Perception in Abstract Art

Perception in Abstract Art
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Works of artists from various nations and generations are on display at the Lawrie Shabibi Gallery in an exhibition that, starting with Op Art, focuses on the concept of perception in abstract art. In the new paintings of Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, the figures and hieroglyphs that populate his famous murals make their return. The figures and colours are reminiscent of ancient cave paintings and draw upon nature, particularly the landscape surrounding the city of Khor Fakkan in Oman. In the works of Mohamed Melehi, always tied to the abstract, straight-lined works have given way to curves, then transforming into his already-famous waves. The theme of waves, recalling the sinuous curves of the desert and rivers, is also present in Woman / River and Rivers of Sadness by sculptor Mona Saudi, created, respectively, in green-veined and black marble. The same material is used in a much different way by Hamra Abbas - slabs of white marble and black granite are cut to create lines as intricate as spider webs. And just as Shaikha Al Mazrou makes a hard material seem soft and flexible in geometric metal sculptures, Vivien Zhang recreates the sensations of the digital world in paintings that play with the contrast between two-dimensionality and depth.
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