London Paint Club

Bomb Factory (Chelsea) – Tarek Sebastian Al-Shammaa: Prince of Peace / The Gulf Between Us

25 November 2021 - 12 December, 2021
Tarek Sebastian Al-Shammaa, The Prince of Peace Is A Ray of Sunshine, 84 cm x 60 cm, Acrylic and oil stick on canvas, © The Artist, Courtesy of The Bomb Factory Art Foundation London

The Bomb Factory South is pleased to announce ‘Prince of Peace // The Gulf Between Us’, an exhibition of new paintings by Tarek Sebastian Al-Shammaa.

Tarek Sebastian Al-Shammaa is a painter who creates large technicolour canvasses that delve into tropes of mysticism, colonialism, and tokenism. As a first-generation French / Iraqi living in Britain, he continually questions the ongoing turmoil and injustices in the Middle East under Western imperialism, and the effects of colonial exoticism.

His main practice is contemporary history painting in which he combines historical and mythological subject matter, but contrasts these ideas with the harsh reality of the contemporary world. As an artist with a complicated mixed ancestry he is ideally placed to comment on the past / current dominant forces at large.

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