Glass Beads, 2014
Stainless Steel, 70 x 10 x 44 cm
About the artwork
"For every sculpture, time is spent on detail. From the sketch to the digital drawing to the workshop where specialized technicians and I spend months deciding on the tiniest details, the sculpture comes into being over a long process. I suppose the same kind of work must go into making a car, with the difference that only one sculpture comes out of every endeavor, instead of a vast production line!" - Nadim Karam
About the artist
Lebanese artist and architect Nadim Karam’s multi-disciplinary approach
incorporates painting, drawing, sculpture and writing. Fusing various
cultural influences, Karam’s works transcend social, political and
national borders, forming a unique pictorial language replete with
recurring symbols and with original characters and narratives.
They form an alphabet of sorts, in what is an ongoing, sometimes
absurdist, exploration of the creative power of dreams. Renowned for his public art and work in urban regeneration, Karam was recently lauded for his architectural plan, The Cloud,
which made international headlines for its revolutionary ideas on how
to reconfigure public space amidst Dubai’s growing cityscape.