Heaven can wait

Halim Al Karim2013

Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) Kuwait

Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) Kuwait

Al-Karim’s approach to image-making is as an outward projection of his inner-consciousness and a visual manifestation of spiritual awakening and serenity. His evasive dream-like images evoke a range of instinctual emotive responses, the ability of true perception existing as a preternatural power within each of us, which can be understood and harnessed through the pursuit of metaphysical enlightenment.
Some of the photographs Al Karim presents beneath a tautly stretched layer of silk fabric that operates as both a physical veil masking the portraits and a metaphorical filter or screen. This ’barrier’ between viewer and image can be conceived as a liminal space, a transcendental portal between being and becoming, where the mystical properties of change take place.

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  • Title: Heaven can wait
  • Creator: Halim Al Karim
  • Date Created: 2013
  • Physical Dimensions: 24 x 32 cm
  • Medium: Digital print on paper
  • Artist nationality: Iraqi