Summer collective of Ayyam Gallery Dubai is visible with named after “An Ode to Portraiture” at Alserkal Avenue Dubai recently.
Iranart: The summer exhibition involves artworks of Pirhashemi, Safwan Dahoul, Elias Izoli, Kais Salman, Khaled Takreti, Nihad Al Turk, and Sadik Kwaish Alfraji.
The 2 stunning artworks of Afshin Pirhashemi are located on the entrance wall that his artwork has a record of half a million dollars in Christie's auction and Artprice introduced him as 500 world expensive artists . They are 2 stunning portrait of Al Pacino ( Godfather) and Untitled . The godfather created 2015 and untitled artwork that woman in black Staring at the audience built 2018 .
Ayyam gallery is written in the exhibition’s Statement : Portraiture is an art form that has existed for centuries and has evolved in many ways since its inception. It is a form of art that captures the essence of an individual and brings it to life on the canvas.
A portrait can be representational, capturing the reality of an individual’s physical features or highlighting what is less obvious. Whether a realistic portrait or an abstract one, each one has the power to move us and evoke emotions.
Some portraits are incredibly realistic, capturing every detail of the subject’s face and body. These portraits allow us to see the individual as they truly are in physical form. Other portraits are more abstract, using color, light, and composition to convey the subject’s personality and emotions, and often something more profound and implicit.
This exhibition brings all portraiture styles together. Elias’ expressive figures exemplify the abstract type, while Afshin’s paintings are close to reality’s depiction.
Portraiture can also allow us to connect with individuals on a deeper level and understand their cultures, lifestyles, and society. It allows us to see beyond the surface and into the soul of the subject in a larger sense. Kais Salman’s figures critique and explore societal pressures and capitalism.
In addition to capturing real individuals’ physical features, personality, and emotions, portraits can represent fictional characters or concepts, the expression of a subconscious and inner voice—a reflection
of a specific time or circumstance portrayed by the illusion of a character. Safwan Dahoul’s portraits fall under this category.
About Ayyam Gallery
Founded in 2006, Ayyam Gallery is a leading arts organization that manages the careers of diverse estab-lished and emerging artists. Blue-chip art space in Dubai, a series of collaborative projects in the United
States, Europe, Africa and Asia, and a multinational non-profit arts program have furthered the gallery’s mandate of expanding the parameters of international art. With its widely respected multilingual publish-
ing division and a custodianship program that manages the estates of pioneering artists, Ayyam Gallery has also contributed to recent efforts that document underrepresented facets of global art history.
The “An Ode to Portraiture” Exhibition started at 3 of July and continues till 17 June 2023. Interested can visit the exhibition Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm.
Ayyam Gallery located at B11, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Dubai.