WE REACH OUR
Nasr Warour began his art studies in 1985, with sculpture as his primary medium of expression. His unique interpretations of the cultures and humanities led to the creation of many large-scale pieces that set him apart from his contemporaries.
In the decades since, Warour has explored a variety of techniques and media in order to find the perfect methods to capture his vision and philosophy. In his current work we see some of the sculptural approaches of his formative years, shaped by more than 20 years of living and working in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai.
Warour’s work is a departure from the convention and imitation so often seen in the arena of contemporary fine art. Because of this he has received many accolades from various museums and public institutions in the United Arab Emirates, Syria, India, and Italy, as well as notable collectors from around the world.
"We Wear to Communicate"
The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a revolutionary shift in the way that we communicate academically, socially, and personally. In this photography series, Nasr used a remnant of scrap paper to create a rich visual material that showcases the ways that masking has been redefined in this new epoch. “We wear to communicate, not to conceal or cover”.
Extraction: Chapter 1
Since 2019, Nasr Warour has been extracting the pictorial and iconographic elements from his collection "READ OUT THE VORTEX" (2015 – 2017) and developing them in different mediums and materials such as charcoal, sand, paper, and marble dust. The elements and objects in the collection currently number more than 1,000; to transform these elements into sculptural works within themes and chapters will take at least five years of work, says the artist.