Dear Friends of Fresh Art,

We are delighted to present the exhibition Freedom ° Love with paintings and sculptures from Ying-Tung Tseng (*1953 Tainan) and Semaan Khawam (*1974 Damascus).

Semaan Khawam • Birdman. 2020 • Mixed media on canvas, 45 x 45 cm

“I am not free, so I can’t really talk about freedom. I can only talk about the lack of it”, says Semaan Khawam, who had to leave his homeland Syria when he was 14 years old. Since then, the artist has been living in Beirut, a city he loves but which, at the same time, demands so much of him, sometimes even too much. Khawam’s paintings and sculptures speak of torment and unfreedom, but they also speak of fragile hope. They tell us about the artist’s quiet dream to spread his wings and leave all boundaries and borders behind for good.

Ying-Tung Tseng, Love and Freedom (11). 2020 • Mixed media 40 x 26 cm

“A heart without boundary is the highest form of freedom”, says Ying-Tung Tseng. Love and freedom are the fundaments and the endpoints of his artistic work: as two intertwined energies they permeate his three-dimensional, colourful paintings. As a result, Tseng’s works rest entirely in themselves while passing their inner serenity and harmony on to the viewer. “The colours in my work originate from love. The style in my work (…) is without boundary, which is freedom.”

Freedom ° Love invites you to join a fascinating artistic dialogue that explores not only the light and dark facets of freedom and love but also their complex relationship.

We look forward to seeing you!


Exhibition: 15 January – 16 April 2021

a dual city exhibition in cooperation with Asir Art Museum, Tainan (at Asir Art Museum: 5 June – 3 July 2021)

Due to the current covid-19 restrictions, we’ll have to postpone the opening of Freedom ° Love until further notice; we will keep you posted. If you are in the area, you are welcome to have a glance through our window – you will see: the exhibition is there waiting for its opening.

Stay safe & see you soon!

The safety and health of our visitors are important to us. Therefore, the event will take place in line with the current covid-19 guidelines.

 

Slideshow images: Semaan Khawam & Ying-Tung Tseng, Selected works. 2016-2020 • Please contact the gallery for details.

 

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