Ahmed Alsoudani Exhibition

Ahmed Alsoudani Exhibition: A solo show for the Iraqi artist Ahmed Alsoudani, it brings together a new body of work executed in acrylic, charcoal and pencil-on-canvas, which present surreal and often discomforting scenes accentuated by chaos. Marking a departure from previous series, the works are noticeably cooler in tone. Whereas earlier pieces reveal his grim subject matter in discordantly bright colors, here Alsoudani no longer subverts the bleakness of his inspiration. His expressionistic mark-making in colored pencil detail the artist’s hand across his canvases and lend an intimate impression with paint drips and blots a recurring motif. Intercepting the composition with this painterly mark-making, he adds further complication to his disordered scenes, while highlighting the role of the human hand in the creation of violence. Taking place 28 September-11 November, 2017 at the Marlborough Contemporary Gallery, 6 Albemarle Street London W1S 4BY​.