Marwan’s Unknown Early Work
Marwan’s Unknown Early Work

Marwan’s Unknown Early Work

FROM THE 5th OF SEPTEMBER TILL the 27TH OF OCTOBER

Today, Marwan is an internationally renowned artist and personality. In Paris, London, Damascus, Beirut, Amman, Ramallah and especially Berlin, his name is connected to a pictorial world which, in all its painterly diversity, has nonetheless remained focused for decades now upon handling almost exclusively the human countenance, or ‘the head’, in unending variations full of surprising pictorial results and discoveries. In other paintings, marionettes—dead things—are magically infused with life, thereby constituting a group of works that conjoins his figurative pieces with the comparatively rare still lifes. They impress without exception, particularly through manifold metamorphoses of the pictorial expression, and they beguile the beholder by means of an altogether unparalleled expressive richness and through suggestive transitions in the palette. Indeed, the colour stirs all of the senses, awakens memories of times past, and is interwoven with soothing tones, tantalising fragrances and fleeting associations.

As contradictory as each individual experience may be, none of them fail—thanks to their multifaceted nature and, particularly, to the ways in which they overlap (a simultaneity of asynchrony)—to establish a holistic totality that reverberates among the depths of our sentiments. Marwan’s work has evolved over the course of a long artistic journey, throughout which repetition has always meant transformation, and has always been part of a cautiously progressive but likewise assiduous exploration of the human soul in all of its attunements—of its joys as well as its dramas. Yet, because the roots of his invaluable, so consequential paintings have all too seldom been exhibited, they remain known to only few today. Indeed, his paintings from the early 1960s to the beginning of the 1970s appear, when compared with subsequent work, to be strikingly unfamiliar upon first glance, even outlandish or dramatically dissimilar, as if painted by another artist altogether.

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