Amazing new piece by Asheville artist Nabil El Jaouhari for his show "THE IMPERMANENCE OF THINGS".
El Jaouhari’s exhibit is the second solo show at the Mark Bettis Gallery. This current show leans on the ideas derives from the Japanese concept of Mono No Aware. Translated as “an empathy towards things” or “the pathos of things,” the show highlights the concept through its biomorphic and organic forms that reminds us of nature. Using unconventional raw materials, like tar and asphaltum, and his signature wood burning along with a limited palette, the paintings have a light and an ethereal quality which stands as a reminder of the ephemeral quality of life and nature.