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FEBRUARY 2021

EMIRATE’S

CIVILISATIONAL

HERITAGE

Iconic photo of His Late

Grandfather Sheikh Rashid

Recreated by Sheikh Hamdan

PAINTING

MUSEUM

Painting Museum Opens

its Doors to Visitors With

More Than 3,000 Works

INTERVIEW

KEN KUNG

Hongkong

HIGHLIGHTS

ART EXHIBITION

FEATURED ARTWORKS

and much more...

Price: AED 90 / USD 25

UAE’S MARS

MISSION

UAE's Mission to Mars

(HOPE) will enter into orbit on

9th Feb, 2020

Cover Picture Courtesy

Carla Grace Original Painting

© Carla Grace Art



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Judi Awad-UAE

Alaa Youssef

Kyra Rawat Tandon

Melanie Manoj

Keyuri Buranpur

Occupation of a

washer man

Manoranjan Majhi -

India

Vincent van Gogh said in "Lust for

Life" As I work at my drawings, day

after day, what seemed unattainable

before is now gradually becoming

possible. Slowly, I'm learning to

observe and measure. I don't stand

quite so helpless before nature any

longer. The fantastic thing about

Mother Nature is endless. A work of

art which did not begin in emotion

is not art. The gorgeous views from

Inner Dalen valley or the view of

aurora borealis and lots of such

breath-taking sights that have their

own mesmerized magic. Several

artists throughout history tried well

succeeded to capture the wonder

of nature on their canvases. Their

work has continuously galvanized

countless people. Art is a pure form

of happiness and joy. A viewer can

add his own meaning to any artistry

and this is such beautiful thing

itself.

Not simply the pleasing eyesights

however conjointly the world

is decorated with impossible and

awe dropping many species. Our

species is lucky enough to own the

consciousness to explore and love

the other living creatures, could

that air land or within the ocean

world. And the creator Carla Grace

Khushboo verma

Mariam Al qamzy-UAE

The ballerina is the symbol of

feminine, grace and beauty. It is

the materialized metamorphosis

of beauty and femininity

Mariam Abu Eida -UAE

from New Sjaelland is attempting to

capture this grace of our blue planet

on her canvases.

Her aim is often to form her

paintings as majestic as doable so

the viewer would feel the aura of the

painted creature. Miss Grace has

been trying to master this inventive

talent from the learning phase on

her own.

Even though a paint brush and a

canvas to draw on define her talent,

what makes Carla Grace proud are

folks who perceive their dreams

tagged along with their family.

Through her informative Videos she

has been quite useful throughout

this pandemic for the people that

seek for the information.

It isn't up to the individuals to

make an artist renowned however

the natural virtue beside discipline

of an artist to do would make his/

her dreams reality, though it needs

mountains to climb, a message

Carla Grace would really like to

deliver to the opposite artists.

When spoke concerning importance

of art for a student she says that art

I've chosen this piece because I'm really

proud of the details. This was originally

a piece I made for a content creator

named Technoblade on YouTube, but

despite my efforts, it didn't get the

attention I wanted it to have :( Since

Technoblade's persona online was a

king, I tried to put that in along with his

infamous saying, "Blood for the blood

God." Even though I made this around

September, I've improved a lot but I'm

still proud of this piece

Francheska Talla - UAE

Manifestation of my soul

Gunay Bayramova -

Azerbaijan

may be a variety of expression and

unleash and if a student likes art

independent of that student good

at it or not there is continuously

elemental value found during the

process of the creation.

Carla Grace has not only educated

herself this art however conjointly

seeks motivation from her future

self. As we all know every artist

was first amateur. Because the

artist says “I am inspired by the

person I hope to be in 10 years’

time. I imagine what she needs me

to do, to have faith in now, and it

motivates me to be the best artist

I can be today.” Miss Grace idealises

A painting of a human art which

shows how valuable are heart are

and how detailed it is.

Starry Night- By Vincent Van Gogh

(Mirror painting) with my touch

Elements of photography - Color

Elements of Photography- Balance

Nature - Solidaster flower

SOFT DREAM:Humans

always suffer a lot,

especially women..

In your dream everything

is calm, life and death are

going on...

Fatemeh Mofarahi - IRAN

Catherine Jenna Hendry, who may be

a world noted artist. She following

the trends of ‘Realism’ shares her

emotions through her artwork. Her

message to the fellow artists is,

“It's not up to other people to make

you successful. if you have the

courage and the discipline to try,

anything is possible.“ Which is so

motivating and wholesome. A true

artist with such insights is a great

thing. Having faith in oneself is a

very important factor and Carla has

given great inspiration.

At Artzone, every artist and

their work is important and equally

beautiful, we encourage them to

interact and share their knowledge,

views, and ideas and acknowledge

each other’s artistries. we

encourage budding artists to come

together and help each other grow,

and get inspired by one another.

Appreciating and working together

for the upliftment of our community

through "Inspire and Empower" a

series By the Artists, For the Artists

in association with ARTOZE Gallery

and Exhibitions.

Fatima

Alsuwaidi -

UAE

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Nature - Solidaster flower

Nature - Red Rose

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Nature - Gypsophila flower

This color pencil drawing

is my attempt to recreate

one of artist Audrey Flack's

pieces, all flamboyant with

color and revolving around

the theme of nature.

Eshaal Khan - UAE

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“Age is just a number. It carries no

weight. The real weight is in impacts.

The truth is that you can do it at any

age. Get up and be willing to leave

a mark.” ― Israelmore Ayivor. Age

isn’t just how long a person has

lived since birth; it is also how long

a person has lived life to the fullest.

Artoze virtual art exhibition that

happened on World Children’s Day

was an opportunity for artists across

the globe to come together and

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showcase their gorgeous artistry.

Artists from across the globe had

joined to portray their artistic skills

through the virtual art exhibitions.

But the entire attention was caught

by a very small child also exhibiting

her work.

Kyra Rawat Tandon, daughter of

Gaurav Tandon and Kritika Rawat

was the youngest participant in

the World Children’s Day event. It

was a heart-wrenching moment for

everyone. Not just her presence, but

even her artwork was applauded by

everyone. “This is Kyra’s very first art

exhibition and I’m going to cherish it

forever”, says Kritika (Kyra’s mom).

It was heartwarming to see a

two and a half-year-old child be so

excited about the piece of artwork

that she created. She might be

too young in terms of age but

her creativity and passion were

way beyond that. The artwork she

February 2021

1.A BRIEF ABOUT YOU

My name is Ken Kung, born in

Hong Kong, a city of mixed culture.

I started doing photography at 8

and developed the image art style

of minimalism and spirituality. I

never attended any art school or

university. Neither has received

any formal training on design,

arts or photography. My focus

on arts and media culture was

driven by passion and love since

adolescence. I am a director, writer,

and creator, spending half of my

life in the creative industry. On my

36th birthday, I decided to quit my

job and took a long trip to Europe

around a month, to visit galleries

and museums everyday. During the

journey, I started writing articles

about arts and self-growth to

spirituality, and found that Art is

essential in my life. Two years later,

I found my way to be an artist, and

wanna learn and connect with

different great creators in the

world. I believe that art is the soul of

human beings. It's about the desire

to create something beautiful and

unique, with the power to make a

better world. I also believe that my

artworks and writings can ignite the

soul from people's hearts. With this

principle, I have the passion to keep

exploring the Art world.

2.HOW DID YOUR JOURNEY

AS AN ARTIST BEGIN AND WHY

DID YOU CHOOSE TO BECOME

AN ARTIST?

I think I was born to be an artist,

actually I believe everyone is born

to be an artist. We just need some

sparks in life to kick off the rocket.

To me, I love beautiful and simple

things, people, design, nature since

I was 7-8 years old as I remember.

I started photography around 8,

even earlier. I remembered I was so

surprised to receive my Rolleiflex

Twin-lens reflex camera (TLR) from

my father, I felt that I really love

this, and have the thought of keep

doing it, and started to capture

everythings in my life. . Although

i didn’t know how to use the TLR

camera at that age.

My art started from photography,

I was so crazy about it because I

found that I am a good observer due

to my curiosity. On my 36 birthday,

I decided to quit my job after a big

change in life path, travel a long

trip to Europe, start writing and

doing lots of experiments on the

artworks which I created when I was

teenage. After 2 years of building

and developing, I found my way to

create an agency related to art, to

be an artist, and to put my passion

in the art industry.

3.WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT

FORMS OF ARTWORKS THAT YOU

DO?

As I said I retrieve my photos more

than 10 years ago, chasing back all

the memories and emotions behind

created, illustrated the imagination

she has in her little world of art.

The kind of talent and confidence

the little girl showcased makes

her the perfect example for this

topic. If one has the talent and the

zeal to do something they love and

enjoy, nothing can stop them or

take it away from them. We must

encourage every step taken by

anyone irrespective of his/her age

and try to be supportive.

It's obligatory to grow up, but

it's optional to grow old. The world

is so big and full of never-ending

possibilities. Let age not be a barrier

for you to start something you’ve

always dreamt of doing. Let’s not

regret the chances you didn’t take

however young or old you maybe.

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Yu Yu Myint Than, Sorry, Not Sorry (2019). Book comprising Art, Sakura

and Blue Jeans paper, 13 cm x 18.5 cm x 1 cm. © Yu Yu Myint Than. Image

courtesy of Singapore International Photography Festival 2020.

Sathish Kumar, Portrait of a boy near my

hometown, from theTown Boy series (2011-2020). Archival pigment

print, 34.3 cm x 29.2cm. © Sathish Kumar. Image courtesy of artist.

India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and

Singapore. The exhibition presents a

glimpse into the collective journeys

of artists through their artistic and

political affinities.

The artists represented in

this exhibition tackle themes of

changing cities, collective memory,

the environment, public spaces, and

the archive through works that sit at

the intersection of documentary and

fiction, image and object. The notion

of what forms a community emerges

in this show as demonstrated in

Sean Lee’s photo-montage where

fingers rise from the soil like a forest

of saplings.

Referencing the interconnected

spheres of contemporary artistic

practice, this show considers

photography as a locus in an expanded

field of art that includes videos,

books, and sound installations. In

Bunu Dhungana, from the series Confrontations (2017).

Archival pigment print, 30.5 cm x 45.7 cm. © Bunu Dhungana.

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Hura’s own words, “What I’ve been

seeing over the years are collective

flows in terms of movement and

exchange of photographers across

political, geographical and cultural

boundaries. An osmosis-like

relationship with photographers

across borders has started to seep

through with each one searching

for new ways to grow as artists

and having at stake something in

common that is far more urgent than

photography.”

The ensemble of artists and

collectives in the exhibition

includes Aishwarya Arumbakkam,

Anjali House, Bunu Dhungana, Farah

Mulla, Jaisingh Nageswaran, Katrin

Koenning, Munem Wasif, Nida

Mehboob, Nepal Picture Library,

Reetu Sattar, Sarker Protick,

Sathish Kumar, Sean Lee, and Yu Yu

Myint Than, along with site-specific

interventions by Sohrab Hura.

Growing like a Tree will be

accompanied by physical and virtual

tours, educational and public online

programs, newly commissioned

artist texts, and artist conversations

over the duration of the show. Ishara

Art Foundation is presented in

partnership with Alserkal Avenue.

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Digital Art & Photography

An online international art

exhibition targeted at digital art

and photgraphy from around the

world!

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HIGHLIGHTS

ART EXHIBITION

FEATURED ARTWORKS

and much more...

UAE’S MARS

MISSION

Resurgence

UAE's

- The

Mission

World

to Mars

(HOPE) will enter into orbit on

Price: AED 90 / USD 25

9th Feb, 2020

After Pandemic

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EMIRATE’S

CIVILISATIONAL

HERITAGE

Iconic photo of His Late

Grandfather Sheikh Rashid

Recreated by Sheikh Hamdan

Painting Museum Opens

its Doors to Visitors With

More Than 3,000 Works

WELCOME NOTE

Welcome Note

Here we are in the middle of the storm, surprised that we’re still here but accustomed

to its ways. We’re finding ways to cope with this new form of life and bloom and

Here we rejuvenate are in the out middle of it. Finding of the countless storm, surprised ways to scatter that out we’re and cling still on here to hope but

accustomed start to about its our ways. new We’re lives or finding resume ways our old to ones. cope Art, with the this expression new form of life of

life and bloom and what and life rejuvenate imitates is out a tool of of it. escape Finding for the many countless and a means ways of to finding scatter that

silver lining.

out and cling on to hope to start about our new lives or resume our old ones. Art,

the expression As the of great life Martin and what Luther King life once imitates said, is “We a tool must accept of escape finite disappointment,

for many and

a means of but finding we must that never silver lose infinite lining. hope”. As the Our great latest Martin edition Luther is a delightful King culmination

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Hongkong

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We hope you enjoy reading our journey and precious moments as much as we

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ARTIST INTERVIEW

ARTIST INTERVIEW

surviving these times and coming out with faith, belief and promise. After all the

human perspective through art and skill is a true reflection of survival. A BRIEF ABOUT YOU

FEBRUARY 2021

PAINTING

MUSEUM

INTERVIEW

KEN KUNG

Cover Picture Courtesy

Carla Grace Original Painting

© Carla Grace Art

Inside:

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Artist stories

MARS

Guest of MISSION Honor

Inspire and Empower

featured artist Carla Grace

COVER STORY

UAE’S

UAE's Mission to Mars (HOPE) will enter

into orbit on 9th February 2020, we

thank the UAE rulers and the scientists

and inventors to carry out such milestone

achievemments more in future.

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Creative Buds Exhibition

Jury Talk

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FEATURED

ARTWORKS

EHH & Radisson Hotel Graduation

Ceremony

INTERSECTION OF

DOCUMENTARY AND

FICTION, IMAGE AND

OBJECT.

My Brush Strokes Exhibition

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regret that we cannot guarantee and accept no liability for any loss or damage of any kind caused by this magazine and errors and for the

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Art is a pure form of

happiness and joy.

A viewer can add

his own meaning to

any artistry and this

is such beautiful

thing itself.

FEATURED

ARTWORKS

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HIGHLIGHTS

THE ARTISTS

REPRESENTED IN THIS

EXHIBITION TACKLE

THEMES OF

CHANGING CITIES,

COLLECTIVE MEMORY,

THE ENVIRONMENT,

PUBLIC SPACES, AND

THE ARCHIVE

THROUGH WORKS

THAT SIT AT THE

ART EXHIBITION

“Age is just

a number.

It carries no

weight. The

real weight is

in impacts. The

truth is that you

can do it at

any age.

Ken Kung

Hong Kong

kenkung.com

ART EXHIBITION

Laraib

It's obligatory to

grow up, but it's

optional to grow old.

The world is so big

and full of neverending

possibilities

WHAT I’VE BEEN

SEEING OVER THE

YEARS ARE COLLECTIVE

FLOWS IN TERMS OF

MOVEMENT AND

EXCHANGE OF

PHOTOGRAPHERS

ACROSS POLITICAL,

GEOGRAPHICAL AND

CULTURAL

BOUNDARIES

Featured Stories


Inspire and Empower

featured artist Carla Grace

Vincent van Gogh said in "Lust for

Life" As I work at my drawings, day

after day, what seemed unattainable

before is now gradually becoming

possible. Slowly, I'm learning to

observe and measure. I don't stand

quite so helpless before nature any

longer. The fantastic thing about

Mother Nature is endless. A work of

art which did not begin in emotion

is not art. The gorgeous views from

Inner Dalen valley or the view of

aurora borealis and lots of such

breath-taking sights that have their

own mesmerized magic. Several

artists throughout history tried well

succeeded to capture the wonder

of nature on their canvases. Their

work has continuously galvanized

countless people. Art is a pure

form of happiness and joy. A viewer

can add his own meaning to any

artistry and this is such beautiful

thing itself.

Not simply the pleasing eyesights

however conjointly the world

is decorated with impossible and

awe dropping many species. Our

species is lucky enough to own the

consciousness to explore and love

the other living creatures, could that

air land or within the ocean world.

And the creator Carla Grace from

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Australia is attempting to capture

this grace of our blue planet on her

canvases.

Her aim is often to form her

paintings as majestic as doable so

the viewer would feel the aura of the

painted creature. Miss Grace has

been trying to master this inventive

talent from the learning phase on

her own.

Even though a paint brush and a

canvas to draw on define her talent,

what makes Carla Grace proud are

folks who perceive their dreams

tagged along with their family.

Through her informative videos she

has been quite useful throughout

this pandemic for the people that

seek for the information.

It isn't up to the individuals to

make an artist renowned however

the natural virtue beside discipline

of an artist to do would make his/

her dreams reality, though it needs

mountains to climb, a message

Art is a pure form of

happiness and joy.

A viewer can add

his own meaning to

any artistry and this

is such beautiful

thing itself.

Carla Grace would really like to

deliver to the opposite artists.

When spoke concerning importance

of art for a student she says that art

may be a variety of expression and

unleash and if a student likes art

independent of that student good

at it or not there is continuously

elemental value found during the

process of the creation.

Carla Grace has not only educated

herself this art however conjointly

seeks motivation from her future

self. As we all know every artist

was first amateur. Because the

artist says “I am inspired by the

person I hope to be in 10 years’

time. I imagine what she needs me

to do, to have faith in now, and it

motivates me to be the best artist

I can be today.” Miss Grace idealises

Catherine Jenna Hendry, who may be

a world noted artist. She following

the trends of ‘Realism’ shares her

emotions through her artwork. Her

message to the fellow artists is,

“It's not up to other people to make

you successful. if you have the

courage and the discipline to try,

anything is possible.“ Which is so

motivating and wholesome. A true

artist with such insights is a great

thing. Having faith in oneself is a

very important factor and Carla has

given great inspiration.

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Iconic photo of His Late Grandfather Sheikh Rashid

RECREATED BY SHEIKH HAMDAN

Dubai’s historic Al Fahidi Fort will undergo a facelift,

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,

Crown Prince of Dubai, has announced.

Taking to Twitter, Sheikh Hamdan posted a photo

collage that shows him striking the same pose as the

late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum — the Dubai

Crown Prince’s grandfather — in front of the fort.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed said the rehabilitation

project is being carried out as part of the vision of the

late Sheikh Rashid to promote the fort as a cultural

landmark and preserve the emirate’s civilisational

heritage.

Located at the southern end of the Dubai Creek,

the Al Fahidi Fort was built in 1787 and served as the

headquarters for the ruler of the emirate. It was restored

during the reign of the late Sheikh Rashid. In 1971, the

year when the UAE was founded, Al Fahidi Fort was

officially inaugurated as the Dubai Museum and began

showcasing the history and heritage of the emirate

of Dubai. In 1995, the second section of the museum

located under the fort was opened. It contains exhibits

and collections from the period before the discovery

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed

said the rehabilitation project is

being carried out as part of the

vision of the late Sheikh Rashid

to promote the fort as a cultural

landmark and preserve the

emirate’s civilisational heritage.

of oil as well as antiquities that were found in Dubai’s

archaeological sites.

The rehabilitation project is in line with the directives

of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al

Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE

and Ruler of Dubai, to preserve historical buildings in the

city. As part of the rehabilitation plan, the fort will be

temporarily closed.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by MAGZOID staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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Rediscovered Painting by Leonardo da Vinci’s Collaborator

SELLS FOR RECORD €1.7M

IN FRANCE

A rare Ru bowl more

than 900 years old has

been discovered in the

porcelain collection

of the Dresden State

Art Collections in the

course of a research

project that began

in 2014. Previously

thought to have

originated in Korea, the

bowl—with a bluishgreen

glaze and crazing

resembling cracked

ice—was identified by

Regina Krahl, one of the

international experts

engaged in Dresden’s

research project.

Ru ceramics were

only produced for a

period of about 20 years towards the end of China’s

Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), exclusively for the

imperial court, and the Dresden bowl is only the 88th

piece known to have survived. “As the Song dynasty

was driven into the south of China by invaders shortly

afterwards, Ru ceramics became a mythologised

memento of an idealised lost past immediately after

their creation,” Julia Weber, the director of Dresden’s

Porcelain Collection, said in a statement.

In 2017, a comparable bowl sold for $37.7 million at

Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, breaking the world record for

Chinese porcelain. Staff at the Palace Museum in Beijing

suggested in 2018 that the Dresden bowl could be a Ru

piece: Krahl has since confirmed this.

“Out of the wealth of Chinese ceramics from every

era, Ru ware are the rarest of all and have always been

considered the absolute pinnacle of the art, not just

because of their simple beauty, but also above all due

to their historical significance,” Krahl said. “What makes

this especially satisfying, however, is that Dresden’s

little Ru bowl is an exceptionally good example of

its kind.” The bowl, 13 centimetres in diameter, was

Ru ceramics were only

produced for a period of about

20 years towards the end of

China’s Northern Song Dynasty

(960-1127), exclusively for the

imperial court, and the Dresden

bowl is only the 88th piece

known to have survived.

probably made for washing brushes. It was originally

part of the collection of a German doctor who visited

China from 1913 to 1914, and was purchased in 1927

by the director of the Dresden Porcelain Collection.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by MAGZOID staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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Inspire and Empower

featured artist Cathrin Machin

The Discovery of Oil Painting

the high renaissance is thought

for its spectacular works of art,

corresponding to its amazing

paintings, which owe their beauty

and memorability to the discovery

of oil paint. This great discovery was

found by the Northern European

artists of the fifteenth century,

which artists such as the workshop

of the Master of Flemalle and Jan

van Eyck incorporated into their

most notable paintings, the Merode

altarpiece and the Arnolfini Double

Portrait. Technology is consistently

growing and is a dynamic way of

living. It makes life easier at times

and more attention-grabbing too.

Once one would suppose of art

within the past, usually computers

and technology failed to return to

mind. Currently owing to modern

technology, the digital age is

uncovering vast ways in which to

make wonderful works of art through

computer tools and software. Art is

now digitally created and may seem

unbelievable to the trendy eye.

Cathrin Machin, a British

Australian specialized in oil

painting, digital paintings, and

now 3D printed sculptures. When

asked what are the current trends

she likes to follow says, “Not sure

if it's a trend or not but I'm avidly

excited by hyperrealism. Although

I like to enhance and beautify my

subjects to make them more on the

fantastical side, I'm always aiming

to create something that can't quite

be distinguished from photographs.

There's something about the

intricate details of the universe, the

folds, the tiny sparkles that are so

fascinating. But also its part of the

human feat of pulling off something

so insane people often wonders how

it’s done.” Her career kick-started

with her campaign in 2016.

A few months after quitting her

executive job due to a breakdown

of her friends had said that they'd

want to do an exhibition and she

thought to herself, ‘Well, at this

point, there's nothing much to lose.

I might as well give it a go.’ Being out

of a corporate high-paying wage for

so many months, she thought, ‘Well,

we need to fund it somehow.’, and

so she launched her first campaign.

I thought, ‘No one has ever bought

a piece of art from me before’. She

didn't even think they were that

good. I didn't even think I was that

good.” Her Kick starter hit its $4,000

goal within just 48 hours but didn’t

stop there. It kept climbing until it

hit $70,000. She realized then that

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Inspire and Empower

featured artist Cathrin Machin

‘Well, at this point,

there's nothing

much to lose. I

might as well give

it a go.’ Being out

of a corporate highpaying

wage for

so many months,

she thought, ‘Well,

we need to fund it

somehow.’

she had a greater opportunity to make this happen so she did. Being so

brave and confident she reached her goals. Ultimately, she is proud that she

decided to pursue art as a full-time career. For years, she has been climbing

up the corporate ladder, thinking she will find fulfillment once she was on

top, but in the end, she got miserable. All my life, she has avoided being an

artist, thinking that it's far less fulfilling than say a career in engineering or

sciences, but here we are! Doing things she never thought she could, and

constantly proving her doubts wrong.

She initiated a giveaway during the pandemic. She said,” It was

overwhelming to see tons of support from people all over the world and

telling me how much they are inspired by my pieces and it just keeps me

going.”

Her greatest inspiration is the stars which were

reignited by an ayahuasca experience. She’s

inspired by thinking about why or how the

universe exists.

She idolizes Tracy Emin. After leaving a

job where she managed a huge games

studio she struggled to come to

terms with the fact that she was

going to end up an artist. But Emin

realigned what the art business was

for her. After that first Kickstarter

campaign, she didn't know what

to do, so she did what everyone

does she googled, "what do artist

do all day" then she came

to terms with Emin's

documentary, In

the documentary

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what hit her most was something that Emin said, “you

think that an artist’s paints all day and that's all they

do. Well here I am in front of my East London studio, I

have a floor for management and accounting, a floor

for reproductions and archiving, a floor for packing and

shipping, a floor for events and then I have my studio"

and after that, she realized that she could be equally

as ambitious in art as she

had been in games, and then

everything started falling in

place for her.

The message she wants to

give to her fellow artists is,

“Give yourself permission to

daydream, to make mistakes,

to play, to have fun, you never

know, it may even help you live

the life you've always wished

for.” This is something we all

needed to hear. According to

her the importance of art from

the student’s point of view is

that “It’s normally a vision of

something that sparks initial

inspiration. We've all had that

moment when we've seen

something and gone "WOW"

I need to know more, or it’s a vision of something that

sticks with you and can in some cases inspire you to

look further into it. Whether that's a movie, or a novel,

or a painting, whatever it is. It's a form of creation that I

think is a starting point.”

- artist@magzoid.com

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900-Year Old Chinese Porcelain Bowl

DISCOVERED IN DRESDEN

STATE COLLECTION

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A rare Ru bowl more than 900

years old has been discovered

in the porcelain collection

of the Dresden State

Art Collections in the

course of a research

project that began

in 2014. Previously

thought to have

originated in Korea,

the bowl—with

a bluish-green

glaze and crazing

resembling

cracked ice—was

identified by Regina

Krahl, one of the

international experts

engaged in Dresden’s

research project.

Ru ceramics were only

“Out of the wealth of Chinese

ceramics from every era, Ru

ware are the rarest of all and

have always been considered

the absolute pinnacle of the art,

not just because of their simple

beauty, but also above all due

to their historical significance,”

produced for a period of about 20

years towards the end of China’s

Northern Song Dynasty (960-

1127), exclusively for the

imperial court, and the

Dresden bowl is only

the 88th piece known

to have survived. “As

the Song dynasty was

driven into the south

of China by invaders

shortly afterwards,

Ru ceramics became

a mythologised

memento of an

idealised lost past

immediately after their

creation,” Julia Weber,

the director of Dresden’s

Porcelain Collection, said in

a statement.

In 2017, a comparable bowl

sold for $37.7 million at Sotheby’s

in Hong Kong, breaking the world

record for Chinese porcelain. Staff at the

Palace Museum in Beijing suggested in 2018

that the Dresden bowl could be a Ru piece: Krahl has

since confirmed this.

“Out of the wealth of Chinese ceramics from every

era, Ru ware are the rarest of all and have always been

considered the absolute pinnacle of the art, not just

because of their simple beauty, but also above all due

to their historical significance,” Krahl said. “What makes

this especially satisfying, however, is that Dresden’s

little Ru bowl is an exceptionally good example of its

kind.”

The bowl, 13 centimetres in diameter, was probably

made for washing brushes. It was originally part of the

collection of a German doctor who visited China from

1913 to 1914, and was purchased in 1927 by the

director of the Dresden Porcelain Collection.

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Inspire and Empower

featured artist Diksha Rai

Henry Ward Beecher once said, “Every artist dips his brush in his soul and paints his

nature into his paintings.” Many argue that art cannot be exemplified; art can be

anything tunes, strokes, taste, or clicks. It is all about perspective. It is a diverse

range of humanity and its creation. Art is a way of expressing. Its characteristics

change over time, acquiring more of a graceful component. How art shapes and

is shaped by the visionary instincts of the artists.

Diksha Rai is an Indian Artist settled in India who masters in Gouache,

Watercolours, and Acrylics. Her Instagram account @artcartbydiksha is full

of her alluring pieces with vibrant colors blending the beautiful shades into

one another and creating her artworks. The current trends followed by her

are Gouache medium. She aims to spawn new artistry almost every day.

She enjoys making food illustrations. She also aims to keep her creations

vibrant & use different mediums to create them that speak of experiment

& excitement! She also says, “Everyone is creative in their way, experiment

& try new things until you find something that clicks for you!” Ms. Rai

started her art page during the pandemic and little did she know that I’ll be

investing all my time in it. Ever since she is following the path of becoming

an art educator, she has conducted workshops and started her Youtube

Channel. She intends to spread her art as much as possible.

Ms. Rai’s message to her fellow artists is, “We are living in the

abundance of art, beauty & talent, get inspired rather than intimidated!”

Driven by her passion for art, Ms Rai finds her solace in her artistry. Words

cannot do justice to her aesthetically pleasing works. As calming as it

is to her, it is to the viewer as well. The blend, the shades, the tones,

and the choice of colors, reflect happiness and makes her artistry

is soul food. According to her, “Art makes your mind free, you

can look at things with several perspectives & you find beauty

in the little things that ultimately makes you happier.” Ms. Rai

gets her inspiration from local artists, nature, and food. She

idolizes Robert Norman Ross that reflects on her art pieces

as she is also interested in landscape paintings like him.

She also adores Harun Robert, who is a graffiti artist and

a YouTuber himself. He conducts incredible workshops

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“Everyone is creative in

their way, experiment &

try new things until you

find something that clicks

for you!”

and D.I.Ys. She also admires Ms. Angel Bedi, a doodle

artist who loves to make vibrant artistry like Ms. Rai.

Vince Lombardi once said, “Winners never quit, and a

quitter never wins.” And Ms. Rai is an accurate example

of this. She is proud of the fact that she didn’t give up

on her zeal even if growth in this area is slow. It is such

a commendable attitude and perspective towards life.

Art is a way of healing, and Ms. Rai's artistry is pleasing

and soothing to the one admiring it. As innovative as

she is, she also takes great interest in making visual

arts and graphic design. She has designed various

wallpapers and also conducts online workshops.

- artist@magzoid.com

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How an Astrophysicist and a

PAINTER STARED DOWN

BLACK HOLES

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The prospect of travel into (but definitely not out of)

black holes may be uncommon subject matter for artist

commissions, but it makes sense in the world of Janna

Levin. The author of a new book that counts as her

second focused on black holes, Levin is also a professor

of physics and astronomy at Columbia University as

well as the founding director of the science studios

at Pioneer Works, an interdisciplinary arts space in

Brooklyn. It was there that she first worked closely with

Lia Halloran, an artist whose painterly visions add levity

and weight to a beguiling little volume titled Black Hole

Survival Guide.

The book takes the form of essayistic musings

made in collaboration between a scientist with artistic

inclinations and an artist for whom science is neither

daunting nor dull. Levin writes authoritatively and

evocatively with a warm, poetic voice in what she

herself described as “a super-lean, freaky, kind of trippy

book about the absolute essentials of black holes.” And

the 23 paintings that Halloran made to be interspersed

The author of a new

book that counts

as her second

focused on black

holes, Levin is also a

professor of physics

and astronomy at

Columbia University

as well as the

founding director of

the science studios

at Pioneer Works, an

interdisciplinary arts

space in Brooklyn.

among its pages add to the imagination-stirring allure.

The two first met at a party in California for Stephen

Hawking. Levin had written about the Nobel Prize–

winning physicist Kip Thorne in her 2016 book Black

Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, and the

Los Angeles–based Halloran—an associate professor

of art at Chapman University whose work is represented

by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles—had been working with

Thorne on a decade-in-the-making mix of writing and art

about what she called “the warped side of the universe”

(to be published next year by W. W. Norton & Company).

After hitting it off and maintaining a relationship for

years—including during a 2016 artist residency for

Halloran at Pioneer Works—they met again in New York

and the idea for the book collaboration was born. “I knew

it needed something,” Levin said of her manuscript

at the time, “and it just kicked me in the face. I loved

the concept of Lia as one of the astronauts exploring

a black hole, and this is her notebook. It has this loose

quality of messages from exploration.”

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FEATURED

ARTWORKS

Frozen 2 Painting

Avinash V Menon-Uae

Burhanuddin

Mustafa Hamid

Save food,dont waste it.

Chandni Dinesh Kumar -UAE

Ece Eris

Painting of

SupervillainThanos

Gaurav Sanjay

Mahalpure

Insiyah Mansoor

Effects of the system- or

"the chaos".

Isabel Mewald

My artwork is supposed to represent 2020

Because it was all a messy abstract blur

with covid and explosions, elections, hornets

shooting, killing and much more sadly but this

was supposed to be a unique piece of work

to not be looked at in one way but In many.

Faye Samer Radwan Al Hallaq

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Inspire and Empower

featured artist Diksha Singh

The difficulties of producing an impactful art piece have been faced by

many artists throughout the centuries of mankind. Artists experience

many fragmentations of thought and feeling. For some artists creating

artistry brings everything together. Empathy is essential to portraiture.

Art is art; nobody rather chemical or physical analysis determines if

something is an art or not. Calling something art is just a subjective

way of showing value, which could be graceful, traditional, and

incalculable. We can see how different types of art can coexist. A

person can be a photographer, a painter, and a poet at the same time.

They are all different forms of art. Some artist has a traditional view

and prefers artworks that speak for the artist and a particular period.

Indian artist Diksha Singh, specializing in Modern art creates

her therapeutic artistry. She follows the trend of gouache

and acrylics to paint her appealing artistry of landscapes and

sunsets. Art is often examined through the interaction of the

different principles and elements of art. The principles of

art include unity, harmony, variety, pattern, balance, and

contrast. The elements include texture, form, shape, color,

and line. Diksha specialized in Morden art aims to

convey a feeling that makes people feel at peace

when they look at her art pieces. The various

interactions between the elements and

principles of art help artists to organize

pleasing works of art while also giving

viewers a framework within which to

analyze and discuss aesthetic ideas.

Growing as an artist is a challenging

job itself, fighting one’s artist block,

putting on the exact idea on a piece

of paper is an ultimatum. Diksha is

proud of her growth as an artist. She

never imagined that she will be able

to paint things that she paints now.

During the pandemic we all had our

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Empathy is essential to portraiture.

Art is art; nobody rather chemical

or physical analysis determines if

something is an art or not.

ways to use our spare time, Diksha started spending more

time with her brushes and paints, enjoyed their company,

and started making art and selling them through the

famous social media handles. Her Instagram page is full

of her recent artistry.

Every artwork has a message and every artist tries to

communicate their feelings through their pieces to the

viewers. Diksha aims to make the viewers feel peaceful

and amicable through her artworks. She started her

career in art by art journals that is one of the best ways

to give one's feelings a shape and meaning. Through this,

she started her journey and has currently 16.6k followers

on Instagram. Her message to the fellow artists is that

practice makes everything perfect. She strongly believes

it is the only way to grow and become better at whatever

style or field of their working on. Artists should be proud

and content with whatever they create therefore they

should always keep working towards perfection. She

believes they should retrieve from seeking validation

from social media as it eventually becomes toxic. She

says, “Try to outshine oneself, not others.”

Vincent Van Gogh is her idol since she got into art. He

was among the most influential and famous figures in

the history of western art. In a decade, he created more

than 2100 alluring artworks. She believes that art is

therapeutic, she feels students must be encouraged

to make art as it can help them communicate their

feelings better. Diksha’s artworks are inspired by

nature which reflects her paintings.

- artist@magzoid.com

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FEATURED

ARTWORKS

Mithila jasmine

There's always

room for

improvement

Nada Gehad

Abdelhafez

Fouad-UAE

Rashidiya

Racing Car

Rayyan Aslam-UAE

Sakina Mansoor

Ravichandran

Prajanniya -

Srilanka

Niranjana Krishna

Sarathkumar

This artwork is inspired by Landscape

near Montecarlo by Claude Monet

Nishka Aggarwal-SINGAPORE

NIRANJANA . K

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ARTWORKS

This is

one of my

monochromatic

paintings.

Sara

Almarzooqi -

UAE

Acrylic on

Canvas

Sameena

golawala -

UAE

Shakira

Hansen - UAE

Urban watercolor sketching

Sangeeth Madurawala - Sri lanka

The first image is a promotional

picture for my Birth of Christ

Cartoon which I animated

for COM Church, one is a

tribute to the late Chadwick

Boseman who played iconic

characters such the Black

Panther and the last one is an

image celebrating my 22nd

Birthday back in October.

When creating these images,

I wanted to emulate the look

of traditional paintings on

canvases and I wanted them

to capture brush strokes and

textures you can find on acrylic

and oil paintings. During my

time at Uni, what appealed

to my Uni tutors the most were

my traditional mediums as they

liked the various brush strokes

of paint and markings of ink I

would include in my work. My

digital art at the time lacked

this so I thought of ways I

could include them and make

my digital work look more

interesting and stand out.

Tyrell Latchman - England

A captivating portrayal of

an evening garden with the

beautiful humming bird -

‘White necked Jacobin ‘and

blossomed Moth Orchids.

The sheer brilliance of nature

can be seen with the sharp contrast of an interesting

display of cool and warm hues in the background

which intensifies the subject and enriches the entire

experience. Made in : 2020.

Sreya Gupta-India

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Inspire and

Empower

featured artist Jennifer Balkan

Navajo silversmith once said, “Oil painting, like gold, has been for

a very long time 'king of the hill'. And like gold, there appears little

chance of it slipping to second place at any time shortly. Finally,

one could conclude as our jeweler did, that "it's too bad it costs so

much". Jennifer Balkan is an American modern artist who specialized

in oil painting, figurative painting, and portraiture. Portraiture is the

recording of an individual's appearance and personality, whether in a

photograph, painting, sculpture, or any other medium. What makes

it so charming is its ability to depict not solely the physical but

also psychological characteristics of a figure. She follows

the trends of abstract realism; optical mixing; a realism that

knows its painting where the form appears broken up close

but holds along at a distance. She says, “There is so much

magic in the brush strokes.” And one cannot agree more.

Abstract realism is an infusion of two distinct styles of

art: abstract and realistic.

The abstract doesn't commit to depict real objects,

because it is concerned solely with the colors, lines,

shapes, and rhythms that create the artwork. In a sense,

abstract art is art without a concrete, physical construct

to work from. Realistic art aims to make realistic

interpretations of real objects. When you combine these

two concepts, you get a new style of art that tries to

depict the emotions behind a specific real-life object.

She didn't realize she wanted to be a professional

artist until she was in her 30s. This was after she had

gone to lots of schools already where she already

got her Ph.D. in sociology. She was so passionate

about painting and wanted to learn and explore as

much as she can. She painted all the time, taking

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“it is never

too late to do

something you

are so passionate

about.”

an occasional class and fully committing herself to

working in her studio. Eventually, she was invited to

have an exhibition in her town in Austin, Texas. A true

example for, “it is never too late to do something you are

so passionate about.” Meanwhile, she was interested in

teaching figurative art and portraiture. she was invited

to teach a drawing class at the Sculpture Academy.

From this point, she began to teach small group classes

in her studio. She submitted work to galleries and soon

began showing work regularly in a couple of galleries

around the U.S. This was in the early 2000s. And from

that point, she found more opportunities to show work.

Later, she started working on social media platforms.

She says, “Being active on social media has made the

art world feel smaller.” She was able to connect across

the globe that has been an incredible opportunity for her

to socialize as much as possible. And she has been able

to find exhibition opportunities and sold work through

social media. Then two years ago in 2018, she also

co-founded with two fellow artists an art school atelier

in Austin, Texas called Atelier Dojo. Her artistry aims to

say, “I strive to evoke emotion in my paint. I want my

subjects to live and breathe through the paint; for the

viewer to engage and feel a painting. I am inspired and

moved to make a particular statement with my subject

matter but once I begin the painting, the technique

and the actual paint take on a life of their own. And

sometimes the direction might change. This is what

keeps painting alive for me.”

Her artworks are something one can get lost in till

eternity. With the strokes and the color combination,

each piece sends across a strong message. Her artwork,

“Two-Faced” was selected for the ModPortrait2020

Juried Exhibition of the MEAM - Museu Europeu d’Art

Modern Special Catalog. The painting is honestly one of

the most beautiful pieces. She is proud of the fact that

she can always have the drive and excitement to create

beautiful pieces and that keeps her going. The message

she wants to put across to the fellow artists is,” It

takes constant work and undying motivation to be a

professional artist. Sometimes it's tough to stay driven

when you haven't made a sale in a little while and/or when

you've been rejected from a gallery submission or an art

competition. You've got to have a thick stomach and be

able to keep going, to keep painting. Know that nearly all

artists experience this.” with such few sentences she

has given such a heavy message to the artists across

the globe. Her greatest inspiration is the fellow artist’s

mothers who can push their work while doing the best

job they can for their kids. She idolizes, Emanuel De

Sousa out of Scotland, Lucian Freud, and Euan Glow.

According to her the importance of art from the

student’s point of view is, “We need to be creative, as

humans. Being creative with our hands is one such way.

Seeing art made by humans across time and history

teaches us about the thoughts and whims of others

across time and space, and this may inspire us to be

creative. Making art with our hands, minds hearts and

spirits enables us to express ourselves and to use our

voice.” The spirit she has towards art is seen when during

the pandemic when everyone was feeling overwhelmed

and pessimistic, she learned a new technique of using

POSCA acrylic paint pens for creating her eye candy

creations.

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FEATURED

ARTWORKS

This artwork resembles the

ongoing pandemic of the

world in just a small hexagon

Aakash Pradhan- Nepal

Pencil Shading

Aarav Keshkamat -UAE

Effects of the system- or

"the chaos".

Abril Torres Rojas

God Creation Is Unique...

Let Us Rejoice

Adyasha Joy

Team Teen Titans,

Middle East Silhouette.

Alexander Paul Mafilas

Alizeh Khan-UAE

version retrato frida kalho en

lienzo con pintura acrilica

portrait version frida kalho on

canvas with acrylic paint

Amanda Barros villegas

A contemporary countryside picture. An

acrylic painting that uses a monochromatic

style of painting, showcasing only one

tonal value throughout the picture; this

gives a unique effect towards how nature is

portrayed to the viewer.

Ashley Colaco -UAE

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ARTWORKS

Nisha

Muraleedharan-UAE

Watercolor painting

of Kirby.

Watercolor painting

of a parrot on a tree.

Acrylic painting of

one of Picasso's

famous pieces.

Sahar Naveed - UAE

The reason I picked

this is because when I

was 4 years old I had

a obsession with Kermit

the frog so I thought it

would be fun to draw.

Reem Al Suwaidi - UAE

Nouf Murshed - UAE

Rachanaa

Anand

Nouha - Algeria

Queen of wards

Description: a version of the author by the tarot

card. The queen of wards is confident, starting new

projects new beginning, she is very passionate, the

wild spirit than we need in this new year, be ready

and confident during the new challenges.

Nuria Tovar- Mexico

I really enjoy Harry Potter and especially this character.

She belived. and thats exactly my saying. If you believe,

you will exceed.

I think that the

Disney Princess are

a little old in design

so I thought I could

make them into

modern princesses.

This is Belle.

Rabiya Fatima -

UAE

"LET YOUR WINGS GROW | 3",

size 65 x 100cm, made in 2020,

Digital painting with Apple pencil

on iPad Pro, printed in Switzerland

on high-quality artist canvas,

embellished with acrylic colors.

Petra Strasser- Switzerland

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Inspire and Empower

featured artist Ana Mardesic

Art is a reflection of society. Art adds meaning to the lives

of individuals; it is the prime route of wonder and elegance

to the world. Every living being, every tiny object, every

element of nature and mankind has a story to tell. Often, the

artist being sensitive and observant of one’s environment

captures the reality in the most extraordinary way possible.

Ana Mardesic is one of such exceptional artists. Born and

brought up in Croatia, this young and talented artist draws

inspiration from her surroundings.

When asked about the message that her art work intends

to convey, she said that it attracts her audience to catch a

glimpse of every intricate detail of all the resplendent houses

and stones that she draws. Each fragment of her art work

narrates a story and she endeavors to represent the island

“Vis”, the place that pertains to her roots in the best and most

authentic manner possible. She claims that Vis Island is the

source of her greatest inspiration. Her parents hail

from this place. Her adoration of the streets and

fascination with the stories that the surroundings

convey encouraged her to capture every detail and

showcase it through her artwork. Vis is a beautiful

Croatian island located in the Adriatic Sea. It was

once known for its thriving fishing industry and is

now one of the attractive tourist destinations in

Croatia.

Along with her inspiration, her idol is Zvonimir

Mihanovic, a Croatian contemporary painter who was

born in 1946. His painting also won the “Best of Show” because

of the extent of realism it exhibited. His paintings also portray

hyperrealism and /had been auctioned in galleries based in

New York, Chicago, Aspen along with various other places.

The artist Ms Ana Mardesic aims to represent Vis and

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She studies the theory so that she can

connect it with her art work. She wants to

reflect whatever she has learned through

her drawings.

specializes in the use of colored

pencils, graphite as well as oil

colors. She makes use of her

specialization in the areas of

hyperrealism, photorealism along

with realism in general. Hyperrealism

is a genre of painting that resembles

a high resolution photograph. It is

considered to be a higher form or

an advancement of photorealism

i.e. a genre of art; in which artist

tries to reproduce a photograph is

most realistic manner possible in

another medium. This aspect of art

encompasses or binds in paintings,

drawings and other graphic forms

of media. The compelling aspect is

the fact that Ms Mardesic is a selftaught

artist; she had learnt all of

the higher and advanced forms of

art by her hard work and dedication.

She has been drawing since her

childhood years. However, she took

art on a serious note and decided to

build her career on this about three

years ago. Then, she developed her

style and approach, which is drawing

old streets, houses and stones

in a photorealistic manner. This

young and accomplished artist had

three solo exhibitions at the age of

seventeen.

Over the course of the pandemic,

she made use of her free time to

enhance her skills. She believes

that art is everywhere and it makes

the world so much more beautiful.

Being an art history student herself,

she also believes that theory is

as important as the practical. She

studies the theory so that she can

connect it with her art work. She

wants to reflect whatever she has

learned through her drawings.

Her sole message to all the

artists around the world is, “Be you,

strive for greatness and do a lot of

practice!” Indeed, practice is the

way to achieve greatness.

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Painting Museum Opens its Doors to Visitors

WITH MORE THAN 3,000 WORKS

“You can easily visit

and see 65,000

works registered in the

inventory where the

storage units, which

once reeked of moisture,

have been turned into

parts of the museum,”

The National Palaces Painting Museum in Istanbul’s

Dolmabahçe Palace has become one of the foremost

painting museums in the world, with its collection of

more than 3,000 paintings in its inventory and the

opportunity to exhibit 553 paintings at the same time.

The museum, in which restoration has just been

completed and furnished according to modern exhibition

criteria, has an indoor area of 11,000 square meters and

34 halls.

The museum’s collection, which hosts many works

of art dating back to the 16th century, includes

works of painters such as Konstantin Kapıdağlı, Rupen

Manas, Stanislaw Chlebowski, Fausto Zonaro, Ivan

Konstantinoviç Ayvazovski.

Among the artists whose works are featured, there are

also names that have left their mark on Turkish painting

such as Şeker Ahmed Paşa, Osman Hamdi Bey, Şevket

Dağ and the last Islamic caliph Abdülmecid Efendi.

The museum’s collection includes many subjects such

as sultan portraits, historical compositions, orientalist

works, nature and urban views, and still lifes.

People visiting the museum will also have the

opportunity to see the country’s largest orientalist

painting, “Hunting in the Desert,” an artwork by the

French artist Félix-Auguste Clément.

Dated 1865, the 35-square-meter painting was taken

from Said Halim Paşa Mansion in 2019 with a successful

operation and was transferred to the museum.

The painting, which contains clues about the social

and cultural relations between the Ottoman Empire

and Egypt, is considered unique in terms of being a

visual document. Noting that Dolmabahçe Palace was

remembered wih bad images until the early 2000s, Yasin

Yıldız, the head of the presidency’s National Palaces

Department, emphasized that the palace has undergone

a serious transformation since then.

“You can easily visit and see 65,000 works registered

in the inventory where the storage units, which once

reeked of moisture, have been turned into parts of the

museum,” Yıldız said, stressing that the restoration on

the relevant floors and partitions has been completed.

Meanwhile, paintings kept in the warehouses of

Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace, one of the most famous

landmarks of Istanbul that once was home to Ottoman

sultans while the city was the capital of the empire,

were also included in the painting collection.

A workshop was set up for the restoration of the

paintings transferred from Topkapı Palace to the

National Palaces Painting Museum.

A total of 337 works were brought to the museum

while the pre-restoration, restoration stages and postrestoration

status of the works were documented.

The information, condition and movements of the

works were transferred to a digital system.

Located near Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, Dolmabahçe

Palace, which was commissioned between 1839-1861

by the Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid and accommodated

modern Turkey’s founding father Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

until he died in 1938, attracts over a million visitors

in a year.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by MAGZOID staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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ARTWORKS

It is a scene showing

girls play Football.

Samriddhi Singh-INDIA

A Beautiful Christmas

Morning

Sanjana Thakur - UAE

Exploring the beauty

of marine world.

Sarah neil jones

Falcon

Shamma

Mubarak-UAE

My artwork is nature

and blue.

Sheza Aftab

Zubairi

My drawings

flamingo, sea

painting, krishna,

Budha painting

Shreya Sushant

Murtadak

Pirate--Pablo Picasso style

Rest are considered as

cartoon characters

Ziad Fouad Obeidi

VEGITO characters, SHAWN NGUGI

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UAE’S

MARS

MISSION

UAE's Mission to Mars

(HOPE) will enter into orbit on

9th February 2020, we thank

the UAE rulers and the scientists

and inventors to carry out such

milestone achievemments more

in future.

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Pic Courtesy :

https://www.emiratesmarsmission.ae/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/

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ARTWORKS

Judi Awad-UAE

Alaa Youssef

Keyuri Buranpur

Khushboo verma

Kyra Rawat Tandon

Occupation of a

washer man

Manoranjan Majhi -

India

Mariam Al qamzy-UAE

The ballerina is the symbol of

feminine, grace and beauty. It is

the materialized metamorphosis

of beauty and femininity

Mariam Abu Eida -UAE

Melanie Manoj

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I've chosen this piece because I'm really

proud of the details. This was originally

a piece I made for a content creator

named Technoblade on YouTube, but

despite my efforts, it didn't get the

attention I wanted it to have :( Since

Technoblade's persona online was a

king, I tried to put that in along with his

infamous saying, "Blood for the blood

God." Even though I made this around

September, I've improved a lot but I'm

still proud of this piece

Francheska Talla - UAE

A painting of a human art which

shows how valuable are heart are

and how detailed it is.

Starry Night- By Vincent Van Gogh

(Mirror painting) with my touch

Elements of photography - Color

Elements of Photography- Balance

Nature - Solidaster flower

Nature - Solidaster flower

Nature - Red Rose

Nature - Gypsophila flower

Fatima

Alsuwaidi -

UAE

Manifestation of my soul

Gunay Bayramova -

Azerbaijan

SOFT DREAM:Humans

always suffer a lot,

especially women..

In your dream everything

is calm, life and death are

going on...

Fatemeh Mofarahi - IRAN

This color pencil drawing

is my attempt to recreate

one of artist Audrey Flack's

pieces, all flamboyant with

color and revolving around

the theme of nature.

Eshaal Khan - UAE

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ARTIST INTERVIEW

A BRIEF ABOUT YOU

Q&A with

Ken Kung

Hong Kong

kenkung.com

1.A BRIEF ABOUT YOU

My name is Ken Kung, born in

Hong Kong, a city of mixed culture.

I started doing photography at 8

and developed the image art style

of minimalism and spirituality. I

never attended any art school or

university. Neither has received

any formal training on design,

arts or photography. My focus

on arts and media culture was

driven by passion and love since

adolescence. I am a director, writer,

and creator, spending half of my

life in the creative industry. On my

36th birthday, I decided to quit my

job and took a long trip to Europe

around a month, to visit galleries

and museums everyday. During the

journey, I started writing articles

about arts and self-growth to

spirituality, and found that Art is

essential in my life. Two years later,

I found my way to be an artist, and

wanna learn and connect with

different great creators in the

world. I believe that art is the soul of

human beings. It's about the desire

to create something beautiful and

unique, with the power to make a

better world. I also believe that my

artworks and writings can ignite the

soul from people's hearts. With this

principle, I have the passion to keep

exploring the Art world.

2.HOW DID YOUR JOURNEY

AS AN ARTIST BEGIN AND WHY

DID YOU CHOOSE TO BECOME

AN ARTIST?

I think I was born to be an artist,

actually I believe everyone is born

to be an artist. We just need some

sparks in life to kick off the rocket.

To me, I love beautiful and simple

things, people, design, nature since

I was 7-8 years old as I remember.

I started photography around 8,

even earlier. I remembered I was so

surprised to receive my Rolleiflex

Twin-lens reflex camera (TLR) from

my father, I felt that I really love

this, and have the thought of keep

doing it, and started to capture

everythings in my life. . Although

i didn’t know how to use the TLR

camera at that age.

My art started from photography,

I was so crazy about it because I

found that I am a good observer due

to my curiosity. On my 36 birthday,

I decided to quit my job after a big

change in life path, travel a long

trip to Europe, start writing and

doing lots of experiments on the

artworks which I created when I was

teenage. After 2 years of building

and developing, I found my way to

create an agency related to art, to

be an artist, and to put my passion

in the art industry.

3.WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT

FORMS OF ARTWORKS THAT YOU

DO?

As I said I retrieve my photos more

than 10 years ago, chasing back all

the memories and emotions behind

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each photo. My Art starts with

photography, everytime i create, I

would put all my focus on the picture

in my mind, and catch the soul of the

object. I think the vital aspect of my

work is the soul power. Two years ago

I met an old craftsman in HongKong,

he’s very talented at fixing damaged

photos and I admire him so much.

As a result, there are two main

procedures for handling the artwork.

I invited the old master craftsman to

retouch the old photos, then make

use of AI techniques to make them

large enough to be printed on fine

I THINK I WAS BORN TO BE

AN ARTIST, ACTUALLY I

BELIEVE EVERYONE IS BORN

TO BE AN ARTIST. WE JUST

NEED SOME SPARKS IN LIFE

TO KICK OFF THE ROCKET.

art paper. After a hundred times of

try and error, surprisingly created

realistic paint-like texture after the

AI process. Through all the works

on the old photos, I retrieved all my

memories of the past.

I believe that the value of artwork

is the evidence of reality, the record

of time, and the precious memory of

love and soul.

4.WHAT DOES YOUR WORK AIM

TO SAY?

I would say my artwork is the

message of soul, It’s spiritual

and you can find the power in my

minimal structure and framing. You

would feel connected to my Arts if

my work ignites the soul from your

hearts. After studying Buddhism and

spirituality, the intention of pursuit

of form or skill vanished. I decide to

hide and isolate my intention and

emotion in my art, only presenting

the original existence. I decided to

leave the imagination of artwork to

the audience. When I was growing

up, I self-studied philosophy and

always questioned about time and

reality. I always say, "every moment

is a frame of life." A great photo or

art piece is a record of life, memories

and even the society. I believe

reality can only stay in the form of

memories, and express in the form

of creation. We all came across

a year of sadness in 2020. I saw

many people were suddenly living an

unhappy life in Hong Kong. For that

reason, I want to do something that

is meaningful and can bring hopes to

others. That’s the reason and aim of

my Art work.

5.WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS OF

CREATING PAINT-LIKED TEXTURE

ART STYLE?

As I said I invited the old master

craftsman, who is from Beijing, to

retouch the old photos. I would think

that is part of creation and essential

in my art creation. The craftsman

put his thoughts and energy into

the old photos under my direction.

And then I found that I want to make

my work big enough to print it on art

paper. I wanna display my work and

let people feel the texture closely

and physically. Although my artwork

starts from traditional form, I think

artists also need to think out of the

box and make use of technology. I

have a friend who is a programmer

and collector himself. We both love

art and hangout in different galleries

during holiday. He helped me create

a programme with AI and algorithm

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to make my old photowork large

enough. After a hundred times of

try and error, surprisingly created

realistic paint-like texture after the

AI process.

I would think that creation is a

process of try and error, and I can

refine and purify my expression in

each stage of trying, and deliver it

to people in the form of minimalism

as results.

6.WHAT IS THAT ONE LINE OF

QUOTE THAT YOU ABIDE BY IN

YOUR LIFE OR YOU WOULD LIKE

OTHERS TO FOLLOW?

In my life or art life, I have a very

solid core of belief which can be

expressed in one line of quote.

“Be good to Life”. In 2020, the

world turned upside down. Lots of

people’s lifestyles were changed

suddenly. Negative energy envelops

everyone around us. I want to tell

the people who are reading my

interview to always be good to life

even in sadness and frustration.

In my spiritual art collection, you

can see the elements of self-grow

and positive inspiration, in which I

wanna deliver “The Ending is a New

Beginning”. That’s the purpose of my

arts and how I use arts as a tool to

heal others.

7.PLEASE TELL US A BIT ABOUT

AN ARTWORK OF YOURS THAT

YOU ARE IMMENSELY PROUD OF?

In 2017, I experienced cross roads

and feeling lost in my life. I bought

a drone and carried it to different

mountains, kept flying it, kept hiking,

and wanted to let the time wash

away all my sadness and feelings of

guilt. The artwork was taken when

my best friend and I were staying

in a small city in China, using our

drones to explore nature. After I

captured this top-shot, I found that

the picture was just like the Chinese

symbol “Yin Yang”, I was inspired by it

and started to think about studying

I WOULD THINK THAT

CREATION IS A PROCESS OF

TRY AND ERROR, AND I CAN

REFINE AND PURIFY MY

EXPRESSION IN EACH STAGE

OF TRYING, AND DELIVER IT TO

PEOPLE IN THE FORM OF

MINIMALISM AS RESULTS.

Buddhism and spirituality, hope can

solve all the questions in my mind.

“Yin Yang” is part of art in my

spiritual art collection. Which may

not be the most important artwork

of me, but it inspired me to explore

spirituality and I always cherish

the friendship with my supportive

friends.

8.WHAT IS THAT ONE QUESTION

THAT YOU WOULD HAVE ASKED

YOURSELF AND WE HAVEN'T YET?

Maybe I can tell more about what

I wanna do beyond creating art

works. In my blueprint, I am building

a platform which can help connect

different talented young artists and

help them get more exposure so that

they can be focused on their works.

There are many talented emerging

artists in the world, and except

Instagram (Thanks to Instagram my

art could be reached by thousands

of people from the world), there

should be a fair online platform and

community for those artists in need

of support. In 10 years time, I would

like to cooperate with other artists,

illustrators or creative units. We all

need more surprises in life, isn’t it?

9.WHAT ARE THE BEST RESOURCES

THAT HAVE HELPED YOU IN YOUR

WAY?

The best resources that have

helped me in my life path are all the

inspiration from talented artists,

and good people around me. And of

course the collectors and customers

who buy my artworks, and some

curators who help me in exhibition.

Thanks God and the Universe gave

me this gift to deliver my messages

to others.

10.HOW DO YOU FEEL BEING

THE FEATURED ARTIST IN THE

MAGAZINE?

It’s my honor to be featured

in Magzoid magazine. And I was

happy to meet so many talented

artists around the world in ARTOZE-

International Online Art Exhibition.

11.WHAT MESSAGE AND ADVICE

DO YOU HAVE FOR THE READERS?

Pls follow my Instagram and hope

that my artworks and my story

can keep us connected. Enjoy the

Art of Life. Thank you for loving my

artworks.

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HIGHLIGHTS

AGE is just

a NUMBER

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HIGHLIGHTS

“Age is just a number. It carries no

weight. The real weight is in impacts.

The truth is that you can do it at any

age. Get up and be willing to leave

a mark.” ― Israelmore Ayivor. Age

isn’t just how long a person has

lived since birth; it is also how long

a person has lived life to the fullest.

Artoze virtual art exhibition that

happened on World Children’s Day

was an opportunity for artists across

the globe to come together and

showcase their gorgeous artistry.

Artists from across the globe had

joined to portray their artistic skills

through the virtual art exhibitions.

But the entire attention was caught

by a very small child also exhibiting

her work.

Kyra Rawat Tandon, daughter of

Gaurav Tandon and Kritika Rawat

was the youngest participant in

the World Children’s Day event. It

was a heart-wrenching moment for

everyone. Not just her presence, but

even her artwork was applauded by

everyone. “This is Kyra’s very first art

exhibition and I’m going to cherish it

forever”, says Kritika (Kyra’s mom).

It was heartwarming to see a

two and a half-year-old child be so

excited about the piece of artwork

that she created. She might be

too young in terms of age but

her creativity and passion were

way beyond that. The artwork she

“Age is just

a number.

It carries no

weight. The

real weight is

in impacts. The

truth is that you

can do it at

any age.

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It's obligatory to

grow up, but it's

optional to grow old.

The world is so big

and full of neverending

possibilities

created, illustrated the imagination

she has in her little world of art.

The kind of talent and confidence

the little girl showcased makes

her the perfect example for this

topic. If one has the talent and the

zeal to do something they love and

enjoy, nothing can stop them or

take it away from them. We must

encourage every step taken by

anyone irrespective of his/her age

and try to be supportive.

It's obligatory to grow up, but

it's optional to grow old. The world

is so big and full of never-ending

possibilities. Let age not be a barrier

for you to start something you’ve

always dreamt of doing. Let’s not

regret the chances you didn’t take

however young or old you maybe.

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ARTWORKS

Size:190×135

Material: Paper

Acrylic

Ayaka-Japan

Scultura: Adrian

Castrovinci Filippo

Pietro-Italia

Piano

210x297mm Digital painting

Efe Deniz Sengun - Turkey

''The new year should bring us hope,

joy, friendship and fun back, and

everything should be as before. A new

beginning as before... ''

Ece Ugur- Turkey

Deemah

Al-Momen

-Saudi Arabia

The works

are made

in the

technique

of graphics

with

graphite,

charcoal and watercolor

pencils.

Elistratova Mariya-Russia

Work name: Eva Green.

After spraying glaze

paint on the kiln-dried

ceramic plate, the model

drawn by the glaze

scratching technique

was scraped with a

needle-tipped pen and

the final result was

achieved. Dimension:

51.5 x 36.5

Erhan MIZRAK - Turkey

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ART EXHIBITION

ISHARA ART

FOUNDATION

GROWING LIKE A TREE, PRESENTED BY ISHARA

ART FOUNDATION AND CURATED BY SOHRAB

HURA, IS AN EXHIBITION THAT LOOKS AT

REGIONAL HISTORIES OF IMAGE-MAKING

THROUGH A VISUAL AND SONIC EXCAVATION OF

PLACE, MEMORY, AND CULTURE. THE EXHIBITION

WILL BE ON VIEW AT ISHARA ART FOUNDATION

FROM 20 JANUARY 2021 TO 20 MAY 2021.

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ART EXHIBITION

Aishwarya Arumbakkam, from the work/series ka

Dingiei (2016-ongoing). Archival pigment print, 61 cm x 61cm. ©

Aishwarya Arumbakkam. Image courtesy of the artist and Umrao Singh

Sher-Gil Grant for Photography 2019, SSAF.

Anjali House, Lomorng (2015). Archival pigment print, 30.5 cm x 40.6 cm.

Image courtesy of Anjali Photo Workshops.

Growing Like A Tree, presented by

Ishara Art Foundation and curated

by Sohrab Hura, is an exhibition

that looks at regional histories of

image-making through a visual and

sonic excavation of place, memory,

and culture. The exhibition will be on

view at Ishara Art Foundation from

20 January 2021 to 20 May 2021.

Ishara Art Foundation was

founded in 2019 as a nonprofit

organization dedicated to

presenting contemporary art of

South Asia. Located in Dubai, the

Foundation supports emerging and

established practices that advance

critical dialogue and explore global

interconnections.

Growing like a Tree is an exhibition

marking Hura’s first curatorial

project as a photographer and

filmmaker. It features works by

14 artists and collectives from

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Germany,

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ART EXHIBITION

THE ARTISTS

REPRESENTED IN THIS

EXHIBITION TACKLE

THEMES OF

CHANGING CITIES,

COLLECTIVE MEMORY,

THE ENVIRONMENT,

PUBLIC SPACES, AND

THE ARCHIVE

THROUGH WORKS

THAT SIT AT THE

INTERSECTION OF

DOCUMENTARY AND

FICTION, IMAGE AND

OBJECT.

Sathish Kumar, Portrait of a boy near my

hometown, from theTown Boy series (2011-2020). Archival pigment

print, 34.3 cm x 29.2cm. © Sathish Kumar. Image courtesy of artist.

Yu Yu Myint Than, Sorry, Not Sorry (2019). Book comprising Art, Sakura

and Blue Jeans paper, 13 cm x 18.5 cm x 1 cm. © Yu Yu Myint Than. Image

courtesy of Singapore International Photography Festival 2020.

India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and

Singapore. The exhibition presents a

glimpse into the collective journeys

of artists through their artistic and

political affinities.

The artists represented in

this exhibition tackle themes of

changing cities, collective memory,

the environment, public spaces, and

the archive through works that sit at

the intersection of documentary and

fiction, image and object. The notion

of what forms a community emerges

in this show as demonstrated in

Sean Lee’s photo-montage where

fingers rise from the soil like a forest

of saplings.

Referencing the interconnected

spheres of contemporary artistic

practice, this show considers

photography as a locus in an expanded

field of art that includes videos,

books, and sound installations. In

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WHAT I’VE BEEN

SEEING OVER THE

YEARS ARE COLLECTIVE

FLOWS IN TERMS OF

MOVEMENT AND

EXCHANGE OF

PHOTOGRAPHERS

ACROSS POLITICAL,

GEOGRAPHICAL AND

CULTURAL

BOUNDARIES

Bunu Dhungana, from the series Confrontations (2017).

Archival pigment print, 30.5 cm x 45.7 cm. © Bunu Dhungana.

Hura’s own words, “What I’ve been

seeing over the years are collective

flows in terms of movement and

exchange of photographers across

political, geographical and cultural

boundaries. An osmosis-like

relationship with photographers

across borders has started to seep

through with each one searching

for new ways to grow as artists

and having at stake something in

common that is far more urgent than

photography.”

The ensemble of artists and

collectives in the exhibition

includes Aishwarya Arumbakkam,

Anjali House, Bunu Dhungana, Farah

Mulla, Jaisingh Nageswaran, Katrin

Koenning, Munem Wasif, Nida

Mehboob, Nepal Picture Library,

Reetu Sattar, Sarker Protick,

Sathish Kumar, Sean Lee, and Yu Yu

Myint Than, along with site-specific

interventions by Sohrab Hura.

Growing like a Tree will be

accompanied by physical and virtual

tours, educational and public online

programs, newly commissioned

artist texts, and artist conversations

over the duration of the show. Ishara

Art Foundation is presented in

partnership with Alserkal Avenue.

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ARTWORKS

So this is an airplane sculpture that I

did in my farm I used nails, sandpaper,

wood, grinder, wood dust, wood cleaner.

Hamad Almatrooshi - UAE

To encourage and

motivate people to

achieve their dream.

Ibrahim Suwaidi - UAE

Piano

210x297mm Digital painting

Ivy M Egger - US

Hamad

Al Amiri - UAE

My attempt at turning an

Anime character (Josuke

Higashikata from ‘Jojo’s

Bizzare Adventure’) into a

realistic portrait.

My Attempt at turning an

Anime character (Giorno

Giovana ‘Jojo’s Bizzare

Adventure’) into a realistic

portrait.

An unfinished black and

White illustration of an

Instagram artist (Ben

Labuzetta)

A colored portrait of a crying

lady, using prismacolor color

pencils.

A miniature grayscale

portrait.

My family, friends and suggestions chose the camel. I

personally like the Dubai sky line it has more detail and more

colors the the others

Huzefa Tinwala - UAE

Jayesh Verma- India

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ARTWORKS

Art in form of expression

Aanya Mathew - UAE

Shadows

created by

mountains on the

circumference

of the

mountain range.

Aariz Baig -

UAE

"Obstruction" is

about simply that-

-being obstructed-

-whether it

be mentally,

emotionally, or

physically.

Ajay Jorgenson-

US

Asma Alsuwaidi - UAE

Antonius Kho

- Indonesia

The drawings of people represent different

characters, some are visual representations

of a feeling, such as Envy, some are actual

characters, such as Pocahontas, and

there are also images of people who just

came into my imagination! I also drew

natural beings like flowers and animals,

(the sunflower and stag) experimented with

shape, spacing and color, and painted

places and scenery like the Eiffel Tower,

Paris. Most importantly, I had heaps of fun!

Arshia Shetty-UAE

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Digital mixed media

photography, 15x20

inches. From a series of

memory pieces, 2020.

James Byrne-USA

Kynan

George -

UAE

Titled: The sea is

within you, you

see?

Titled: Ponders

in Chair.

Maryna

Tokareva - UAE

A Daisy Field

Laveena Nair - Dubai

A candid photograph of a man

walking in the rain in London, I've

emphasized the man by making

everything surrounding him black

and white to make him the main

focus therefore he looks like the

main character.

Latifa Alameri - UAE

Landscape Painting

Liji K. -UAE

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Mixed Media Steampunk Robots

Marilyn Morrison- US

Left: One is a reindeer sitting down and

staring at the moon.

Right: A piece of artwork that lot of

beautiful colors.

Manissa Kheder - UAE

Colourful butterfly gives us a message i.e., live happy

& enjoy every moment of life which is given by god in

gift. Feel everything that surrounded by us. Live happy &

precious life ahead with new start.

Huzefa Tinwala - UAE

Milind Bhanji-

India

“My Landscape and Paintings is experience and thoughts of objects. I painted beauty, aesthetic

depth and religions experience for my audience”

Path taking me to the

islamic mosque a

path of the jersey in

life end. up with hope

Nada A suleimani-

Saudi Arabia

Muhsina

favasali-UAE

Mehmet Akif

ÖZDAL- Turkey

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Size: 49x80 cm.

Technical: acrylic paint

and collage , work

name: un planned

urbanization and people

Nevra YALDIZ -Turkey

Nikunj Goyal

- India

Ultima

Weapon-

Mexico

Yara Ewaida - UAE

Yomna Ahmed - UAE

So basically I drew this girl

which is me doing the cat

walk on the stage I hope you

like it thank you.

Zainab Ibrahim - UAE

Zlatko

KRSTEVSKI

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My inspiration is now to first conquer anxiety

and fear. Surely, we will find a way out

with time travel. Forcing myself to generate

profound visions that seem too far away

for the art world seems to be unnecessary,

for what is crucial right now is to keep my

health and productiveness at home in check.

I believe that when we get through this crisis,

new ideas will flow and it will give new

discourse to the world of art. We will live with

it long enough until one forgets it's there, and the next catastrophe

happens. Actually, we have jumped over many things that were

never imagined and done before and become like birds and

butterfly who keep flying to a beautiful & peaceful place..

TIARMA DAME RUTH SIRAIT - Indonesia

The reason I picked this is

because when I was 4 years

old I had a obsession with

Kermit the frog so I thought it

would be fun to draw.

Reem Al Suwaidi - UAE

Ruchi Periwal

Ken Kung - Hong Kong

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Indian Expat’s Childhood Stamp Collection Linked to

UAE’S SPACE MISSION

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“Dreams begin with ideas,

a word, an image or

even a postage stamp. As

generations work to fulfil

our dreams, we develop

concrete realities.”

Dubai: Ahead of the UAE’s Mars Mission, an Indian

expat in Dubai is over the moon. His collection of

stamps, issued in 1964, show the country’s vision

about its space missions that became real decades

after its formation. Nandlal Hiranand Mirchandani, who

runs a real estate and catering businesses, is proud that

his huge collection of postage stamps includes a series

of stamps issued by the then Dubai Ruler late Sheikh

Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum to mark international

outer space achievements.

The stamps commemorated American astronauts’

first successful trip to outer space, under the theme

‘Honouring Astronauts.’ One of those stamps had

hit the headlines in 2016 when His Highness Sheikh

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and

Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted

its image on the occasion of the UAE Space Agency’s

second anniversary.

In his tweets, Sheikh Mohammed said: “A stamp issued

by my father Sheikh Rashid 50 years ago, celebrating

space sciences. We dreamed of such future ideas. Today

we have a Dh20 billion space sector, with a mission to

Mars driven by a wholly Emirati team of scientists.

Stunning realisation

He said he had gone through the stamps again recently

and was stunned when he realised these stamps had a

futuristic vision and he himself had become a resident

witnessing the country’s growth in space science.

The stamp that Sheikh Mohammed had tweeted and

the rest of them in the vintage series carried their

prices in Indian currency units Rupees and Naya Paisa

respectively. That was something that added to the

happiness of Nandlal. “That also shows the strong

connection between the UAE and India even before the

formation of this country. I have UAE stamps with prices

in Riyal and Dirhams also. As an Indian expat living in

the UAE, I am proud to have these stamps that tell a lot

about the history of this country.”

Childhood collection

The 51-year-old father of two said he had collected

these stamps and several others during his childhood

in Ajmer in the north Indian state of Rajasthan. He is in

possession of several old UAE stamps in different sizes

and shapes. But, the space series remains closer to his

heart because of the futuristic vision attached to it.

Wishing the UAE’s Mars Mission great success, he

said he hoped to show the stamps in his collection to

the students here. “I want to make an exhibition of my

stamps and show to all the schoolchildren and teach

them and train them to visualise their dreams and create

a vision or find out their goals. I hope it will make them

ambitious and assertive in their lives.”

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by MAGZOID staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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