Recently, The Empty Quarter Gallery saw the opening of world-renowned painter, Alia Al Farsi first solo exhibition in Dubai. The Omani artist has previously exhibited in the art capitals of the world including Stockholm, Tokyo, Berlin, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and Geneva over the past 20 years.
“Preeminence”, first solo show in Dubai by Alia Al Farsi, presents a journey of works including some of the highlights of her career. Portraits form a major part of the current selection and showcase the artist’s spiritual journey with motifs reflecting her Omani heritage.
Attended by key regional press, VIPs and the ‘who’s who’ of Dubai the exhibition was a success. Alia Al Farsi was also present on the evening where the art-lovers of Dubai got a chance to talk to her and ask questions to the artist directly. The event had an inviting and lively atmosphere with live music by an artist playing the nay while guests were served mocktails, canapés and other delicacies.
About Alia Al Farsi
Omani painter, Alia Ali AI Farsi was chosen as one of the top Arab for her ineffable abstract work that spiritually awakens the soul and expresses freedom. Her talent using mixed media, acrylic, Cambodian letters and even recycled paper during the early stages of her career and expressing her spirituality through paintings make her an artist with strong concepts and ideas.
Concentrating on the abstract, she looks to her Omani heritage to produce unity through diversity upon her canvas. Be it through the usage of various fabrics or specific numerals and letters, the artist in Alia seeks to establish a direct connection with her audience. Not relying on a specific medium of expression, Alia writes poetry that later transcends into mixed media on canvas.
As one of Oman’s most prolific artists, Alia continues to push the boundaries of art rooted in her love for all things Omani. She has appeared internationally with solo shows in Tokyo, Paris, and Brussels. Having established her credibility as a serious painter with a clear message, she has also exhibited with similar minded artists in Stockholm, Berlin, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, and Geneva amongst many shows over the past 20 years. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Dr. Saud Al- Sabah prize and the grand prize from the Oman Society of Fine Arts. She obtained an MBA from Bedfordshire University and has explored graphic design at Central Saint Martins. Her works are exhibited in museums including the Arab World Institute in Paris and in prestigious hotels in the region.
For more information, visit her website.