KARIM EL SEROUI
2013, Acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 2 pictures - each: 100 x 100 x 4,5 cm (WxHxD), total 200 cm (W)
As part of the Impulstanzfestival 2012 with selected international dancers, a photo project by Jürgen Knoth was created. The intensity of the dancers in action contrasts with the complex tranquillity of the silent portrait. By analogy, Karim El Seroui opposed an abstract form of interpretation in small and large-format mixed media works in acrylic and charcoal.
In this diptych, the artist Karim El-Seroui deals with a theme that affects many people. The right balance between work and spare time, called Work-Life-Balance.
About the artist
KARIM EL SEROUI
He is Chairman of the art and cultural association LIFESPAN, for which he also curated the exhibition ‘Barrierefreiheit im Kopf’ in 2015.
Since 2017 he is the artistic director of the Creative Cluster "Traktorfabrik", an independent multi-disciplinary art incubator with currently 40 artists working on 2,000 m2 in the premises of the former tractor factory Vienna (built in 1905). Furthermore, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is cooperation partner and represented on site with 15 graduates in the context of a one-year studio program.
2018 VIENNA ART WEEK - special project Crea Traktorfabrik - group exhibition - Vienna, Austria
2018 PARALLEL VIENNA - Art Fair - Vienna, Austria
2018 GOTO World Tour - group exhibition, Klagenfurt, Austria
2018 Die andere Seite - group exhibition, Dark City K8, Klagenfurt, Austria
2018 CREA Traktorfabrik - group exhibition - Vienna, Austria
2018 SOHO IN OTTAKRING - group exhibition - Vienna, Austria
2017 IKEBANA International, art intervention, WUK Vienna, Austria
2017 MAF Metropolitain Art Fair, Vienna, Austria
2017 DECELERATION, art intervention, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
2017 DISTRICTA #23 - group exhibition - Creau, Vienna, Austria
2017 VOYNICH III - group exhibition - Herentals, Belgium
2016 DARKROOM EXZERPT - solo exhibition - Ateliertheater - Vienna, Austria
2016 DARKROOM EXZERPT - solo exhibition - AA Collection - Vienna, Austria
2016 SOHO IN OTTAKRING - group exhibition - Vienna, Austria
2016 HOGALLERY goes Loos Haus - group exhibition - Vienna, Austria
2016 DARKROOM DEMOKRATIE - Le Cornell - solo exhibition - Vienna, Austria
2015 BARRIEREFREIHEIT IM KOPF - group exhibition - Vienna, Austria
2015 VOYNICH II, group exhibition PODIUM 0950 Rotterdam - Netherlands
2014 VOYNICH I, group exhibition - Korenbeurs Schiedam, Rotterdam - Netherlands
2014 SHANGHAI ART CONTEMPORARY - Art Fair - Shanghai - China
2014 SWDZ - Solo Exhibition, Vienna - Austria
2014 LUMINA GALLERY, solo exhibition, Vienna - Austria
2014 Thanner Gallery, solo exhibition, Vienna - Austria