08/10/2021 - 14/10/2021

New Work - Painting

Shadi Al-Atallah - I Lost the Title on the Plane

Shadi Al-Atallah will be presenting their debut solo exhibition with Guts Gallery. After months spent living and painting in Bahrain, unable to leave due to restrictions of the pandemic, Shadi has returned to the UK with a new body of work.

These works and the title itself are formed from moments in transit, working and existing in a state of fluidity between time zones, locations and introspection.

I LOST THE TITLE ON THE PLANE, explores the idea of stagnation. Shadi uses swamps as a reference for this state of being. Swamps are the perfect parallel to feeling stagnant, like still water and wet soil. It’s an uncomfortable and undesired state. Like swamps, this undesired state can bring forth a new type of life and can give birth to a new way of being. Shadi’s recent paintings are a product of a stagnant state, an attempt to force life out of a swampy disposition


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