LUSCIOUS Exhibition – Arts Event in Abu Dhabi
Etihad Modern Art Gallery presents Luscious, a group exhibition of five artists, including painters from the UAE, France, Lebanon and Syria.
As Edouard Manet wrote, surfaces of colour are the only tangible reality of a painting. Everything else, such as light and shade, figures or subject matter are mere illusions created by the manipulation of paint through brushstrokes. For Luscious, the curator of Etihad Modern Art Gallery has brought together artists whose works manifest this credo of the impressionist movement in their own unique ways.
During her career, Dr. Najjat Makki gradually moved from figurative works towards abstraction, creating a layered style through expressive colours. Although Khulood Al Jabri remains in the realm of figurative expression, powerful vivid colours dominate her work. The abstract expressionism from Lama Rommo, evokes a rugged earthly quality, while Amélie Ducommun’s ethereal paintings are reminiscent of aquatic landscapes. Tala Hammoud Atrouni moves in the precarious periphery between figurative and non-figurative art, which lends her works a titillating edge, while at the same time her use of colours lull her viewers into a peaceful meditative state.
Apr 10 to Apr 27, 2017
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi