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 paintings from Gadalla's collection Camouflages
Artist M. GadallaLast Updated on 2010-08-18 00:00:00
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 been living unique art perspectives with his soul as well as mind and sensations since early childhood. As the case with many creative minds, his artistic talents were recognized by his teachers as early as during the kindergarten and elementary school years. Due to his distinguished talents, M. Gadalla was granted unlimited access to art workshops in his junior and senior high schools. Certainly, M. Gadalla well facilitated school art workshops and began receiving awards for exhibiting his paintings and sculptors in Kuwaiti national school art competitions. Furthermore, the dynamical teenager artist ‘M. Gadalla’ expanded his creativities to depicting culture and folklore through painting wall... More »