START POINT PRIZE – Prize for emerging artists

DavidMichel fayek

David Michel Fayek makes free use of various forms of artistic expression, from classic media like painting, drawing and collage to objects and installations of found or ephemeral materials. He is interested in hot topics that are moving or literally shaking today’s globalised world and making the headlines, like strikes and protest movements. His large installation, Devo dirvi altro / Ai più, was inspired by a personal experience when he found himself in the middle of a riotous Egyptian bricklayers’ strike. As this installation also proves, he always works with a certain raw, crude edge that corresponds to the character of his topics; at the same time, it does not primarily intend to be descriptive and converts the reality that is outside to the level of a general symbol. (Marcel Fišer)