YOUSEF AHMED : THE SHADOWS OF PALM FRONDS
ARTSPACE is pleased to be showcasing an innovative selection of works by Qatari artist, Yousef Ahmad, at an exhibition taking place from March 7th until April at Artspace Gallery in Gate Village DIFC Inspired by the forms and hues of the flat desert landscape of his native Qatar and by Arabic calligraphy, his paintings are often collages or mixed media works, where form meets color and texture, derived from natural elements. Yousef Ahmed was born in Doha in 1955. A member of the first generation of modern artists in Qatar, Ahmed by necessity studied abroad, receiving a Master’s degree in fine arts from Mills College in California in 1982. Inspired by the forms and the hues of the flat desert landscape of his native Qatar and by Arabic calligraphy, his paintings are often collages or mixed-media works where meets colors and textures derived from natural elements. Lines are elongated across the canvas or wood, and letters and patterns are layered with architectural shapes. Ahmed has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and the Arab world, and is the director of the new Arab Art Museum in Doha.
Location : ARTSPACE, The Gate Village 3, DIFC,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -
Opening : 7:00 pm
Mar 26, 2012 - Apr 23, 2012.