Alserkal Avenue - Galleries Night

Last week the creative district Alserkal Avenue hosted a vibrant exposition called Galleries night. Event filled with art, music and friendly faces. In this art-rich neighborhood a new generation of artists and designers shared their thoughts and the beauty of their creations.

Absolutely amazing artwork of Afshin Pirhashemi called The Family. Estimate : $25,000-$35,000, Ayyam gallery, Al Quoz

Absolutely amazing artwork of Afshin Pirhashemi called The Family. Estimate : $25,000-$35,000, Ayyam gallery, Al Quoz

Hamid Sahihi - From the Bulimie series, 2013. Estimate $6,000-$9,000, Ayyam gallery, Al Quoz

Hamid Sahihi - From the Bulimie series, 2013. Estimate $6,000-$9,000, Ayyam gallery, Al Quoz

A4 Space, Al Quoz

A4 Space, Al Quoz

A4 Space, Al Quoz

A4 Space, Al Quoz

One of my favorite artists in Dubai.  Brownmonkeys, FN Designs Gallery, Al Quoz

One of my favorite artists in Dubai.  Brownmonkeys, FN Designs Gallery, Al Quoz

FN Designs Gallery, Al Quoz

FN Designs Gallery, Al Quoz

Brownmonkeys, FN Designs Gallery, Al Quoz

Brownmonkeys, FN Designs Gallery, Al Quoz

The Home Specialist, Al Quoz

The Home Specialist, Al Quoz

Beautiful Dubai designs at The Home Specialist, Al Quoz (www.interiors-uae.com)

Beautiful Dubai designs at The Home Specialist, Al Quoz (www.interiors-uae.com)

There is no beginning. There is no end. There is only passion for life.

There is no beginning. There is no end. There is only passion for life.

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Brownmonkeys, FN Designs Gallery, Al Quoz

Brownmonkeys, FN Designs Gallery, Al Quoz

 If you haven't had a chance to see all of it, most exhibitions will last till the end of October. 

 

 

ME Film & Comic Con Dubai 2014

Every geek in Dubai was in heaven this weekend. Why? Comic Con was back!

This time the festival was bigger than ever. The Dubai World Trade Centre was jam packed with excited fans of Star Wars, Manga & Anime, comics, games and sci-fi.  You could have easily met your favourite superheros,  learn the secrets of clay model animation, get your first acting experience or take pictures with actors like Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring from Breaking Bad!). 

Check out some of the awesome artwork I've spotted.

Brownmonkeys are so cool!

Brownmonkeys are so cool!

Brownmonkeys

Brownmonkeys

Brownmonkeys

Brownmonkeys

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The badass Tron bike

The badass Tron bike

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Giancarlo Esposito aka Gus Fring!

Giancarlo Esposito aka Gus Fring!

 Can't wait to do it next year!

SIKKA 2014

SIKKA 2014 was an amazing event. The location in Bastakiya just couldn't have been better. It has talked, smelled and tasted the creative inspirational atmosphere.

If you couldn't make it, don’t worry, art is everywhere in this city.

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Brownmonkeys  

Brownmonkeys

 

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Gallery Spy: Highlights from Art Dubai 2014

 

Here is the photo recap if you missed out!

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Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

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Valérie Belin. (Detail) Pieris Japonica (Mountain Fire) from the Black Eyed Susan II series, 2013. This work priced at  $43,000  comments on the status of women and flowers as that of pure décor.

Valérie Belin. (Detail) Pieris Japonica (Mountain Fire) from the Black Eyed Susan II series, 2013. This work priced at  $43,000  comments on the status of women and flowers as that of pure décor.

Gallery Spy: Pop Wall exhibition at Courtyard Gallery

I'm proud to present an exciting exhibition which is taking place at Courtyard Gallery.  

POP WALL exhibition features my favorite graffiti artworks, acrylic and mixed media works, printed posters and pop art themed purses. Binty Bint's candy coloured chickens,  pop art and colourful popcorn. What more I could wish for? Absolutely amazing event.

POP WALL runs from March 16th to April 17th. Make sure you also attend the live painting by Binty Bint and the Dotmasters at JA Ocean View Hotel on 18th from 6pm till 9pm. See you there!

 

Maria Iqbal, Afghanistan

Maria Iqbal, Afghanistan

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Robin Coleman, UK

Robin Coleman, UK

Dotmasters, UK

Dotmasters, UK

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Raafat Karimeh, Lebanon

Raafat Karimeh, Lebanon

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Binty Bint,UK

Binty Bint,UK

DUBAI ART SEASON 2014

Dubai is about looking deeply enough in the city for what you seek. I seek for some fresh urban art, so be prepared to read about all the exciting events that will happen around the town.                                                                                                                    

The urban art scene in Dubai is growing rapidly and one sign of  it is the DUBAI ART SEASON 2014. There are lots of workshops, art exhibits, outdoor art projects, live art and music in public spaces. Yay,  I want to high five myself for being in the right place in the right time!

DUBAI ART SEASON  encompasses:

Sikka Art Fair: ( March 15th – 25th)  www.sikka.ae  

Design Days Dubai: ( March 17th -21th) www.designdaysdubai.ae

Art Dubai: ( March 19th - 22nd)  www.artdubai.ae

The Middle East Film and Comic Con: ( April 3rd - 5th)  www.mefcc.com

The Gulf Film Festival: ( April 9th - 15th)  www.gulffilmfest.com

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To be honest, it's sometimes very difficult to find the galleries, and you could spend more then an hour in a cab looking for the locations. The best way to see art centers, studios and alternative art spaces  is while you ride THE ART BUS. The Art Bus will be traveling around Dubai on three routes, which include Al Quoz, Jumeirah and the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, Downtown and DIFC.  To book a seat call 04 341 7303 or email to artbus@artinthecity.com. The tickets are priced at AED 50 per person, per day. 

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