Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mohannad Orabi's Most Recent Body of Work on View at Ayyam Gallery Beirut

Mohannad Orabi, Untitled, Mu'allaqat series, 2016, Mixed media on curtain, 274 x 235 cm.
LEBANON---Ayyam Gallery Beirut presents Mohannad Orabi’s most recent body of work in a solo exhibition titled Mu'allaqat. Alluding to the seven ancient pre-Islamic Arabic poems that were written in gold and suspended from the Ka’ba’s black cloths, Mu'allaqat consists of hanging curtains on which Orabi’s signature, larger-than-life characters demonstrate how a transformation in the artist’s attitude towards life trickles down into his practice. Born in Damascus in 1977, Mohannad Orabi currently lives and works in Dubai. Orabi graduated from the Faculty of Fine Art in Damascus in 2000 and won the first prize in The Syrian National Young Artists Exhibition in 2006.[link]