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Muharraqi Studios Gallery Exhibition


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Date Added: 10th February 2014
Due to the recent events in Bahrain, the exhibition was delayed and its new date is now 16 March

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Join father and son as they exhibit their individual and collaborative work together for the first time under one impressive roof!


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Artistic tendencies run thick in the blood of the Al Muharraqi family. Abdullah Al Muharraqi is a Bahrainian artist specializing in contemporary fine art, while his son, Khalid Al Muharraqi, also inherited the gift, specializing more in the digital art field. Together, they will be exhibiting a dual collection of works at the Shaikh Ebrahim Center on March 4.

As part of Bahrain's Spring of Culture Festival, 'Muharraqi: Father & Son' will be "a gleaming symphony of artistic legacy and controversial imagery.

"The phenomenon of this unique union," they say, "is a shared light of symbolic depiction of our condition expressed through the unique work (we) have produced."

The exhibition will consist of pieces by both artists that not only continue to have a profound impact on culture but those that have never been seen before. The exhibition will feature, for the first time, an artistic masterpiece that both artists, Abdulla and Khalid, have collaborated on as father and son.

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Abdullah Al Muharraqi's art is instantly recognizable and known the world-over

Abdullah Al Muharraqi's work goes back decades, right back to the 60s in fact, and he has been compared to Salvador Dali and H.R. Giger for his use of extremely emotive and symbolic imagery in his pieces.

His son describes his father's work as "a mix of political statement and portraiture, created in oils, acrylics and gauche over a long, celebrated career."

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The exhibition will feature many pieces not seen before, as well as a collaborative mixed media masterpiece

As well as surrealist art depicting dystopian futures, Abdullah Al Muharraqi is famous for witty newspaper socio-political cartoons in Bahrain's Akhbar al Khajeel, and his stamp designs and company logos.

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A dystopian vision


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