For the Sake of Love
Collaboration between Hussein Alazaat and Firas Majzoub
11 to 31 March 2020
Jacaranda Images proudly presents a unique collaboration between two artists who are passionate about calligraphy and colors.
Calligraphy artist Hussein Alazaat, and architectural designer Firas Majzoub join forces to create watercolor calligraphy using the wet-on-wet technique, sharing a new experience for both of them. They present us with a new perspective for Arabic calligraphy in a contemporary and non-traditional style, to create a dialogue with meaning of the letters, visually and spatially.
‘For the Sake of Love’ is inspired from mystical poetry, divine spinning, love and adoration. It communicates all stages of love through the correspondence between the character of a letter and its symbolism. This exhibition takes us on a journey within the sentiment of the text, the universe of color and the relationship of dissonance and attraction between the color values and the fluidity of watercolors.
‘For the Sake of Love’ is a new presentation of love’s relationship with time by studying the flow of color on paper, revealing layers of meaning in the artwork
1 to 30 September 2020
Australian artist Adrian Lockhart visited Jordan for 10 days in 2019 to explore and sketch his way around the country.
The resulting paintings, completed upon his return to Australia, show the country as a rich and voluptuous destination, from the mountains of Wadi Rum to the lushness of the valleys of the north. The works on show at Jacaranda Images have a sketch like quality enhanced with rich tones of colour highlighting the focus of each work. Dramatic and dark blue skies over Wadi Rum could be midday or midnight; the green of a Jerash or Ajloun view reflect the richness of springtime when Adrian travelled; and the darkness of the shadowy rocks of Petra combined with earthy tones capture the walk through the Siq perfectly.
Adrian used a mixture of mediums on his original sketches – pen and ink, water colour, even tea bags and the rocks of Petra to create his marks. The exhibition works are these sketches transferred into acrylic and ink paintings, both recognizable and abstracted.