Topkapi

 

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

 

Topkapi XXIV

2013. Acrylic on canvas. 60 x 43 in., 152.4 x 109.2 cm.

Topkapi XX

2012. Acrylic on canvas. 72 x 98 in., 182.9 x 248.9 cm.

Topkapi XII

2012. Acrylic on canvas. 60 x 43 in., 152.4 x 109.2 cm.

Topkapi IV

1992. Acrylic on canvas. 60 x 25 in., 152.4 x 63.5 cm.

Topkapi VI

1992. Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 48 in., 121.9 x 121.9 cm.

Topkapi XIV

2011. Acrylic on canvas. 60 x 25 in., 152.4 x 63.5 cm.

Topkapi XXI

2012. Acrylic on canvas. 72 x 72 in., 182.9 x 182.9 cm.

Topkapi XXIII

2012. Acrylic on canvas. 72 x 72 in., 182.9 x 182.9 cm.

Topkapi XXII

2012. Acrylic on canvas. 60 x 60 in., 152.4 x 152.4 cm.