Ministry of Culture inaugurates “Doors and Windows” exhibition

ABU DHABI — The UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, yesterday inaugurated the “Doors and Windows” exhibition by the Syrian artist, Amjad Hani Gharz Al-Din, which will run until the end of May, in Abu Dhabi.

The exhibition includes more than 41 realistic photographs, for which the artist was influenced by the Emirati and Syrian environments. The artist sought to add beauty and disregard classical photography for natural landscapes, and used visual and engineering effects that gave the natural composition a different spirit, with colours simplifying surface of the painting and moving in a delicate pattern between light and shadow.

The artist was also able to provide creativity in capturing the smallest details of his paintings, in which he uses oil paints which reflects his clear ability to simulate the style of some of the world’s finest artists from various classical schools.

Yasser Al Gergawi, Head of the Events Department at the Ministry, said that the ministry, under the guidance of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, intends to organise a large number of exhibitions for Emirati, Arab and foreign artists for the future as part of the ministry’s plan to enhance the role of the UAE as an oasis for international culture and art. Al Gergawi added that the exhibition also reflects the ministry’s belief in art exhibitions in highlighting the importance of culture in society, and the human values it adds. It additionally acts as an opportunity to exchange experiences and highlight UAE and Arab talents.

Hani Al-Din thanked the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge for the opportunity, and expressed his happiness for the ministry’s role in spreading culture, promoting cooperation between UAE and Arab culture, and providing full support to all forms and fields of arts.

The opening was attended by Walid Al Zaabi, Director of Heritage and Arts Department, Nasser Abdullah, President of the Emirates Association for Fine Arts, and artist Mohamed El Estadi, along with a number of officials.

Source: Emirates News Agency