Mahmoud Sabri – A Retrospective
An exhibition of the pioneering Iraqi artist Mahmoud Sabri
La Galleria Pall Mall, 25th June – 6th July
The exhibition features the work of the pioneering Iraqi artist Mahmoud Sabri (1927 - 2012) and takes us through his lifetime journey, from his early work that reflected the suffering of the Iraqi people to his pursuit of a new form of art that represented the atomic level of reality revealed by modern science which he termed “Quantum Realism”.
At the age of forty, Sabri started working on the relationship between art and science, and its link to social development. In 1971 he published his Manifesto of the New Art of Quantum Realism (QR). QR is the application of the scientific method in the field of art and graphically represents the complex processes in nature. In his words, "Art is now the last area of human activity to which the scientific method is still not applied". Art is now the last...