Albareh presents the latest Artworks by Contemporary Algerian Artist Hamza Bounoua
Bahrain, May 2012: Albareh presents a solo exhibition by popular contemporary Algerian artist, Hamza Bounoua. The exhibition will take place at Albareh, from Sunday 13 May until Sunday 3 June 2012.
In this exhibition, Hamza tackles the issue of traditions, heritage and innovations dominating the Arab mind with his new photography artworks. The works are charged with symbols, connotations and legends and portray the gender differences in the Islamic world. Images of Women are used with an atmosphere that is used to show the black and the white, the wide and the narrow as well as the loud and the faint thus creating a stage for his photography installations. The artworks are self criticism of the reading and practice of tradition.
The artist will also present some of his works that are painted on Plexiglass using elongated Arabic letters, with movements of colors that overlap and gain space among the elements. Hamza uses mystic scripture with a thicker texture of colors to resemble a dance. Earthly colors, black or gold like the sun, sprinkled with white and blues are used to highlight his oriental background.
Born in Algeria in 1979, Hamza Bounoua studied at the Fine Art Institute of Algeria. Algeria, a country that faces the blue sea yet has the hot desert behind; "I could not help but be inspired by those civilizations that brought enlightenment to my soul from Spain and Africa. This combined with my fascination with the Islamic architecture have shaped the basis to most of my creations.” explained Artist Hamza about his source of inspiration. He has exhibited in many solo and group shows throughout the years, in Algeria and many cities around the globe. His artworks received many prizes, including the first prize in the International Euro- Algerian conference in Belgium, 2001.
The Hamza Bounoua exhibition will run from 13 May until 3 June 2012 at Albareh, Bahrain, Sundays through Thursdays, from 10.00 am – 1.00 pm and from 4.00 to 8.00 pm. The exhibition will also open its doors on 13 May from 7.00– 9.30 pm.