2 Feb 2012 - 11:00
Shuwaikh Industrial 2, Kuwait
Jafar Islah Retrospective
Jafar Islah was born in 1946 in Kuwait and has most recently lived in Turkey and India. He is widely known for his drawing and painting, although he utilizes a number of artistic mediums including large-scale sculpture and tapestry, and even designed a series of stamps commemorating Kuwait’s national independence in 1991.
Jafar Islah’s developed worldview, humble demeanor, and spiritual understanding of life allows him to depict complex and controversial subject matters with a stunning if not surreal clarity. Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait (CAP) is proud to partner with this seminal artist in demonstrating the importance of his life and work.
In this art retrospective CAP narrates the career of Jafar Islah, a cornerstone of the Kuwait art movement. The exhibition includes autobiographic materials, fifty never-before seen drawings and thirty paintings from the collections of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development among others.
Location: CAP Warehouse, Life Center (same building as Eureka and Midas), St 28, Industrial Shuwaikh Block 2, Kuwait
Date: January 15th – February 23rd, 2012
Opening Hours: 11 am – 9pm, Saturday – Thursday
For more information, visit www.capkuwait.com