Greetings to Fernando Botero will open on February 18 at 7pm, and run until March 20.
The exhibition will pay tribute to the work of Botero, who has been a huge influence on Mahdi’s art.
Speaking of the exhibition, Mahdi said, “In this exhibition I try to go back in time to the teacher who appeared late. To Botero who found beauty in full bodies and the one who invaded the world with his huge sculptures.
“He showed me how to be an artist that stays true to his environment and to reflect his surrounding reality.”
He added, “Through this exhibition, I bid a tribute of respect and appreciation for this artist’s great stature.”
Mahdi’s work has been shown across the Middle East in Bahrain, Kuwait, Syria, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and even in Europe in Switzerland.
Bahraini artist Abdulrahim Sharif is also set to have a solo exhibition at the Art Centre this month.
Sat-Thu 9.30am-2pm, 4pm-8pm. Albareh Art Gallery, Adliya (1771 7707).