Friday, May 18
My Family, My People - Mohamed Abla
Yesterday i visited ARTSPACE London and checked out the exhibition by Mohamed Abla, an Egyptian Artist. I loved the illustrated wall in the entrance of the gallery, which brought the paintings together.
" Mohamed Abla's works are very much influenced by the images of the past, depicting a vast wealth of traditions and symbolism. His artworks form a story - a record of the past and present as if an entry into a diary recording events reflecting the changing course of his life." - quote from the programme.
The family paintings reminded me of looking through some old Lebanese photos at museums in Beirut, bringing back memories.