never in my life would have thought that i would ever be on tv, let alone being featured on cnn! it was truly flattering to be selected as the Emirati 'artist' on 'quest mean's business - future cities' segment. it features me during my participation at this year's abu dhabi art design studio exhibition. even though i'm in it for a short period of time, it was still fun to be a part of. & any publicity is always good publicity!
|biladi sketch 1 . 2010|
|biladi sketch 2 . 2010|
is it too late to wish everyone a happy national day?! the uae just turned 39 years young. can't wait to see what happens in the next 39! here are some 'patriotic' illustrations, krossbreed style...
|hear no evil . 2007|
|see no evil . 2007|
|speak no evil . 2007|
my take on the famous 'no evil' monkeys! i'm a huge fan of vintage pin-up poster art. thought i could make a relationship with the two.
|bring the sword and axe character illustration . 2010|
|bring the sword and axe digital sketch . 2010|
|bring the sword and axe final skate deck . 2010|
|bring the sword and axe skate deck detail . 2010|
one of my favorite projects, this artwork was created for the fakie skate 'dexhibition'. The concept is based on a combination of the urban world of skating, & traditional UAE folklore. To me, skaters are like urban superheroes, riding across a concrete jungle looking for excitement. It’s as if their skate decks are weapons, using them to move around the urban playground, known to the rest of us as the city.I decided to juxtapose the phrase ‘Bring the sword & axe’, emphasizing the idea of skaters as urban superheroes. The origins of the phrase comes from the ancient world of sailors and fishermen, who would scream it when they felt they were in danger from demonic creatures of the waters. This would help scare off the jinni’s and demons away from their boats and ships. Just like the fishermen and sailors of our forefathers, to me, skaters are fearless and daring, like modern day superheroes. If faced with any danger, they would look at it straight in the face, and skate forward to fight back…