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Paul Dash Comments on Kameelhawa’s art Exhibition Paper 2018

I am thrilled and humbled at being asked to contribute to this exhibition, a few observations on Kamalhawa’s art. Hopefully the words I share will do justice to what is certain to be a thought-provoking, skilfully executed and wide-ranging show. Kameelhawa’s art is multi-dimensional and multi layered. It is multi-dimensional in the wide range of media engaged, the ease with which he progresses from religious or secular themes to  figuration, abstraction, design, fine art, etc. His practice is multi-layered in the depth and range of enquiry attendant on each theme and the manifold ideas and concepts engaged. If we take drawing as an area of enquiry he makes imagery with the precision of a designer steeped in the designer’s art, which sit alongside free-flowing sketches that encapsulate the emotional response to a pot of flowers or likeness of a sitter. His drawn images inspired by Arabic calligraphy, however, are located firmly within...

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MOMENTS by Kameel Hawa @ Galerie Cheriff Tabet

Artist Biography Kameel Hawa draws, paints, sculpts and designs. He projects words into art pieces, shaping typographic sculptures out of Arabic and Phoenician alphabets. He dabbles with photography, creates books and magazines and experiments with screen prints and other art forms. An autodidactic artist, he is today best known for his sculptures: the typographic monument of Beirut, the tribute to his alma mater AUB, and the eight interpretations of the word Fann (Arabic for Art) which have drawn both popular and particular acclaim. An accomplished designer, Kameel founded AlMohtaraf some three decades ago, a regional graphic design house which he still inspires and drives to date. AlMohtaraf is famous for combining refined aesthetics with modern design solutions, unfailingly maintaining a profound continuity with indigenous needs and values. Kameel has had several solo exhibits in Beirut, Cairo and Kuwait. He has participated for years in the Beirut Art Fair and the Beirut Art Week. His...

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Why the vase?

Few years ago, I had written the short introduction to my small book ‘flowers in vases’, and in it I try to explain how come I only paint flowers in vases, and never in nature. The explanation I gave ( included below) pleased many, and I surely still hold to it. Only now I feel I wish so add a more realistic and sort of tangible reason: the vase without flowers is empty and sad, and the flowers without the vase are scattered with form. The vase gives the bouquet of flowers a perfect base out of which they can flow out and up in a beautifully composed chaos! And different flower arrangements make such a variety of compositions. To conclude I once wrote those few lines of verse on the same:                                      ...

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A tour of my exhibit

here you can have a brief tour of the exhibit ‘kameel Hawa drawing the line’, which comprises litho prints, art pieces and paintings with different media.You will notice special sections like bird corner, squibble corner, word art and books. Within the bird corner there are some art pieces of metal, like three huge jars of steel cast, some photos are of guests during ending evening. The prima donna of my Exhibit Holding the relief print in my hand I had the urge to do this stroke of blue! The singular blue color stroke made such a difference. It turned a litho print into the most cherished piece of art in my exhibit, although I couldn’t price it as such. Just a singular fluid blue that crosses over the outline of the woman in a bathing suit by the pool ladder, reaching down to the water level. As if the sketch was totally reinterpreted. I have no...

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