ABSTRACTION OF SOLITUDE

MOHAMED KHALIL

11 APRIL - 20 JUNE 2021

Mohamed Saleh Khalil’s painting is usually brought into being complete, or almost complete, in the (first) instance. He only needs to revisit his paintings now and then in the following days until he has nothing more to add to it.

Abstraction of Solitude

He confronts his artwork with a boldness; he does not hesitate to repaint if it feels right, driven by a state of dissatisfaction and madness. It might happen that in the midst of contemplating what he has accomplished, he changes the colour of the sky in a painting that he made months ago, or he cuts another down the middle, keeping one half of it as it is and continuing to paint on the other. He does not settle on one style or topic, nor does he compromise his artistic freedom, not for any predominating taste, nor for any fear of being blamed for the ostensible alienation of many of his works from the context and environment of their production, and for his resistance in what he produces to what a Palestinian artist like him is expected to accomplish.

Abstraction of Solitude by Mohamed Khalil Abstraction of Solitude by Mohamed KhalilAbstraction of Solitude by Mohamed Khalil Abstraction of Solitude by Mohamed KhalilAbstraction of Solitude by Mohamed Khalil he changes the colour of the sky in a painting that he made months ago, or he cuts another down the middle, keeping one half of it as it is and continuing to paint on the other. He does not settle on one style or topic, nor does he compromise his artistic freedom, not for any predominating taste, nor for any fear of being blamed for the ostensible alienation of many of his works from the context and environment of their production, and for his resistance in what he produces to what a Palestinian artist like him is expected to accomplish he changes the colour of the sky in a painting that he made months ago, or he cuts another down the middle, keeping one half of it as it is and continuing to paint on the other. He does not settle on one style or topic, nor does he compromise his artistic freedom, not for any predominating taste, nor for any fear of being blamed for the ostensible alienation of many of his works from the context and environment of their production, and for his resistance in what he produces to what a Palestinian artist like him is expected to accomplish he changes the colour of the sky in a painting that he made months ago, or he cuts another down the middle, keeping one half of it as it is and continuing to paint on the other. He does not settle on one style or topic, nor does he compromise his artistic freedom, not for any predominating taste, nor for any fear of being blamed for the ostensible alienation of many of his works from the context and environment of their production, and for his resistance in what he produces to what a Palestinian artist like him is expected to accomplish Palestinian Art and artist Abstraction of Solitude

Mohamed Khalil
Mohamed Khalil, Jerusalem Mona Lisa (2014) 50 x 39 cm (h x w) Shil – creative textured paper 320g Edition of 28 (+3 AP)
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