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Every Table Has a Story, Ghylan Safadi

Art

Du 26/04/2024 à 18:00 jusqu'au 25/05/2024 à 18:00

Art on 56th is proud to announce "Every Table Has a Story," a solo exhibition featuring the compelling works by artist Ghylan Safadi, scheduled to open on the 26th of April. Safadi's art is characterized by its use of cartoon imagery, which he skillfully employs to create sketch-like social vignettes. Within these compositions, a multitude of diverse figures come to life, each contributing to the narrative of these thought-provoking scenes. 

 

Ghylan Safadi's artwork is a profound reflection of the multifaceted issues that shape our contemporary world. Whether exploring social, political, environmental, or deeply personal themes, each of his pieces serves as a narrative, unraveling the unsettling realities of our times. Safadi’s works skilfully emanate a certain irony, as the childlike representations come into contrast with the obscure and mature themes.

 

Engaging with Safadi's work, viewers are compelled to confront the nuances of our world, sparking conversations and inspiring action towards positive change. Through his art, Safadi challenges us to confront the uncomfortable, to question established conventions, and to aspire to a just and more compassionate society.

 

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Born in 1977, contemporary artist Ghylan Safadi is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Damascus University. His works focus on the cartoon imagery in order to produce sketch-like social vignettes. The compositions are teeming with diverse figures, each playing a role in narrating these disquieting scenes. Whether the pictures touch upon social, political, environmental or even personal issues, they each tell a story and unveil an uneasy truth about the troubled climate of today’s world. Safadi’s works skillfully emanate a certain irony, as the childlike representations come into contrast with the obscure and mature themes. His works have been shown in several solo exhibitions in his hometown, and in Beirut-Lebanon. He has also participated in numerous collective exhibitions, both locally and internationally, in London, Paris, Berlin, Washington, Kuwait, Dubai, Bahrain, and Tokyo, including the Royal Center in London, and the Arab World Institute (IMA) in Paris. His works are housed in private collections that span across Damascus, Beirut, Paris, London, Dubai and the United States.

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