Syrian artist, Othman Moussa, explores the concept of power in the Arab Spring in his exhibition in the Dubai Gallery Ayyam, running until 26 April.
The artist proves to possess superb draughtsmanship and influences from seventeenth-century Dutch realism.
Using carpets and other materials, the artists looks into the Arab Spring and analyses the Syrian realities. Full-blown, up on screens, he reveals perceptions of power, positioning of people within its often-harmful claws.
Works reflect military dominance over its people and the bloodshed of many countries engaged in the Arab Spring.
Middle Eastern kingdoms under scrutiny emerge through the oriental carpets draped on thrones.
A work titled An Empty Throne clearly indicates an abdicated throne.
"'The Throne' is an exceptional example of the degree of artistic realism still prevalent in contemporary art, as well as a biting satire of the present-day political ambitions and policies of world leaders," we read in Ayyam's Gallery official press release.