21 cm | 135-AA9-2017
Adel Abidin | Relic #1 | 2017 | Mixed Media | PVC Foam | 21x23 cm | 134-AA9-2017
Adel Abidin | Deployed #1 | 2017 | Mixed Media | PVC Foam | 115x171 cm | 133-AA9-2017
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 131-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 70x50 cm | 130-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 129-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 128-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 127-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 126-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 125-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 123-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 121-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 120-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 119-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x30 cm | 118-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm | 117-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm | 116-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 42x29 cm | 115-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 42x29 cm | 114-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 113-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 112-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 111-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 110-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 109-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Ink | Paper | 30x21 cm | 108-NC8-2018
Naji Chalhoub | Untitled | 2018 | Acrylic and ink | Paper | 45x33 cm | 107-NC8-2018
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2009 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 17-WD2-2009
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm | 41-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm | 21-WM5-2014
Untitled wala Dakak
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 18-WD2-2010
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2015 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 16-WD2-2015
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm | 42-WM5-2014
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 100x100 cm | 51-WM5-2014
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 150x150 cm | 38-WD2-2010
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm | 45-WM5-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 39-WD2-2010
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm | 23-WM5-2014
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 19-WD2-2010
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm | 22-WM5-2014
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 170x140 cm | 20-WM5-2014
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 81x100 cm | 44-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2005 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x97 cm | 43-WM5-2005
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 106-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 50x65 cm | 105-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 50x65 cm | 104-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 46x61 cm | 103-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 102-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 101-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 100-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 99-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 98-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 97-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm | 96-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 24x32 cm | 95-WD2-2016
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 24x32 cm | 94-WD2-2016
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 200x170 cm | 90-BH3-2016
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #4 | 2012 | Colored Aluminum | 95x86x54 cm | ED.2 of 3 | 88-DA1-2012
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm | 40-WD2-2010
Nazar Yahya | Revealing | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 188x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 87-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Hiding | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 188x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 86-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Seat 2 (The Head) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 85-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Seat 1 (The Arms) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 84-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Seat 3 (Ecstasy) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 83-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | The Dilemma | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 111.5x95 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 82-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | He Is The Truth | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 111.5x92.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 81-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Ascension | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 115.5x183 cm | 80-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Incarnation And Union | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 61.5x137.5 cm | 79-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Magic Cane | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 61.5x127.5 cm | ED.1 / 3 | 78-NY6-2013
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 200x170 cm | 77-BH3-2016
Sinan Hussein | Legitimate Relation | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 120x150 cm | 76-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x190 cm | 75-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 120x150 cm | 74-SH4-2013
Sinan Hussein | Fishing For Kindness | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x190 cm | 73-SH4-2015
Sinan Hussein | Just A Dream | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm | 72-SH4-2014
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #4 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 40x34x35 cm | 71-DA1-2013
Dia Azzawi | Totem #1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 135x120x40 cm | 70-DA1-2017
Dia Azzawi | Mural For Silent Music | 2014 | Polyester Resin | 200x300 cm | ED.1/3 | 69-DA1-2014
Dia Azzawi | Imaginary Temple | 2017 | Stainless Steel | 60x45x20 cm | 68-DA1-2017
Dia Azzawi | Golden Altar | 2017 | Polyester Resin | Canvas | 44x35x19 cm | 67-DA1-2017
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #7 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 78x53x35 cm | 66-DA1-2013
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #1 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 80x48x40 cm | 65-DA1-2013
Dia Azzawi | Colorful Bird #2 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 60x42x12 cm | 64-DA1-2017
Dia Azzawi | Butterfly | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 44x35x19 cm | 63-DA1-2017
Sinan Hussein | Selfie II | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x120 cm | 62-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Right Path 3 | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x120 cm | 61-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Issa | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm | 60-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | In Agreement | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm | 59-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Worrier | 2016 | Acrylic | Canvas | 147x80 cm | 58-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x105 cm | 57-SH4-2015
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x135 cm | 56-SH4-2015
Sinan Hussein | Waiting II | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x290 cm | 55-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Waiting | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x190 cm | 54-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Icon | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 50x50 cm | 53-SH4-2013
Sinan Hussein | Icon 2 | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 50x50 cm | 52-SH4-2013
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm | 50-WM5-2014
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 50x65 cm | 49-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 32.5x50 cm | 48-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 32.5x25 cm | 47-WM5-2016
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 50x65 cm | 46-WM5-2016
Nazar Yahya | Plant 1-2 | 2013 | Giclee Print | Paper | 61.5x121.5 cm | 37-NY6-2013
Nazar Yahya | Allah | 2013 | Giclee Print | Paper | 61.5x116.5 cm | 36-NY6-2013
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm | 35-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm | 34-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm | 33-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm | 32-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm | 31-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm | 30-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm | 29-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm | 28-BH3-2017
Bahram Hajou | Human Beings | 2017 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 160x250 cm | 26-BH3-2017
Sinan Hussein | Tourists | 2009 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 60x60 cm | 15-SH4-2009
Sinan Hussein | Living In Time | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 65x65 cm | 14-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Selfi I | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm | 13-SH4-2014
Sinan Hussein | Isolation Legitmacy | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm | 12-SH4-2014
Dia Azzawi | Handallah: Good Morning Beirut | 2016 | Polyester Resin | 47x49x35 cm | 8-DA1-2016
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose No.5 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 68x56x48 cm | 7-DA1-2013
Dia Azzawi | Colorful Bird No.1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 58x30x21 cm | 5-DA1-2017
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose No.3 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 29x36x27 cm | 6-DA1-2013
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 3 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x300 cm | 4-DA1-2008
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 4 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x160 cm | 3-DA1-2008
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road#1 | 2006 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 170x200 cm | 1-DA1-2006
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 2 | 2007 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x200 cm | 2-DA1-2007
Sinan Hussein | Portait 3 | 2016 | Acrylic | Paper | 30x30 cm | 185-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Portait 2 | 2016 | Acrylic | Paper | 30x30 cm | 184-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2016 | Ink | Paper | 38x28 cm | 189-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2016 | Ink | Paper | 38x28 cm | 187-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2016 | Ink | Paper | 28x38 cm | 186-SH4-2016
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2016 | Ink | Paper | 38x28 cm | 188-SH4-2016