How beautiful it is when the artist passes through periods of contemplation and self reflection resulting in a collection of work that stems from deep within his subconscious. The outcome is more beautiful, powerful and authentic than any product of the conscious mind. This collection is presented in “Qotof” Naiel Mulla Exhibition.
We may agree with Rodin, or we may contradict him: a sculpted work is only ready in the eye of a great sculptor, and in his mind’s eye. He is the one who measures stone with his bare eye, and even with his heart; the one who identifies himself with clay, and blends into it, until we cannot distinguish between clay and his adoring hands; the one who doesn’t stop, day and night, being obsessed with the world surrounding him, with the human being, be it a man or a woman, with warriors and knights, with a soldier on his way to the battlefield, or even with a limb-amputated horse.
A real sculptor is the one who captures the arduous journey of man and his unending struggle with life.
Here we would talk about two talented sculptors: the Iraqi, Mu’tassim Al-Kubaissi; and the Saudi, Mohammed Al-Thaqafi, both are currently exhibiting their works of art at the ‘Bronze’ exhibition. We find great harmony between these two sculptors in terms of their ability to trick and tame clay, in order to create such outstanding and eye-catching artifacts out of an eternal material, that is ‘bronze’. They both infuse their deep insights into those magnificent masterpieces of art.
Oddity of contemporary art