Untitled - AJ.080 - For Sale

Untitled - AJ.080
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These original oil paintings are profoundly influenced by Dr. Al Masri’s unique background in art and archaeology. Inspired by his research in the ancient civilizations, Al Masri’s works reflect the cultural forces that have shaped the Middle East region: Assyrian, Mesopotamian, Sumerian, Persian, African, Egyptian, and Nabatean. His works are abundant with ancient symbols, hieroglyphs, early Arabic writing, cuneiform inscriptions, and ancient icons - sometimes juxtaposed with contemporary themes and symbols taken from the world around him. Modern images such as a playful kite, a whimsically curved palm tree, or a graffiti-like arrow are placed alongside symbols and icons central to ancient civilizations, such as those representing fertility and immortality. The viewer is easily drawn in, attempting to decipher and connect the hidden meanings in his work. The visual interplay of the past and present merges together to create incredibly original and innovative art.Al Masri’s non-traditional medium and technique further emphasize the spirit of the ancients. Hist works are not just painted, but carved and sculptural in appearance. In lieu of a canvas, he works on a specially prepared wooden panel. Using wood carving tools, he skillfully carves his images and designs, resulting in works that closely resemble ancient tablets or carvings in both texture and appearance. His masterful use of oil paint with colors rich in warm earth tones, combined with fresh and confident brushstrokes, complete the unconventional and powerful works of art. Untitled J.069Origin: Jordan Collection: Contempo

Art (paintings, prints, frames)
Contemporary Art
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