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Muhannad Cader

Lost Horizon, 2018
Photo collage installation, ink jet prints on archival paper, sizes variable

Muhannad Cader lives and works in Galle, Sri Lanka. His work is inspired by the natural world.
In Lost Horizon, Cader’s work exhibited at LB01, the artist used selected images of the sea taken from the beaches of Galle in Sri Lanka paired with photographs taken on the shores of the Andalucia coastline in southern Spain. By cutting out shapes from the photos, in a carving like drawing process, silhouettes of negative and positive spaces are created. Cutting open is conceptualized as a way to excavate into the layers of time spent gazing out at the ocean and of time past and present, of evolution, voyages, navigation, scientific exploration, migration, colonial conquests and resultant fluidity of identities of people and histories joined up by the sea.
Cader received a B.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA. He has participated in many group and solo exhibitions including, the Dhaka Art Summit (2018), ISLAND, Talwar Gallery, New Delhi (2016), Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2015), Jungle Tide, Talwar Gallery, New York (2014), Found, Talwar Gallery, New York (2013), and Lines of Control, Cornell University (2012).

Artwork courtesy Talwar Gallery