KARIM NOURELDIN

Equinox
Jun 11 – Jul 27 2019
von Bartha, Basel

EQUINOX Installation view, 2019 von Bartha, Basel

EQUINOX Installation view, 2019 von Bartha, Basel

EQUINOX Installation view, 2019 von Bartha, Basel

EQUINOX Installation view, 2019 von Bartha, Basel

Equinox, 2019 Coloured pencil on paper 146 x 105.5 cm (framed)

EQUINOX Installation view, 2019 von Bartha, Basel

Each: Untitled, 1994 Ink and oil on paper 21 x 14.5 cm

Each: Untitled, 1992 Oil and pigment on paper 21 x 29.7 cm

Untitled, 1992 Oil & pigment on paper 29.7 x 21 cm

Untitled, 1992 Oil and pigment on paper 20.5 x 27.5 cm

Each: Untitled, 1992 Ink on paper 20.5 x 14.5 cm

Untitled, 1992 Oil and pigment on paper 24 x 21 cm

Each: Untitled, 1997 Pencil on paper 15 x 10 cm

Coinciding with Art Basel 2019, von Bartha Basel announces an exhibition of new works by Swiss artist Karim Noureldin. Running from 11 June – 27 July 2019, the exhibition presents new large-scale drawings, new textile pieces as well as previously unseen works on paper from the artist’s archive, dating from 1992 – 2015. Marking Noureldin’s fourth solo show at von Bartha, the exhibition demonstrates the development of his signature abstract style across different mediums.

Displaying a fundamental interest in drawing, Noureldin’s work negotiates the intuitive and spatial aspect of this medium to produce the non-figurative, geometric crossings present in his large-scale drawings. Titled Equinox, this series of works lend their name to the exhibition, acting as an entry point to new, large-scale textile works, handwoven in the increasingly rare ‘Panza technique’ from western India. As an ongoing and on-site collaboration between master weavers and the artist himself, this traditional craft-making process results in unique, floor-based artworks.