TARIQ DAJANI
'ABOVE WADI RUM'
3 to 30 November 2009
 

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 Tariq Dajani's view of Wadi Rum is not one we know well as he applies his style to the photographs, where the landscape is familiar yet fresh to our eyes.

The 12 images are epic vistas of the landscape, the great geographical theme, where wide angle images show the mountains rising to the early morning sky. Others in the series are shot from directly above so the landscape becomes an abstract canvas, where erosion, the morning shadows and streaks of sand colours form patterns and brushstrokes.

The desert is undisturbed except for an occasional human intervention, roads in the distance, or just visible tracks in the sand, providing a sense of scale for those unfamiliar with the magnificence of Wadi Rum.
Known for his portraits of the Arabian Horse in the ASIL body of work, Tariq captures the drama of Wadi Rum with his eye for composition and detail, while his technical style sets these photographs far apart from the standard images the public generally sees.

 


 


 

     

Previous Exhibitions

HAKIM JAMAIN -  30 DAYS IN LUXOR’

ABORIGINAL ART - ANCIENT ABSTRACTIONS

3 DIMENSIONS, 3 JORDANIAN ARTISTS

SHEREEN AUDI - 'EXPRESSIONS OF A FREE SOUL'

FLOODED LONDON – FIVE IMAGES OF THE FUTURE

Contemporary Australian Indigenous Prints and Paintings

ASIL Photographs of Arabian Horses by Tariq Dajani at Zara Centre Gallery

Didgeridoo … da..da