Doha by Manuel Álvarez Diestro | ITSLIQUID

Doha by Manuel Álvarez Diestro

Art | September 25, 2020 |

Doha_Manuel-Alvarez-Diestro
Image courtesy of Manuel Álvarez Diestro

Doha by Manuel Álvarez Diestro

The spanish photographer Manuel Alvarez Diestro has depicted the latest on new city planning and architectural trends in the Qatari desert. Most of these images depict the moment in transition of these “surreal” structures before being completed.

Doha, nowadays is getting ready for the World Cup in 2022. This said, new construction developments for housing, sports facilities, infrastructure and business purposes flourish all over the surrounding areas of the metropolis. Particularly in the Norther areas of Doha and Lusail.  

Doha_Manuel-Alvarez-Diestro
Image courtesy of Manuel Álvarez Diestro

The photographer – in a “Delirium” of skyscrapers standing on the sand-  found a perfect paradise for exploring the landscape that he previously saw from the plane before landing at the ravishing Doha International Airport. He explored the territory for several days while driving on a car. He described the experience as the discovery of an endless sequence of “Mirages” spreading in the vast desert.

Doha, under this construction frenzy is becoming a leading capital for the arts. The city has cleverly decided to promote new museums and reinforce the city’s identity on a climate of modernity, openness to the world while preserving its traditions.  The Museum of Islamic Art, the Mathaf focusing on Modern Art and the M7 are examples of this initiative among others.  

Alvarez Diestro in his series incorporated the desert’s tonality with the creative talent of TAI ARTS in Madrid, Spain.  He previously conducted the very same formula with another photo series about Dubai, Cairo and Tehran.

more. www.manueldiestro.com

Doha_Manuel-Alvarez-Diestro
Image courtesy of Manuel Álvarez Diestro
Doha_Manuel-Alvarez-Diestro
Image courtesy of Manuel Álvarez Diestro
Doha_Manuel-Alvarez-Diestro
Image courtesy of Manuel Álvarez Diestro
Doha_Manuel-Alvarez-Diestro
Image courtesy of Manuel Álvarez Diestro
Doha_Manuel-Alvarez-Diestro
Image courtesy of Manuel Álvarez Diestro
Doha_Manuel-Alvarez-Diestro
Image courtesy of Manuel Álvarez Diestro
Doha_Manuel-Alvarez-Diestro
Image courtesy of Manuel Álvarez Diestro
Doha_Manuel-Alvarez-Diestro
Image courtesy of Manuel Álvarez Diestro
Doha_Manuel-Alvarez-Diestro
Image courtesy of Manuel Álvarez Diestro

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


INTERVIEW: GABRIELE GASPARDIS

Interviews | November 23, 2021

Gabriele Gaspardis was born on November 10, 1968, in Rome. From an early age he moved to Umbria, where he studied, worked, and still lives. He considers himself primarily a conceptual photographer and, so that, in this expressive form his inner feeling emerges at its best. Read more


Kehinde Wiley

Art | November 9, 2021

Kehinde Wiley is an American artist best known for his portraits that render people of colour in the traditional settings of Old Master paintings. Most famously, in 2017, he was commissioned to paint Barack Obama, becoming the first Black artist to paint an official portrait of a president of the United States. Read more


INTERVIEW: CHERYLE G. GALLOWAY

Interviews | November 7, 2021

Cheryle G. Galloway, born in Zimbabwe, is a US-based photographer. She has lived in South Africa and Brazil, before settling in the US. After completing a BA in Communication Science and becoming a mother, Cheryle was drawn to the visual art of photography as a medium for story-telling and interpreting her experiences. Read more


BASELITZ: THE RETROSPECTIVE

Art | November 5, 2021

Unclassifiable, vacillating between figuration, abstraction and a conceptual approach, Georg Baselitz claims to paint images that have yet to exist and to unearth that which has been relegated to the past: ‘I was born amid an order destroyed, in a landscape of ruins, a people in ruins, a society in ruins. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!