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LAST CHANCE Shahzad Hassan Ghazi: Are We From The Same Ocean?
Ghazi lives and works in Dubai, and uses his art as a personal meditative practice in order to find balance and realise relationships spatially as well as interpersonally. He has dedicated his career to revitalising the ancient traditions within his own heritage and bringing them into the contemporary art world; his practice draws upon his own meditation as well as the traditional practice of miniature painting embedded within his roots, creating contemporary ambient serenity with each artwork.
The use of gold in the Ghazi’s work is reminiscent of the use of such precious material in miniature paintings for details on Mughal Emperors crowns or elegant rugs throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Rather than the traditional motifs, though, he portrays his own splendid vision of the world as he experiences it living in the Middle East. These works represent a personal connection of the artist to the spirit of the ocean and the moods of the waves, capturing the infinite colour variations that the sun casts upon the everchanging Gulf.
Above: Shahzad Hassan Ghazi, Earth Meet Skies, 2019