Nabad: Christmas at Nabad

or Christmas, Nabad Art Gallery presents a colourful selection of objects and small artworks that celebrate the festive season. Participating artists:
Arda Aslanian
Hani Alqam
Omar Bilbeisi
Ghada Dahdaleh
Riham Ghassib
Eman Haram
Ammar Khammash
Farouk Lambaz
Jeanne al-Mufti
Juman Nimri
Diana Shamounki

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Nabad: Featured Artist Adib Fattal

In the context of Nabad’s current exhibition, “On Show 2020,” we are delighted to feature the colourful art of Syrian artist Adib Fattal.
The exhibition will continue through the end of December.
Adib Fattal is an eternal optimist. He is a dreamer who guides us back to the age of innocence. In his search for beauty, he evokes only joyful images of the world. His paintings are ablaze with color and movement, and an absolute conviction that all is well under the sun. Adib believes in a better and more harmonious world and is confident that this better place can exist if only people were given a chance. Some paintings look like miniatures in Persian art, others recall Palestinian embroidery or mosaics in a mosque. He mostly relies on acid-free felt-tip pens to decorate his landscapes.
Adib was born in Washington D.C. in 1962. The son of a diplomat, he spent most of his life in Europe, the United States and different cities of the Middle East. He graduated with a B.B.A. in International Marketing from the City University of New York and spent some years working in business and banking, after which he decided to dedicate his life to art, his original passion. Adib currently lives in a town outside Damascus, where he paints and looks after his family.
Nabad is open daily 10 am – 1:30 pm
& 4 – 7 pm, except Fridays.
Tel +962 6 4655084
Cell +962 (0)77 003 5756

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Nabad Art Gallery: On Show 2020

Nabad presents a wide range of works by Arab artists from Nabad Gallery’s inventory through December 2020. New works will be introduced during the course of the exhibition. Currently on show are
works by:
Clara Amado (Spain/Jordan); Nabil Anani (Palestine); Tayseer Barakat (Palestine); Serwan Baran (Iraq); Ghada Dahdaleh (Jordan); Emad Dhahir (Iraq); Ziad Dalloul (Syria); Adib Fattal (Syria); Riham Ghassib (Jordan); Dina Haddadin (Jordan); Eman Haram (Palestine/Canada); Himat (Iraq); Ghassan Jadid (Syria); Ammar Khammash (Jordan); Racha Kuzbari Khoja (Syria); Khalid Khreis (Jordan); Farouk Lambaz (Jordan); Hussein Madi (Lebanon); Jawad Al Malhi (Palestine); Essam Marouf (Egypt); Fuad Mimi (Jordan); Jeanne Al Mufti (Jordan); Fatima Nimer (Saudi Arabia); Mohammad Rawas (Lebanon); Diana Shamounki (Jordan); Fadi Yazigi (Syria).
Nabad opens daily from 10 am – 1:30 pm & from 4 – 7 pm, except on Fridays
Tel +962 6 4655084/Cell +962 (0)77 003 5756

Nabad Gallery: Art in Solitude

Nabad invites you to visit its latest exhibition online.
ART IN SOLITUDE, featuring seven artists:
Hani Alqam (Jordan), Sina Ata (Iraq), Ghada Dahdaleh (Jordan), Himat (Iraq), Ammar Khammash (Jordan), Jeanne al-Mufti (Jordan) and Juman Nimri (Jordan).
To view all works and details please visit our website
You may also visit Nabad Gallery in person
46 Uthman bin Affan Street, off Rainbow St., First Circle, Jabal Amman
For more information, please call Nabad Gallery at 06 4655084
Open daily 10:00 am – 1:30 pm & 4:00 – 7:00 pm except Fridays
The exhibition continues through 22 July 2020

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Fann a Porter: Rhapsody by Omar Najjar

The Workshop Dubai and Fann A Porter are pleased to invite you to the opening reception of Omar Najjar’s Rhapsody, featuring a selection of oil paintings on canvas, on Wednesday 4 March, from 7 to 10 pm.

In Rhapsody, the paintings explore the collective act of orchestral music. Each piece of this new collection depicts orchestra players in action. Each individual has their role but to complete the ensemble and allow the music to play, they must also listen to each other – both instrument and player. By focusing on the collective rather than the individual, Najjar is making a comment on life and how a healthy society functions.

Although painting a static scene, Najjar’s use of broad brush strokes, blurred lines and swathes of colour convey movement, energy and even the sound of the notes. By revealing his process through imprecise markings, it is as if Najjar is letting his viewer into the feelings he has for the music and for the act of playing collectively in rhapsody. Rather than concentrating on the figures or the instruments, Najjar is painting the music itself.

Omar Najjar says: “Music is one of the highest forms of art and it has a very abstracted nature. The orchestra is one the most elegant musical outputs and whether it is from East or West, there will be no ego or competition between the players. All are together so that when you hear their music it feels natural, like it has been made without a maker. If you look at each person’s presence in my paintings, you’ll see that it highlights the whole rather than the individual. Each member is equally important and the best way to paint music, is to paint the orchestra”.

Ghada Kunash says: “Omar has an uncanny ability to make his viewers take stock of every day actions and the small details of life. He pours emotion into his paintings and his skill is undoubtable. This series really makes you reflect on how we live and makes us realise how we must work together as a community to create the music of life.”

Rhapsody by Omar Najjar runs from 4 March till 4 April 2020.

About The Artist

Omar Najjar is known for his innovative style that he describes as “structured chaos.” His paintings come across as a modern take on impressionism; their quotidian subject matter is elevated to the sublime, providing a profound, if understated, view of the human experience. Expertly manipulating oil, pastels and charcoal, Omar’s instantly recognizable work is characterized by broad brush strokes that give a suggestion to the story without giving the details fully.

Born in 1992 in Nablus, Palestine, Omar Najjar graduated from the Jordan University’s Fine Arts Department. The artist group and solo exhibitions include The artist group and solo exhibitions include BBA Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2019), Manara Arts & Culture, Amman, Jordan (2019), Zara Gallery, Amman, Jordan (2018), Wadi Finan, Amman, Jordan (2016); Al Bareh Gallery, Bahrain (2016); Fann A Porter, Dubai, UAE (2015); Nabad Art Gallery, Amman, Jordan (2014).

Omar Najjar’s works are housed in various private and public institutions including the Palestine Museum, USA.

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