Artist of The Month – Wadia Boutaba: dichotomies and interstice

Posted by admin on October 03, 2013  /   no comment

The painter Jenny Saville stated in a recent interview that she found that as a woman, being a creator of life and a creator of paintings an extraordinary privilege. It is a fact that informs her latest work on every level. As a significant voice in contemporary art work she has demonstrated how women no longer […]

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Sadiq Toma – I am not an excavator or an archaeologist

Posted by admin on October 01, 2013  /   no comment

‘Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.’ French author, Andre Maurois The work of Iraqi artist Sadiq Toma explores the art of memory or ars memoriae. This is an ancient collection of techniques […]

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Lahd Gallery is proud to present Suhair Sibai, our artist of the month.

Posted by admin on August 08, 2013  /   no comment

Suhair Sibai says of her own work that its focus is division and displacement of the ‘self’ within society. This is a complex perspective, both for an artist and for the work itself as they sits at the juncture of parallel worlds. Politically there is the residue of essentialism, otherness and absence to deal with. However, […]

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Breathing room for the spirit – Sotheby’s hosts ‘Three Generations’

Posted by admin on July 31, 2013  /   no comment

Monday 22nd of July 2013, Sotheby’s Bond Street Certainly global trade, influence and collaboration might typify the past fifteen years in future history books. ‘Adapt or die’ is another adage of both contemporary business and the art world. Artists clearly understand how revisionisms, creating palimpsests, appropriation and representation are common threads within the human experience. […]

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1000 cocktail sticks you should see, before you die!

Posted by admin on July 26, 2013  /   no comment

Lahd Gallery visits the Tara Donovan exhibition at Louisiana Gallery, Denmark Perhaps you may not associate Denmark with cutting edge contemporary art. Yet if anyone has read Patricia Shultz’s book, ‘1000 places to see before you die’ you will already know the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art epitomises the Danish perspective on modern and contemporary […]

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Shubbak – A window on contemporary Arab culture

Posted by admin on July 02, 2013  /   no comment

Monday 24 June 2013, Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington “Shubbak is a revelation of the solid bond between London and the Arab world“. Lahd Gallery was delighted to contribute and celebrate the launch of Shubbak 2013, showcasing over 70 events in more than 30 venues throughout the city from the 4th – 24th of […]

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Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Show @ PINTA Art Fair

Posted by admin on June 19, 2013  /   no comment

5th of June 2013 “I’d rather want everything and have nothing, than have everything and want nothing. Because at least when you want something your life has a meaning: it’s worthwhile. From the moment you think you have everything, you have to search for meaning in other things. I spent half my life wanting everything […]

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Isle Of Wight Photographic Society’s ‘Portrait Of The Year’

Posted by admin on June 14, 2013  /   no comment

3rd April 2013 “There is no real warfare between the artist & the documentary photographer. He has to be both” With this phrase Dorothea Lange expresses all her fever and dedication to the art of photography. This delightful artwork attached that we are viewing at the moment is made by Michael J Duke, a photographer […]

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Cartrain Solo Show "This Way Up" @ the Graffik Gallery

Posted by admin on May 25, 2013  /   no comment

Street and rebel artist Cartrain was fêted on the 16th of May at the contemporary ‘Graffik Gallery’. Since he was 14 years of age, he expressed his art in the streets of London. In this exhibition the visitors could see a series of paintings, prints, installations & collages of a really particular artist who has […]

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