THE DELIGHTS COLLECTION ” A gift of before to now: something far, something close and something real to cherish and hold dear.” “Delights” by Sultan Bin Fahad is a limited-edition carpet collection that commemorates familiar phrases traditionally used during weddings and other happy occasions. The visuals used for this collection are inspired by a traditional tin box of delights with inscriptions of prosperous wishes. These boxes were historically offered to guests attending weddings. The hands of the bride and groom’s fathers entwined to seal the promise of everlasting union, framed by red rose petals, swirling lines and colored vines stitching the edges of time, both lost and found, into the sweet bouquet of the present day. The "Delights" collection depicts a scene of unity and adoration, love upheld arm in arm. A gift of before to now, everlasting, and timeless. Connecting past to present, Bin Fahad’s stories evoke multi-layered j ourney(s) between the latent relationship of what is remembered and what remains silently contained within the corporeal.
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Sultan bin Fahad (b. 1971, Riyadh, KSA, where he lives and works) considers art as a journey between intangible memories and tangible cultures. Throughout his abstract drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations bin Fahad’s central theme and object of concern remains material culture in his native Saudi Arabia. In his practice bin Fahad reinterprets history, stories and narratives with the use of material culture; he transposes these narratives to contemporary means as a reassessment and personal take on Saudi Arabia. Themes central to his practice revolve around reimagining found objects, Islam and Saudi history and identity.