Waw is a letter equivalent to the letter W in European languages.
In this work, the emphasis is on the relation between the foreground and the background, where the two elements want to grab the intention of the viewer – as if the two dimensions are one, transparency is the keyword here.
Poems by Muslim Ebni El Waleed, who says in general terms:
“I am the firestone, but if you are the one who is able to ignite my anger, why do you not try? I am the fiercest beast in its natural habitat, and if you are a lion’s roar, why do you try not?”
Original name (Arabic): واو
Original production date: 2003
Artwork Size: 152cm x 122cm
Materials: Acrylic and ink on paper, mounted on canvas
Location of Original: Private Collector, London, UK
This piece is about the power of the single stroke technique which Ali Omar Ermes employs as a hallmark of a number of his works.
It explores the vast richness of the Arabic language and the magnitude of the depth of expression in Arabic with the simplest and most direct method or as complicated as you wish.