Masterpiece Fine Art, Dubai brings eccentric artist Faris Badwan to the UAE for its first ever artist in residency showcase.
Inspired by phone conversations during the pandemic, Faris' unique style and creative genius will be introduced to public in the UAE on the 25th September 2021
"I use phone conversations as a way to almost unplug the critical part of my brain so that all the marks and colour selection come from an intuitive, responsive place. The paintings serve to add another dimension to the dialogue and are the traces words leave behind. Many of the pieces to me have the feeling of some kind of map, a landscape to be navigated. While one part of my brain is focussed on the conversation at hand, the other more intuitive part is creating a parallel dialogue which winds its way around the paper or canvas. As I get to know these people, many of them total strangers, through a series of lengthy phone calls, the pieces develop and grow as different types of connections are established. Connection in the end is a basic human need - and I’ve never been more aware of that over the last year living amidst a pandemic.”