EOA.P 037

Re-Construction | Walid Siti

8 Jul – 24 Aug 2014

"The balance of nature, the clash of confrontation is always black and white"
- Walid Siti

EOA.PROJECTS, in collaboration with Rose Issa Projects, is proud to present RECONSTRUCTION, a major solo exhibition by renowned Kurdish-Iraqi artist Walid Siti. 

A timely exhibition that comprises new large-scale paintings, works on paper and installations, expressing Siti’s reaction to the on-going process of transformation and ‘re-construction’ in the Middle East and in particular the artist’s homeland of Iraq; where a continuous struggle to create, destroy and rebuild defines a deeper and darker human endeavour to ‘build imaginary mountains’ and reach the summit at any cost. 

Pyramids, the Ziggurat, metaphorical mountains and ladders, recognised as one of the most ancient mechanisms for climbing, continue to form essential parts of Siti’s visual vocabulary. Each of these forms has a powerful symbolic meaning, and their deconstruction in Siti’s work conveys the concept of a shift from their former position within a historical cultural tradition to a complex contemporary form. The ensuing transformation from order to disorder and vice versa defines this body of work. RE-CONSTRUCTION creates a visual metaphor for dislocation and disorientation, where new potential has been unleashed in a fragile and troubled landscape that is witnessing rapid social change and an uncertain future.

Please note: For the duration of the exhibition, Walid Siti will be in the gallery working on an installation in progress. Visit the gallery to meet the artist every Tuesday from 12:00 to 17:00.

The exhibition is ongoing till 23 August 2014. Gallery hours: Mon-Sat, 10:00 - 17:30

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Location

40 Elcho Street, London

Related Artists

Walid Siti

Monument Of A Forgotten Story, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 185 x 280 cm


Paths & Traces, 2013 Acrylic & Crayon On Paper 217 x 300 cm


Links, 2013 Acrylic & Crayon On Paper 28 x 38 cm (each)


Dialogue Of Towers II, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 210 x 260 cm


The Seven Towers II, III, IV, 2014 Acrylic & Crayon On Paper 80 x 60 cm (each)


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