January 20 - March 1, 2018
#23 Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
Elmarsa Dubai is pleased to present Subjective Landscapes, a solo exhibition of engravings and paintings by Tunisian artist Halim Karabibene.
Trained at the École d’Architecture Paris La Villette, Karabibene builds a surreal or phantasmagorical imaginary world through his multidisciplinary practice. Multiple and seemingly incongruent scenes play out in different layers of his densely-packed compositions, drawing simultaneously from diverse visual languages ranging from Tunisian modernist Gouider Triki and the Roman mosaics exhibited at the Bardo National Museum in Tunis to the works of Hieronymus Bosch, René Magritte, Salvador Dali and Francis Bacon. In Karabibene’s paintings and engravings, these disparate parts come together in his oeuvre to offer politically charged and sharply humorous commentary on post-revolutionary Tunisia.