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Hossam Dirar | Solo Exhibition

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In this exhibition, the Cairo-based artist will showcase a number of oil and mixed media canvases that build upon his 2013 series “Faces”, but yet finding subtler places for an intimacy and warmth that is always elsewhere, far in the distance, almost unreachable. In his depictions of women, the artist is simultaneously looking at carefully and taking distance from his subject matter. Neither abstract not figurative, Dirar’s compositions are created out of pure material, and assembled almost in the manner of frames and moving images rather than at standstill. The ubiquity and speed of his native Cairo is palpable in the fragile environments he builds; it is but through a combination of tension and void that these works gain sculptural frames and become three-dimensional.