Sami Al-Turki (Saudi, B. 1984)
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Sami Al-Turki (Saudi, B. 1984)

Washaeg 07 (from Washaeg B series)

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Sami Al-Turki (Saudi, B. 1984)
Washaeg 07 (from Washaeg B series)
lambda print mounted on alucobond
48 x 78¾in. (122 x 200cm.)
Executed in 2011, this work is number three from an edition of three
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Lot Essay

Sami Al-Turki's eclectic and varied style is a reflection of both his diverse cultural upbringing and the confused occidental versus oriental atmosphere of Dubai. His art is fuelled by what happens around him. He wants to comment on it and find the most powerful way to manifest both his environment and its subjects and the deeper, more conceptual implications of all that his lens captures. The Washaeg series speaks of an empty world with an apocalyptic vision for global culture. His lens captures the void, which was once built with majestic structures. What is left are fortified walls encircling nothingness.

'We were people of different colours and races who believed in one God and one humanity'
(Sami Al-Turki)
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