'Afterimage' presents a highly personal series of paintings which Makki Bacho refers to as her ‘memoirs’. Having trained as a writer before attending art school, narrative is central to her artistic practice.
Following on from his previous series of work Nostalgia, shown at Ayyam Gallery DIFC, Dubai in 2011, for his exhibition at Ayyam Gallery Jeddah the artist revisits the subject of legendary Egyptian singer, Om Kalthoum. Arabi paints expressive portraits of her that both serve as a tribute to her talent and investigate the wider relationship between music and painting.
Abdul Karim Majdal Al-Beik uncovers hidden stories and histories amongst the graffiti, etchings, and marks that can be found on the walls of Damascus’s Old City, which he then sets down in expressive canvases.
Firmly established as one of Syria’s most prominent contemporary artists, this marks Safwan Dahoul’s first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom, and will present the first new works Dahoul has made since being forced to leave Damascus for Dubai last year.
From May 19 - July 4, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai (Al Quoz) will present 'R-Evolution', a group exhibition providing an unprecedented look into the complex relationship of art and politics before and after the various uprisings throughout the Middle East and North Africa.