Friday, December 28, 2012

From Syria with Love - Athr Gallery Group Exhibition

Oil on canvas, by Abdullah Murad
I recently had the pleasure of attending the opening night of Athr Art Gallery's current exhibition called "From Syria with Love" by a group of outstanding Syrian artists. 
Oil on canvas, by Abdullah Murad
You can click on any photo for a larger view. 
The artists featured in this show are:  Abdullah Murad, Asaad Arabi, Fadi Yazigi, Farouk Kondakji, Ismail El Helou, Malva Omar Hamda, Mohammed Tlernat, and Mustafa Ali. 
Oil on canvas, by Ismail El Helou
As you can see, the artwork was quite varied.
Wood and bronze mirror, by Mustafa Ali
Many of these Syrian artists are well established and their works have been sought after, bought and housed by collectors around the world.  
Acrylic on canvas, by Asaad Arabi
Painter Asaad Arabi received his PhD in aesthetics from Sorbonne University. 
Acrylic on canvas, by Asaad Arabi

Acrylic on canvas, by Farouk Kondakji
A quote from artist Farouk Kondakji:  "My paintings are the only photographs that resemble me."
The young hip crowd attending the opening night festivities are enthusiastic and supportive of Jeddah's art scene.  
Acrylic on canvas, by Farouk Kondakji

Oil on canvas, by Malva Omar Hamdi
Artist Malva Omar Hamdi now resides in Vienna, Austria.
Mixed media, by Mohammed Tlemat
Modernist painter Mohammed Tlemat has lived in Egypt, Libya, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.

Mixed media on canvas, by Fadi Yazigi
To see the entire collection, please click here for Athr Gallery's website. 
Mixed media on flour bag, by Fadi Yazigi
The "From Syria with Love" exhibition is on display at Athr Gallery through January 10, 2013.  Athr Gallery is located at Serafi Mega Mall at the corner of Tahliah and Siteen in Jeddah. 

1 comment:

  1. WOW!!!!! THANK YOU Suzie, That is some amazing stuff. Wish I could see it in person.......