Seventeen Bahraini artists showcased their work in Paris in the first edition of the Bahrain Art Week in France. The exhibition will run until September 22 at the prestigious Grand Palais, and the show, titled Legacies and The Contemporary Memory, is being organized by Art Bahrain Across Borders (ArtBAB). It is being held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad and Supreme Council for Women president. The showcase featured varying media that explores the way artists interpret Bahrain’s rich cultural heritage using contemporary techniques. “The establishment of this exhibition in France serves as a platform to promote original and contemporary Bahraini art in one of the most important cities of art in the world, Paris,” said Shaikha Maram bint Isa Al Khalifa, the director of the Office of Princess Sabeeka. “The Art Bahrain Across Borders exhibition aims to strengthen Bahrain’s position as a regional art centre, develop artists and promote Bahraini art in various countries around the world by focusing on linking Bahraini art to the global art community.” The show was curated by ArtBAB fairs and programme director Kaneka Subberwal and Paris-based art consultant Corinne Timsit. The 17 participating artists are Aysha Almoayyed, Dr Ahmed Ahmed, Balqees Fakhro, Faika Al Hasan, Hala Kaiksow, Jamal Abdulrahim, Mayasa Alsowaidi, Mohammed Al Mahdi, Nabeela Al Khayar, Omar Al Rashid, Othman Khunji, Rawan Al Hosani, Salman Najem, Shaikha Lulwa Al Khalifa, Shaikha Marwa Al Khalifa, Somaya Abdulghani and Syed Hasan Al Asari. An additional public exhibition at the Galerie Rabouan Moussion in the French capital’s Le Marais District will also be held from September 17 until 22, where one artwork from each artist will be selected for display. Gulf Daily News 15 September 2018READ MORE
I am an ophthalmic surgeon by profession with keen interest in various forms of art. I have travelled all over the world and never missed an opportunity to visit museums and art exhibitions.
I have used various media and material to make sculptures. I have produced large sculptures for garden and outdoor display made of steel or wood. For indoor I have produced sculptures made of various kinds of wood and cast patina bronze.
My works are characterized by simplicity and modernity that invites everyone to touch and feel the sculptures. My pursuit is to produce better quality works that make people feel joy and delight, through viewing them.
I aspire to tell a story that can be understood anywhere in the world. In my own case, the story always has to do with beauty, inspiring the viewer to touch and feel the art work. It is a never-ending challenge, to be able to do better work. The viewer really matters to me. My goal is to capture his/her attention and to inspire thought and raise questions. The sculpture exists through evoking the feelings, thoughts and imagination of the viewer..