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Sajila Saseendran, Senior Reporter
Published: September 21, 2018 18:22
28 artists join hands to help rebuild Kerala
Titled 'Together We Can', the exhibition's aim is to donate the proceeds from the paintings' sale to the Kerala Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund.
Yasser Al Gergawi, director of programming and partnership at the Ministry of Tolerance, who is also a prominent figure in UAE's art circles, opened the exhibition at Ghinwa Restaurant in Flora Hotel, Al Barsha on Thursday night.
Appreciating the artists' efforts, Al Gergawi said: "This is how art becomes a soft power to rebuild our destroyed cities and destroyed minds in a much better way."
The exhibition is organised by Funnun Arts, a non-profitable group of artists formed by Shiba Khan and Farah Khan, two sisters from New Delhi in India, who have been living in Dubai for 10 years.
"This exhibition is close to our heart because it is organised for a noble cause," said Shiba.
While about a dozen artists will donate the full proceeds of the sale of their works to the cause, the rest will share 50 per cent of it, she said.
Sharjah-based artist Art Noor, from India, famous for his abstract paintings based on Arabic calligraphy of Allah's beautiful names, has offered one of those paintings or the cause. Titled 'Al Majeed' the calligraphicart piece is priced at Dh 9,990
Though she has been part of many exhibitions earlier, Egyptian artist Noura Mostafa said this one was special because it was her first time being part of a humanitarian initiative.
"What happened in Kerala has pained all of us. Artists have the ability to grab the attention of the community towards such issues and also give back to the society" said Emirati artist Ahmed Rukni.
Artist Jesno Rengi from Kerala said she was happy that she could offer a work related to her state itself, a painting of a Kathakali dancer, for the exhibition. "It is also a chance for me to feature Kerala's traditional art through this forum," said Rengi, founder of Art 4 You community.
Art Noor's SpiritFest99 at DFC
This year, Aslam Noor, widely known as Art Noor has set a gigantic 10m x 2m canvas at Dubai Festival City Mall, and undertaken to Live Paint not only one but 4 of those during the month of Ramadan.
Art Noor's SpiritFest99 at Dubai Festival City
This year, Aslam Noor, who widely known as Art Noor has set a gigantic 10m x 2m canvas at Dubai Festival City Mall, and undertaken to Live Paint not only one but 4 of those during the month of Ramadan.
The Ramadan inspired LED show that Noor designed and produced for Burj Khalifa depicting the divine names, which was chosen to be played on the façade of the world’s tallest tower many times in the evening, during the whole month of Ramadan.
Celebration of "The Eternal Life"
The rhythm of life is expressed through colour harmonies and contrasts. "It is a ceaseless flow. Old leaves die, new ones take their place. Emotions, passions, and vulnerabilities coexist on the canvas and across many canvases."
"Retrospective" at Studio 7 Gallery
At “ArtNoor Retrospective” visitors featured a wide genre of artworks that Noor has created, shedding light on the Artists Journey and for the first time a show has been so integrally planned to engage visitors.
For two consecutive years 2018 & 2019, Burj Khalifa showcased Art Noor's 99 Names of Allah series of paintings, via the multiple LED shows, that ran every day for the whole month of Ramadan. Noor reveals his insights in the interview with Art & Lusso.
The Inner Core
Being held at St Regis Dubai until July 2, the exhibits consist mainly of large scale works both in size and depth.Emphasising the need for learning to love one another.
Artistic Anedotes @ the Palm Dubai
Light & Love in an exhibiton of paintings by Art Noor at Sofitel. the Palm Dubai - In colleaboration of French owned Monda Gallery.
Noor Speaks to Panorama about his works and current exhibits.
Fragrance of Faith
Art Noor broke away from his highly successful corporate career in advertising in 2002 to dedicate his time to art, and more particularly, to all topics related to the Creator, and Love.
Inspired by Divinity
"One of the great lessons painting can teach you is not to be afraid of making mistakes. Every mistake is a doorway which leads to some
discovery. Every flawed attempt gets one closer to the desired outcome " Art Noor shares his process of creating.
Alive & Sublime 99
Alive and Sublime 99 shows by Art Noor – The latest Exhibition of paintings, Inspired by the glorious names of Allah at Dubai Mall and Marina Mall, have been on display through Ramadan,
Painting the Soul
Ruminiscence is a solo exhibition of thirty lyrical paintings by Art Noor, reflecting his admiration for the celebrated poet Rumi.
The paintings demonstrate the diversity of his artistic endeavours and the universality of his appeal.
The Anatomy of Fragrance
"He experiments with various styles and techniques and uses, for example, both wash and hard brushstrokes. But the spiritual dimensions of his work are selfevident, whatever the medium or technique."
Solidarity, to help rebuild Kerala
".. Art Noor, famous for his abstract paintings based on Arabic calligraphy of Allah's
beautiful names, has offered one of those paintings or the cause."
Sailing in the Same Boat at #RAKFAF
Aslam (Art) Noor’s ‘Sailing in the Same Boat’ that started out as a live painting project in Abu Dhabi on a four-part canvas measuring 4mx1.5m. Reinterpreting the natural shape of the UAE map as a large dhow, sailing with many nationalities on board.
Wings of Light
Perhaps this is what Noor’s mission is. To touch the hearts with interpretations of the divine attributes through his memorable strokes of emotion and faith and put them in touch with the sacred within.