Artist Nadim Abbas is collaborating with Absolut: creating an Art Bar Installation in Hong Kong for the duration of Art Basel in Hong Kong, Absolut is a presenting Partner of the renowned Art Fair.
Hong Kong born and based artist Nadim Abbas is collaborating with Absolut: creating an Art Bar Installation in Hong Kong for the duration of Art Basel in Hong Kong, where Absolut is a presenting Partner of the renowned Art Fair. Abbas studied art at London’s Chelsea School of Art, as well as Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. His Art Bar, Apocalypse Postponed, investigates areas beyond rudimentary contemporary art-related topics. Intrigued by bunkers, war and technology, these interest areas are reflected in the Art Bar collaboration.
Nadim Abbas draws his inspiration from literature, psychology and science. The artist produces heavily researched sculptural works, photography and large installations. Finding objects in places such as flea markets and dime stores Abbas allows them to infiltrate his artistry. The objects are the foundation for research and sometimes find their way into the installations, permeating the sculptures. Previous works have delved into science, more specifically natural sciences, such as coral reefs. In addition the artist is fascinated by kitsch, and finds inspiration in figurines, décor objects and manuals. Forgotten home findings – that don’t necessarily have a shelf life, but are usually cast away. Pairing his interest with that of the obscure and the scientific: as well as technology and Abbas’s work underscores the parallels in the domestic extensions that these different interest areas create.
Images of Nadim from Armory and images of his work