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Paths: Part 2

Tuesday 16 August – Sunday, 23 October 2022

Featuring works by:

Dr. Abdalla M. Assaad
Husni Abukrayyiem
Salem Mathkour
Zaid Alzaidy

al markhiya gallery presents the second chapter in a series of exhibitions titled, Paths.  For this edition, we are proud to present a unique collection of works crafted by master contemporary artists working with watercolour.

In speaking about their creative practice, all four artists mention a profound personal connection to the natural world, and the vital need for humanity to realign with nature.  Issues of heritage and culture are also present in their work, as they question how they play a significant role in creating the building blocks of identity.

Watercolour is an ancient tool, dating back to early cave paintings of palaeolithic Europe and manuscript illustration.  Pigments are suspended in a water-based solution and the process of creation is very slow and time consuming. Using this method, the artists allow history and water to come together, providing a connection to the natural world. The works of  Dr. Abdalla M Assaad, Husni Abukrayyiem, Salem Mathkour and Zaid Alzaidy also communicate a shared belief in the need for a  simpler and more contemplative exploration of our existence,  one that can also act as a foundation from which to dream.

 Dr. Abdalla Assaad
Al-Hamidye Market
Watercolor on Paper
54 x 42 cm
2022

 Dr. Abdalla Assaad
Sky and Clouds over the Plains of Hama
Watercolor on Paper
56 x 28 cm
2020

 Dr. Abdalla Assaad
Mountains of the Coast
Watercolor on Paper
55 x 36 cm
2020

 Dr. Abdalla Assaad
Sunset in the Village
Watercolor on Paper
26 x 45 cm
2020

 Dr. Abdalla Assaad
Al-Qaymariya Neighborhood
Watercolor on Paper
56 x 37 cm
2021

 Dr. Abdalla Assaad
Shadow of the Old Quarter
Watercolor on Paper
56 x 39 cm
2022

 Dr. Abdalla Assaad
House and Shadow
Watercolor on Paper
30 x 50 cm
2022

 Dr. Abdalla Assaad
Night City
Watercolor on Paper
41 x 33 cm
2020

 Dr. Abdalla Assaad
Old Neighborhood
Watercolor on Paper
55 x 35 cm
2022

Husni Abukrayyiem
Wadi Al-Arab Dam
Watercolor on fabriano Rough Paper
76 x 56 cm
2022

Husni Abukrayyiem
Um Qais
Watercolor on fabriano Rough Paper
76 x 56 cm
2022

Husni Abukrayyiem
Snow in Amman
Watercolor on fabriano Rough Paper
76 x 56 cm
2022

Husni Abukrayyiem
Wadi Rum
Watercolor on fabriano Rough Paper
76 x 56 cm
2022

Husni Abukrayyiem
Street 100
Watercolor on fabriano Rough Paper
76 x 56 cm
2022

Husni Abukrayyiem
Wadi Al-Arab Dam
Watercolor on fabriano Rough Paper
76 x 56 cm
2022

Husni Abukrayyiem
North Lake
Watercolor on fabriano Rough Paper
76 x 56 cm
2022

Husni Abukrayyiem
Wadi Nmera
Watercolor on fabriano Rough Paper
76 x 56 cm
2022

Husni Abukrayyiem
Wadi Al-Arab Dam
Watercolor on fabriano Rough Paper
76 x 56 cm
2022

Salem Mathkour
Zekreet 1
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Salem Mathkour
Zekreet 2
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Salem Mathkour
Zekreet 3
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Salem Mathkour
Zekreet 4
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Salem Mathkour
Zekreet 5
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Salem Mathkour
Zekreet 6
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Salem Mathkour
Ras Abrouq 1
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Salem Mathkour
Ras Abrouq 2
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Zaid Alzaidy
Tarmiyah Orchards
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Zaid Alzaidy
Al-Fahamah Orchards
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Zaid Alzaidy
Al-Qushla old Baghdad
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Zaid Alzaidy
Al-Midan, Center of Baghdad
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Zaid Alzaidy
Al-Ahmadi Mosque, Bab Al-Moadham
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Zaid Alzaidy
Al-Jaafar Neighborhood, Karkh
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Zaid Alzaidy
Old Cafe in Basra
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Zaid Alzaidy
Martyrs’ Bridge
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022

Zaid Alzaidy
Old AL Zahawi Cafe
Watercolor on Paper
40 x 30 cm
2022