Our Sculptors

Amale Khlat MRSS

Amale Freiha Khlat is a British-Lebanese artist based in London. She is passionate about sculpture, printmaking, sound and video, theatre and how history is written.
Discipline
Abstract
Conceptual
Digital / Light / Sound
Installation / Land / Site-specific
Political/Religious
Material
Fiberglass/Plastic/Resin
Found Objects
Glass
Granite/Marble/Stone
Steel
Wood/Paper
Region
London

Amale Freiha Khlat is concerned with the everyday banality of the spectacle of war that surrounds us on our screens. Bringing in disparate elements from internet and videogame culture, Amale's work encompasses sculpture, video, sound and print. Her research has been looking into translating and communicating her memories of civil unrest through various forms and objects. It encompasses multiple aspects with the imperative to always use destruction and creation which work from the void.

Her installations contemplate the theatre of the world through different scenes and windows, playing with the senses and perceptions of spectators and reminding them that looking is a relational act based on selection and exclusion.

Poetic rather than polemic, whilst retaining its political force, her tactic for fostering critical distance whilst having an emotional resonance, allows the viewer to see current events from a different perspective, an essential tool in a media saturated world. 

EDUCATION:

2018 MA (distinction) from the Royal College of Art, School of Arts & Humanities, Print , London, UK.

2010 Sculpture Diploma from the Heatherley Art School in London, UK.

1995 MA (high honors) from Penninghen, l’École Superieure d’Arts Graphiques, Paris, France.