Syrian painter Akram Zave’s oil-color exhibition “the decedents of the Piper” will open for guests in Istanbul on Saturday.
Zave, works of whom are described by the Lebanese creator Mimoza al Arrawi as “reminder of heroes of legendary and dramatic tales,” lives in Syria, the place the civil warfare has been occurring since 2011.
Art brut artist Zave’s works can be visited on the Kelimat Art House in Kadıköy, in Istanbul’s Asian facet.
“Art brut is an important artwork space for us […] Painting began with figures drawn in caves. I am keen on artwork brut due to its simplicity and spontaneity,” stated Adnan al Ahmad, director of the artwork home.
Ahmad careworn that Zave didn’t obtain any arts coaching, however he’s an artist who makes use of colours and figures freely.
His work had been offered in Japan and the UK.
Zave at the moment continues his artwork profession in Syria.
“Painters with a tutorial artwork coaching generally limit themselves, make too many calculations. But artwork brut artists with no formal schooling can act extra freely. For that cause it’s potential to see daring colours like crimson, inexperienced in the background. Zave generally paints on wallpapers, as a result of it is extremely laborious to discover papers, canvases in Syria proper now. Artistic manufacturing could be very tough in instances of warfare, however Zave continues portray,” Ahmad stated.
Huseyin Emiroğlu, the curator of the exhibition, stated the identify of the exhibition was given by the Lebanese creator Mimoza al Arrawi.
“Al Arrawi compares Zave to the piper in the story “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”. There are musical devices in most of Zave’s work, they usually take folks to totally different locations,” he stated.
Although the artist lives in a warfare zone, his reference to artwork could be very sturdy, he added.
“Zave could be very hardworking and artistic. He offers the message that he’s sturdy, and he exists, in his work. He attracts on wallpapers, covers of magazines, and continues creative manufacturing even in the course of the warfare. I consider he’ll grow to be a world-renowned artist in the sphere of artwork brut,” stated Emiroğlu.
Zave is happy that his works will be exhibited in Istanbul.
“I all the time wished to share my work and my concepts with Turkish artwork lovers […] I’m very joyful about this,” Zave stated in a teleconference.
He stated though he faces challenges, he’ll proceed producing works.
The exhibition with round 40 work can be visited in Istanbul till Aug. 30.