Master in Business Administration (MBA)CMSU- USA 1992
BSc in Management from NWMSU – USA 1989
Technical School Diploma – Manama Secondary Technical School 1982 (Mechanical Engineering).
Diploma in Economics of Development – IDCJ Tokyo Japan 1995-96
Artworks & Participations:
. First Prize, Al-Daneh in The 37th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition Jan 2011 – National Museum of Bahrain
. Northwest Missouri State University–USA (ISO Art Contest 1988)
. International Festival – Northwest Missouri State University – USA 1989 & 1990
. American Ladies Society – Bahrain 1996
. Bahrain Fine Arts Society – Photography contest 2000
. Bahrain Human Rights Society Art Fair – The International Day Against Torture 2001, 2002 & 2003
. Maa Al Al Tareeq(Together on the Path)–AlAhliClub Bahrain 2001
. Bahrain Fine Arts Society – Annual Exhibitions 2002,05,07,09
. The Bahrain Fine Arts Exhibition – Bahrain National Museum - 2003, 2004, 2010
. Bahrain Fine Arts Society – Photography (Bahrain Assilah...
To me, Art is not just a reflection of life, it is Life itself. I see art and beauty in almost everything, in all aspects of life; there is no ugliness. I see art in an empty space and in space that is filled with an object. Some say that art is a means of filling an empty space, but I say that even emptiness is an abstract form of art that can be viewed and interpreted differently. We should not forget that the abstract starts where nature and objects end.
When I stand in front of a bare canvas or an empty space, I see it as a sacred zone that needs to be entered and touched gently, with respect, abluted hands and a pure heart. When I stand there, it is if I am at worship and I can take off and ascend into a space within the universe. From this view point, I can express my innermost feelings and escape day-to-day life, transcending to a different level of mind and state of being.
I start a painting without knowing when to stop. This is a critical point for any artist. Knowing ‘when to stop’ is what makes the difference between a mature artist and others. But like any journey, sometimes you have to land in order to refuel and spiritually recharge.
Each stroke of the brush, use of space, selection of colour and choice of texture brings abstract meaning over and above the individual lines by appealing to the sub-conscious.
A common feature that you may see in all of my paintings is a source of light, which is a way of escape - a journey from the dark.
Adel Al-Abbasi - Manama Bahrain
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