In Pursuit of Utopia #3 by Nabil Anani

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In Pursuit of Utopia #3 (2020) by Nabil Anani
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Original Dimensions 100 x 113 cm 39.7 x 44.4 in
Large 71 x 80 cm 28.0 x 31.5 in
Medium 50 x 56.5 cm 21.6 x 21.6 in
Small 33 x 37 cm 13.0 x 14.5 in

 

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In Pursuit of Utopia #3 by Nabil Anani

In pursuit of utopia, one might never arrive at the destination, although one could get close to it. The perfect place keeps running away further ahead like a shadow running from its owner. Utopia might be an impossible imaginary situation that will not necessarily materialize fully, yet it stays central to dreaming since our utopian thinking fuels the pursuit of our dreams that keeps us alive with motives to realize them. The word utopia comes with a certain criticality as it can voice dissatisfaction with the status quo and/or hold a vision of the future that differs in at least some aspects from the present. It is in this sense that Nabil Anani sees Palestine: a prosperous thriving place free from occupation; a land that takes pride in its nature and parades it jubilantly; a dream worth pursuing.

In Pursuit of Utopia, the Palestinian landscape is presented without any disruptions; a perfectly manicured landscape, that is well-tended. Anani paints the picturesque hills of Palestine without the ever-increasing Israeli settlements, bypass roads, roadblocks, walls and watch towers that are normally visible in every corner. He creates the Palestine of his dreams, a utopia inspired by his memories as a child growing up on the hills of Halhoul.

Anani’s work stems from his fascination with the Palestinian landscape and rural life, which are subjects that he has addressed throughout his artistic journey. In this series of works, one can rarely spot a human or their shadow, for the primary focus remains on the aesthetic of the place, giving the audience the chance to ponder and appreciate the scenic terrain.
Olive groves, cypress trees and wheat fields dot the hills and horizon as if embroidered patterns. The canvases are divided with horizontal lines and spaces inspired by the ancient terraces separating the fields, conveying a panoramic perspective and a rural ambiance.

T Holy Land In Pursuit of Utopia #17 by Nabil Anani was born in Nablus in 1974. He received a BA degree in fine art from Al Najah University in 1998. Although he is a multidisciplinary artist- producing sound and light installations, video and performances- Asad describes himself as a painter first and foremost. Starting as an abstract painter, his work has evolved to focus on Palestinian landscape. He has participated in group exhibitions in Palestine, Europe, Japan, the US and the Arab world. Asad’s works have been shown in three solo exhibitions at a variety of venues including Nablus (1999), Ramallah (2006) and London (2006). Untitled 5 by Rafat Asad Asad was born in Nablus in 1974. In Pursuit of Utopia #17 by Nabil Anani He received a BA degree in fine art from Al Najah University in 1998. Although he is a multidisciplinary artist- producing sound and light installations, video and performances- Asad describes himself as a painter first and foremost. Starting as an abstract painter, his work has evolved to focus on Palestinian landscape. He has participated in group exhibitions in Palestine, Europe, Japan, the US and the Arab world. Asad’s works have been shown in three solo exhibitions at a variety of venues including Nablus (1999), Ramallah (2006) and London (2006).Asad was born in Nablus in 1974. He received a BA degree in fine art from Al Najah University in 1998. Although he is a multidisciplinary artist- producing sound and light installations, video and performances- Asad describes himself as a painter first and foremost. Starting as an abstract painter, his work has evolved to focus on Palestinian landscape. He has participated in group exhibitions in Palestine, Europe, Japan, the US and the Arab world. Asad’s works have been shown in three solo exhibitions at a variety of venues including Nablus (1999), Ramallah (2006) and London (2006). Eternal Holy Land In Pursuit of Utopia #17 by Nabil Anani.

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