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Dia Al-Azzawi, Recent Paintings. Massacres and Joie de vivre.

  • Espace Claude Lemand 70 avenue Jean Moulin Ave Paris, IDF, 75014 France (map)

A solo exhi­bi­tion of Dia Al-Azzawi’s works will be taking place at the Espace Claude Lemand, prior and after the artist’s par­tic­i­pa­tion to the Paris Art Fair (Grand Palais, 26 -30 March 2014).

A group of recent paint­ings that rep­re­sent the two main aspects of the oeuvre of the great Iraqi artist from London will be exhib­ited: one showing Picasso’s influ­ence in Azzawi’s works inspired by the slaugh­ters and other vio­lent events raging through the Arab World since decades, and the other wit­nessing the impact of Matisse in his more joyful and col­orful works that depict the ‘joie de vivre’ in Nature and in the Oriental Gardens.

Translated from French by Valérie Hess