Scion of Light

Maroun El Hakim

09 DEC - 23 DEC 2015

In ‘Scions of Light’, artist Maroun Hakim responds to the landscape of his native Lebanon, creating bold, immersive works that reflect his vision of contemporary painting and his aesthetics of place.  Having chosen to create a studio in the house where he was born and not to leave Lebanon during the civil war, Hakim’s aesthetics of place are grounded in his mode of viewing the world, through meditative observation and reinvention. Hakim imagines landscapes as densely layered color fields, where strokes and dabs of paint evoke the abundance and diversity of nature. ‘Scion of Light’ suggests that the nourishing presence of light is what connects the act of painting with the fecundity of nature.

 

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