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The Trash-Ic Or Trash In The Face Of Beauty at Saatchi Gallery

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The exhibition 'The Trash-ic or Trash in the Face of Beauty' is Rebeiz's personal view on contemporary societal issues, examined both through the techniques of the Great Masters and applied art. It presents many contrasts, throwing up interesting questions and exploring the tension between trash and beauty, and how they coexist as one in art. 'The Trash-ic or Trash in the Face of Beauty' is Mouna's second solo exhibition in London, consisting of 17 works, some of which include digital and melodic installations. Commenting on her upcoming exhibition Rebeiz stated: "The trash-ic. Or trash in the face of beauty. How do they cohabit? It's not exactly new. Hieronymous Bosch and Goya, Balthus, and Picasso's erotic works blazed the trail: the scandalous, the grotesque, the hardly tolerable, the violent and the beautiful coexist as one in art. Even so, here it is not about painting trash as much as it is about painting a period that is "trash". Not provocative or scandalous for scandal's sake, but rather an attempt to convey the movement of the times, via the movement of the paintbrush. Creating to comprehend... creating to pierce the mystery of a world in which we can feel alien, displaced. Creating to understand the intentional refusal of the aesthetically pleasing, and decadence and obscenity raised as new norms. Creating to truthfully reflect the sad decline of mankind. Creating to resist. To continue to be. To exist, (h)ic et nunc. Creating, that trash may also be chic. And so it is that trash and beauty generate/nourish each other, coexisting in the face of controversy and drawing their respective matrixes from a society in search of new points of reference. One no longer exists without the other. Without scandal, there can be no history of art... but still..." To coincide with the exhibition and in support of Innocence in Danger, Rebeiz has asked internationally renowned designers and artists to apply their individual creative energies to produce unique and precious objects from ceramic piggy-banks. Select piggy-banks will be auctioned by Sotheby's on the opening night.

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The Saatchi Gallery

Duke of Yorks's Building
Kings Road
+44 (0)20 7823 2363
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