The Silk RoadMohamad Abla 10 Oct - 24 Nov 2017Mohamed Abla: The Silk Road includes a selection of abstract artworks which synthesise calligraphy, collage and traditional Middle Eastern techniques which explore folktales from North Africa, the Levant, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
A common theme in Abla’s work is the exploration of new methods of mark making. For The Silk Road series, the artist employs the Turkish Ebru technique (paper marbling), which is the act of floating paper in a tray filled with water and oil paint. The paint is then carefully transferred to the surface of the paper to create colourful marble-like patterns. Abla cuts shapes from the variously dyed papers, arranging them into compositions resembling animals, heroes, princesses and other folktale figures and imagined scenes derived from the ancient Silk Road network, which was operational from around 120 BCE to 1450s CE.
My FamilyMohamad Abla 23 Apr - 16 May 2012ARTSPACE has the pleasure to announce a new exhibition, ‘My Family’, a Solo show of artworks by established Egyptian artist Mohammad Abla, from April 23rd, 2012. Mohammed Abla born in...