New solo exhibition at the Fire Station in Doha

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If you’re feeling artsy this week, the Doha Fire Station is running an exhibition on the works and paintings of Qatari artist, Abdulla Al-Kuwari.

Al-Kuwari’s work explores spaces of ambiguity and fantasy, shifting between the real and the imagined. He is mainly inspired by nature, memories and pop culture. Al-Kuwari opened his exhibition at the Fire Station with a public talk, during which he shared insights from his journey and experience as a resident in Paris. His paintings showcase his experiments with colourful and dynamic visuals. You can catch this exhibition anytime until Tuesday April 3.

Staring at paintings (and probably analysing them) could be therapeutic for some, but since Al-Kuwari has just returned from successfully completing the prestigious residency programme at the renowned Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, we’re quite convinced that this exhibition is going up on everyone’s must-see agenda.

The Paris Residency programme for artists is organised by Qatar Museums. One talented Qatari is taken to Paris for a three-month stint. This residency is open to Qatari artists only, and one talented individual will get his own studio accommodation space and the chance to be fully immersed in Paris’ art and culture scene. Abdullah Al-Kuwari is the third Qatari to benefit from this programme and his solo exhibition marks his return from Paris. He received his BFA in Painting and Printmaking in 2014 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha.

Don’t be surprised if your inner Picasso surfaces for a few seconds after visiting this exhibition. See you there.
Free. Open Sat-Thu 9am-7pm; Fri 1pm-7pm. Until April 3. Fire Station, Civil Defense Roundabout (4422 4222).

By Shereen D’Souza
Time Out Doha,

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