Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, Dubai
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Founded in 2008 in Dubai, Cuadro Fine Art Gallery has four keys areas of focus within the Modern and Contemporary space: exhibitions, education, residency and consultation. Cuadro’s curated exhibitions are enhanced by the Cuadro Education Programme, which is comprised of lectures, workshops and panel discussions. The Residency at Cuadro offers a select group of local and international artists access to studio space as well as the opportunity to exhibit the work they have created at Cuadro at the end of their residency. Through these initiatives, Cuadro maintains its commitment to meaningfully contribute to the local and international art communities.
Exhibiting artists: Abdullah Lutfi, Alan Mongey, Hazem Mahdy, Sara Al Hadad
Abdullah Lutfi is a young dynamic emerging Emirati artist based in Dubai and is represented by Mawaheb from Beautiful People. Abdulla has a passion for art, and whist he enjoys painting and drawing images from his daily life, he is particularly drawn to buildings and vehicles. He is a very talented 21 year old who sees his future in the world of art and judging by his current success, this will be the case.
Abdulla has a unique perspective on the world; his vision is piercing and accurate, no detail escapes his eye! It is this quality that characterises his amazing art. His bold line drawings are spontaneous and amusing and infused with a mischievous sense of humour. There is also a very caring side to Abdullah and to see him gently helping a physically challenged friend is a very moving and humbling experience.
Alan Mongey was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1972. He received his Degree in Fine Arts from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin in 2003. He has exhibited internationally and is represented in the D.L.I.A.D.T contemporary Fine Art collection as well as numerous private collections both in Europe and the MENA region.
Mongey has presented his work as sculptural installations, sculpture, print, drawing, mixed media, video and graffiti. He believes the subject matter will dictate the medium and continues to explore new ways of creating work. He offers the viewer the reassurance of the familiar through references to childhood, memory, art history and popular culture. Mongey uses humour in place of emotion and pathos, his work is an attempt to diffuse potential threats, both real and imagined. Mongey uses familiar aspects of popular culture to create art that balances political concerns with aesthetic form.
Hazem Mahdy has a BFA in photography from the AUD and a BFP in film production from SAE in Dubai. He had exhibited across the UAE, and internationally in various art fairs and shows. Mahdy has always been intrigued by the concept and understanding of the self, which is represented in abstract and geometric self-portraits. Mahdy is inspired by nature, spirituality, philosophy, religion, numerology, energy and so forth; which all take form in his art works.
Mahdy was able to find a common element to explore which tied all of his inspirations together and pushed along in an abstract approach. He later incorporated his mediations in the creation of his work.
The artist is still exploring more ways in search of the truest and most current form of the self, unattached to its past inspirations rather a tough personal journey of regrouping all of the fragments that have been lost and misplaced over time.
Sara Al Haddad
Sara Al Haddad received her MFA in Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016, with a sponsorship from Fulbright Foreign Exchange Scholarship. She received her BFA in Visual Communication, Concentration in Graphic Design from the American University in Dubai in 2011.
Solo exhibitions include: i know, i knew, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE (2013); Bursting at the Seams, Pavilion Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE (2012).
Recent group exhibitions include: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play, UAE Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy (2017); Collectivity: Objects and Associations in the U.A.E. Art World, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE (2017); Bayn: The In-Between, Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2017); and ACADEMY 2016, Connersmith, DC, USA (2016).
Sara Al Haddad
i wish i don’t wish, 2012
Embroidery on polyester film paper
Filling Holes Series
44 x 32 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, Dubai