Beyond The GridLulwah Al Homoud 30 Apr - 1 Sep 2018Beyond The Grid is a solo exhibition composed of both new and existing abstract artworks by the London-based Saudi Arabian artist, Lulwah Al Homoud. Al Homoud's works draw influence from traditional Islamic art, synthesising its characteristic motifs with the regular rhythms of calligraphy and geometry, and ultimately deconstructing them to...
9 x 9Lulwah Al Homoud 10 Dec 2013 - 16 Jan 2014Lulwah Al Homoud is from Riyadh, where she majored in sociology at King Saud University, and was the first Saudi to complete a MA at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London. In 2006 she participated in a British museum managed project in which Arab artists were placed to work in schools. She spent six weeks at a school in London exploring calligraphy and Arab design. She participated in and co-curated the 2008 Edge of Arabia exhibition at the Soas Brunei Gallery. Her work was chosen by Christie's in April 2009 for their Middle East auction in Dubai.
Her exclusive exhibition which will be held at Artspace is entitled 9x9. In her own words, Lulwah described this collection of works: “As we engage in the dichotomies of existence, the rhetoric between substance, essence and fate compels us into asking what is abstract; what is solid; what is common and what is particular. This discourse moves back and forth between the humanities and the sciences, constantly shedding and reconstructing subtle layers. Arguably, what is most incongruous in this discourse is what is most convergent within it; communication. Using a pure language, this work locks together geometry, language and beauty, pushing the boundaries of what we know, how we know it and how it is perceived.” Al Homoud takes a modern approach to Arabic calligraphy which is both inspiring and creative. She breaks down traditional barriers and presents us with a new perspective. Her form and technique are unique and far from basic.