WALID SITI: RE-CONSTRUCTION

WALID SITI: RE-CONSTRUCTION

sand & glass by walid siti

Walid Siti

Sand & Glass, 2014

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links by walid siti

Walid Siti

Links, 2013

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the seven towers iv by walid siti

Walid Siti

The Seven Towers IV, 2014

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the seven towers iii by walid siti

Walid Siti

The Seven Towers III, 2014

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the seven towers ii by walid siti

Walid Siti

The Seven Towers II, 2014

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new mountain by walid siti

Walid Siti

New Mountain, 2014

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a thousand years back by walid siti

Walid Siti

A Thousand Years Back

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a perfect structure by walid siti

Walid Siti

A Perfect Structure, 2014

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the seven towers v by walid siti

Walid Siti

The Seven Towers V, 2014

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paths & traces by walid siti

Walid Siti

Paths & Traces, 2013

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dialogue of towers ii by walid siti

Walid Siti

Dialogue Of Towers II, 2013

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monument of a forgotten story by walid siti

Walid Siti

Monument Of A Forgotten Story, 2013

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014Saturday, August 23, 2014

40 Elcho Street
London, SW11 4AU United Kingdom

"The balance of nature, the clash of confrontation is always black and white" - Walid Siti

EOA.PROJECTS, in collaboration with Rose Issa Projects, is proud to present RECONSTRUCTION, a major solo exhibition by renowned Kurdish-Iraqi artist Walid Siti.

A timely exhibition that comprises new large-scale paintings, works on paper and installations, expressing Siti’s reaction to the on-going process of transformation and ‘re-construction’ in the Middle East and in particular the artist’s homeland of Iraq; where a continuous struggle to create, destroy and rebuild defines a deeper and darker human endeavour to ‘build imaginary mountains’ and reach the top at any cost.

Pyramids, the Ziggurat, metaphorical mountains and ladders, recognised as one of the most ancient mechanisms for climbing, continue to form essential parts of Siti’s visual vocabulary. Each of these forms has a powerful symbolic meaning, and their deconstruction in Siti’s work conveys the concept of a shift from their former position within a historical cultural tradition to a complex contemporary form. The ensuing transformation from order to disorder and vice versa defines this body of work. RECONSTRUCTION creates a visual metaphor for dislocation and disorientation, where new potential has been unleashed in a fragile and troubled landscape that is witnessing rapid social change and an uncertain future.

ABOUT EOA.PROJECTS

Born out of the global success of Edge of Arabia, EOA.Projects (EOA.P) started in 2009 and was established in 2011 as a commercial gallery and artwork production house dedicated to supporting Middle Eastern artists in building long term, international careers. EOA.P has since established itself as a leading platform for contemporary art with a permanent London gallery and an international program focusing on Middle Eastern artists.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born in Duhok, Kurdistan-Iraq, in 1954. Lives and works in London. Siti graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad in 1976, and in 1982 from the Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, with a BA and MA in Printmaking. He moved to London in 1984 and has since focused on painting. He has exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally, in Slovenia, Poland, Russia, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Siti’s work is in the public collections of The British Museum, The Imperial War Museum, and Victoria & Albert Museum in London; The National Gallery of Amman, Jordan; The World Bank and The Iraq Memory Foundation, both in Washington DC; Barjeel Art Foundation, UAE.

INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST

Walid Siti will be in available for interviews from 5 – 13 July 2014. For appointments and other press enquiries:

Mariam M. Hassan
Gallery Manager
+44 (0) 20 7350 1336
mariam@eoaprojects.com