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Carl Hammoud

Octavia (#4), 2018

Graphite on paper
15 7/10 × 13 4/5 in
40 × 35 cm
This is a unique work.
€2,500 - 5,000
location
Stockholm
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Carl Hammoud
Swedish, b. 1976
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In his surrealistic paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Carl Hammoud explores our need to impose order on the world, poking fun at our unending, often quixotic efforts to keep chaos at bay. As he describes: “I am very interested in chaos vs. order…One way of looking at it is that we are existing at the verge of chaos and all our efforts are put into keeping things in order.” These efforts manifest as institutions of science, culture, and education, and their taxonomies. Hammoud begins by trolling the Internet for photographs of laboratories, museums, archives, and classrooms, often combining elements from multiple images into a single work. Rendered in muted tones and with antiseptic precision, his compositions show workers dutifully hunched over stacks of blank papers or museum interiors without art, demonstrating that order is inevitably predicated upon exclusion.

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Carl Hammoud
Swedish, b. 1976
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In his surrealistic paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Carl Hammoud explores our need to impose order on the world, poking fun at our unending, often quixotic efforts to keep chaos at bay. As he describes: “I am very interested in chaos vs. order…One way of looking at it is that we are existing at the verge of chaos and all our efforts are put into keeping things in order.” These efforts manifest as institutions of science, culture, and education, and their taxonomies. Hammoud begins by trolling the Internet for photographs of laboratories, museums, archives, and classrooms, often combining elements from multiple images into a single work. Rendered in muted tones and with antiseptic precision, his compositions show workers dutifully hunched over stacks of blank papers or museum interiors without art, demonstrating that order is inevitably predicated upon exclusion.

Carl Hammoud

Octavia (#4), 2018

Graphite on paper
15 7/10 × 13 4/5 in
40 × 35 cm
This is a unique work.
€2,500 - 5,000
location
Stockholm
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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