Alfred Basbous: Modernist Pioneer - Selected Works

17 February - 22 April 2017 Exhibitions

Sophia Contemporary Gallery is delighted to present a survey of sculpture by artist Alfred Basbous (1924 – 2006). A major pioneer of Modernist sculpture in the Middle East, Basbous drew on the influence of Jean Arp, Constantin Brâncuși and Henry Moore to create stone and bronze sculptures of often monumental proportions. The exhibition brings together a series of sculptures from the 1970s to the 2000s, which demonstrate Basbous’ exploration of the relationship between form and material. A selection of Basbous’ preparatory drawings which reveal his approach to sculpture are also exhibited. 


The gallery will also showcase 8 key sculptures and 10 drawings executed by the artist in the 1970s and 1980s in the REDISCOVERY section of Art Brussels from 21 - 23 April 2017.