First know as an art consultancy, Ro’iya gallery introduced me to artists I have never heard of. However, I will never forget the work I saw at “Taqaseem”. The exhibition featured “a collection of artworks, presented in different styles and medium, but in the same time is like a visual melody, like a concerto of combined instruments in harmony.” (Exhibition Catalogue, May 2012) Three of the artists are from Bahrain, and the fourth from Alexandria, Egypt. Prices ranged from SR 3500 to SR 12,000. “We encouraged the artists to lower their prices so their work gets acquired,” said manager Dina Al Azamah.
My favorites from this exhibition are below. I was willing to buy one of Ahmed Anan’s pieces, but I’m still not at a stage where I can afford to spend SR 7500 on artwork. It was not just provocative, but the skill of each artist with the media is admirable. It was definitely one of the best exhibitions I’ve ever been to in Jeddah.