“Muharraqi: Father & Son” Exhibition

Manama, . (BNA) – Under the auspices of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the “Muharraqi: Father & Son” Exhibition will take place on March 4, 2014, at the Shaikh Ebrahim Centre for Culture and Research in Muharraq. For the first time in Bahrain two Artists “The Father”, Abdulla Al-Muharraqi,

Manama, . (BNA) – Under the auspices of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the “Muharraqi: Father & Son” Exhibition will take place on March 4, 2014, at the Shaikh Ebrahim Centre for Culture and Research in Muharraq.

For the first time in Bahrain two Artists “The Father”, Abdulla Al-Muharraqi, and “Son”, Khalid Al-Muharraqi, will exhibit together under one roof.

With the strokes of their brushes rendering a chorus of colour, the world-renowned and award-winning Bahraini artists, Abdullah Al Muharraqi, and by his own remarkable merits, his son, Khalid Al Muharraqi, will appear in a duo exhibition surmised as “Muharraqi: Father & Son” to reveal a gleaming symphony of artistic legacy and controversial imagery. The phenomenon of this unique union, is a shared light of symbolic depiction of our condition expressed through the unique work they have produced. This exhibition will be Khalid’s first in 30 years, which he will honour by joining and working alongside his mentor and father.

The father, Abdullah Al Muharraqi, is a Bahraini legend and one of the pioneers of contemporary fine art, whose name is recognised in every Bahraini household and beyond. With work exhibited in Algeria, Egypt, France, Korea, Oman, Qatar, and Spain to name a few to phenomenal paintings of kings, queens, and world leaders, the surrealist artist’s rare and dystopian depictions of culture are instantly recognisable.

Khalid Al Muharraqi, the son, is carrying the torch lit up by his father through the ceaseless journey of unrestricted artistic exposition that has captivated audiences well beyond the edges of our two seas.

His dedication to experimentation in producing the breath-taking work that has been long speaking for itself, the award-winning digital artist creates the unimaginable and unseen, including the most grandeur of architectural visualizations with the world’s leading firms and massive cities and stadiums like Bahrain’s 2030 Master Plan and Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium.

His experience extends well beyond the kingdom’s boundaries; being sought out to take part in testing the industry’s future state-of-the-art tools.

Recognised as an ambassador of the field in this region, Khalid’s work continues to be exhibited in the world’s most influential digital art publications, from Exposé to Digital Art Masters.

As part of Bahrain’s Spring of Culture Festival, “Muharraqi: Father & Son” will be a gleaming symphony of artistic legacy and controversial imagery.

The exhibition will consist of pieces by both artists that not only continue to have a profound impact on culture but those that have never been seen before. The exhibition will feature, for the first time, an artistic masterpiece that both artists, Abdulla and Khalid, have collaborated on as father and son.

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