Making Karim Noureldin’s fourth solo show at van Bartha, Karim Noureldin: Equinox demonstrates the development of Noureldin’s signature abstract style across different mediums, with his new large-scale drawings, three new textile pieces as well as previously unseen works on paper from the artist’s archive.
Noureldin’s work, displaying a fundamental interest in drawing, negotiates the intuitive and spatial aspect of this medium to produce the non-figurative, geometric crossings present in his large-scale drawings. The series of works, titled Equinox, lend their name to the exhibition, acting as an entry point to three new, large-scale textile works, handwoven in the increasingly rare ‘Panza technique’ from western India.
Born in 1967, Karim Noureldin currently lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland. He studied at the University of Art and Design Zurich from 1988-90 and graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Art and Design Basel in 1994. Since 2002, Noureldin has been a professor of Fine Arts at ECAL University of Art and Design, Lausanne.