May 1, 2016
NEW YORK – Lui Shtini’s exhibition Jinn Skin at Kate Werble Gallery reviewed by John Yau on Hyperallergic.
The exhibition title, Jinn Skin, clues us in on the move that Shtini has made in his work. Jinn are supernatural creatures (or genies) in Islamic mythology and theology, physical inhabitants of an invisible universe beyond this one. The Semitic root of this Arabic collective noun roughly translates as “to hide.” In his recent paintings, the artist explores the contradiction inherent in this paradox between something physical and hidden, tactile and enigmatic.
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