Friday, June 1, 2018

‘Paintings from the 1960s’ by Anwar Jalal Shemza at Hales Gallery, London

“Advancing and Receding in Yellow Ochre and Olive Green,” 1963, by Anwar Jalal Shemza, Oil on hardboard, 61.2 x 122.3 cm, framed 64 x 125 cm, Photo by Damian Griffiths at Hales Gallery, London (Courtesy of the Artist & Hales Gallery, London)
LONDON---Assembling some of the incredible works of the 20th-century painter Anwar Jalal Shemza, Hales Gallery is hosting a solo exhibition titled “Paintings from the 1960s,” in London. The exhibition ensemble will be featuring works by Anwar Jalal Shemza focusing on his practice during the early-mid-1960s. The decade is particularly relevant and significant because it denotes the artist’s journey after his relocation from Pakistan to the UK. These abstractions represent the artist’s pivotal developments inspired by his unique diasporic journey and experiences that his Islamic heritage and Western life has allowed him to explore. He experienced modernism through the double prism of Islamic and Western aesthetics. “Paintings from the 1960s” by Anwar Jalal Shemza is on view through June 23, 2018, at Hales Gallery London, Tea Building, 7 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK. [More]