ISCP TalkAugust 27, 2013
Salon: Jaffar Al Oraibi, Waheeda Malullah and Mohamed Sharkawy
Please join us for a special Salon with our summer residents sponsored by Al Riwaq Art Space, Bahrain.
Jaffar Al Oraibi ‘s paintings continue his inquiry into the role of the individual in society, particularly the concept of manhood and the role that men play in contemporary society. Often representations of animals in the work refer to human characteristics and behaviors that highlight the tension between self and other, as well as the feeling of alienation between the individual and the group.
Although Waheeda Malullah’s output is video and photography, her practice is conceptual with an emphasis on elements of play. She thinks and reacts intuitively, without plan. Recently, her work explores gender equality and alternative lifestyles for women in the Middle East.
Mohamed Sharkawy’s work is reminiscent of Egyptian wall paintings and is created in the aesthetic tradition of his village Qena, near Cairo. Unadorned and unaffected, his work is a vision of childlike simplicity, although it is not naive but rather employs his astute ability to communicate the fundamentals of life though a universal visual language.