Rashid Al Khalifa at LAPADA Berkeley Square

LAPADA Berkeley Square, London
Sep 27 - Oct 1,  2023

Rashid Al Khalifa at LAPADA Berkeley Square

Sep 27  –  Oct 1,  2023

LAPADA Berkeley Square, London

London, 4th September – Internationally acclaimed artist Rashid Al Khalifa, hailing from the Kingdom of Bahrain, is set to captivate art enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike with a stunning exhibition of his extraordinary creations at LAPADA Berkeley Square.

Born in 1952, Rashid Al Khalifa embarked on his artistic journey at the tender age of 18 with his inaugural solo exhibition held at the Dilmun Hotel, Bahrain, in 1970. His passion and talent for art took him to the United Kingdom in 1972, where he pursued further studies at the prestigious Hastings College of Arts and Technology in Sussex.

After returning to his homeland in 1978, Rashid Al Khalifa was deeply inspired by the artistic legacy of Europe’s greatest Impressionist masters. This inspiration became the foundation for his own artistic journey, leading him to create a mesmerizing series of paintings that beautifully encapsulate Bahrain’s landscapes. His works, characterized by their atmospheric portrayal of the desert, sea, and historical sites, were introduced to the world at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C., USA, and later exhibited at the Sheraton Hotel in Bahrain in 1982.

Rashid’s artistic evolution was marked by his exploration of various art movements and styles, including geometric abstraction, hard-edge painting, and colour field work. His latest creations continue to be a testament to his commitment to unravelling the myriad dynamics of light and colour that are emblematic of Bahrain’s unique geographical and cultural diversity.

Today, Rashid Al Khalifa’s focus lies in the harmonious interplay of these properties, serving as a catalyst for his daring interpretations of his cultural heritage. His art is a magnificent homage to the rich tapestry of traditional Middle Eastern design and architecture, conveyed through commanding structures, intricate forms, and complex designs that seamlessly blend the past with the present.

The upcoming exhibition at LAPADA Berkeley Square promises to be a visual journey through Rashid Al Khalifa’s extraordinary artistic odyssey. It’s an opportunity for art enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the brilliant fusion of tradition and innovation that defines his work.

About Rashid Al Khalifa

Rashid Al Khalifa is a Bahraini artist renowned for his outstanding contributions to the world of art. Born in 1952, Rashid began his artistic career at a young age and continued to evolve his style, drawing inspiration from various artistic movements and his country’s rich cultural heritage. His work is celebrated for its masterful use of light, colour, and form, and it continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

About LAPADA Berkeley Square

LAPADA Berkeley Square is a prominent destination for art collectors and enthusiasts, showcasing an exceptional collection of art, antiques, and collectibles. The gallery offers a unique platform for artists to exhibit their work and engage with a discerning audience.