In the second school, Gadalla depicts the subject matter; transforming the inner meaning of his ideas through the use of symbols and natural effects of the surrounding along with simple, but elegant, reflections of his imagination. Different media are used (oil, acrylic, gauche, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, pencil, ink, and natural dyes). Examples of art work featuring this school are: The Ocean, The Eyes, World of Imagination, Windy Day, Cross Roads, Immigrant’s Journey, and Camouflage.
...Gadalla’s abstract painting The Eyes symbolized the meaning of the entire exhibition. He empowered ‘via colors’ the viewers in figuring out to themselves the hidden meanings of The Eyes...
Art Critic Mohamed Al-Mahde
“Gadalla in a Modern Search of Colors”, Al-Watan Newspaper (1982)
A few of Gadalla's folklore paintings Everlasting Memories
Artist M. GadallaLast Updated on 2012-06-25 at 17:15
Arab-American artist Mahmoud Ali Gadalla “Marvelous Gadalla” was born in Gaza to a Palestinian father and an Egyptian mother, and grew up in Kuwait. M. Gadalla has... More »
The EyesLast Updated on 2010-08-17 at 18:40The Eyes
In my painting “The Eyes”, I made the forms, faces, and eyes interconnected and interweaved
The forms are uniquely unified at a standstill, speechless, and anxiously... More »