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aab ~ water

aab ~ water

aab ~ water Paintings & Installation2014-2018 As is always the case in Ahmad Rafi’s multi-layered and complex artistic posi­tion, it didn‘t remain a purely natural reflection. He engaged with a traditional philosophical concept that interprets flowing water as the embodiment of hu­man existence and as […]

water painting canvas

water painting canvas

water painting canvas Following on from the Water Books, Rafi created an eleven part series of can­vases on the same subject. The 14 small paintings now became studies for the following eleven paintings.

neon

neon

Oil on canvas with neon light The two large formats stand out in the series. Ahmad Rafi had already broached the subject of the ships graveyard in the “miniature paintings”. Here he is on land, but water still plays a pivotal role.

In the Flow of Things

In the Flow of Things

Video Installation “In the Flow of Things” For Heraklit flowing water was also emblematic of the transitoriness of everything earthly. “Panta rhei” – everything flows, nothing stays the same.

canvas series

canvas series

canvas series / Of truth and deception Ahmad Rafi refers to the stagings as performative acts. A painter hides behind his canvas. Artist and canvas are inseparably connected. The artist himself is not visible, revealing himself only through his painted canvas. The backgrounds in his […]

triptych I

triptych I

canvas series / Of truth and deception Paintings & Installation1999-2004 triptych II     shadow behind The first works in the Canvas Series originates from the year 1999. The canvas depicted in the works has numbers on it. They were on the real canvas. Feet stick out from […]

triptych II

triptych II

canvas series / triptych II triptych I     shadows behind The second triptych was made directly after completing the first, but the position of the canvas changes. Instead of the canvas hanging from a frame it is now lying free within the space.

shadows behind

shadows behind

shadows behind Ahmad Rafi works on two different levels. One is on the painted canvas itself and the other is the objects projected onto the material from behind.