Galerie Kornfeld is pleased to present new works by Tammam Azzam on the occasion of Gallery Weekend 2021. The artist, who came to Germany in 2016 and moved to Berlin in 2018, paints contemporary pictures full of emotions that speak to the healing power of art.
Tammam Azzam’s paper collages and acrylic paintings have been “pictures without names” for twenty years. He leaves it to the beholder to interpret them. Are the works abstract? Or are they figurative, and if so: what do they show? Do they show destruction in Syria, a country at war for ten years now, without the global community being able to find a solution? Or does he paint his new home city Berlin? A city that is always becoming, and never just is, and also a city where there are still traces of the wounds and gaps left by the Second World War and the city’s division from 1945 to 1989.