Benji Boyadgian

 Institution (2)

 About Artist

1983 born in East Jerusalem
Lives and works in East Jerusalem

The Palestinian artist employs his forms of expression through the blend of watercolor techniques. His works feature encounters of architectural relics and consequences of political and social situations in combination with beautiful imageries of his perception. Boyadgian´s project A Journey into Arabesque is a dialogue between geometrical arabesque patterns and abstract art paradigms. The pattern design stems from the oriental arts and craft iconography. Boyadgian uses the tiles as a metaphor for surface, the surface as a concept. The surfaces of the patterns erode as layers of watercolor flow. It is an allusion to the history of Palestine, a place at a junction. For Boyadgian, in the journey through this world we fuse with the forces of erosion, playing our part in the mutation of the physical and the metaphysical.

EXHIBITIONS

2015
Stepping Over the Borders, EMAA Capital Art Center, Nicosia, Cyprus

2014
curated by_vienna 2014, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, Vienna
Derive sedimentaire, AECHF, Hebron, Palestine

2013
A journey into Abstrabesque, Al Ma’mal Foundation, Jerusalem

2010
Vanishing Landscapes, Al Kahf Gallery, Bethlehem