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    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 77

    Mohammed Taman (Egyptian, b. 1976)

    Untitled (from the Regeneration series)

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    Mohammed Taman (Egyptian, b. 1976)
    Untitled (from the Regeneration series)
    signed 'TAMAN 07' (lower right)
    oil colour, metallic pigments and varnish on board
    64 x 48in. (170 x 122cm.)
    Executed in 2007

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    The Regeneration referred to by Mohammed Taman is the creation of thought, the empowerment of the mind and the ability to see beyond appearances.
    Exploring deep-rooted myths, such as the so-called 'foreigner complex'- the idea that the West is the best Having experiencing life in the Egypt, where he shared everything with the society, but felt isolated, the Gulf, where he felt a sense of dislocation, and the West where he had little in common with many there, but felt accepted, Taman came to the conclusion that heaven is what he makes with his own hands anywhere. But to do it, one must first shake the dust off his soul and regenerate himself.

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