Parallel to his restrospective exhibition 'Beeldenstorm' ('Iconoclasm') at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe Nour-Eddine Jarram (1956) has a solo show at Galerie Maurits van de Laar featuring works on paper and paintings.
Jarram studied at the Académie des Beaux Arts in Casablanca and at the AKI in Enschede NL. He decided to continue to live and work in the Netherlands and developed a characteristic style in which Islamic calligraphy, Dutch golden age painting, biblical figures and surrealist motifs come together, next to poignant images of refugees and Moroccan youth. The exhibition at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe follows Jarram’s creative development and his quest to balance his preference for figuration and the influence of Morocco’s ornamental visual culture. In his work Jarram wants to rethink history by creating images that alter our view of the past.