Tarek Sebastian Al-Shammaa "Prince of Peace // The Gulf Between Us" @ the Bomb Factory South Gallery
The Bomb Factory South is pleased to announce 'Prince of Peace // The Gulf Between Us', an exhibition of new paintings by Tarek Sebastian Al-Shammaa.
Tarek Sebastian Al-Shammaa is a painter who creates large technicolour canvasses that delve into tropes of mysticism, colonialism, and tokenism. As a first-generation French / Iraqi living in Britain, he continually questions the ongoing turmoil and injustices in the Middle East under Western imperialism, and the effects of colonial exoticism.
His main practice is contemporary history painting in which he combines historical and mythological subject matter, but contrasts these ideas with the harsh reality of the contemporary world. As an artist with a complicated mixed ancestry he is ideally placed to comment on the past / current dominant forces at large.
Private View: Thursday 25th November 2021, 6-9pm
Dates: 25 November – 12 December 2021, Tuesday - Saturday
Location: Bomb Factory South Gallery, Unit G13 (Lots Road Entrance), The Plaza, 535 Kings Road, London, SW10 0SZ.