Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 120cm (H) x 180cm (W) x 4cm (D) / 47.2" (H) x 70.9" (W) x 1.6" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
This painting is part of the series "The Thousand and One Nights" that is inspired by cities Khalid visited and he hopes to visit again and to stay there for longer times.
He named the painting after the city Mwanza which is a port city on the shore of Lake Victoria, in northern Tanzania. It's ringed by beautiful green hills. They city is known for unusual rock formations like Bismarck Rock.
He made the painting in November 2021. The medium is oil on canvas of size 47x71 inches (120x180 cm).
He has signed it on the front. The stretched canvas is staple free sides, wired on the back and with no need for framing. It's ready to hang.
Based in: Dubai, UAE
Khalid Alzayani is a contemporary artist based in the UAE known for painting in an exciting range of styles. Whether abstract, street art or figurative in practice, Khalid's works are full of warmth, life and colour, reflecting his passion and joy for painting.
KHALID ALZAYANI‘S EARLY CAREER
Khalid began painting at 12 years old and discovered his love for oil paints at 15 years old. He had to ride his bike for several miles to an art shop - the only one in his country that sold oil paint. Khalid graduated from The University of Houston in 1991. The artist painted on and off for many years until, following a group exhibition in 2013 in Qatar, he decided to dedicate himself to working in acrylics and oils.
STYLE AND INFLUENCES
Often inspired by the clay houses from his childhood neighbourhood, Khalid fills his canvases with colour and light. All his paintings have contagious energy, felt through vigorous brushstrokes and a firework display of colour. His bold and fearless application of paint allows him to communicate the emotions and mood felt at the time of creation, mirroring expressionist works by the likes of Paul Cezanne. His quieter paper portraits creatively document his ideas and observations of society and community at large.
Khalid has exhibited his work in Bahrain and Qatar. In 2017, he participated in the 44th Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition at Bahrain National Art Museum in Manama, Bahrain. In 2019, he also held a solo exhibition at The World Caravan of Tolerance, Zabeel Hall of Dubai, World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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