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Intersection A-A

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Intersection A-A

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Tarek Elkassouf

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$ 6,000

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2021

Marble & stainless steel

Edition of 8

Dimensions: 30cm (H) x 10cm (W) x 10cm (D) / 11.8" (H) x 3.9" (W) x 3.9" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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Enmeshed. Ensnared, Embroiled, Entangled. One with an other.

Stacked, the pieces attract, in abstract contact. Yet joined with distraction, and with the prospect of toppling, improbable balance. Found through the key, a plea for connection.

Fingers. Stone and metal are interwoven, in an intersection of two; yet offset, adrift, protruding, hung over.

Casual extrospection, leads to exploration of movement, of directions, of flow; you go on a journey. Of introspection.

The movement sideways, the space conceded, permitted, becomes the witness for creation of the shadow.

The intensity of that dark hint, in the horizontal slide, draws you inside. Inside the sculpture. The self. The own.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1985

Hometown: Beirut

Based in: Beirut & Sydney

Tarek Elkassouf is an award-winning object designer and sculptor based between Beirut and Sydney who works on sculptures, collectible design objects and art installations.

Elkassouf’s work is about materials, the rawness of nature refined by the hand of man through his relationship with tools and machines.

His studio specialises in precise craftsmanship and innovative design across a full spectrum of objects and work.

Advanced engineering is fused with the work of artisans who are masters of their craft to create high-end, collectible objects.

Elkassouf has objects on permanent display in Cartier boutiques around the world, had Sculptures commissioned by the Ithra Museum and other been acquired by the Museum of the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.

And he regularly speaks and conducts workshops on the intersection of art and design.

2018’s selected resident artist at the Swatch Art Gallery in Shanghai, Elkassouf has been featured at more than 20 international exhibitions, and is represented in galleries and museums in New York, Paris, Singapore, Shanghai, Riyadh, Kuwait, Dubai, and Beirut.


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