Cyrene

 

The works in the Cyrene series combine as many as 110 diamond-shaped canvases to create works that have an eye-shifting effect, an illusion of motion that was a central feature of the Op Art movement of the 1960s and 70s. Inspired mainly by the British master Bridget Riley, Naifeh often worked in an Op Art style during the period when Op Art had its strongest following. His present series stands as an indirect homage to that movement, as well as a direct homage to the Islamic design at the core of the paintings.

 

Selected works from the Cyrene series are exhibited below. You can select individual works for an expanded view. For availability and pricing inquiries, please contact us

 

Cyrene III: Venetian Blue

2010. Acrylic on 24 canvases. 53 x 53 in., 134.6 x 134.6 cm.

Cyrene XVI: Gold

2011. Acrylic on 110 canvases. 89 x 115 in., 226.1 x 292.1 cm.

Cyrene XI: Mystical Green

2011. Acrylic on 40 canvases. 64 x 64 in., 162.6 x 162.6 cm.

Cyrene X: Steel Gray

2010. Acrylic on 24 canvases. 53 x 53 in., 134.6 x 134.6 cm.

Cyrene VI: Lilac

2010. Acrylic on 24 canvases. 53 x 52 in., 134.6 x 134.6 cm.

Cyrene IV: Copper

2010. Acrylic on 24 canvases. 53 x 52 in., 134.6 x 134.6 cm.

Cyrene V: Sapphire

2010. Acrylic on 24 canvases. 53 x 52 in., 134.6 x 134.6 cm.