From May 28, 2024 to June 9, 2024

Cromwell Place London, Gallery 3

Anthony Saroufim (Les Indisciplinés), Wet, 2023, Inkjet Print on Matte Fiber Paper, 30 cm x 20 cm, Edition of 10 + 2 AP

“Leave it in My Dreams” beckons viewers into a mesmerizing realm of Middle Eastern artistry, weaving a tapestry of creativity that spans painters, ceramists, photographers and glassworkers alike. Within this immersive exhibition, the convergence of vivid colors and intricate Arabic motifs transports visitors to a dreamscape where reality and imagination intertwine.


At the heart of the gallery, canvases burst with life, each brushstroke narrating tales of ancient lands and contemporary narratives. The paintings, awash with vibrant hues and rich textures, capture the essence of Middle Eastern landscapes, from the bustling souks to the tranquil oases. Embedded within these visual narratives are echoes of tradition and innovation, reflecting the enduring spirit of the region’s artistic heritage.


Adjacent to the paintings, ceramic masterpieces stand as silent witnesses to centuries old craftsmanship. These meticulously crafted works, adorned with intricate patterns and glazes, pay homage to the rich history of Middle Eastern pottery. From ornate plates to intricately carved vases, each piece exudes a sense of timelessness, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the beauty of the artisanal tradition.


Complementing the ceramics, delicate glass sculptures shimmer with ethereal beauty, their graceful forms echoing the geometric intricacies of Islamic design. Through ancient techniques and modern interpretations, the glassworkers breathe life into their creations, infusing them with a sense of wonder and enchantment.


Additionally, a collection of photographs recounts the tales of a contemporary Middle- Eastern city through a raw and unfiltered portrayal of its nightlife. In a deliberate attempt to erase the imaginary boundaries between societal norms, these photographs offer a playful perspective that inspires viewers to question pre-defined social stereotypes.


“Leave it in My Dreams” transcends the boundaries of time and space, inviting viewers to embark on a journey through the imagination. In this enchanted realm, art becomes a portal to another world, where the beauty of the Middle East unfolds in all its vibrant glory.


Mojé Assefjah

Zena Assi

Flavie Audi

Alexandra Jabre

Mouna Rebeiz

Anthony Saroufim (Les Indisciplinés)

Shermeen Tabet