“ Imaginarium” AboVE the ocean, OVER the sea

  • Curated by Jesno Jackson, Art4youGallery

Over the years, artists have been drawn to use the theme of water in their work. A subject so varied in its dimensions, that it provides a never-ending supply of ideas and nuances for the artist to explore.

‘IMAGINARIUM’, Above the Ocean,Over the sea, will open on Thursday the 5th of September 2019, 7p.m. onwards and run upto Saturday the14th of September, at Studio Seven Gallery, Business Bay. Curated by Art4you, ‘Imaginarium’ will exhibit work by 12 talented artists who have delved deep into the ocean of their creative minds and souls and translated the theme in their own unique styles and genres. The interpretations flow from gentle waves and the exquisite, joyful creatures of the sea, to fluid abstract seascapes, to its crystalline beauty.

The exhibition, Imaginarium has tried to include artists that have depicted various facets of water right from the surface to the very depths…hence the tagline over the ocean, above the sea…Every artist has a vision, that first takes shape in their mind, which they then meticulously render, applying the effects of color and contrast to create a magical mood that mirrors their imagination, thus suspending their vision forever in time, space and on their canvas. Exploring the distinctive character of harbors and sunsets, focusing on nautical and marine life have been an inspiration to artists for time immemorial. Water, with its multitude of moods, tides, its ebb and flow, its iridescent, chromatic marine life, has always been many an artist’s favourite theme. We hope that likewise the viewers will be enthralled by the dynamic array of artwork

Spain, Guatemala, India, Sudan have all recently been affected by a different and violent aspect of water. Floods. As a fitting tribute to Victims of the floods and their families, the exhibition will also showcase a series of work that in an interesting twist deals with an aspect of water that harms rather than heals… floods, a potent reminder that we need to continue to bring awareness, protect and save our fragile ecosystem.

Each of us on the planet has a responsibility to do our part to help protect, care for and enhance our beautiful planet. Imaginarium hopes to bring awareness to that delicate balance between man and the ecosystem, in particular-marine life. Due to mans’ lack of respect for our planet, we sometimes tip the scales resulting in calamities of varied proportion. So instead, our message is to celebrate the ocean and stay tuned in to the challenges that face our beautiful planet today.

“Its wonderful to find those places,

Where all remains peaceful and Imaginarium,

And the movement of creation is slow and steady”!!!

One must agree that the highest form of tolerance would be tolerant and gentle with nature. Hence, we are honoured to have the support of Our Chief Guest of honour – Mr. Yasser AL Gergawi

Our honoured invitees include Marine biologists and coastal scientists. A short talk on the importance of marine ecosystems to human wellbeing will be delivered by our eminent speaker,Ms. Marina Antonopoulou.

Ms. Tasnim Salem Al Felasi from Environment Department has kindly concurred to attend the exhibition on behalf of the Dubai Municipality. She has an exceptional understanding of art which finds its ways and adds value to the varied public events hosted by the Environmental Awareness Section under her keen guidance.

Inspired by the connectivity of the environment – The Water for Life is showcased in this exhibition.

Environmental Awareness through Art –

“Dive into the ocean of beingness, Into the calmness, walk and Breath and Live in a reality beyond all realities that you can imagine”!!!

Our artists;

  • Roa Al Madani – UAE
  • Peter Farrington – Canada
  • Jaya Lakshmi – Oman
  • Jaleela Niaz – SingaporeSushmita Nandkeolyar Sinha – India
  • Jesno Rengi – India
  • Anjini Prakash Laitu – India
  • Lindi Badenhorst – South Africa
  • Renu Shivam – India
  • Riddhi Jain – India
  • Nadeem Yaqoob Alboloushi – Iran/ UAE
  • Chitra Sudhakaran – India

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