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Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Five of Naifeh’s major works are among the principal works of art in the new facilities of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (Aedas, architect, with Henningson, Durham and Richardson as project architects).

 
 

Saida

In the Saida series, Naifeh isolates the essential elements of important examples of Islamic architecture and transforms them into a series of wall and floor installations. An amalgamation of squares – the individual components are crafted from painted canvas, plated metals, and limestone and granite. They are formatted to create cumulative star-like wholes, underscoring the compositions’ modular nature and the strict mathematical progression that defines the relationship of the parts to the whole.

Saida II: White. 1998. Enamel on 60 canvases.

120 x 120 in., 304.8 x 304.8 cm.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Unites Arab Emirates

 

Saida XXXVII: Limestone. 2014.

180 x 180 x 20 in., 457.2 x 457.2 x 50.8 cm

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Unites Arab Emirates

 

Saida XXXVI: Copper. 2014. Copper-plated steel, 60 pieces.

96 x 96 x 31 in., 243.8 x 243.8 x 78.8 cm.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Unites Arab Emirates

 

SAADIYAT

The paintings from the artist’s Saadiyat series are based on an ancient Islamic scroll with small geometric designs. In this series, the artist magnifies the scale of the original pattern, regularizes the forms, and transforms dashes into dots – artistic devices relevant not only to Abstract Art but also to the Pop Art movement that emerged in Britain and the United States in the 1950s. The results are paintings that remain true to their Medieval origins while also participating fully in the tradition of International Geometric Abstraction.

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Saadiyat XX. 2012. Acrylic on canvas.

72 x 98 in., 182.9 x 248.9 cm.

On view at the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Unites Arab Emirates

Photograph from Columbia Museum of Art Exhibition

 

Saadiyat XXIII. 2013. Acrylic on canvas.

72 x 72 in., 182.9 x 182.9 cm.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Unites Arab Emirates

 

 

Four Seasons Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

The Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, Kuwait City, Kuwait (Gensler, architects) is currently under construction and due to open to hotel guests in early 2017.  Four works from Naifeh's Saida series, clad in chrome- and copper-plated steel, hang in the Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya.

 
 
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Saida XLII: Copper. 2015. Copper-plated steel.

108 x 217 x 2.5 in., 274.3 x 551.2 x 6.4 cm.

Four Seasons Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 
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Saida XLI: Chrome. 2015. Chrome-plated steel.

108 x 217 x 2.5 in., 274.3 x 551.2 x 6.4 cm.

Four Seasons Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

 

United States Embassy Compound, Islamabad, Pakistan

The work resides in the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan (Page, architect of record, and Yost Grube Hall Architecture, design architect).

Saida XXXVIII: Lapis Lazuli. 2015. Lapis Lazuli on chrome-plated steel.

120 x 120 x 2.5 in., 304.8 x 304.8 x 6.4 cm.

 

 

The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

WATG (Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo), architect and BAMO, interior designers

 
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Jerash XX: Gold. 2012. Acrylic on 24 canvases.

84 x 84 in., 213.4 x 213.4 cm.

The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

 

Mandarin Oriental, New York

Mandarin Oriental, New York (Brennan Beer Gorman, architects)

Saida XXXIV: Chrome. 2014. Chrome-plated steel.

84 x 84 x 2.5 in., 213.4 x 213.4 x 6.4 cm.

Suite 5000, Mandarin Oriental, New York

 

 

joye cottage foundation, aiken, south carolina

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Carrère and Hastings and McKim, Mead & White, architects

 
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Saida XV: Limestone. 2013.

180 x 180 x 20 in., 457.2 x 457.2 x 50.8 cm.

Photograph from Columbia Museum of Art, now on permanent display on the grounds of the Joye Cottage Foundation

 

Desert Rose I. 2015. 3D-Printed in Acrylic.

11.5 x 14 x 12.5 in., 29.2 x 35.6 x 31.8 cm.

Joye Cottage Foundation

Left: Cyrene XV: Venetian Blue. 2011. Acrylic on 110 canvases.

89 x 115 in., 226.1 x 292.1 cm.

Center: Saida XXI: Chrome. 2014. Chrome-plated steel, 60 pieces.

96 x 96 x 2.5 in., 243.8 x 243.8 x 6.4 cm.

Joye Cottage Foundation

 

Left: Mumtaz I: Steel Grey. 2014. Acrylic on canvas.

84 x 84 x 3 in., 213.4 x 213.4 x 7.6 cm.

Right: Cyrene XV: Venetian Blue. 2011. Acrylic on 110 canvases.

89 x 115 in., 226.1 x 292.1 cm.

Joye Cottage Foundation

Mumtaz I: Steel Grey. 2014. Acrylic on canvas.

84 x 84 in., 213.4 x 213.4 cm.

Joye Cottage Foundation

 

Photography Credits:

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi: photography: Jonathan Gibbons; Four Seasons Kuwait at Burj Alshaya: renderings courtesy Four Seasons Kuwait at Burj Alshaya © Four Seasons Kuwait at Burj Alshaya; photography of works: Chuck Ezell; art consultants: James Robertson Art Consultants; High Angle View of City at Night (Islamabad): Getty Images®; photography of works: Chuck Ezell; Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach; photography: Paul Thuysbaert; art consultants: James Robertson Art Consultants; AOL Time Warner Center (Mandarin Oriental Hotel, NY): Getty Images®; interior photography: Eleni Tzinakos; Joye Cottage Foundation: photography: Brent Cline