Hussein Madi

ArtSpace Gallery is hosting the longed – for exhibition of a tireless and prolific artist, Hussein Madi, who achieved a lifetime output of virtually countless works in a variety of media.  The opening will be on Sunday the 12th of February 2006 at 19:30.  The exhibition will go on until the 20th of March 2006.

Hussein Madi, painter, sculptor and printmaker, is considered among the Arab world’s foremost artists.  Born in 1938 in Chebaa, Lebanon.  Between 1973-1986, he lived between Rome and Beirut.  In 1986 he decided to stay permanently in Beirut.

Madi’s art has been viewed by thousands of people around the world at such venues as the British Museums, the Venice Biennale and Tokyo’s Ueno Museum.

Madi’s joyful experiments in colour  and form have resulted in a unique body of work that relates to modern artist like Matisse and Picasso as well as to the principles of divine harmony that inform the abstract designs of Islamic art.  Whether in two or three dimensions, Madi’s lines sing with a spontaneous freedom that belies the careful, even exacting, calculations that the artist invests in each work.  The combination of meticulousness and sensuality is everywhere evident in Madi’s work, inspired by this profound belief in “God’s universal order, in which everything is different and yet composed of the same cosmic elements.”

ArtSpace Gallery is located at the 9th floor of The Fairmont Dubai and opens Saturday to Thursday, 10:00am - 8:00pm.  For further information, please contact ArtSpace Gallery at 00971 4 332 5523.