eve . 2014
eve original sketch . 2014
eve at 'what do you hear?' for sikka . 2014

for dubai's 2014 art season (also known as march madness!), i kept my contribution to a minimum because of the extreme workload in the office at tashkeel. but any contribution is good i think!
for this year, i was invited to participate in reiner erlings first curated exhibition titled 'what do you hear?'. a short music piece was created by the reiner erlings team which was then shared with the contributing artists. each artist had to visually interpret the music and create an art piece which would be showcased at the sikka art fair.
my submission is the illustration you see above. titled 'eve', my piece is based on a female figure conceived from listening and interpreting characteristics from the music piece; a woman that is mysterious, mythical and magical. eve is tragic, sensual and seductive. a woman controlled, but in control.
for the presentation of my piece, i tried a different way of framing then usual. I presented eve as if in a space with depth, creating a box frame, where you peer inside to catch a glimpse of eve inside a dark space.
with a short timeframe to work with, i think i did quite a good job with the illustration. i absolutely loved the presentation of the framing and will definitely look into framing in a similar way on future pieces if relevant.
thank you to the reiner erlings family for inviting me to be a part of the project. looking forward to seeing it grow and hopefully will be a part of it in the near future.


72 by hues

72 by hues hotel minarets prints . 2013 

minarets prints at 72 by hues hotel (photograph by nikolas margaritis) 

i was approached by the girls from capsule arts to create artworks for a new boutique hotel recently opened in sharjah; 72 by hues72 by hues is a contemporary, stylish hotel which uses colour and vibrancy as a theme throughout its spaces. along with other commissioned artists, i was asked to contribute works that follow a similar criteria and submit pieces that relate to the culture of sharjah and hotel theme. 
working closely with capsule arts on the client's brief, i submitted revamped versions of an artwork i did years ago as an evite for ramadan (read post here). the final artworks worked well for the hotel as it relates to the culture of sharjah, using minarets as a main element in the artworks (sharjah being well known as a conservative, religious city) but presenting it in a abstract, contemporary way and using vibrant, pop colours.
the prints are currently up and on display at the hotel. if anyone does drop by, do make sure to check them out. i will definitely have to make a visit myself very soon.
thank you capsule arts for the opportunity. glad to have my artworks on display in a cool hotel.