In Transit // Abdulnasser Gharem // silkscreen on paper // 2013
LACMA had an exhibition titled “Pause” which showcased works by Abdulnasser Gharem. An artist, Gharem is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Saudi Army. In “Pause” Gharem’s pieces reflect post 9/11 life. His works provide commentary on how that horrific event not only affected life in America but impacted other parts of the world. To highlight the interconnectedness of the world, Gharem blends Western and Eastern characteristics in his work such as geometric designs and Arabic script, which are characteristics of the East, with American icons such as the Twin Towers and US fighter jets. Viewers were intended to stop, pause and reflect on current world affairs since that tragic day in 2001.
The Path (Siraat) // Abdulnasser Gharem // silkscreen on paper // 2012
Hemisphere // Abdulnasser Gharem // digital print and lacquer paint on rubber stamps on aluminum // 2017
Ricochet // Abdulnasser Gharem // digital print and lacquer paint on rubber stamps on aluminum
Hemisphere // Abdulnasser Gharem // polyurethane with sand-cast bronze and aluminum inlay // 2017