June- September 2017 at RAMM - The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter.
Nahem Shoa with artists
Gordon Cheung and Rui Matsunaga exhibit their paintings inspired by John Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost.
Nahem Shoa: The Cat Show 12 November – 17 December 2016
PAPER is an artist-led, commercial gallery based in Manchester and represents a range of emerging and mid-career artists whose practice is based around the medium of paper.
Nahem Shoa This was very tempting - Acrylic on Paper
40.5 cm x 30.5 cm 2016
ARTISTS: Marcelle Hanselaar, Rui Matsunaga, Nahem Shoa
Nahem Shoa's recent work seen at the Jessica Carlisle Gallery.
BELOW IS A REVIEW OF THE EXHIBITION IN GALLERIES ART MAGAZINE
For the second instalment of Traction Magazine’s three-part interview series, Nahem Shoa shares the stylistic and conceptual influences behind his body of work in ‘Hard-Boiled Wonderland’ at Jessica Carlisle, London.
"There is something very timeless about your paintings, but titles such as ‘Coke Head’ and ‘Drug Dealers’ root them firmly within the grittier reality of contemporary society. Is there a politic agenda in bringing characters such as these - mostly ignored by art history - into the forefront of your paintings?"
I love the paintings of Giorgione and Titian that are set in early twilight, where shepherds and lovers sit in a still and timeless landscape. We have all felt this mood when in these kind of places and our souls yearn to be there. The real world is darker and more scary. Pretty nine year old children sell drugs for the Mafia in Sicily and across the word. My paintings try to convey both gritty reality and timelessness because that is how I see the world. I always steered towards subject matter that art history ignores and I feel deserves to be seen. Nahem Shoa
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Susie Pentelow | Editor