Five oil on canvas paintings by Rasheed Araeen
Nine works on paper by Rasheed Araeen from 1959 - 1961.
Devoid of pitiful moralising and surpassing fetishistic infatuation with depictions of human sordidness, in the series Fictionville Rokni Haerizadeh cunningly (and controversially) violates and perverts found photographic media images depicting human suffering into an anthropomorphic Orwellian world of fairytales: humorous, grotesque, satirical, bitter.
This work advances an idea of painting as an interactive medium able to channel Google searches, social networks and spiritual phenomena.
Jericho First places at its centre imagery from the mosaic of the bathhouse in the Hisham Palace (Khirbat al Mafyar) in Jericho of deer and a lion in a violent hunting scene.