Untitled 02 | Karim Tamerji
Spray, Acrylic Paint, Plexiglass
50 x 40 x 4 cm each
BA in Architecture, Lebanese American University (2016)
Karim Tamerji, an architect and self-taught artist, was born and raised in Beirut. During his studies, Tamerji was highly interested in the relationship between art, psychology and architecture. He consequently went deeper into the matter by exploring concerns about identity, intimacy, symbolism and spaces, which reflect the spirit of an emotion. Tamerji’s work is inspired by the continuous study of the self and his moments of contemplation. With his subjects, Tamerji aims to create a visual confusion that unfolds an ambiguous narrative. This allows him to tap into the subconscious of the observers by inviting them to contemplate and project their experiences onto it. His practice expands in diverse forms and techniques; from a small canvas, to street murals and socially engaged installations. In his exhibited works, Tamerji explores the idea of creating a visual confusion that provokes the viewer’s subconscious. His intention with this ambiguity is to invite the viewer to contemplate and bring something personal to the artwork without saying too much.