The paintings from Naifeh’s Topkapi series are based on an ancient Islamic scroll with small geometric designs. Naifeh 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.
Selected works from the Topkapi series are exhibited below. You can select individual works for an expanded view. For availability and pricing inquiries, please contact us.