19 Nov 2023 - 03 Feb 2024

Half Light

Grey Noise


Half Light is a distillation of experiences, dreams, archetypal forms, enigmatic and unresolved thought processes. It is a transitional state that is neither day nor night, capturing an incremental progression between dimness and luminosity, between disappearance and emergence.

The paintings in this exhibition bring into question a notion of scale. While some fit snugly within the boundaries of the canvas, possessing a potential to expand into habitable terrains, others are silent and ruminative. A stepwise banding of colour appears as a recurring motif in these works, functioning as a gradient in some and assisting in a morphing of shapes in others – moving from object to topography to darkness.

This exhibition presents a body of work that departs from my minimalist approach to image-making, opening it up to subject matter, metaphor, and narrative.

-Fahd Burki, November 2023

Artist statement from Grey Noise

Image: Left to right: Fahd Burki. Study for Blue. 2023. Acrylics, paper. 33.5 x 41 cm. Moss Glow. 2023. Acrylics, canvas. 243.6 x 182.6 x 4 cm. Deep Blue Assembly. 2023. Acrylics, canvas. 182.6 x 243.5 x 4 cm. Installation view of Half Light at Grey Noise, Dubai, 2023. Photography by Daniella Baptista. Image courtesy of the artist and Grey Noise, Dubai