In the two pieces titled Depicted Memoirs, the artist challenges himself with Sumi-ink, a traditional calligraphy ink often used in Japanese art and anime. The technique involves using a dry Sumi brush without any solvent to create precise and intricate markings that scratch into the surface of the paper. These minimal indications filter the artist's visual memoirs into works where each mark confidently serves as an integral part of the composition. Given AlAraifi’s deep appreciation for Japanese culture, the decision to utilize this foreign medium to share fleeting stories of Bahrain’s history sheds light on a reflective layer of modern globalization. The pieces in this series share similarities with AlAraifi’s Ambidextrous series, which revisits the calm before Bahrain's transition into modernity.
Artwork size: 29.5 x 21cm.
Price includes floating mount behind glass framing