Exhibitions | In Waiting

In Waiting
March 2017

Walaa Dakak’s solo exhibition, IN WAITING, displayed a series of profound works of art, representing life and the act of waiting and longing that humans undergo throughout their lifetimes as time passes.

Dakak depicts the passage of time through rain and raindrops as he proclaims rain as the oldest symbol of waiting - a rather age-old Arab tradition as rainfall is scarce in the Middle East and considered a blessing. He paints the moment rain touches the earth, which is a symbol of the start of life. He paints raindrops suspended in space and time, questioning its aftermath. His paintings from this series often include large clouds of fog suspended within the canvas.  Dakak’s art is filled with a sensitivity to the world around him, and the human condition, as he is readily able to connect with his audience through a universal truth: the passage of time.

Artist Statement On the Exhibition

"All is in Suspension…
Matter, Dreams, thoughts, even us, humans….
Their apparent connection is but an elusive stability
Always going in circles as if a matter of fate.
Situations continually await others, we live in a state of anticipation…be it our hope to live or expectation of relief.
The problem lies in their perpetual continuity…all that happens is a delusion.
When I draw time, I draw it through rain being the oldest symbol of waiting in old methodologies. I hold the moment where a drop of rain joins the earth, in an instant of birth, or a crush, to manifest in ripples of repetition.
At the top, fog hangs aloof yet present, releasing drops of rain towards earth examining its fate in silence.

I paint rain drops hanging in mid-air to fathom its aftermath, not apprehending which is truth and which is reality."

Walaa Dakak
 

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Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2009 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2015 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 100x100 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 150x150 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 155x200 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 170x140 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 81x100 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2005 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x97 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 50x65 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 50x65 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 46x61 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 30x40 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 24x32 cm
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2016 | Charcoal and Ink | Paper | 24x32 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 170x200 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 200x170 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #4 | 2012 | Colored Aluminum | 95x86x54 cm | ED.2 of 3
Walaa Dakak | Untitled | 2010 | Acrylic | Canvas | 170x130 cm
Nazar Yahya | Revealing | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 188x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Hiding | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 188x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Seat 2 (The Head) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Seat 1 (The Arms) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Seat 3 (Ecstasy) | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 164x111.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | The Dilemma | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 111.5x95 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | He Is The Truth | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 111.5x92.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Nazar Yahya | Ascension | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 115.5x183 cm
Nazar Yahya | Incarnation And Union | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 61.5x137.5 cm
Nazar Yahya | Magic Cane | 2013 | Giclee Print | Photo paper | 61.5x127.5 cm | ED.1 / 3
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 200x170 cm
Sinan Hussein | Legitimate Relation | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 120x150 cm
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x190 cm
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 120x150 cm
Sinan Hussein | Fishing For Kindness | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x190 cm
Sinan Hussein | Just A Dream | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #4 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 40x34x35 cm
Dia Azzawi | Totem #1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 135x120x40 cm
Dia Azzawi | Mural For Silent Music | 2014 | Polyester Resin | 200x300 cm | ED.1/3
Dia Azzawi | Imaginary Temple | 2017 | Stainless Steel | 60x45x20 cm
Dia Azzawi | Golden Altar | 2017 | Polyester Resin | Canvas | 44x35x19 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #7 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 78x53x35 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose #1 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 80x48x40 cm
Dia Azzawi | Colorful Bird #2 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 60x42x12 cm
Dia Azzawi | Butterfly | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 44x35x19 cm
Sinan Hussein | Selfie II | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x120 cm
Sinan Hussein | Right Path 3 | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x120 cm
Sinan Hussein | Issa | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm
Sinan Hussein | In Agreement | 2016 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 130x130 cm
Sinan Hussein | Worrier | 2016 | Acrylic | Canvas | 147x80 cm
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x105 cm
Sinan Hussein | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x135 cm
Sinan Hussein | Waiting II | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x290 cm
Sinan Hussein | Waiting | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x190 cm
Sinan Hussein | Icon | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 50x50 cm
Sinan Hussein | Icon 2 | 2013 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 50x50 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x200 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 50x65 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 32.5x50 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 32.5x25 cm
Walid El Masri | Untitled | 2016 | Mixed Media | Paper | 50x65 cm
Nazar Yahya | Plant 1-2 | 2013 | Giclee Print | Paper | 61.5x121.5 cm
Nazar Yahya | Allah | 2013 | Giclee Print | Paper | 61.5x116.5 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 70x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Paper | 65x50 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x100 cm
Bahram Hajou | Human Beings | 2017 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 160x250 cm
Sinan Hussein | Tourists | 2009 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 60x60 cm
Sinan Hussein | Living In Time | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 65x65 cm
Sinan Hussein | Selfi I | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm
Sinan Hussein | Isolation Legitmacy | 2014 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 180x210 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 150x120 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2017 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 140x95 cm
Bahram Hajou | Untitled | 2015 | Mixed Media | Canvas | 70x60 cm
Dia Azzawi | Handallah: Good Morning Beirut | 2016 | Polyester Resin | 47x49x35 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose No.5 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 68x56x48 cm
Dia Azzawi | Colorful Bird No.1 | 2017 | Polyester Resin | 58x30x21 cm
Dia Azzawi | Desert Rose No.3 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 29x36x27 cm
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 3 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x300 cm
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 4 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x160 cm
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road#1 | 2006 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 170x200 cm
Dia Azzawi | Silk Road No 2 | 2007 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x200 cm