Karim Noureldin, ‘Evo’, 2013, Swiss Institute Benefit Auction 2015

In this version of Karim Noureldin’s “room drawings,” the artist limits his palette to one color in order to subtly investigate the nuances of texture and line. Though Noureldin has created Evo with detailed hatching and exacting shifts in shading, the artist understands his overall process as an intuitive exploration of space and geometry. Noureldin is represented by Von Bartha, Basel and Clement & Schneider, Bonn, and has exhibited in numerous institutions across Europe.

Image rights: Courtesy the artist and Von Bartha

About Karim Noureldin

Karim Noureldin is best known for his large-scale color pencil on paper works in which he experiments with the possibilities of spatial perception on a two-dimensional surface. Noureldin frequently transforms these drawings into site-specific installations, covering entire rooms with abstract, geometric patterns. As part of his interest in playing with urban spaces, the artist also collaborates with several major Swiss architecture firms.

Swiss, b. 1967