Mar 05 – May 14 2011
von Bartha, Basel
Spatial conditions were already reflected in Karim Noureldin’s early works on paper. He has not only explored the genre of its inherent possibilities, he also sounded out the temporary changes of space – be it an imaginary one in a drawing or a real one on a mural in a room. It all started with small-scale drawings specified by a centrally perspective space with stereometric figures. The artist covered entire walls and rooms with them and almost entirely papered them. These drawings, used for an installation, make the step from a sheet of paper to three-dimensional space appear logical. Noureldin cultivates a dynamic-constructive imagery but enriches it – and this is significant – with spatial components that push the limits of drawing and painting.