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We Find Ourselves in the Midst of an Arabic Art Revival

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A political war art piece by Ezzat Abouleish reflecting the Egyptian Revolution.

The new way of thinking about the government role throughout the Arab world is electrifying to witness.  Political views, wants and desires are transforming for the first time to reflect citizens’ voices.  When a revolution strikes the political atmosphere is not the only thing that changes.  In this region, significant impact upon contemporary Arabic art and Arabic calligraphy is visible.

Poets and artists are trying to extend their art and words beyond Arab walls.  It is a mission for the emerging Arab artists and designers to incorporate their heritage of Arabic calligraphy and literature through modern materials and means for the world to share with others.

A recent article featured in the New York Times focused upon this specific trend surging through the world today.

“Naqsh Design House, also in Amman, known for its contemporary minimal style, has incorporated Arabic calligraphy in its paintings, handbags and accessories.  Some include the words of Arab poets like Mahmood Darwish or Gibran Khalil Gibran.”

It is an accomplished achievement for the artist.  Finding a balance between his/her pride regarding the heritage and history of this invaluable art while producing an original means of revealing timeless messages (still) relevant to today’s political events.

Contemporary Arabic art has shaped schools of thoughts and captured historical wars at the precise moment a shift in culture happens.  It is at the core of the “Arab Spring” and what the people are trying to achieve.  The artwork is one way we, outsiders, have the opportunity to listen, capture and cherish their words and visuals.  We can embrace their struggle, find a universal meaning in their words and use it as a way to support their cause.

Ezzat Abouleish has exquisite pieces of contemporary Arabic art at his Houston studio; and if you get the chance to hear him speak then you understand that behind his artwork, embedded into the piece is a fresh take upon the Arab revolution.  His political art makes statements on the current events in Egypt and throughout the Arab world.

To find out more, call Ezzat Abouleish today at 281-488-1388.

Welcome to the Realm of Ezzat Abouleish

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A Day in the Life of a Pharaoh, Mixed Media, Special Paper

This website is more than a way to reach the masses and introduce to you artwork produced by Ezzat Abouleish.  This artist is different.  Haven’t we heard this too many times to count before?  Yes, but in this case there is a virtual, gigantic, neon, blinking arrow aiming directly at his Houston studio clearly indicating to anyone that comes into his vicinity that seeing his artwork and meeting the artist is a life changing experience.

Ezzat didn’t start creating and producing artwork full-time until he was seventy years old. This is shocking enough for most people to discover but what distinguishes him as an artist and his work from the rest is his true love for each piece he makes.

Each piece has a greater meaning than the visual aspect.  It is a piece of him.  Each artwork is a thought and/or moment in his life.  A time when he crossed paths with a great decision to make or a time when he was at such a natural, peaceful high from watching the nature around him he had to replicate his observations into artwork.

It is a beautiful and hard moment to watch him depart with his art.  He doesn’t want to.  I know this is not a great selling point to a person who wishes to capture his beautiful pieces and place them into his/her own home.  But it is important to him for you to know he creates each piece with such love and care.  He wants to share these incredible thoughts and moments from his life with the world.  And I welcome you to join us on this journey.

For more information call Ezzat Abouleish at 281-488-1388.