Fri
26Jan

Zero Degree: Radical Painting

Olivier Mosset has dedicated himself to engaging with elementary geometric structures since the mid-1960s. He is best known for his early circle paintings of 1966-72 which bear a black circle in the center of a white square canvas.  

Join JPNF for our first painting workshop for adults as participants explore geometric abstraction through the seminal works of Olivier Mosset. Participants experiment with composition, colour and form and learn about the concepts behind the artist’s work. All material is provided by JPNF. 

The workshop is open to participants 16+. RSVP to programs@jpnajarfoundation.com or call 04 258 7078.


Contribution AED250. Please note that a 5% VAT will be added to the contribution as per Dubai Federal Tax Authority bylaws. 


Held during Quoz Arts Fest, the workshop will be led by visiting instructor Andrew Parry. Parry studied drawing and painting in Edinburgh and Dundee in the early 80’s. He then won a Canadian Travelling Scholarship that took him to Barcelona where he spent two years studying the work of Juan Miro and Anthon Tapies. He also spent time working in the studio of Barcelona artist Eduardo Oliva. In 1986 Parry studied print making in Poland gaining a Diploma from the Krakow Academy of Fine Art under the master printer Professor Pietch.

Over the last twenty five years Andrew Parry has largely worked as an arts educator and community artist, managing the design and production of larger collaborative, public art works. He has promoted in his work the ‘power of art to change people’s lives’ and has devoted some of his time to enabling people affected by disability and illness to participate in mainstream arts activities.