Bahraini artist’s work mesmerises visitors in Oman

Oman Saturday 20/February/2016 19:26 PM
By: Times News Service
Bahraini artist’s work mesmerises visitors in Oman

Muscat: Visitors thronging Bahraini artist Mohsen Ghareeb’s art exhibition titled ‘Another passion’ at Bait Al Zubair, on the opening day, felt enchanted by his craftsmanship and his distinctive calligraphic brush strokes.
Mostly using ink and acrylic on canvas, Ghareeb’s artworks received a massive response. This is his first solo exhibition in the country, and the third in the world, after Bahrain and Germany.
Ghareeb admits his love for the Arabic letters and says all of his artworks revolve around them.
“I love the Arabic letters; they are beautiful and I am a fan of calligraphy. What I have tried to do here is to bring together calligraphy and abstract designs to make art pieces which people can appreciate.”
The exhibition at Bait Al Zubair brings together an eclectic mix of selected artworks through which the artist tries to push his art boundaries in new directions.
An artist by nature, Ghareeb began his artistic journey with calligraphy, and then moved to sculpture and installation art, which he enjoys equally. He also has experience in using recycled material to create beautiful artworks out of the ordinary.
His paintings are characterised by innovation and creativity, away from the fixed classical forms. Ghareeb focuses on the Arabic characters, inspired by poetry, sermons and Islamic proverbs, and puts them to use in a rich artistic fashion that the visitors love.
In some of his smaller art pieces, Ghareeb has tried to shape the Arabic patterns into objects or animals, an interesting art form to look at. Ghareeb’s artworks are not the generic pieces, made only to adorn the walls , but any place which people want to decorate and adorn.
The exhibition will run at Bait Al Zubair from February 17, 2016 until the beginning of March 2016, and will be open to the public from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday to Thursday, at Bait Al Zubair.