Cultural Re-Expressions 101 Category

Homes|Inspire Advertising|Alsaleh Building

Over lunch, my brother Mohammed asked me if I knew who, from Inspire Advertising, bought one of my paintings from 2004’s Cultural Re-Expressions 101 exhibition. I told him that my memory doesn’t extend that far back. So he showed me this picture he took of one of my paintings outside the company’s offices, in the […]

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Cultural Re-Expressions 101|A Walk-Through

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!

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Homes: Tareq Alkandari

This painting currently resides in Tareq’s office. I think it is my most travelled (within Kuwait and out) painting. It has yet to settle down in a permanent home. It is a little nomadic so I don’t see that happening in the near future. For now, it looks great where it is.

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Homes: Mai Al-Nakib & Adeeb Abu-Ghazaleh

Mai and Adeeb’s painting is accompanied by two sculptures by Abbas Mallek on the left of the photo. Mai wrote to me that it ‘plays the music for Abbas Mallek’s wonderful dancing Kuwaiti man and woman’.

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Cultural Re-Expressions 101

I loved painting the qutras (headscarves) on these men. The main character in the white, summer dishdasha is a little like the eating boy. He’s in his own world, sitting on his throne atop a hill, oblivious to all. In fact, it’s funny because this man in all his arrogance was based on someone I […]

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Cultural Re-Expressions 101

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 […]

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