Green Art Gallery Dubai presents a solo exhibition for Syrian painter Ahmad Moualla

19 Sep 2011
10 Nov 2011

Green Art Gallery opens its Fall 2011/2012 program with a solo exhibition for the acclaimed Syrian painter Ahmad Moualla, presenting a new body of large scale paintings. Marking the artist’s third solo exhibition at the Gallery, the exhibition opens on September 19th and will be on view until November 10th 2011. A reception will be held on the 19th of September from 7 - 9 pm in the presence of the artist.

Ahmad Moualla (b. 1958), a Syrian artist based in Damascus, has become well known for his beautifully-painted and highly dramatic canvases. Composed on a grand scale, Moualla’s theatrical paintings wrestle with the often strained relationship between society and the individual; his works tackle the power of past and present icons through the increased blurring of the line between reality and fiction, and the conscious and subconscious mind.

Born in Syria in 1958, Moualla is considered to be one of the leading post-modern artists in Syrian expressionism. He was the first to introduce performance in his work, first exhibited at Atassi Gallery in 1997 with the exhibition entitled “A tribute to Saadallah Wannaous” ( the late Syrian playwright). Moualla graduated from the Damascus University of Fine Arts followed by the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. Since then he has participated in various exhibitions in Dubai, Cairo, Paris, Istanbul and Graz (Austria) among others. Recent exhibitions include “Signs: Contemporary Aran Art” at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York (2009) and “New works” at Green Art Gallery Dubai (2009).

Ahmad Moualla, Untitled, 2011, Mixed media on canvas, 98 x 71.5 cm - Yasmin Atassi