On show at the Intersections gallery on 16 Mar is an exhibition entitled Burning Landscapes by Tania Nasr, a ceramist and Hannibal Srouji, a painter.
Originally from Lebanon, both the artists left their country to Singapore because of the civil war that embraced their country from 1975 to 1990. The paintings and ceramic works on display are centred around themes of fire and landscapes, linked to the history of Lebanon.
Their intimate stories are told through their singular creations. Fire is an essential element in creating ceramics. It is used to give its’ final form, mould and colour. On the other hand, in Srouji’s painting, fire is essential in conceiving and making his works. He marks his paintings by lighting fire directly on the canvas.
Fire, then, represents creative energy but it can also be destructive and wild.The artworks speak also of those landscapes that the artists were forced to leave, of those they have discovered and those that are being built. Both artists, the painter and the ceramist, mark their supports, rise over the hardship and celebrate serenity and light.
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