A bit too late to include this exhibition in our events section (as it finishes in exactly one week), but if you really have the chance to pass near Haunch of Venison’s Yard gallery (hidden in the right hand side of the courtyard) near London’s Bond St tube station, this should be your November gallery must.
Ahmed Alsoudani brings his first solo show to the UK & keeps exploring the always complex & harsh results of war conflicts…. their physical atrocities, psychological monsters…. but with a cartoonist & joyful style that makes it enjoyable while morbid.
Ahmed’s love for grotesque makes his latest charcoal drawings dramatic as always but amazingly playful. A colorful & surreal war with a “unique pictorial language” he claims to have developed on his own from his personal experiences of growing up in Baghdad under Saddam Hussein’s regime.
Resistants, combatants & lots of souls that bring a lot of turbulent scenes into Venison’s big empty white spaces, maybe the Iraq pavillon @ this years Venice Biennale was a much more adequate environment for all those organs, eyeballs & skinless creatures; but again, if you have the possibility, GO.