Describing Architecture

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Oil and Ink / Hamed S. Bukhamseen


Graphite, Gouache, Collage, Ink
Series, 4 No., 594 x 420mm

This series of drawings trace the history of a city located on the shores of the Arabian/Persian Gulf in the Middle East. The city was founded in the late 1700s with its people completely reliant on the sea for their livelihood. It was composed of a dense urban fabric of mud brick homes which follow the typology of the courtyard houses seen across North Africa and the Middle East. However, this urban fabric would drastically change within an incredibly short period of time with the discovery a single resource: Oil