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Emirates Man - - CULTURE -

Syr­ian artist Khaled Takreti says he is “not a sim­ple man”. “I feel,” he says, “the urge to an­a­lyse ev­ery­thing that un­folds in the lab­o­ra­tory that is my brain.”

The Paris-based artist’s lat­est bout of self-anal­y­sis pro­duced his new solo ex­hi­bi­tion, LOL. The show, which we cham­pi­oned in an ear­lier edi­tion, made its de­but in Beirut in Septem­ber and is now on dis­play at Dubai’s Ayyam Gallery.

Us­ing photography, sten­cil­ing and etch­ing, Takreti takes a swipe in LOL at the world’s ob­ses­sion with elec­tronic de­vices. “I de­pict them in my works be­cause I feel the need to leave a tes­ti­mony of to­day’s world for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions,” he ex­plains. “In a hun­dred years, peo­ple will prob­a­bly look at my works the same way we look to­day at Re­nais­sance paint­ings of knights car­ry­ing swords.”

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