22/02/2023 - 07/05/2023

Early C21st - Painting

Wassef Boutros-Ghali

Public Hours - Wed & Sat: 12-2pm

The Arts Club presents the first UK solo show from 99-year-old Egyptian painter Wassef Boutros-Ghali.

With an artistic career spanning several decades, Boutros-Ghali’s work is defined by dazzling abstract compositions inspired by the colours of unrelenting sunlight. Architectural forms emerge, collide and reengineer themselves without narrative, conjured by subjects based on mythology, on nuanced observations of daily life and imagined vistas that relate to but could never work in real life.

The exhibition presents works from 2000-2012: a reflective period for the artist by which time he had absorbed numerous architectural and modernist movements - notably colour field painting and geometric abstraction – alongside numerous socio-political events that had impacted his life to date.

Mayfair 40 Dover St, W1S 4N