Past Exhibition / Shezad Dawood

Until The End Of The World

February 21 - March 27, 2008

  • SD_Al Alim (The All Knowing )_2008_Acrylic , Blue Neon Lights , Tumbleweed _160x 70x 60cm _Detail 2_650

  • SD_Al Alim (The All Knowing )_2008_Acrylic , Blue Neon Lights , Tumbleweed _160x 70x 60cm _Detail _650

  • SD_Al Sami (The All Hearing )_2008_Acrylic , Blue Neon Lights , Tumbleweed _160x 70x 60cm _close Up _650

  • SD_By The Heaven Of Returning Rain _2008_Neon _25x 100cm _650

  • SD_The Howling _2007_Oil On Gloss _47x 62cm _650

  • SD_Until The End Of The World (Hatta Nehayat Al Donya )_2008_Blue And Red Neon Text And 4 Mirror Panels _Variable Size _650

  • SD_Until The End Of The World (Hatta Nehayat Al Donya )_2008_Blue And Red Neon Text And 4 Mirror Panels _Variable Size _Detail 1_650

  • SD_Until The End Of The World (Hatta Nehayat Al Donya )_2008_Blue And Red Neon Text And 4 Mirror Panels _Variable Size _Detail 2_650

  • SD_Until The End Of The World (Hatta Nehayat Al Donya )_2008_Blue And Red Neon Text And 4 Mirror Panels _Variable Size _Detail 3_650

  • SD_Until The End Of The World (Hatta Nehayat Al Donya )_2008_Blue And Red Neon Text And 4 Mirror Panels _Variable Size _Detail 4_650

  • SD_Until The End Of The World (Hatta Nehayat Al Donya )_2008_Blue And Red Neon Text And 4 Mirror Panels _Variable Size _Detail 6_650

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Shezad Dawood’s Until the End of the World, engages the viewer in a complex revisiting of historically documented artistic practices, and with a simple tweak in perspective, opens a vast area of convergence, interweaving and overlapping between two monolithic belief systems.

As an exploration of the beginnings and endings of cosmological truths and universal systems, Dawood works from the final sections of the Qu’ran presenting an interdisciplinary installation comprised ofpaintings, neon lights and tumble weeds, which call into question the convergence of design, formalism and mysticism.