Saturday, April 28, 2012

Defiance exhibition - artwork by Nidal Abu Oun

Defiance – work by five artists from Gaza

Defiance is an art exhibition at The Stone Space in Leytonstone, London, which brings together five Palestinian artists from Gaza.

The work, by artists Majed Shala, Shareef Sarhan, Nidal Abu Oun, Raed Issa and Mohamed Abusal, is intended to illustrate “the determination of five artists to overcome the environment in which they work while simultaneously being inspired and challenged by it”.

Each artist tells their own story: the conscious choice to use vivid colours, the hopeful form of a pregnant woman or the playful and detailed depiction of symbols such as the cactus – symbolic of endurance – or using the shapes identified with traditional calligraphy but which are never resolved into meaningful text.

The exhibition is hosted in conjunction with Arts Canteen, and runs from 19 April to 6 May 2012.

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