Galeries Lafayette Doha is hosting an art exhibition for local artist Fahad al-Maadheed. Al-Maadheed’s paintings are displayed at the art exhibition corner inside Galeries Lafayette Doha, ground floor.
The three-week-long exhibition runs until June 22 and “is a perfect opportunity to witness the exquisite art of this local talent”, according to a press statement.
The exhibition also includes a live painting station for the artist where he will be available to paint on leather goods such as handbags, wallets and phone covers. Customisations on each product take approximately 2-5 weeks to be finished. Speaking about his art, the young artist said: “My art is my passion and I am glad to be able to share it with the discerning clientele of Galeries Lafayette Doha. It is indeed a pleasure to be a part of this multi-dimensional department store that promotes and patronises art and culture.”
Galeries Lafayette Doha general manager David Miller added, “Art and culture is in our DNA and we take special interest in the works of our incredible local artists. We are proud to showcase the magical brushstrokes of Fahad al-Maadheed on our premises.”
Al-Maadheed’s love for art started early in life and he is a self-taught artist, having learnt everything he knows about his art from various online resources.
Today, he is well-known all over the Gulf region for his art and represents Qatar at the global level, the statement notes. Al-Maadheed has been a part of many prominent exhibitions and workshops in different parts of the Arab world. Apart from his personal exhibitions, which have been acclaimed by art lovers, he has also been a part of prominent cultural activities such as painting the walls of Katara – the Cultural Village in Doha and events held during the Qatar National Day celebrations.
Hosting the exhibition is in line “with the spirit of Galeries Lafayette, incorporating the element of art in a retail ambiance”, the statement adds.
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