• Ayyam Gallery London is pleased to announce 'Cocoon', a solo exhibition by Paris-based Lebanese painter Walid El Masri, from 5 June until 2 August, 2014. Featuring a new body of work, Cocoon will reflect a departure from the artist's ongoing Chair series in which an inanimate object provided a point of entry for meditative explorations of the equilibrium of life despite its unpredictable nature. In contrast, the artist's recent works have been inspired by the violent conflict that has besieged Syria. Film by Laura Bushell.