1st of November Through 15th of November, 2017

Abdullah Murad, Exercises in Abstraction

Exercises in Abstraction


Born in Homs, Syria, Abdullah Murad is considered as one of the pioneers of Arab Abstract Expressionism. A passionate painter, his works creatively mix media textures alternating layers ranging from a tactile quality to naturally scattered voids. His vibrant colours give a sense of movement attenuated by softer almost muted hues. With energetic brushstrokes, he applies lines, shapes and lets stains fall onto the surface in what he refers to as a game of attraction and repulsion between the elements. He fills the space with arabesques, fauvist colours and an overall abstract composition that seems to surpass the limits of the canvas.


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