Dubai-based gallery The Mine wants you to take a moment to consider the origins of street art. “Since people first began painting on cave walls, the line has been the simplest element of art. As a mode of mark making it doesn’t remain static, but holds an infinite potential — of velocity, of direction, of connection, of form. Against the noise of today’s overly decorative urban art scene, then, it makes sense to return back to where it all began: to the purity of line,” reads the description for the gallery’s upcoming exhibition, aptly titled ‘Between the Lines’.
Opening on May 11th, this urban contemporary group show will bring together an international band of artists best known for their work everywhere from the streets of Paris and London to New York and Los Angeles. Curated by Rom Levy, the show will feature pieces by several of the most established and unique urban artists in the world, including Andrew Schoultz, Kenton Parker, RETNA, Andrew Faris, Paul Insect, BAST, eL Seed, Jenny Sharaf, and Word to Mother.
With several of the artists showing for the first time in the region, the exhibition will also explore how the influences of the Middle East can be felt throughout the works of these admired artists, whether they’re hieroglyphic references or the incorporation of elements of Arabic calligraphy.
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