2018 BC

Penumbra: textured shadow, coloured light

Royal Bridges

This exhibition showcases œuvres by Rashid Al Khalifa that had their première at London’s Saatchi Gallery extended between 3 October and 21 November 2018. The London solo debut of Rashid Khalifa brings together new three-dimensional works by the artist. The exhibition invites the viewer to experience the beauty of textured shadows and light cast through polychromatic metal structures, reminiscent of the architectural form of the mashrabiya.

White hybrid
2018 series
Artist emphasises the moment of transition, where opposing forces – light and dark, internal and external, illusion and reality – combine and form a tangible duality

A silent view of the hybrids and mashrabiya installations of Rashid Al Khalifa at Saatchi Gallery. We let the art, the visuals make all the explanations.

Matte enamel on aluminium. 150 x 450cm. Photo:
Marine Terlizzi. Courtesy of the artist
Rainbow Hybrid wherein the artist toys with the light impressions created by the colours upon the onlookers

Rashid Khalifa, Hybrid work from the series Penumbra,
2018
Matte enamel on aluminium. 150 x 150cm.
Photo: Golden Squared. Courtesy of the artist

Sky blue hybrid

Photo Marine Terlizzi.
Suspended lattices architectural mobiles and an imposing gridlocked maze, demonstrate how our perception is affected by the interplay of material, colour, light and shadow.

Rashid Khalifa. Mobile from the series Penumbra, 2018
Enamel on steel bars. Various dimensions. Photo:
Marine Terlizzi. Courtesy of the artist

Interior and exterior worlds collide, interlock and envelop one another. It appears to vibrate, and a sudden change in view creates the feeling of movement, which is the result of several illusory effects.

Rashid Khalifa. Mobile from the series Penumbra, 2018
Enamel on steel bars. Various dimensions. Photo:
Marine Terlizzi. Courtesy of the artist
Artwork ensures privacy
where the occupant can see without being seen

Penumbra: textured shadow, coloured light
Credits: Story

Artist Rashid Khalifa (b. 1952) began painting at the age of 16 and attended the Brighton and Hastings Art College in Sussex wherein trained in Arts and Design.

This exhibition was displayed with much success at Saatchi Gallery through the curation of Éva McGaw and Tatiana Palinkasev

Éva McGaw is an entrepreneur with a special focus on business development and has been
actively involved in the world of arts since the early 1990’s. She pursued her passion
by supporting Eastern European artists and by commissioning and producing
exhibitions. She has lived in the Middle East for over 17 years where she was appointed
special representative for Sotheby’s.

Tatiana Palinkasev began her career at Christie's Auction House in London and worked in their
Madrid and Rome offices where she gained her understanding and experience of the
international art market, private and public collections and auction house business.
After valuable experience at Christie’s internationally, Tatiana co-founded Callisto
Fine Arts Consultancy focusing on private clients, curatorship and exhibitions.

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