Younes Rahmoun wins John Jones Art on Paper Award

March 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

Younes Rahmoun, represented by Galerie Imane Fares, is this year’s winner of the John Jones Art on Paper Award, which was announced at Art Dubai 2014. The jury included artist Shezad Dawood and curators Salwa Mikdadi and Hammad Nasar.

Work on paper by Younes Rahmoun

Work on paper by Younes Rahmoun

“The work of Younes Rahmoun stood out for us as a fresh and iconic statement that is aware of its own historical context without being derivative,” said the jury members. “It demonstrates an economy of means, using very spare, well thought-through marks that connect to the past.”

Work on paper by Younes Rahmoun

Work on paper by Younes Rahmoun

The previous winners of the John Jones Art on Paper Award include artists Hassan Sharif (UAE) and Luis Camnitzer (Uruguay) as dual recipients of the inaugural award showing at Art Dubai 2012 with Alexander Gray (NewYork), while 2013 winner Fahd Burki represented by Grey Noise, Dubai, opened his solo exhibition ‘Yield’ at the gallery in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai on March 17.

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