For all cultures and nationalities here in the UAE, the Holy Month of Ramadan is a time to enter into the spirit of giving. And the art world is no different. Sumayyah Al Suwaidi, an Emirati artist, curator and boutique owner, has gathered the work of almost 30 artists for her annual Ramadan Art Bazaar that opens in Abu Dhabi’s Ghaf Gallery this weekend.
All of the works in Tashkeel’s group exhibition come together under the title Made In Tashkeel. It is self-explanatory – all the pieces of art were made on the premises, either by members or by the hundreds of workshop participants who visit the studio hub and multifaceted art facility each year. There is a rhythm to the show that takes the viewer on a gentle and seamless journey through the latent themes and thought processes of the artists. The show begins with Hadil Moufti’s animal mandalas.
With his head bowed and a look of intense concentration on his face, Ahmed Kocak balances a reed pen in his hand and carefully makes several tiny brushstrokes of black ink over the same thin black line. He has spent three months working on this particular piece, but this is a craft he has been practising for 15 years.
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