Al Karim, Halim b.1963 / Hidden Goddess #4
about this work
Hidden is the artist’s earliest photographic theme and incorporates the Sufi concept of “al-batin” in Arabic 6, one of the ninety-nine names of Allah that denotes “truth” when recited. The series references the artist’s perspective that humanity is best preserved from brutal acts of violence when an inner focus is maintained and hidden from view. The compositional device represents a transcendental portal to the subconscious, where the serene human form latently lies protected underneath.

Halim Al Karim (b.1963, Iraq)

Hidden Goddess #4, 2009

Photograph lambda print covered with black silk
Edition: 2/5
148 x 106 cm.
58 1/4 x 41 3/4 in.
Provenance:
AB Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland   Current Location:
Hong Kong - S PhotographMiddle East

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