dreams and moods that subside in a few weeks are a series of hand-tufted rugs and small ceramic pieces which were made for Al-Sabah’s solo exhibition at Solstice Arts Centre in Navan in 2019. Although a new medium for Al-Sabah, these continue his ongoing engagement with materials and the hand-made. In many presentations of his work, sculptural objects are presented alongside the CGI films positioning the idea of both as hand-made or crafted.
|Medium||Hand tufted rug, 100% Wool on hessian backing|
|Dimensions||Unframed, 170 x 150 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
Based in Belfast and Dublin, Bassam Al-Sabah works with digital animation, painting, sculpture and textiles to convey intricate visions of war, resistance and perseverance. Themes of displacement, nostalgia and personal mythology are explored through reference to Japanese anime cartoons, which were dubbed into Arabic and broadcast throughout the Middle East from the 1980s to today. Al-Sabah attended Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and was awarded the RHA Graduate Studio Award in 2017 and the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Graduate Residency Award in 2019.View Artist
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