In-Between: Nasser Almulhim

6 June - 6 September 2024

In-Between is the solo exhibition of Saudi abstract painter Nasser Almulhim. For Almulhim, painting, particularly the application of vibrant, expressive colours, serves as a form of healing and therapy, contributing to his spiritual and artistic growth. The creative process acts as a catalyst for navigating circular thoughts, memories, and trauma, ultimately fuelling growth and transformation.

Building upon the themes explored in his inaugural solo, Shadow Work,  Almulhim returns to the principles of Jungian psychology. Inspired by Carl Jung's notion of shadow work, which emphasises the importance of confronting one's hidden aspects for self-awareness and inner peace, Almulhim embarks on an exploration of the human psyche.

In "The Philosophical Tree" (1945), Jung remarked, "One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious." Almulhim embraces this philosophy, seeking to illuminate both the light and darkness within the self through his art. His work challenges viewers to confront their own shadows, but beyond this, his latest work is bridging the gap between conscious and subconscious realms.

In In-Between, Almulhim explores the flows between the conscious and the subconscious. Each piece reflects the dichotomy of the human psyche, referred to by the artist as "the split" - the space in between conscious and subconscious realms.

Sound of the Summer

Baghdad-born creative Cheb Moha has crafted a curated soundtrack in response to Nasser Almulhim's body of work.

About Cheb Moha 

Having spent his formative years in Libya and Canada, Moha eventually settled in the Arab Gulf, where he honed his artistic practice through a unique curatorial lens applied to everyday life in the region. From photography and styling to magazine covers and brand advertising, Moha is celebrated as a trailblazer in articulating the contemporary Arab youth voice. Presently, he is immersed in art practices, space design, and writing, with a newfound passion for music exploration. Moha's keen interest in playing and curating music has become integral to his creative endeavours.