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The Park Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Aref El Rayess, Untitled, 1960, Oil on Masonite, 61x91cm. Courtesy of the Aref El Rayess Estate, Copyright © 2015, Aref El Rayess

The Park Gallery first opened in London in 1992 showing works by 19th century Orientalist artists, an area of specialization and expertise that is still retained and offered to clients. A long held interest in travel in the Middle-East, coupled with a passion for art from the region has ensured continuing visits to Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and the Sultanate of Oman to meet with artists, collectors, museum curators, university professors and teachers.
The Park Gallery’s inaugural participation at Art Dubai is a solo exhibition of important early works by renowned Lebanese modernist Aref El Rayess (1928-2005), direct from the artist’s estate, comprising paintings from the 1960s. Exhibited are fine examples from his most diverse Temps et Murs series or ‘Sand Period’, and from the chromatically captivating Flying Carpet series and the Cells & Organisms series. Rayess earned numerous awards in his lifetime, exhibiting at major galleries and institutions globally and was elected chairman of the Lebanese Association of Artists and Sculptors in 1969.


Aref El Rayess


Abdulaziz Ashour
Hanaa Malallah
Adel Quraishi


Directors: Robin Start and Joe Start

26 Connaught Street
W2 2AF London
United Kingdom
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