Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde is proud to present Blue, Hassan Sharif’s third solo show at the gallery, focusing on the late artist’s highly individualistic approach to colour. Spanning multiple bodies of work—paintings, Objects, Boxes, Experiments and even Semi-System-like pieces—Blue reveals how Sharif’s almost irreverent engagement with colour exemplifies his entire philosophy of art making. A tireless experimenter who pushed the limits of his own exploration, Sharif deployed a double-barrelled strategy with colour—both subverting and elevating it. Colours are complicit with Sharif’s will to play. He revels in tricking our vision, stripping colours of their meaning, or endowing them with the status of material. Ultimately, through colour, he demystifies the very notion of a work of art.
Gallery Isabelle van den Eyed, Dubai. March 18th, 2019 - May 6th, 2019. For more information visit ivde.net