By RAFIK MAJZOUB
10 October to 31 October 2012
Rafik Majzoub landed like a tornado on the Beirut art scene in the mid 1990s, creating images that reflected the intellectual and political climate of then. Since then, Majzoub’s work continues to question and peel back the social veneers of society and himself, none more so than in his new works, titled ‘X RAY’.
The raw images and deliberate artless style cut through any façade that may exist, showing the imperfection of life through these 11 direct and frontal portraits. Violent brushstrokes, a limited palette and neutral backgrounds are indicative of his style, and there is an immediacy in the work which reveals what is beneath the veneer.
Majzoub’s work is always direct and truthful, peering into the psyche of the human spirit from one minute to the next, attempting to show the hidden reality and truth of existence.
Morning after morning looking at a blank page, trying to get a snap shot of the moment again and again, as if each day will be different. The face is the key to the inner you. I'll use the blank space over and over as a mirror to me, to I and to you, the other. This is happening now.'
MIKE V. DERDERIAN
- 'CIRQUE DU HABALEENO
GHASSAN GHAIB WITH SCULPTURES BY AHMED AL BAHRANI
- 'HANINE (NOSTALGIA)
- 'ABCD – A DREAM OF FOUR CITIES
MOHAMMED AL SHAMMAREY
- 'WASAT AL BALAD / DOWNTOWN'
AMMAR KHAMMASH - 'FOSSILS OF TIME & LIGHT'
KARIN MAYER & AHMED AL KHALIDI
- 'URBAN EXCHANGE'
MAHASNEH - 'EXPOSURES'
SAEED - 'MEMORIES OF LOVE &
SALEH ABU SHINDI
- 'VOCABULARY OF LINES AND COLOUR'
SAUDI - 'SONG FOR THE
MAHASNEH - 'SCULPTING
TARIQ DAJANI -
'ABOVE WADI RUM'
HAKIM JAMAIN -
DAYS IN LUXOR'
ABORIGINAL ART - ANCIENT ABSTRACTIONS
3 DIMENSIONS, 3 JORDANIAN
SHEREEN AUDI - 'EXPRESSIONS OF A FREE
FLOODED LONDON – FIVE IMAGES OF
Australian Indigenous Prints and Paintings
ASIL Photographs of Arabian Horses by
Tariq Dajani at Zara Centre Gallery
Didgeridoo … da..da