Carl Hammoud

26 april, 2012 02:03

From ordinary everyday spaces to eye catching art.

Hammoud investigates our social structures, indicating a recurring pattern in which unexpected events distort the system, only to have us pick up the pieces and try to put them back together again – to recreate a realm in which the endless chaos of the exterior is excluded – and to regain control.
But as we confront the moment of distortion, with the case of the damaged sculpture in mind, another suggestion emerges: changing the course of history is possible when the present state is broken.
The works are in themselves zones of reduced complexity. Even though the compositions are sometimes chaotically arranged, the depicted objects are stripped of detail, branding and other trademarks. They are in a sense ‘distilled’ to bring out the essence of Hammoud’s painterly statements.