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Exhibition The Swimming Pool at Carbon 12 Gallery

A group exhibition The Swimming Pool at Carbon 12 Gallery is still open to viewers until the 31st of August. Each artist whose works are presented at the exhibition uses various  practices and materials; however, a dialogue is formed here since the  artworks are united by a common theme: the pool, which has long been a symbol of luxury and leisure, a mark of indulgence.

The exhibition Swimming Pool explores the swimming pool as a theme of exuberance, rest, awakening and more. Such artists as Olaf Breuning, Gil Heitor Cortesāo, and Philip Mueller along with works by emerging and established artists Nazgol Ansarinia, Tamara Al Samerraei, Maria Bußmann, Alexei Alexander Izmaylov, and Sultan Al Remeithi are featured at the exhibition.

Gil Heitor Cortesāo, Backyard Pool (Orange), 2022. Oil on plexiglass, 52 x 50 cm, 20 1/2 x 19 3/4 in

Gil Heitor Cortesāo uses oil on transparent Plexiglas to create his artworks which have a nostalgic essence in them. In his art, the pool arises calmness since the artist uses a muted palette and depiction of peaceful environments.

Using woodcut depictions of the natural world, Olaf Breuning studies the influence of man-made luxuries on the environment. 

Sultan Al Remeithi’s art creates a feeling of comfort in picturing the known. Based off Polaroid photos which Sultan Al Remeithi took of his confinement space at the time of quarantine, the artist finds beauty and life in object that might else seem banal.

Sultan Al Remeithi, Home Views “Do You See Me How I See You “, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm. 31 1/2 x 39 1/4 in

For Philip Mueller, the pool symbolises rest, rejuvenation, and decadence. 

Architectural components, minimalism, and observation dominate Nazgol Ansarinia’s art which analyses urbanity and mass consumerism.

To create art, Tamara Al Samerraei uses various materials such as painting, photography, video, and installation to portray objects that are stripped down to their bare essence. 

Maria Bußmann’s art comments on philosophy and literature. 

With his playful, miniature set-like installations, Alexei Alexander Izmaylov studies the ideas of dreams and fantasy, evoking a sense of naïveté. The artist photographs toys, wooden blocks, and cutouts on Fujifilm instant peel-apart film.

To learn more, please visit the official web site of Carbon 12 Gallery.

You might be also interested in visiting Rana Samara’s exhibition Inner Sanctuary.

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