until 01.10. | #0698ARTatBerlin | Galerie Albrecht shows from the 9. September 2016 the exhibition Paintings and Watercolours with the artist Marwan.
You are cordially invited to the opening of Marwan. In the exhibition paintings, watercolours and drawings from the years 1980 to 2011 will be shown.
Marwan was born in 1934 in Damascus. In 1957, he went to Berlin and studied painting with professor Hann Trier at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste. His fellow students at the time were Georg Baselitz and Eugen Schönebeck. For a few years, these three painters were close friends. Together, they liberated their painting from the Informel of the post war period and rediscovered the human figure. In his review of Marwan’s first exhibition at Galerie Springer in Berlin, the art historian Eberhardt Roters coined the phrase “pathetic figures,” a phrase that later was used to describe the work of all three painters.
Soon he turned to the human head, which he painted again and again. He started in the 1960s with portraits of the two emblematic figures of the Arab world, the Iraqi poet Badr Shakir al Sayyat and the Syrian politician Munif al Razzaz, which led him to portraits without names and finally to the later facial landscapes. The face dissolves and becomes a landscape, and just as a landscape can be a mirror of the soul, the face becomes a mirror of inside and outside, of outer appearance and the soul. While painting the facial landscapes, Marwan frequently thought of the Syrian landscape of his childhood.
Marwan lives and works in Berlin.
Vernissage: Friday, 9th September 2016, 07:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Friday, 9th September to Saturday, 1st October 2016Zur Galerie Albrecht
Image caption: via Galerie Albrecht – Marwan
Exhibition Marwan – Galerie Albrecht – Kunst in Berlin ART at Berlin