SEIF : Featuring works by 3 extraordinary Arab artists

Seif
Featuring works by three remarkable Arab artists:

Azzam Al-Mannai
Ismail Al-Rifai
Ismail Azzam

Opening Tuesday 8 August 

al markhiya gallery at Doha Fire Station, announces a multidisciplinary exhibition featuring the works of three Arab Artists.  “Seif” showcases the works of Qatari artist Azzam Al-Mannai, Syrian artist and writer Ismail Al-Rifai, and Iraqi painter Ismail Azzam. Through digital art, video, painting, and sound, the artists will transform al markhiya gallery into a mesmerizing multi-sensory experience, exploring themes of nature, the ocean, and other natural elements. By capturing the grandeur and beauty of our natural world, they invite audiences to immerse themselves in exquisite visuals complimented with soothing sounds of the sea.

Azzam Al-Mannai, holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and has more than 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. However, he developed a deep passion for photography and capturing the beauty of nature, which led him to create breathtaking aerial images, landscapes, and underwater scenes. Al-Mannai’s work has appeared in reputable publications and media outlets, such as: CNN; National Geographic; Al Jazeera Documentary Channel; The New York Times. As an artist he is constantly motivated to develop his artistic practice, always searching for new opportunities and possibilities.

The artist and author, Ismail Al-Rifai, is known for the diversity and richness in his works and  his long experience in the contemporary art scene, both in visual art and written works. His impressive accolades include, The Dubai Culture Award in 2015, first prize in the annual exhibition of the Emirates Fine Arts Society in 2013, and the Sharjah Prize for Arab Creativity for his novel “Drawers of Clay” in 2006. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus in 1991.

Ismail Azzam is a well-known Iraqi curator and artist with extensive experience and knowledge of working with museums and galleries. He is one of the most important contemporary portrait artists, renowned for his outstanding skills in painting prominent regional figures. Azzam’s works have been exhibited both locally and  internationally, and he has taught art in several countries. He is also an important member of the Artists Syndicate and Association in Iraq.

We invite you to join us on this exciting exploration of our natural world through art. Immerse yourself in the “Seif” exhibition and witness the extraordinary talent of these Arab Artists.

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: Costal Series 7
Material: Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 60 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: Costal Series 6
Material: Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 60 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: Costal Series 14
Material: Acrylic on Canvas
155 x 145 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: Costal Series 12
Material: Acrylic on Canvas
160 x 150 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: Costal Series 4
Material: Acrylic on Canvas
100 x 150 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: The Costal Series 2
Material: Acrylic on Canvas
120 x 100 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: Coastal Series 1
Material: Acrylic on Canvas
122 x 92 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: Costal Series 5
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 140 x 100 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: Costal Series 3
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 120 x 100 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: Costal Series 13
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 170 x 70 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: Costal Series 10
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 42 x 30 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: Costal Series 9
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 42 x 30 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: Costal Series 11
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 42 x 30 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: Costal Series 8
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 70 x 50 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Al-Rifai
Title: Costal Series 15
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 29 x 42 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Lusail Beach 1
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 70 x 100 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Sealine Beach 1
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 65 x 80 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Al Thakhira Beach 1
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 79 x 94 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam|
Title: Al Thakhira Beach 2
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 60 x 80 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Simaisma Beach 2
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Fuwairit Beach 3
Medium: Digital art on paper, edition1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Simaisma Beach 3
Medium: Digital art on paper, 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Al Thakhira Beach 3
Medium: Digital art on paper, 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Sealine Beach 3
Medium: Digital art on paper,  edition 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Simaisma Beach 1
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 60 x 80 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Fuwairit Beach 4
Medium: Digital art on paper, edition 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Fuwairit Beach 1
Medium: Digital art on paper, edition 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Sealine Beach 4
Medium: Digital art on paper, edition 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Lusail Beach 2
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 50 x 70 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Sealine Beach 2
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 100 x 130 cm
Year: 2023

Ismail Azzam
Title: Sealine Beach 3
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 65 x 80 cm
Year: 2023

Azzam Al-Mannai
Title: Al Thakhira Beach 1
Medium: Photograph on paper, edition 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Azzam Al-Mannai
Title: Al Thakhira Beach 2
Medium: Photograph on paper, edition 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Azzam Al-Mannai
Title: Fuwairit Beach 1
Medium: Photograph on paper, edition 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Azzam Al-Mannai
Title: Khor Al Udaid Beach 1
Medium: Photograph on paper, edition 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Azzam Al-Mannai
Title: Al Thakhira Beach 3
Medium: Photograph on paper, edition 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Azzam Al-Mannai
Title: Al Ruwais Beach 1
Medium: Photograph on paper, edition 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Azzam Al-Mannai
Title: Fuwairit Beach 2
Medium: Photograph on paper, edition 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Azzam Al-Mannai
Title: Khor Al Udaid Beach 1
Medium: Photograph on paper, edition 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023

Azzam Al-Mannai
Title: Al Thakhira Beach 4
Medium: Photograph on paper, edition 1 of 3
Size: 32 x 32 cm
Year: 2023