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Bassam Al-Sabah

Still, In The Darkness2019

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.

MediumHand tufted rug, 100% Wool on hessian backing
Dimensions Unframed, 170 x 150 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021
Item NumberIMMA.4193
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Bassam Al-Sabah, Still, In The Darkness, 2019, Hand tufted rug, 100% Wool on hessian backing, Unframed, 170 x 150 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2021

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Bassam Al-Sabah

Bassam Issa Al-Sabah attended Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Al-Sabah works with digital animation, painting, sculpture and textiles to convey visions of war, resistance and perseverance and explore themes of displacement, nostalgia and personal mythology. Al-Sabah was awarded the RHA Graduate Studio Award in 2017 and the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Graduate Residency Award in 2019.

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