Friday, May 1, 2015

Art Is In The Air

Art was definitely in the air at DUCTAC (Mall of the Emirates in Dubai) last weekend when The Gallery of Light was filled with colourful and ambitious works of some amazing talents. It was a fabulous collection and a dazzling golden feather to Artzest's cap for having come so far in their passionate venture in such a short span. I remember their first show at Arabian Ranches some five years back which was superlative enough for a start with M.F.Hussain, himself, attending the show.

This is the second time I was visiting DUCTAC and the place is remarkable as it is one of the most prominent and happening centers of art in Dubai with workshops, exhibitions and plays going on frequently.

From the artworks, I have many personal favourites and I am a bit biased towards my friends (from FB) too :) ...but there were many new, promising and upcoming talents in this show. 

Faizal Saeed and Reham Saeed - ArtZest

A wonderfully determined couple attributing to ArtZest's success.

 Devi Seetharaman's welcoming work

 DUCTAC - The Gallery of Light - Mall of the Emirates


 Can you identify Santhana Krishnan's work?


 Mrs. Deepa Seetharaman(wife to Indian Ambassador in the U.A.E) and Peter Gressman 


 You can see Sekhar Roy, Ramesh Pachpande and Fawad Tamkanat's works.



 Gorgeous Devi Seetharaman with her Arabic ladies
(Daughter of Mr.Seetharaman, Ambassador of India) 

Devi Seetharaman and Anoushka (Krishna), my daughter :)
When Ms.Devi invited her to have a click...

Linking it to PPF...Some stunning works can be seen there... :)



10 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful art, what a great place to visit. Love the Arabian ladies painting from Devi Seetharaman! Valerie

Nic McLean said...

Wow, Deepa, this looks like a truly beautiful exhibition - the colours and the light of the gallery are wonderful (it is clearly perfectly named!) - I would love to be able to wander round and study these paintings in greater detail. That piece by Devi is stunning.

Giggles said...

What a wonderful time you've been having!! These are fabulous exhibits!! Thanks for sharing all this yummy colour!

Hugs Giggles

Ariel said...

Such a wonderful place to visit. Beautiful works Thank you Deepa for sharing
Thank you for commenting on my last week's post. I am currently in Trivandrum,my hometown in Kerala-:)
Susan

magiceye said...

Must have been wonderful!!

Gillena Cox said...

thanks for giving us a peek into the gallery; happy PPF to you

much love...

minnemie said...

Wow, some amazing art! Devi's work especially is very striking...

Linda Kunsman said...

I have friends who visited the UAE last year-and what an incredibly beautiful place! Thank you for sharing all this beautiful art and the artists!

singhalalok said...

That looks like a great collection from the distance.

Saru Singhal said...

Even I want to visit some exhibition. Princeton is a great place nearby where I want to go. Btw, some of your work has been displayed recently?