Vartian

David Fredrik Moussallem

February 2016
Vartian Carpets are presenting two art rugs based on the designs of Finnish artist David Fredrik Moussallem in January during imm cologne 2016. The carpets, knotted by hand at the Vartian workshops in Nepal, are made of Nepalese wool and silk. Moussallem’s mixed-media works blend chaos
and harmony, expressing different stories from the streets and the urban underground. Inspired by vintage signage, graffiti, abandoned scrapyards, and erosion, his paintings reflect the beautifully imperfect surroundings of city life. A focus on dense layering and coarse deconstruction define his signature compositions.