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Unveiling Red Stack by Shaikha Al Mazrou

Tremenheere is proud to welcome an exciting new artwork by UAE artist Shaikha Al Mazrou to the Sculpture Gardens straight from Regents Park, London. Red Stack, 2022, the largest single work by the artist to date, now sits magnificently in the field at the top of the gardens. 

Shaikha Al Mazrou’s sculptures are expressions of materiality-articulations of tension and the interplay between form and content. Central to her practice is her irreverent use of material and its apparent contradictions, using durable materials that are made to resemble something soft, pliable or ephemeral.

Fascinated by notions of physical space, Al Mazrou’s sculptures and installations materialise as simple gestures that emphasise the representation of tension, weight and space whilst borrowing formally from minimalism and intellectually from conceptual art, colour theory and geometric abstraction.

Red Stack develops the forms and language of Al Mazrou’s inflated and folded steel sculptures, which in turn resemble helium balloons or giant displays of origami.

Watch the fascinating making of Red Stack on Youtube here

The deceivingly soft-looking material, large size and bright red colouring are quite striking against the exotic and sub-tropical planting and greenery of the gardens, making this a fascinating location for such artwork, not to be missed.

About Shaikha Al Mazrou

Shaikha Al Mazrou was born in the UAE in 1988 and received her MFA in 2014 from the Chelsea College of Fine Art, University of the Arts London, after her studies at the College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah. 

Al Mazrou presented The Plinth in 202, a large-scale public sculpture commissioned under the Expo 2020 Dubai Public Art Programme and intended to remain on-site as part of the future city of District 2020. Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include Red Stack, Frieze Sculpture with Lawrie Shabibi, London, 2022; Rearranging the Riddle, Maraya Art Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 2020; Expansion/Extension, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, 2019; Solo Projects, Abu Dhabi Art with Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, 2018.

Shaikha Al Mazrou has participated in a number of group exhibitions worldwide including in, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Barcelona, Abu Dhabi and the USA. 

Shaikha Al Mazrou is a finalist in the Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize (2020). In 2018 Al Mazrou was Green house: Interior yet Exterior, Manmade yet Natural (2018). She has also been commissioned by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), Abu Dhabi Art & Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC). source.

Meet Shaikha Al Mazrou here.