Free

Merna Liddawi- Artists Open House -Private Bookable Visits 31/10 & 1/11

Event Information

Location

Location

Camberwell

The full address will be sent once you booked

Camberwell

London

SW9

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description
A private tour of an exhibition of genuine gold painting in a private house in London. One ticket admits up to 2 people.

About this Event

A private tour of an exhibition of genuine gold, blue and white paintings; including the new series 'Divine Cosmos'.

One ticket provides admission for 2 people from the same group. Alternatively, if we can't meet in person, or if you would prefer to meet online, this can be a virtual tour via Zoom. If you would like longer than 45 mins, please book multiple consecutive slots.

The full address will be sent once you book your ticket.

'DIVINE COSMOS' Series:

This series is inspired by a dream where I was floating in the universe and surrounded by stars, planets and galaxies, inexpressible light and beauty. What excited me most was not just the beauty of the universe but the sense that every particle of the universe was made and sewn together with Divine Love. Beauty itself is the result of this deep love and transcendent light. ‘Divine Cosmos’ is a meditation on what I experienced in that dream. An experience of beauty, light and pure love. I chose blue to reflect the universe's vastness and gold to reflect divinity. The circle is an emblem of eternity.

About Merna Liddawi:

Merna Liddawi is an award-winning British-Jordanian artist. She describes her art as a spiritual journey to discover hidden beauty and harmony in the universe. Drawing on the sacred art of iconography and an academic background in maths and science, she is fascinated by repetitive pattern and geometry. These she sees as uniting everything around us, from atom to cosmos. Her art explores the mysteries beyond and within our physical world, a search for the divine at the heart of creation.

Liddawi’s creative process is meditative in itself. She revives medieval methods handed down from Byzantine artists: the imagery is worked in tempera made of ground minerals and earth pigments mixed with egg yolk, laid in luminous glazes on gessoed panels and finished with genuine gold leaf. Her images are simple yet profound.

After completing a Physics degree in Cairo, Liddawi taught maths in the UK for many years. Since she gained her MFA (Master’s in Fine Art) with distinction from Sussex University (West Dean College), her work has been exhibited internationally, in London and across Europe. She was awarded the prestigious ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’ painting award at the XI Florence Biennale 2017. Her paintings are in private collections in the Middle East, Europe and the US.

Share with friends

Save This Event

Event Saved