Mizan

 

Naifeh’s Mizan series – the term means balance or harmony in Arabic – is based on a medieval design that appears in both Islamic and Jewish art of that period, creating works that embrace the common visual traditions of both religions. Naifeh renders the design using interlocking V-shaped canvases that also celebrate the shaped canvases of mid-century artists such as Frank Stella, notably his Notched-V series that he began in late 1964.

 

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

 

Mizan VI: Black Cherry

2011. Acrylic on 18 interconnected canvases. 60 x 60 in., 152.4 x 152.4 cm.

Mizan X: Sashay Red

2011. Acrylic on 72 interconnected canvases. 72 x 72 in., 182.9 x 182.9 cm.

Mizan XIV: Mystical Green

2011. Acrylic on 18 interconnected canvases. 60 x 60 in., 152.4 x 152.4 cm.

Mizan XIII: Hunter Green

2011. Acrylic on 18 interconnected canvases. 60 x 60 in., 152.4 x 152.4 cm.

Mizan XI: Steel Gray

2011. Acrylic on 72 interconnected canvases. 72 x 72 in., 182.9 x 182.9 cm.

Mizan V: Copper

2011. Acrylic on 72 interconnected canvases. 72 x 72 in., 182.9 x 182.9 cm.

Mizan VII: Black Pearl

2011. Acrylic on 18 interconnected canvases. 60 x 60 in., 152.4 x 152.4 cm.