April 28 - May 30, 2018
Form: Perspectives in Kuwaiti Art
KHAZAAL AL QAFFAS / ADEL KHALAF / MOHAMMAD AL SHAIBANI
Curated by Shahad Bishara
Form: Perspectives in Kuwaiti Art aims to exhibit a group of modern Kuwaiti artists to explore both formal and conceptual representations of the human form. Through a variety of techniques and mediums, the artists reflect themes of beauty, identity, tradition and contemporary society.
Khazaal Al Qassaf’s sculptures typically explore the female form, usually fluid-like, reflecting scenes of everyday life and its environment. Animals were also the subjects of his work. Together, his sculptures examine notions of identity and culture, portraying traditional practices with a modern approach.
Mohammad Al Shaibani paints a fantasy world that often includes whimsical interpretations of the human figure. Through deep symbolism, his paintings translate the visual language of Surrealism as social commentary.
Adel Al-Khalaf’s paintings, mainly abstract expressionistic in style, use a blend of colors and textures to embody abstract forms. He also creates small multi-layered collages with colorful compositions.
Form: Perspectives in Kuwaiti Art also aims to provide an opportunity for young audiences to discover the works and practices of pioneering Kuwaiti artists.