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  • Every Monday to Friday from 11:00 am until 07:00 pm, Mar 01 2017 to Mar 17 2017
  • Every Saturday from 01:00 pm until 06:00 pm, Mar 01 2017 to Mar 17 2017
  • Artspace, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [See map] [Hide map]
  • Exhibitions, Arts & Culture

'AHJAR', en exhibition of paintings by Mohammad Al Ameri

Exhibition runs until March 17, 2017.

In this series ‘Ahjar’, which means ‘stones’ in Arabic, artist Mohammad Al Ameri presents meditations on the changing relationship between human beings and the natural world. Through this collection of paintings and works on paper, the artist explores the gravitational spectrum of masses which exist in nature, comparing that which is ephemeral to densities that remain largely unchanged through time. Man’s relationship to ‘stones’, whether in the form of quarrying for building sites, the honing of precious rocks, or exploration of the moon or others planets, has always lay at the foundation of human history. Whether through the building of the Pyramids or the cultivation of diamonds for laser-cutting, our relationship to the densest and most unchanging substances in the natural world can serve as indicators of human evolution. Using translucent brushstrokes and watery backdrops, Al Ameri emphasizes the dynamic interplay between the transitory and the immutable, the volatility of life and the primordial stability that lies at the core of the natural world and human’s relationship to it.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Mohammad Al Ameri is a Jordanian artist who lives and works in Amman. His highly imaginative, abstract works have been widely exhibited around the world, at the Orfali Gallery and Orient Gallery in Amman and at the House of Literature in Munich and Four Walls Gallery and ArtSpace Gallery in Dubai, among many others. The artist has participated in several international biennales, such as in Cairo, Sharjah, Tehran, and Dhaka. Al Ameri is also an accomplished poet and writes in parallel to his art.

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