ABOUT

Who is Ammar

Alobaidi is an act of joyful outreach on an inspiring scale. Small canvases cannot typically contain his exultant vision. His is a language of abstraction and brilliant color on the one hand, then of rhythmic, graphic, black and white patterns on the other. Texture is implied with areas of checkerboard, dots, or wavy lines, while compositions are constructed with the careful precision of an engineer. The human figure is often suggested, but each character is joined together in harmonic continuity as one form overlies another in a manner reminiscent of later Picasso or Matisse.

Visual bonds between men and women stand as a visual allegory for societal reunification. Before a world disfigured by wars and what the artist calls the “horrors” that lead the human being towards his lowest instincts of individual and collective destruction, Alobaidi seeks to reveal the strength of love, solidarity, and the exchanges of generosity that can spontaneously happen.His art work follows the footsteps of Pablo Picasso in his synthetic and analytic cubist periods, those of Antoni Tapies regarding his particular way of working with the medium used, which was transmitted by the painter Mohr Aldeen, as well as the lines of the School of Bologna. In addition, he drew from El Greco his art of color.