Ahmad Moualla, Areej Rajab, Aya Elfallah, Derrick Santini, eL Seed, Heba Abed, Mark Hill, Patrizia Polese, Richard Orlinski, Wissam Shawkat, Zhuang Hong Yi
November 2017 - April 2018
LANGUAGE OF COLOURS
Ahmad Moualla, Hanaa Mallalah, Hunt Slonem,
Jason Young, Marco Angelini, Robert Weber,
Richard Orlinski, Saschia Bovini, Zhuang Hong Yi
Grand opening of Novus Art Gallery
May 3rd 2017 - October 5th 2017
"A journey of million miles begins with first step."
About the show
Inspired by a version of famous Lao Tzu’s quote, Novus Art Gallery’s first show features some of the most iconic pieces created by gallery's main represented artists. All works are carefully selected to narrate a comprehensive story, while providing unique visual and aesthetic impact.
Featuring strong and memorable, yet fresh and easily recognizable traits, the exhibition strives to make an imprint in audiences' minds - its impact resembling the one of color vermilion. Widely used in the art and decoration of Ancient Rome, in the paintings of the Renaissance and in art and lacquerware of China, the color vermilion is representative of a brilliant, yet daring and unforgettable hue: much like the gallery's first collective show.
Another important aspect connecting different styles and artists of the exhibition is the underlying sense of freedom, rebirth and beginning from within. Famous calligraphy artworks by Ahmad Moualla, inspired by Rumi's poems, placed alongside unique canvases by Hanaa Malallah, mixed media works by Marco Angelini, and surrounded by newest sculptures by one of the most famous contemporary French artists Richard Orlinski and other carefully chosen artists, create a strong sense of conceptual unity that emits natural lightness, strength and impeccable artistic mastery.