Mohamed Abla
Conviviality.. The Nile & the Trees

From: 14-10-2002 To: 14-11-2002
Mohamed Abla, Conviviality The Nile and The Trees

In his new exhibition, Artist Mohamed Abla takes us to a very private and intimate world where trees, water plants and wild flowers are the main elements. In an unprompted fashion, combining spontaneity and a controlled technique of oil colors, Abla weaves all these elements together, and with a master's brush reveals opacity of colors at some instances, and transparency of colors, at others...

What does the artist want to say? After we experienced with him the world of the Nile and sailing boats, does he want us to share his world? Does he want to take us to place where joy and optimism prevail, to experience these shining imaginations of nature? Can Art, truly resist frustration by offering optimism?

This is what the artist believes in, and wants to convey to us. He surrenders to the notion of enjoying his surroundings on a small island amidst the Nile where his atelier stands. He reduces the world to a smaller place... a small circle... which to him will become the whole world. He challenges himself to make of this circle a larger space... large enough for all his dreams. He immerses himself in this world and gives rein to his imagination to recall disappearing figures, appearing "reluctantly" in the corners of the paintings... human figures... human figures metamorphosing into birds or animals... They seem, somehow, to entertain a silent conversation with world of trees... they tell a story without features... In facts, the artist gives us the freedom to construct this story, however offers us the settings scene... a full of lines and colorful blotches... It's only when we enter and discover the artist's world, that we start believing in it.

Mohamed Abla perplexes us with his ability to move between different worlds in each of his exhibitions... from the world of crowds to the world of the Nile and the Nile boats... He even shocks us with his world on pollution, remnants of the city and plastic excavations of the Future.

Viewers, who follow Abla's journey, observe his strong belief of Art to elicit the shock and generate glimmers of optimism. In order, to convey his ideas, the artist subjugates his numerous tools to conform to them. In fact, Abla practices photography, graphic, video and sculpture and proficiently manipulates, each of these, to closely reflect the ideas he wants us to share with him.

 
Exhibition Collection:
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MBe04
Oil on Canvas - 140x120 cm
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MBe08
Oil on Canvas - 105x145 cm
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MBe01
Oil on Canvas - 160x140 cm
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MBe02
Oil on Canvas - 160x140 cm
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MBe03
Oil on Canvas - 160x140 cm
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MBe05
Oil on Canvas - 140x115 cm
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MBe06
2002
Oil on Canvas - 140x100 cm
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MBe07
2002
Oil on Canvas - 140x115 cm
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MBe09
Oil on Canvas - 100x80 cm
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MBe092
2005
Oil on Canvas - 120x150 cm
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MBe094
2005
Oil on Canvas - 120x150 cm
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MBe10
Oil on Canvas - 80x60 cm
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MBe11
Oil on Canvas - 80x60 cm
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MBe12
Oil on Canvas - 80x50 cm
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MBe14
Oil on Canvas - 80x50 cm
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MBe15
Oil on Canvas - 80x50 cm
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MBe16
Oil on Canvas - 80x50 cm
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MBe17
Oil on Canvas - 80x50 cm
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MBe18
Oil on Canvas - 80x50 cm
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MBe19
Oil on Canvas - 80x50 cm
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MBe20
Oil on Canvas - 80x50 cm
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MBe21
Oil on Canvas - 80x50 cm
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MBe22
Oil on Canvas - 80x50 cm
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MBe23
Oil on Canvas - 80x50 cm
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MBe24
Oil on Canvas - 80x50 cm
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MBe25
Oil on Canvas - 56x64 cm
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MBe26
Oil on Canvas - 50x50 cm
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MBe27
Oil on Canvas - 50x50 cm
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MBe28
Oil on Canvas - 50x50 cm
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MBe29
Oil on Canvas - 100x40 cm
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MBe30
Oil on Canvas - 30x40 cm
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Oil on Canvas - 30x40 cm
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