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Selma Feriani Gallery

Thameur Mejri: Over the Edge

Hosted by: Selma Feriani Gallery

Exhibition:

June 8, 2022 - June 12, 2022

Gallery 11

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June 8, 2022 - June 12, 2022

Gallery 11

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Selma Feriani Gallery

A solo exhibition of works by the Tunisian painter.

Thameur Mejri investigates complexities of human existence by identifying parallels between paradoxical ideas of violence, innocence, guilt and shame.

There is an interplay between painting and film. He approaches painting as a film director and he films with the vision of a painter, allowing for the qualities of each discipline to manifest upon one another; the chaos and movement in his paintings are a testament of this.

The energetic application of colour establishes the atmosphere in this confrontation between heaven and hell, each represented by blue and red. In choosing these colours as a departure point and importantly for their opposing religious connotations of heaven and hell, he confirms the major influence of these symbols, particularly in the Muslim world.

Image: Thameur Mejri, My secrets are burning a hole through my heart (detail), 2021

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About the Hosts

Selma Feriani Gallery

Selma Feriani Gallery

Over the past years, the gallery has set up critically and publicly successful exhibitions, installed public interventions internationally and participated at the 2015 and 2017 Venice Biennale. Selma Feriani Gallery aims to discover young artists and support their long-term career development. The gallery will bring their politically and socially conscious programme to Cromwell Place.


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