Hakim Al Akel

"There's a certain kind of silence in their faces," says Hakim Al Akel, Yemeni artist extraordinaire, about the women who inspire his paintings.  His canvases – jolted through with juicy color, ripe with law-abiding detail – are like miniatures that have exploded into the future, riding the edge between the language of perspective and the lush hypnosis of pattern. 

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