AL RIWAQ ART SPACE WILL PLAY HOST TO A SOLO SHOW BY CONTEMPORARY ARTIST HASSAN HAJJAJ FEATURING A CURATED SELECTION OF HIS SERIES LA SALLE DE GYM DES FEMMES ARABES
Art lovers are in for a visual treat with Hassan Hajjaj’s solo exhibition at Al Riwaq Art Space. The artist’s work depicts his idea of the traditional gym culture amongst women in the Arab world, as the gallery space will be transformed into a recreational Salon for women. Hassan uses his unique pop culture style of vibrant colours and texture to create an experience where you can feel the Moroccan street vibe coming out through the photographs. The women in this series are represented as fictional characters where they are dressed in popular brand names combined with traditional textiles all designed and photographed by the artist himself as he invites the audience to take a glimpse into his creative world.
The photographs in this series have been captured over many years and at different locations shown as a full series for the first time in 2016 at the Third Line Gallery in Dubai. Al Riwaq Art Space will be showing a curated selection taking the audience through a timeline of the artist’s creative process in relation to his representation of strong Arab women. Hassan Hajjaj was born in Larache, Morocco in 1961 and has lived and worked in England since his early teens.
Hassan predominantly works with photography as his medium but incorporates elements and references from North African culture, fashion and recycled objects. His work has been exhibited all over the world in prestigious locations such as Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, Gusford Gallery, Los Angeles, both Victoria & Albert Musellery, London, plus maum and Saatchi Gany more locations. This is your chance to get up close and personal with one-of-a-kind pieces by the world-famous artist.
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