Bahraini artist Areej Rajab explores the subtle character of colour and the fleeting nature of light. Her work is characterised by dynamic brushstrokes, shifting planes of colour and pulsating forms; as an artist she seeks order in a chaotic world, aiming to find pattern in the abstract works she creates. The exhibition will feature two collections of work. The first is a series of layered paintings that are reworked over several visits to the same canvas. Their colours are bright and plentiful, but with a muted quality that evokes a faded recollection of a once-vivid event. The second series is the artist’s latest work, a return to a more suggestive style though still gestural in their abstraction. Although the viewer is unable to pick out any clearly defined scene, there is still landscape present in these pieces.
- Until Feb 5 at Showcase Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai