A FEAST WITH FASAEEN Majd Kurdieh at BOCA Art Nights, Nov 2020
We are proud to collaborate with Fann A Porter, gallery space at The Workshop Dubai, to present A Feast with Fasaeen, an exhibition by renowed painter Majd Kurdieh, in celebration of art, food and conversations, at DIFC Art Nights on 17th and 18th November 2020.
Presenting a selection of works on paper and canvas, the exhibition follows the journey of Majd Kurdieh’s protagonists, Fasaeen, through the delights surrounding food and cooking. The exhibition invites the viewer to investigate a range of expression and emotions, when humor and play are combined with thought provoking writings and poetry, the exhibition aims to shed a positive light in current times.
Majd Kurdieh is a painter whose childlike drawings speak to the soul. His cartoonish like work is a combination of art and literature. The painter lives on the edge of a forest in Lebanon away fromcivilisation and closer to nature where he dreams up his paintings like an alternative world. He uses cartoon-like characters to talk about the current state of the world. Most of Kurdieh’s works are accompanied by his quotes in Arabic that translates to a positive or powerful messages.
His work revolves around two characters, ‘Fasoon’ and ‘Fasooneh’, who are always smiling despite the fact that their world is filled with hardships. Fasoon and Fasooneh are joined by a ‘gang’ made of other animal characters called the ‘Very Scary Butterfly Gang’. Together their main mission is to steal sadness looming over the world with their sole weapon, the flower. His works connect with people on a deeper and meaningful level and are widely collected around the world.
Recently, Kurdieh has featured in solo and group exhibitions at BBA Gallery, Berlin (2019), Manara Arts & Culture, Jordan (2020, 2019); Fann-A-Porter, Dubai (2019, 2018, 2016), El-Sawy Culture Wheel, Cairo (2019), and Athar Al Farasheh, Aleppo (2011), Sikka Art Fair, Dubai (2018) and Art Bahrain, Manama (2019, 2018). His works are housed in public and private collections in the Middle East and abroad, including HE Dr. Zaki Nusseibeh’s private collection and the Atassi Foundation.
Born in Aleppo, Syria in 1985, Kurdieh lives and works in Amsheet, Lebanon.