Exhibition view-Jeddah Art Week
Exhibition view-Jeddah Art Week
Exhibition view-Jeddah Art Week
JAW2014 - Nja Mahdaoui - Samt Ettouboul - 2013 - Ink on drum vellum and wood - 60x40 and 45x30cm
JAW2014 - Khaled BEN SLIMANE - Ascension V - 2010 - Acrylic on canvas - 150 x 200 cm
JAW2014 - Khaled BEN SLIMANE - Untitled 5 - 2010 - Acrylic on canvas - 50x50cm
JAW2014 - Khaled Ben Slimane - Ascension - 2008-2009 - Acrylic on canvas - 200x200 cm
JAW2014 - Khaled Ben Slimane - Ascension - 2012 - Acrylic on Canson paper - 200x150cm
JAW2014 - Khaled BEN SLIMANE - Ascension I - 2009 - Acrylic on canvas - 116x81cm
JAW2014 - Nja Mahdaoui - Graphemes on vellum 1 - Ink and acrylic on vellum - 90x70 cm
JAW2014 - Nja Mahdaoui - Madar - 2013 - Mixed media on canvas - 200x300 cm
JAW2014 - Nja Mahdaoui - Maqam Essafa - Bronze - H 85xL 78 xW60 cm
JAW2014 - Nja Mahdaoui - Walegh 2 - 2010 - Ink on linen canvas - 81x 100 cm
JAW2014 - NjaMahdaoui - Graphmes on Vellum - 2011 - Indian ink and acrylic on canvas - 85x85cm
  • Nja Mahdaoui - Khaled Ben Slimane

    01 - 06 February 2014

    Jeddah Art Week

    Elmarsa in collaboration with Lina Lazaar is proud to bring major figures of Arab art Nja Mahdaoui and Khaled Ben Slimane together in the exhibition “Mapping azimuth, two calligraphical ascensions” as part of Jaou - Jeddah Art Week’s second edition.
    A unique exhibition of its kind showing a selection of works by two of the most influential Tunisian artists whose approaches inspired by Arabic calligraphy have established a unique distinctive work of art, strongly impregnated by spirituality.
    Self-proclaimed “choreographer of letters”, Nja Mahdaoui uses the Arabic script for aesthetic purpose, without never expressing meaning. He created a rhythmic flow, a melodic gesture that reveals the pure artistic dimension of the letter. His calligraphy refers to the aesthetic contemplations of beauty, but overall to the most free and spiritual notions of art.
    The art of Khaled Ben Slimane is one of an alchemist." Inspired by Arab-Islamic heritage and ancestral know-how in pottery, his work integrates Arabic script, shapes and signs as mystical elements of composition. He draws not only upon traditional Arabic uses of script but also upon the rich Islamic art, carefully balancing spirituality with visual form.