Lot 8
  • 8

Nasser Assar

12,000 - 18,000 GBP
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  • Nasser Assar
  • Untitled 
  • signed N. Assar '79
  • watercolour and ink on paper laid on canvas 
  • 104.5 by 76.2cm.; 41 3/8 by 30in.


Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in the early 1980s

Catalogue Note

Q: "Can we say Nasser that you are a landscape artist? In your paintings we do not see any distribution of light neither a theater of shadows. Neither a story is told, nor a reference to the world. However, the word 'Landscape' seems appropriate? 

A: In the adventure of the arts in the West, the function of landscapes had a varied development and took different directions before becoming an independent subject. It is certain that in my paintings, all elements represented, depict nature. But is the aim to represent a landscape, like Claude de Lorrain used to? Certainly not. At a certain period, people associated my painting to Caspar David Friedrich's ones. [...] It is very simple: I want to note, represent, basically paint in the simplest manner what i see - this means not only the appearance of things but what transpires immediately and its simplicity."

Nasser Assar quoted in an interview between Nasser Assar and Jerome Thelot in: Yves Bonnefoy, Philippe Jaccottet, Roger Munier, Jean-Paul Avice, Nasser Assar, Paris 2016, pp. 94 - 96.