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Serwan BARAN
Serwan BARAN

Untitled

Acrylic on canvas

41x31 cm

2014

SBA12

Serwan BARAN

Untitled

Acrylic on canvas

41x31 cm

2014

SBA11

Serwan BARAN

Untitled

Acrylic on canvas

50x41 cm

2014

SBA10

Serwan BARAN

Untitled

Acrylic on canvas

50x41 cm

2014

SBA9

Serwan BARAN

Living on the Edge

Acrylic on canvas

170x80 cm

SBA8

Serwan BARAN

Living on the Edge

Mixed media on paper

35x22 cm

SBA6

Born in Baghdad in 1968, Serwan Baran graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Babel University. Since 1991, Baran has held four solo exhibitions in Baghdad, Beirut, Cairo and Amman and has participated in numerous regional group exhibitions in Iraq, Jordan, Qatar and Cyprus, as well as the Eighth International Cairo Biennale in 1998. Serwan Baran has won several awards, including a Gold Medal at the Plastic Arts Festival in Mahres, Tunisia in 2002. He lives and works in Amman.

 

"Serwan reveals--and sometimes hides--his ideas about how intimate positions should be. He cannot remain serious about his idea of passion. He is a bit pessimistic, even grumpy, so he transfers love stories into riot and sarcasm. We end up smiling at some of the positions he depicts, which are deformed and excessive. In other instances he separates man and woman, making them appear self-conscious of their bodies. He uses lines and colour strips to show semi-circular motion that point outward then retreat inward."

 

Excerpt from "Passion and Mass" by Suhail Sami Nader

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