In this solo show of Emirati artist Hassan Sharif at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, the artist presents very new works, placed in dialogue with early works created before and after his years studying in London in the 80s.
Hassan Sharif has become best known for handing bundles of cheap, mass-produced objects back to society as art.
Sediments of plastic toys, suspended chandeliers of printouts and newspapers that sprout from papier-mâché soil form the crux of this provocative enquiry into the abundance of print and images that surround us, woven together with Sharif’s distinctive, disruptive irony.
Hassan Sharif (b. 1951, Dubai) is an Emirati artist. He is founder and member of the Emirates Fine Art Society, UAE and of Art Atelier in the Youth Theater and Arts, Dubai, UAE. His works are exhibit, among others, at Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louis Vuitton S.A., Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Sharjah Art Museum, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha. Recent solo exhibitions have included: Approaching Entropy, Isabelle Van Den Eydne, Dubai; “Hassan Sharif”, Level One, Paris; “Hassan Sharif Works 1980-2012”, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, among others.
- Installation view. Courtesy of Isabelle Van Den Eynde