About The Art Gallery
A contemporary cultural retailer, The Art Gallery (TAG) is abundant with sumptuous artwork and beautifully crafted gifts – all of which reflect the fascinating Middle East region. Pattern, calligraphy and a myriad of regional design influences are portrayed in products which have been crafted by carefully selected Artists and Designers.
Founded by highly respected Syrian Artists and Designers Ghiath Lahham and Helen Abbas in 2020, The Art Gallery is an online feast of fabulous creativity. Based in Dubai, TAG is built on Ghiath’s and Helen’s renowned artistic skills and their 20 years successfully creating Artwork for discerning customers around the globe.
Curated by these highly experienced creative partners, The Art Gallery is a source of unique artworks. Designed for stylish homes and modern offices, the Artworks are available in open and limited editions. Artwork techniques combine giclée printing with many artworks using hand applied gold leaf embellishment and textural finishes to make bold artistic statements – always at accessible prices.
Every month, new artworks and innovative products are added to the TAG website. The Founders are busy working with creative partners from throughout the region to bring you innovative products which will adorn your walls for years to come. Buy directly from the TAG website and you can be confident that you will be delighted with your purchases. TAG delivers to homes and offices throughout the region and across the world and uses robust packaging to ensure Artworks are delivered securely.
The Art Gallery is based on a simple philosophy: “Creating unique art, we will provide our customers with great things for walls. We will guarantee the highest product integrity and support every purchase with exceptional service. Finally, we take art seriously, but not so seriously that it intimidates – we are passionate about our Art but we will remain collaborative, accessible and joyful in all we do.”
Lead Artist & Co-Founder Helen Abbas
Helen is a renowned Arabic Artist and designer with a rapidly expanding international reputation. Originally from Syria, she moved to Dubai in 2000. Helen has been a full-time Artist for more than 15 years and continues to be inspired by her fast-paced modern Middle Eastern hub. Her work is deeply personal and draws upon her own life experiences, regional culture, religion and the people she meets. Calligraphy, pattern and design iconography influence many of her artworks – often combined in multiple layers to create deeply experiential canvases.
Arabic calligraphy is a prevalent theme in Helen’s work. Her love of letter forms is evident in much that she undertakes. From history she uncovers ancient fonts and reinterprets them in a way which is abstract and bursting with expression. In every twist and turn of a letter, Helen sees beauty, adding a contemporary style which engages the viewer.
Helen has worked with regional and international galleries for almost two decades. She has forged a reputation as a highly collectable Artist and her Artworks can be seen in prestige offices and institutions as well as within contemporary homes and luxury hotels.
CEO & Co-Founder Ghiath Lahham
Ghiath brings substantial experience from his work within cultural retail, the design world and artistic curation. His creative expertise touches every product within The Art Gallery – where his focus is on concept development, design execution and commercial presentation. A believer in the power of Art and Design to influence human behavior, Ghiath is renowned for his creative work for both The Art Gallery and corporate clientele. Passionate about photography, typography and graphics, Ghiath is driven by a desire to create unique solutions - built around strong conceptual ideas and regional insights and delivered through strong design and meticulous craft.
Working with a cohort of selected contributors, Ghiath’s role is to curate, commission and take overall creative leadership. He works with external artists to build stories, articulate rationale and supervise the artistic execution.
The Art Gallery provides a bespoke service for private clients, corporate projects and project management. TAG would be delighted to discuss your brief over a coffee. There are various ways in which The Art Gallery can work with you; as consultants and creative directors, as curators and/or commissioners or as a turnkey service in which all aspects of the artwork package is provided.
TAG has experience across a vast range of projects, including;
Prestige private residences
Hotels and Resorts