SEASON is proud to present PEACE & PRODUCTIVITY with paintings and drawings by Dubai artist Rami Farook. This will be Rami’s first gallery show in the United States. Opening reception is Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2-5pm. The show continues to March 31, hours are by appointment.
My first introduction to Rami was in Miami in a space filled with artists and curators and children all enjoying artwork, making new work, and trading ideas and images. Within minutes of meeting him, he was offering paintings and making introductions and giving away art. It was an exhilarating experience to be surrounded by so much openheartedness and soon I realized generosity was a recurring theme in his work, along with intention, innovation, unity and balance. His paintings are often emotional and impulsive with scattered images and writings across the canvas, Locked in with traditional framing devices. these words (in Arabic and English) show an unending and meandering train of thought as it is captured. The generosity and humility exhibited in these paintings are a complete extension of Rami Farook’s personality.
His first design firm, Traffic, quickly became one of the United Arab Emirate’s most popular design galleries which would often host art shows, initiate product launches, and provide film screenings. In 2009, Traffic designed and created all of the visual communication, branding, and industrial design for the UAE’s first pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Also that year he received the British Council’s Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2011, he began a studio setup that has since exhibited over one hundred artists.
Rami is self educated and has exhibited across the Middle East with inclusion in the Sharjah Biennial at the Sursock Museum in Beirut, curated by Reem Fadda (2017), the Kochi Biennale (2012 and 2014) and the Berlin Biennale (2010).
Please help me welcome this artwork to the United States and return the generosity to Rami Farook.