My Girl With a Book has found a new home in Khaled Al-Fraih’s art-filled house. Her neighbor is a Helmi El-Touni painting. Lucky her! Thanks, Khaled for sending me this photo :).
Filed under: Dar.Nur, Instagram | Tags: art, bubble wrap, dar.nur, Exhibition, gallery, instagram, Kuwait, movers, Paintings, show, transportation
My paintings were finally transported to dar.nur this morning. I have to say I was bubbling with energy, really happy they were going to a better place! Be good, girls. I’ll be visiting every now and then x (more…)
Filed under: The Kuwait Scene | Tags: art, artworks, boushahri, drawings, gallery, Kuwait, Paintings, sculpture
Boushahri Gallery opened its 4th Annual Salon last Sunday. The exhibition will be open all summer. (more…)
Filed under: Paintings, paintings about sitting, PrettyGreenBullet|The Second Exhibition | Tags: canvas, coffee filters, dye, food coloring, Paintings
I started a new series titled Paintings About Sitting today. I really, really enjoyed doing these, from dying the coffee filters with food coloring to cutting and deco-patching the pieces onto the canvas and finally adding in my sitting ladies. Fun, fun, fun! (more…)
Filed under: Paintings, Stories of Eves | Tags: collection, Gallery Tilal, Paintings, stories of eves
Here is my complete Stories of Eves collection. The paintings were photographed by Jana Alnaqeeb. (more…)
Filed under: Eventful, The Kuwait Scene | Tags: ahmed al-adwany, al funoon, Exhibition, hall, Paintings, retrospective, thuraya al-baqsami
Way back in 1991, I borrowed a book from a friend. The title was roughly Contemporary Art in the Islamic World. I remember going through it and systematically writing down the names of the artists whose works I liked; one of the names I wrote down was Thuraya Al-Baqsami’s. I remember her painting in the book of Muscovite rooftops. I thought, how cool-as a Kuwaiti artist-that her work was in a book of such caliber, and wondered if it would ever be me (still working on it. Still working on it.) I never, ever thought that I’d see her work in real life, let alone meet her (and even travel with her! If you want to have a crazy fun time, you travel with Thuraya Al-Baqsami!).
Congratulations to you, Thuraya. I throw you kisses! (more…)
Filed under: Gallery Tilal | Tags: bubble wrap, Exhibition, gallery, Paintings, preparation, tilal
Filed under: Cultural Re-Expressions 101, Exhibitions | Tags: acrylic, alkandari, culture, Exhibition, Kuwait, Paintings, re-expression, tareq
A tour of the 2004 exhibition Cultural Re-Expressions 101. The idea and production was my brother Tareq’s and the paintings were done by me. Enjoy!
Filed under: Home | Tags: acquisition, acrylic, bedouin, dancers, homes, Kuwait, Paintings, sadu
Dr. Sullivan sent me this last night. He spread the pictures on the wall but felt they were lost, so he divided them by this sadu an ‘old bedouin woman who made it’ gave to him a few weeks ago. He says, ‘I say hello to the children every morning.’ That is so cool. (more…)
Filed under: Home, ophelia | Tags: acquisitions, jamal abdel-rahim, Kuwait, ophelia, painting, Paintings, yousef oun
This morning I visited Ophelia. I have never done this before, just visited a painting of mine in it’s own right. It took my breath away when I spotted it as soon as I walked through Shatha Al-Qatami’s front door. But my first glimpse of Ophelia was through a mirror, which is what took me aback. I’m very directionally impaired and this sense of dislocation had me quite confused for a few seconds. It’s thanks to Shatha pointing at the actual painting that I found Ophelia looking regally over the dining area, a hostess awaiting her guests. (more…)
I painted this one over an older painting. I know, you should never ever do that but I did and felt much better after I did it. Only a fraction of the original painting shows through and that’s the figure you see sitting in the pillow. I was never happy with the original painting. It consisted of different incongruous elements, and unbeknownst to me at the time, was the cause of a very bad taste in my mouth. Only when I defaced it did I realize that I didn’t like the painting at all.
For more paintings of the same period and style (2007), please click ‘more’. (more…)
Filed under: Contemporary Art Auction 2010, Eventful | Tags: art, auction, charity, contemporary, culture, event, farideh lashai, k's path, Kuwait, Paintings, rokni haerizadeh, shurooq amin
I am very happy to announce that the auction last night raked in over half a million dollars! 30% of the proceeds will benefit K’s Path, which aims to bridge the gap between the humans and animals who call this country their home. And because things happen or tend to be clumped in threes, I’m going to post the top three earners (one of which happens to be Kuwaiti!) (more…)
Filed under: Forty-Eight Women, a Kitten & Pele | Tags: dar al-funoon, Exhibition, gallery, Kuwait, Paintings
Filed under: Home | Tags: acquisition, charcoal, dar.nur, dining room, drawings, homes, ink, interior, Kuwait, Paintings, pen, possession
Filed under: Celebrity, Home | Tags: acquisitions, acrylic, bjork, Celebrity, eclectic, interior decor, Kuwait, maradona, Paintings, pele, Portraits
I’m introducing the Home section here (which was part of my now defunct blogspot site). Because when I am parted with a painting I feel a little gut-wrenched, I ask for it to be photographed in its new home. And to my delight, many have obliged, bless them. This is the first installment, the home of my brother Mohammed, his wife Jana and their giant schnauzer Iber. (more…)
Filed under: Cultural Re-Expressions 101, Paintings | Tags: acrylic, boy, eating, kuwaiti, large, mawash, Middle East, mother, Paintings, sisters, traditional
In 2004, my brother Tareq and I collaborated on an exhibition of his conception and design which he used ‘Cultural Re-Expressions 101′ as a working title for. Soon, that title disappeared and it became ‘that show you did with your brother Tareq at the Life Shopping Center’. Basically, he had this idea to present a collection of paintings which depicted traditional Kuwaiti life through the eyes of a contemporary artist (me). It was very challenging for me because any time I work on something that is a ‘project’, I buckle up and I start churning up shit. So I had to be very careful not to be too literal and not to lose myself in the process. So for each painting, to keep myself sane and stay on the path which is truly Ghadah, I decided to ravel some kind of a storyline that related to me and my memories somehow. Another challenge was painting men. I can paint a man but I don’t enjoy it. It just goes against my natural flow of things.
Filed under: Paintings | Tags: acrlylics, Kuwait, Middle East, note, Paintings, portrait
Acrylic on canvas
Filed under: Fashionistas, Paintings | Tags: clowns, dress, evil, fashion, flower, Kuwait, Middle East, Paintings
Acrylic and oil pastels on canvas
Filed under: Paintings | Tags: charity, Exhibition, Kuwait, Middle East, Paintings, thuraya al-baqsami
yink&yanc, 2009, acrylic and markers on canvas
two panels, 20×30 cm each
These are Yink and Yanc. They are my contribution to a charity exhibition spearheaded by Kuwaiti artist Thuraya Al-Baghsami, coordinator of Ghadeer Gallery, and Dr. Labeeba Tameem, a member of the Hayat Committee for Cancer Patients. People, both locally and abroad, of all walks of life, of all ages, have been given a set of 20x30cm canvases, paints and brushes to create little works of art. Hence the exhibition title Small Painting in a Great Heart. The exhibition is tentatively scheduled for the end of January 2010. Please contact Ms. Al-Baghsami (email@example.com) for any additional details. As always, I will let you know exact dates and times closer to the show.
All profits will go to cancer patients in Kuwait.
Filed under: Laura Boushnak, The Sultan Gallery, The Yellow Tape Portraits | Tags: Exhibition, gallery, Laura Boushnak, Paintings, photography, Sultan Gallery