Wednesday, May 16

Daily Art: Sans Titre by Sadek Rahim

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This painting reminded me so much of ‘Brun eksplosion’ by Jens Paldam. It is strange that two different artists based in different countries would think of such a similar concept. The two paintings can easily be part of the same collection, showing men with their heads bursting into a cornucopia of colours. Both paintings can lend themselves to myriad meanings – suggesting the flowering of an individual’s intellect or maybe depicting his innermost thoughts. I am still trying to figure out, why don’t you have a go and let me know what you think. 

What surprises me is that despite these similarities, the artists cannot be more culturally apart, while Paldam is a Dane who likes to work in pen and ink, Sadek Rahim is an Algerian and his work combines photography and installation, technology and design, skills that he honed during his MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design, London. 

Following his thesis project’s success at Central Saint Martin's in London, he has exhibited in many contemporary art spaces, including the Museum of Contemporary Art MAMA Algiers, Paris at the Montparnasse Museum, Oran at the National Museum Zabana, The Brick Lane Gallery and the Oxford House in London and at the Alserkal Foundation Dubai. More of his work can be viewed here.

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