Interview: Mohamad Abdallah
Luca Curci talks with Mohamad Abdallah during FUTURE LANDSCAPES, third appointment of BORDERS ART FAIR, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.
Born and raised in Lebanon, Mohamad is an architect and artist currently based in Dubai, UAE. Their artistic process blends architecture and visual arts with a focus on biomimicry and parametric design. They create cutting-edge architectural solutions that are motivated by nature using a combination of conventional sketching and digital renderings. Their work has appeared in numerous international magazines and exhibitions, earning praise for its avant-garde perspective. It is Mohamad mission to produce architectural works of art that push the envelope of innovation serve as models for positive change and push the boundary of creativity.
LUCA CURCI – What is art for you?
MOHAMAD ABDALLAH – Art, for me, is a reflection of the human mind for ideas and ideation, presented in various forms. It’s a source of inspiration that has the power to touch people’s hearts and endure through time. It’s a language that speaks to the soul, bridging gaps and fostering connections.
LC – Which subject are you working on?
MA – My present artistic investigation is focused on the fascinating subject of biomimicry. This idea explores the complex interplay between architectural design and creative solutions found in nature. I seek to infuse architectural forms with the efficiency, elegance, and robustness of natural forms that have evolved over millions of years by studying the designs found in nature. By taking inspiration from the fundamental essence of life itself, this topic not only pushes the limits of creativity but also tackles pressing worldwide issues.
LC – What is your creative process like?
MA – My creative process combines inspiration, ideas, and technical execution in a seamless way. It starts by identifying pressing global issues that call for creative solutions. I immerse myself in the physical process of sketching, taking inspiration from the adaptive genius of nature. This preliminary phase enables complex ideas to flow from my mind onto paper by acting as a conduit between my thoughts and the outside world. The preliminary sketches develop into sophisticated 3D models and digital renderings like seeds that eventually sprout. The transition from analogue sketches to digital representations is comparable to a dance between technological and organic elements. This change gives me the freedom to hone and develop my notions while releasing the constraints imposed by tools and tradition. The seamless fusion of different media highlights the core of my artistic journey – a convergence of fortitude and creativity that reflects the complex balance found in nature itself.
LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
MA – Themes that go beyond simple aesthetics and into the realm of meaningful exploration are precisely what my artistic works are diligently focused on. My works of art are mostly inspired by the fascinating ideas of parametric design, biomimicry, and the problem-solving process. These themes weave together to form a creative tapestry that seeks to balance the beauty of nature with the clarity of architectural vision.
LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
MA – My style undoubtedly evolved in an intriguing way, reflecting the expansion and diversification of my architectural journey. My early creative endeavours contained a feeling of simplicity that permitted a concentrated examination of architectural ideas. My aesthetic evolved gradually as my interest in parametric design and biomimicry grew more intense. This process of evolution has involved fusing the finesse of natural patterns with the complexity of architectural form
LC – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the festival or as a part of preexisting works?
MA – I’m truly honored by your appreciation of my recent artistic production. The artwork I’ve had the privilege to present was meticulously crafted specifically for this festival. It is a representation of future landscapes and architectural ideas that bridge the gap between humanity and the natural world, fusing my artistic vision with the festival’s overall theme. My research and effort have culminated in this piece of art, which blends in beautifully with the festival’s aesthetic landscape.
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
MA – Your event is incredibly well-planned and stunning in every way. It’s a carefully planned platform that brings together a wide range of artistic abilities, generating a vibrant environment for the exchange of ideas and stimulating conversations. Your dedication to supporting art and fostering a thriving artistic community is highlighted by the meticulous planning of the event and the attention to detail in every area, including the presentation of the artworks and the encouragement of interactions.
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
MA – In my opinion, ITSLIQUID GROUP is a shining example of superb planning and talent selection in the field of modern art. The organization’s commitment to giving artists a platform to excel and connecting creative minds on a worldwide scale is genuinely admirable. ITSLIQUID GROUP amplifies artistic voices and brings contemporary art to the forefront of worldwide discussions by bringing together artists, exhibitions, and events on a global scale. This deliberate method of fostering the creative ecosystem reveals a sincere belief in the power of creativity and its positive effects on society.