Plastic artist Ghassan Al-Naana opened the door for discussion and reflection on his new achievement, which he presented this evening at the George Kamel Gallery in front of the plastic art audience on the level of ideas, style and technique.
The exhibition, which included a mural consisting of four large paintings, each measuring 200 x 160, in addition to a painting of the same size, came loaded with ideas and aesthetics on the level of the topic presented in an aesthetic visual style that relies on dazzling in chromatic harmony, proportions of light and its distribution on the surface of the painting.
A theatrical atmosphere with multiple dimensions accompanied the characters of the two works, which narrate the three most famous situations of Jesus, the Messenger of love and peace, with high professionalism and sensitivity in controlling all the components of the two works, with the aim of highlighting the sensory presence of the scene as a whole.
About the exhibition, Dr. Labana Mashouh, Minister of Culture, said in a statement to SANA reporter: The idea of the exhibition was unique, as we rarely see an exhibition of one or two paintings, in addition to the importance of the presented and aesthetic ideas that were presented, especially in the second painting, in which the artist focused on putting Gibran Khalil Gibran in A high place with radiant colors and a book in his hand, in the midst of a nebulous cloud, and everyone is preoccupied with his thoughts and sayings, indicating that it is necessary to open the door to analysis of such works by plastic critics in special seminars.
Mashouh explained that Syrian plastic art, with its artists and important works of art, deserves to have a museum of modern art, which the ministry planned for in 2012, but the terrorist war on Syria delayed the launch of this important cultural project, pointing out that the virtual museum of modern art will see the light. Soon to document and display the Ministry of Culture's holdings of artwork and to contribute to the renaissance of the Syrian plastic movement.
In turn, the artist Al-Na`na said: I started working with these two paintings in the middle of last year and completed them at the end of the year with this large size that I prefer because of the freedom of expression it gives me, and I felt that they deserve to be displayed in this way on their own as two completed works that required many studies before implementation, indicating that The mural carried his vision, in calligraphy and color, of the book Jesus, the Son of Man by Gibran Khalil Gibran, along with his vision of those around Christ, stressing that a deep and long intellectual relationship unites him with the ideas and writings of Gibran.
For his part, artist Edwar Shahda found that the two works are complementary and cannot be separated from each other in terms of idea, style and technique, despite the sensitivity of the ideas they present. In an independent exhibition that gives them more space for reflection, study and analysis.
Muhammad Samir Tahan
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