Naqsh Collective: Unlived Moments

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39 Dover Street, W1S 4NN, London, UK
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Naqsh Collective: Unlived Moments

London

Naqsh Collective: Unlived Moments
to Sat 4 Sep 2021
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-7pm

Gazelli Art House presents ‘Unlived Moments’ Naqsh Collective’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. ‘Unlived Moments’ explores the artist duo Nisreen and Nermeen Abu Dail’s imagined and unlived moment.

Artworks

Palm Tree (Wihdeh Series), 2021

Jerusalem stone with brass
75 x 75 cm, 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in

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The Boat, 2021

Tala Maron stone with brass
70 x 88 cm, 27 1/2 x 34 5/8 in

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Flowers Discs, 2021

Natural Botticino marble with brass
75 x 75 cm, 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in

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Pasha Tents 2, 2021

Natural Botticino marble with brass
75 x 75 cm, 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in

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The Jump, 2021

Calacatta white stone with brass
66 x 86.5 cm, 26 x 34 1/8 in

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Wa Mashat, 2020

Industrial marble with brass
200 x 370 cm, 78 3/4 x 145 5/8 in

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The Bride’s Rug, 2017

Basalt stone with brass shives
4 x 210 x 380 cm, 1 5/8 x 82 5/8 x 149 5/8 in

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The Stairs, 2021

Botticino stone with brass
53 x 67 cm, 20 7/8 x 26 3/8 in

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“We had the pleasure of presenting works by Nisreen and Nermeen this year at Art Dubai and included works by Naqsh Collective in our 2019 Bahith (seeker) group show which explored national identity in the East (encompassing the Caucasus, Middle East and West Asia) and the influences of Western beliefs on this region. It’s exciting for us to exhibit their solo show this summer and to continue our support of artists from this geographical area.” says Gazelli Art House’s founder Mila Askarova.

The word “Naqsh”, in Arabic, means to engrave, and “Naqsh” was the very first form of human engravings on stone to communicate and leave a mark or tell a story, and from here the two sisters Nisreen and Nermeen Abu Dail aim to create a universal code with their works for each person to relate.

Naqsh Collective see the potential in materials and often experiment with solid metals, wood and stone which produce timeless artworks. By selecting to create the pieces with materials that are not traditionally used in embroidery the work has a timeless edge.

“Palestinian embroidery is the focal point of inspiration in our work, not only the beauty and geometry, but we also found that there were a lot of untold stories that we would like to tell”, says Nisreen Abu Dail, architect and co-founder of Naqsh Collective.

The Gazan lady depicted in the artwork Wa Mashat travels from Gaza/Palestine to Amman/Jordan comes wearing her “Palestinian Thobe” dress, walking through wheat fields with golden spikes of wheat clinging to her dress. Wheat embroidery motifs from Gaza, engraved on Gold Calacatta Granite stone, and hand inlaid with brass finish the work.

Courtesy of the artists and Gazelli Art House


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