MAGZOID - Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | August 2021

MAGZOID is a Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space of the MENA region which has its presence online as well as on the print media. Alongside the art news and coverage of all the remarkable happenings in the art industry, this magazine also provides an opportunity to the artists, art galleries, consultants and curators to be featured in the magazine. It has also been sought after by the Fitness, Business and Fashion Experts to share tips in their specific genres of businesses.

MAGZOID is a Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space of the MENA region which has its presence online as well as on the print media. Alongside the art news and coverage of all the remarkable happenings in the art industry, this magazine also provides an opportunity to the artists, art galleries, consultants and curators to be featured in the magazine. It has also been sought after by the Fitness, Business and Fashion Experts to share tips in their specific genres of businesses.


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Contents<br />

AUGUST <strong>2021</strong> WWW.<strong>MAGZOID</strong>.COM<br />

Inspire & Empower -<br />

Artist Stories<br />

Young-sung Kim | 12<br />

Poluyanskaya Elizaveta | 16<br />

Jodie Davies | 20<br />

Anuja Aggarwal | 24<br />

Gal<strong>in</strong>a Golovchak | 28<br />

Emily Fantuz | 32<br />

Mar<strong>in</strong>a Zotova | 38<br />

Chedi Al Bait,<br />

Sharjah<br />

Relive ethnic and<br />

cultural heritage with<br />

perfectionism<br />

42<br />

12<br />

16<br />

20<br />

24<br />

14<br />

International Youth Day<br />

<strong>August</strong>12 marks <strong>the</strong> annual celebration of<br />

International Youth Day as awareness day<br />

22<br />

World Photography Day<br />

A picture is worth a<br />

thousand words.<br />

28<br />

30<br />

World Humanitarian Day<br />

Humanity relates to words<br />

like, ‘k<strong>in</strong>dness, compassion,<br />

equality, tolerance, generosity.<br />

32<br />

Subscribe NOW 04<br />

Featured Photographs 11<br />

Art News 10|18|19|26|27|48|49<br />

Art Facts 46|47<br />

Art <strong>in</strong> Focus 50|51<br />

Games 53<br />

Featured Artworks 52|54|60<br />

Picture Story 56|62<br />

Immersive Digital Art 57<br />

Art Events 58|59<br />

Crossword 61<br />

Trivia 64<br />

38<br />

How Technology is<br />

chang<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Art World<br />

34<br />

40<br />

Hyperrealism<br />

Sergey Piskunov is a Ukra<strong>in</strong>ian pa<strong>in</strong>ter<br />

with his breathtak<strong>in</strong>g works.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 9

ART | NEWS<br />

Read more at www.magzoid.com<br />

The museum, tentatively<br />

titled <strong>the</strong> N<strong>in</strong>tendo<br />

Gallery, will showcase <strong>the</strong><br />

company’s historic products<br />

as well as related exhibits<br />

and game experiences. It is<br />

slated to open <strong>in</strong> 2024.<br />

One of N<strong>in</strong>tendo’s factories<br />

to turn <strong>in</strong>to N<strong>in</strong>tendo Gallery showcas<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> company’s products, exhibits and<br />

game experiences<br />

The Japanese electronics<br />

and video game<br />

company N<strong>in</strong>tendo plans<br />

to convert one of its<br />

factories <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> world’s first<br />

N<strong>in</strong>tendo museum, accord<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to a statement. They have been<br />

plann<strong>in</strong>g to construct a gallery as<br />

a way to share both <strong>the</strong>ir product<br />

development history and philosophy<br />

with <strong>the</strong> public.<br />

Tentatively named N<strong>in</strong>tendo<br />

Gallery, <strong>the</strong> museum will sit at <strong>the</strong><br />

site of <strong>the</strong> N<strong>in</strong>tendo Uji Ogura Plant,<br />

one of N<strong>in</strong>tendo’s older factories. It<br />

was orig<strong>in</strong>ally built <strong>in</strong> 1969 and was<br />

used to manufacture play<strong>in</strong>g cards,<br />

later hous<strong>in</strong>g a customer service<br />

center for product repairs. The<br />

factory, however, has sat unused<br />

s<strong>in</strong>ce 2016 after <strong>the</strong> open<strong>in</strong>g of a<br />

newer facility.<br />

N<strong>in</strong>tendo, which began as a<br />

producer of play<strong>in</strong>g cards <strong>in</strong> 1889,<br />

has achieved success with its game<br />

consoles as well as with <strong>the</strong> Mario,<br />

Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon<br />

media franchises.<br />

In 2020 N<strong>in</strong>tendo was named<br />

Japan’s richest company. The<br />

release of <strong>the</strong> new game Animal<br />

Cross<strong>in</strong>g: New Horizons co<strong>in</strong>cided<br />

with <strong>the</strong> pandemic lockdown, which<br />

contributed to record sales of <strong>the</strong><br />

N<strong>in</strong>tendo Switch handheld gam<strong>in</strong>g<br />

system. Profits <strong>in</strong>creased by 34% as<br />

<strong>the</strong> company earned over $16 billion<br />

<strong>in</strong> sales.<br />

Pokémon play<strong>in</strong>g cards have<br />

also found renewed <strong>in</strong>terest<br />

dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> pandemic, with a<br />

rare sealed Pokémon card<br />

set fetch<strong>in</strong>g $408,000 at Heritage<br />

Auctions <strong>in</strong> Dallas, Texas.<br />

The museum, tentatively titled <strong>the</strong><br />

N<strong>in</strong>tendo Gallery, will showcase<br />

<strong>the</strong> company’s historic products as<br />

well as related exhibits and game<br />

experiences. It is slated to open<br />

<strong>in</strong> 2024.<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

10 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />



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www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 11


Hyperrealism<br />

By Young-sung Kim<br />

12 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


“Create th<strong>in</strong>gs that don't exist <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> world”,<br />

says Young-sung Kim<br />

Young-sung Kim<br />

pours <strong>in</strong> all his<br />

emotions while<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>g and creat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

realistic pieces through<br />

which he wishes to<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a change <strong>in</strong><br />

attitude <strong>in</strong> society.<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

Art is often perceived as<br />

a way of detachment<br />

from reality, a key<br />

to unlock<strong>in</strong>g some<br />

hidden mean<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> world that surrounds us. This<br />

is not completely true for genres<br />

such as hyperrealism, where <strong>the</strong><br />

road between reality and art is not<br />

much visible <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs and<br />

sculptures <strong>the</strong>se artists create.<br />

Young-sung Kim is a hyperrealist<br />

from South Korea. Though he<br />

likes experiment<strong>in</strong>g with various<br />

forms of art, his ma<strong>in</strong> focus is on<br />

hyperrealism.<br />

The Photorealist aims to<br />

reproduce pictures as perfectly<br />

as atta<strong>in</strong>able so <strong>the</strong> human eye<br />

can't dist<strong>in</strong>guish between <strong>the</strong><br />

orig<strong>in</strong>al and <strong>the</strong> resultant pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

whereas <strong>the</strong> hyperrealists take<br />

<strong>the</strong> technique even fur<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

They develop ways <strong>in</strong> which <strong>the</strong><br />

narrative, charm, and emotions<br />

can be perceived through <strong>the</strong><br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Young-sung Kim’s artworks aim<br />

to focus more on <strong>the</strong> genre of<br />

hyperrealism because he believes<br />

that <strong>the</strong> people <strong>in</strong> our society<br />

th<strong>in</strong>k of animals and nature as<br />

methods of ornament, experiment,<br />

and edibility. However, he pours<br />

<strong>in</strong> all his emotions while draw<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and creat<strong>in</strong>g realistic pieces<br />

through which he wishes to br<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> a change <strong>in</strong> attitude <strong>in</strong> society.<br />

He urges people to th<strong>in</strong>k twice<br />

about abus<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir un<strong>in</strong>tentional<br />

behaviors to any animal and<br />

nature. He aims to create more<br />

awareness about severe climate<br />

change.<br />

He highly admires <strong>the</strong> artistic<br />

genius of Pablo Picasso who has<br />

impacted <strong>the</strong> development of<br />

modern and contemporary art with<br />

unparalleled magnitude. Along<br />

with it, he is truly <strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong><br />

stunn<strong>in</strong>g artworks of Gottfried<br />

Helnwe<strong>in</strong> and Jeff Koons.<br />

Nature, city life, and social<br />

media are <strong>the</strong> ma<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>spirations<br />

while creat<strong>in</strong>g a piece. He shows<br />

us that even <strong>the</strong> simplistic th<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

<strong>in</strong> our surround<strong>in</strong>gs can be taken<br />

and utilized to put toge<strong>the</strong>r a<br />

masterpiece. He is proud of <strong>the</strong><br />

fact that he is work<strong>in</strong>g on th<strong>in</strong>gs he<br />

loves and holds dear to him.<br />

Young-sung Kim has developed<br />

his artistic career through lots<br />

of hard work, research, and<br />

study<strong>in</strong>g different types of arts.<br />

His message to <strong>the</strong> fellow artist is,<br />

“Create th<strong>in</strong>gs that don't exist <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> world.” Use your imag<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

and leave <strong>the</strong> world bewildered<br />

with your artwork.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 13


International<br />

Youth Day<br />

<strong>August</strong> 12 marks <strong>the</strong> annual celebration of International Youth Day as an awareness day,<br />

designated by <strong>the</strong> United Nations (UN). The first Youth Day was discovered <strong>in</strong> 1999 once <strong>the</strong><br />

UN General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution accept<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> advice made by <strong>the</strong> World<br />

Conference of M<strong>in</strong>isters accountable for Youth <strong>in</strong> Lisbon. The <strong>the</strong>me of this year's International<br />

Youth Day is, "Transform<strong>in</strong>g Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health",<br />

<strong>in</strong>tend<strong>in</strong>g to highlight that <strong>the</strong> success of such a world effort won't be achieved without <strong>the</strong><br />

mean<strong>in</strong>gful participation of young people.<br />

14 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />





DAY?<br />

These days are devoted to <strong>the</strong><br />

role young men and women<br />

play <strong>in</strong> br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g modification<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternational problems. It is<br />

also additionally a chance to<br />

boost awareness of challenges<br />

and issues fac<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> world's<br />

youth. On International Youth<br />

Day, workshops, concerts,<br />

conferences, cultural events,<br />

sem<strong>in</strong>ars, and conferences<br />

<strong>in</strong>volv<strong>in</strong>g national and native<br />

government officials and youth<br />

organizations occur around <strong>the</strong><br />

world. The <strong>the</strong>me and slogan<br />

for <strong>the</strong> International Youth Day<br />

change every year to cover a<br />

variety of issues that affect young<br />

people today. Youth Engagement<br />

for Global Action highlight efforts<br />

to make education equitable, and<br />

<strong>in</strong>clusive for all youth. International<br />

Youth Day emphasizes <strong>the</strong> rights<br />

of young people to possess full<br />

access to education, healthcare,<br />

employment, f<strong>in</strong>ancial services,<br />

and complete participation <strong>in</strong><br />

public life.<br />

International Youth Day<br />

recognizes and celebrates <strong>the</strong><br />

contributions of young volunteers<br />

and activists who are push<strong>in</strong>g for<br />

positive modification around <strong>the</strong><br />

world as youngsters function as<br />

catalysts for peace and prosperity,<br />

not only <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir native communities<br />

but also on <strong>the</strong> global stage.<br />

Today's generation of youth is that<br />

<strong>the</strong> largest <strong>in</strong> history, with more<br />

than three billion young people<br />

beneath <strong>the</strong> age of 30. Be<strong>in</strong>g half<br />

<strong>the</strong> world's <strong>in</strong>habitants, a healthy<br />

young generation has an unmatched<br />

potential to contribute towards <strong>the</strong><br />

betterment of our society.<br />



TO DO<br />

• Participate <strong>in</strong> Youth Day<br />

celebrations with<strong>in</strong> your city. Use<br />

<strong>the</strong> hashtag #YouthDay to promote<br />

and f<strong>in</strong>d events.<br />

• Encourage confidence-build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

activities for <strong>the</strong> youth <strong>in</strong> and<br />

around you. This could be done<br />

by hav<strong>in</strong>g youth participate <strong>in</strong><br />

sports, drama clubs, dialogue<br />

clubs, and music bands.<br />

• Organize a meet<strong>in</strong>g or debate to<br />

discuss young people’s<br />

contributions to global issues and<br />

guide <strong>the</strong>m on how to br<strong>in</strong>g about<br />

changes.<br />

• Empower <strong>the</strong> young ones <strong>in</strong> your<br />

life with books like<br />

1. No Body' Perfect: Stories by<br />

Teens about Body Image,<br />

Self-Acceptance, and <strong>the</strong><br />

search for Identity (2002)<br />

2. The Seven Habits of Highly<br />

Effective Teens (2014)<br />

3. 6 most important decisions<br />

You'll Ever Make: A Guide for<br />

Teens (2006)<br />

• Watch movies that <strong>in</strong>spire<br />

youth to form a positive<br />

impact with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

1. Dr. Seuss: The Lorax (2012)<br />

2. Liv<strong>in</strong>g on One Dollar (2013)<br />

3. Girl Ris<strong>in</strong>g (2014) and<br />

4. He Named me Malala (2015)<br />

- editor@magzoid.com<br />

BOOKS<br />

MOVIES<br />

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Photorealism<br />

By Poluyanskaya Elizaveta<br />

16 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


“Art enlightens everyone around and<br />

creates a magnificent world of imag<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

and color”, says Poluyanskaya Elizaveta<br />

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Poluyanskaya Elizaveta<br />

is a Russian artist<br />

who specializes <strong>in</strong><br />

photorealistic art.<br />

Photorealism is a<br />

movement that heavily depends<br />

on us<strong>in</strong>g photographs as a<br />

reference for <strong>the</strong> work. Artists use<br />

<strong>the</strong> photographs of real-life places<br />

or structures and recreate <strong>the</strong>m<br />

onto a canvas with exceptional<br />

accuracy and precision. Through<br />

her art, Elizaveta portrays how<br />

truly beautiful this world is as well<br />

as <strong>the</strong> people who reside <strong>in</strong> it.<br />

In recent years photorealistic<br />

art has started to ga<strong>in</strong> a lot of<br />

attraction. Her favorite artist is<br />

Casey Baugh whose magnificent<br />

artwork revolves around <strong>the</strong> central<br />

<strong>the</strong>me of psychology. The artwork<br />

shows how an artist is capable of<br />

fill<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir work with a whole world<br />

of emotions.<br />

Elizaveta developed her<br />

career through exhibitions and<br />

competitions via social media<br />

platforms such as Instagram. Her<br />

Instagram page @poluyanskaya_<br />

art is filled with amaz<strong>in</strong>g artworks<br />

that leave <strong>the</strong> viewer <strong>in</strong> awe.<br />

Her art is <strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong> people<br />

and faces around her and <strong>the</strong><br />

ones she comes across while<br />

surf<strong>in</strong>g through social media or<br />

flipp<strong>in</strong>g through magaz<strong>in</strong>es. Her<br />

persistence to achieve her goals<br />

is someth<strong>in</strong>g she takes pride <strong>in</strong>.<br />

She believes that art enlightens<br />

everyone around and helps to<br />

create a magnificent world of<br />

imag<strong>in</strong>ation and color. Art helps <strong>in</strong><br />

spiritual connection and makes a<br />

person th<strong>in</strong>k out of <strong>the</strong> box.<br />

Art and nature are a comb<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

that has been around for centuries.<br />

Artists never seem to grow out<br />

of creative and <strong>in</strong>novative ways<br />

to draw, pa<strong>in</strong>t, photograph, and<br />

depict <strong>the</strong>ir view of nature. No<br />

two works of art are identical;<br />

thanks to <strong>the</strong> drastically different<br />

perspectives of artists, due to<br />

which <strong>the</strong> beauty, and power of<br />

No two works of art<br />

are identical; thanks to<br />

<strong>the</strong> drastically different<br />

perspectives of artists, due<br />

to which <strong>the</strong> beauty, and<br />

power of nature are often<br />

presented <strong>in</strong> very diverse<br />

ways by artists.<br />

nature are often presented <strong>in</strong> very<br />

diverse ways by artists. Elizaveta’s<br />

message to her fellow artists is,<br />

“Anyth<strong>in</strong>g is possible if you work<br />

hard.” This is undoubtedly true as<br />

your unique efforts always come<br />

back to reward you.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 17

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New York’s Port Authority<br />

Bus Term<strong>in</strong>al to get a new artistic makeover<br />

New York City is call<strong>in</strong>g its<br />

artists to do <strong>the</strong> makeover<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Port Authority Bus<br />

Term<strong>in</strong>al, famously called<br />

“<strong>the</strong> s<strong>in</strong>gle worst place on planet<br />

Earth”, with a block-wide mural.<br />

The mural project will be unveiled<br />

this autumn and is part of a $10bn<br />

years-long redevelopment plan for<br />

<strong>the</strong> station—which more than 27<br />

million commuters and out-of-state<br />

travelers begrudg<strong>in</strong>gly use each<br />

year—that is due to be completed<br />

<strong>in</strong> 2023.<br />

The proposals are be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

overseen by <strong>the</strong> Garment District<br />

Alliance, a non-profit public service<br />

organisation. The w<strong>in</strong>ner should<br />

be “a passionate, well-established<br />

artist who can transform <strong>the</strong> area<br />

<strong>in</strong>to an animated art experience<br />

for commuters and visitors”, says<br />

Barbara Blair, <strong>the</strong> president of <strong>the</strong><br />

organization. The commission<br />

w<strong>in</strong>ner will receive $20000.<br />

The work will be unveiled<br />

this autumn and will aim<br />

to “complement <strong>the</strong> local<br />

environment and streetscape, and<br />

conta<strong>in</strong> aes<strong>the</strong>tically compell<strong>in</strong>g<br />

design with positive image-driven<br />

messag<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>in</strong>spire and uplift<br />

people,” Blair tells. The mural<br />

will be on view on <strong>the</strong> 40th Street<br />

The mural project<br />

will be unveiled this<br />

autumn and is part of<br />

a $10bn years-long<br />

redevelopment plan<br />

for <strong>the</strong> station<br />

façade between 8th and 9th<br />

Avenue.<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

18 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


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Dubai’s ‘Museum of <strong>the</strong> Future’<br />

named among 14 most beautiful museums <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world<br />

The National Geographic has<br />

listed Dubai’s ‘Museum of <strong>the</strong><br />

Future’ as one of <strong>the</strong> 14 most<br />

beautiful museums <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world<br />

for its astound<strong>in</strong>g architecture<br />

and sophisticated technological<br />

<strong>in</strong>novations.<br />

Spann<strong>in</strong>g an area of 30,000sqm,<br />

<strong>the</strong> seven-storey pillarless structure<br />

stands at 77 metres high. Its<br />

sta<strong>in</strong>less-steel façade, which<br />

extends over 17,000 square<br />

metres, consists of 1,024 plates<br />

manufactured entirely by robots <strong>in</strong> a<br />

first-of-its-k<strong>in</strong>d venture <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Middle<br />

East. The Museum of <strong>the</strong> Future,<br />

an architectural marvel that sits at<br />

<strong>the</strong> bustl<strong>in</strong>g heart of Dubai, is set<br />

to become a new global landmark<br />

once complete.<br />

A model for susta<strong>in</strong>ability <strong>in</strong><br />

“The future belongs to<br />

those who can imag<strong>in</strong>e<br />

it, design it, and<br />

execute it… The future<br />

does not wait… The<br />

future can be designed<br />

and built today.”<br />

creative design, Dubai’s Museum<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Future is powered by<br />

4,000 megawatts of solar energy<br />

produced by a station connected<br />

to <strong>the</strong> build<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>in</strong> collaboration<br />

with <strong>the</strong> Dubai Electricity and<br />

Water Authority. Upon completion,<br />

<strong>the</strong> museum will be <strong>the</strong> first of its<br />

k<strong>in</strong>d <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Middle East to obta<strong>in</strong> a<br />

Plat<strong>in</strong>um Certification for Leadership<br />

<strong>in</strong> Environmental Energy and<br />

Design, <strong>the</strong> highest rat<strong>in</strong>g for green<br />

build<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

The Arabic calligraphy that adorns<br />

<strong>the</strong> facade <strong>in</strong>clude quotes by His<br />

Highness Sheikh Mohammed b<strong>in</strong><br />

Rashid Al Maktoum. Among <strong>the</strong><br />

quotes are: “We may not live for<br />

hundreds of years, but <strong>the</strong> products<br />

of our creativity can leave a legacy<br />

long after we are gone.” and “The<br />

future belongs to those who can<br />

imag<strong>in</strong>e it, design it, and execute<br />

it… The future does not wait… The<br />

future can be designed and built<br />

today.”<br />

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www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 19


Pet Portraiture<br />

By Jodie Davies<br />

"Use your art<br />

to spread your<br />

message", says<br />

Jodie Davies<br />

20 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


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Jodie Davies is a British<br />

artist, specialized <strong>in</strong><br />

various forms of art like<br />

acrylics, pastel art, and<br />

pencil art. Be<strong>in</strong>g an avid<br />

animal lover, <strong>the</strong> ma<strong>in</strong> subjects<br />

of her artworks are animals and<br />

birds.<br />

She follows <strong>the</strong> trends of<br />

pet portraiture and animal<br />

portraiture. Portraiture is a visual<br />

representation of an <strong>in</strong>dividual,<br />

dist<strong>in</strong>guished by references to <strong>the</strong><br />

subject's character, social position,<br />

wealth, or profession. Portraitists<br />

often strive for exact visual<br />

likenesses. However, although <strong>the</strong><br />

viewer's correct identification of<br />

<strong>the</strong> subject <strong>in</strong> front is of primary<br />

importance, exact replication is<br />

not always <strong>the</strong> goal. Artists may<br />

<strong>in</strong>tentionally alter <strong>the</strong> appearance<br />

of <strong>the</strong>ir subjects by embellish<strong>in</strong>g or<br />

ref<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir images to emphasize<br />

or m<strong>in</strong>imize particular qualities of<br />

<strong>the</strong> subject.<br />

Animals have been a source of<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration for many artists. From<br />

art about rural life and growth<br />

to myths and legends, animals<br />

are used <strong>in</strong> art <strong>in</strong> many different<br />

ways. Art can help us explore our<br />

relationship to wildlife and can<br />

help us th<strong>in</strong>k about how we care<br />

for animals and <strong>the</strong> environment.<br />

Through her artworks, Jodie aims<br />

to create more awareness about<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> major problems <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world, which is animal cruelty.<br />

She believes that animals need<br />

to be protected at all costs, and<br />

everyone needs to work towards<br />

stopp<strong>in</strong>g animal cruelty.<br />

Jodie is proud of <strong>the</strong> fact that<br />

she has come a long way, mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

progress with each of her artworks<br />

and grow<strong>in</strong>g through <strong>the</strong>m. She<br />

has even ventured <strong>in</strong>to be<strong>in</strong>g an<br />

entrepreneur by start<strong>in</strong>g her small<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess, tak<strong>in</strong>g up commissions<br />

for her art and sell<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m to<br />

people all over <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

She strongly believes<br />

that one can send a<br />

significant message and<br />

make a good impact if<br />

<strong>the</strong>y believe <strong>in</strong> it, and<br />

art is a door to mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

that difference.<br />

Her Instagram @jodie_davies_art<br />

is filled with pet portraits that she<br />

creates. She strongly believes<br />

that one can send a significant<br />

message and make a good impact<br />

if <strong>the</strong>y believe <strong>in</strong> it, and art is a<br />

door to mak<strong>in</strong>g that difference. The<br />

artists must use it to br<strong>in</strong>g about<br />

<strong>the</strong> change and make <strong>the</strong> world a<br />

better place.<br />

She is a firm believer that art can<br />

be <strong>the</strong>rapeutic and <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g if one<br />

truly believes <strong>in</strong> it. Her greatest<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration is animals and through<br />

her work, she wants to save and<br />

empower as much as she can.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 21


World<br />

Photography<br />

Day<br />

22 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />



A<br />

picture is worth a<br />

thousand words.<br />

Photography can br<strong>in</strong>g<br />

you closer to people<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world as<br />

images are a universal language<br />

anyone can understand and be<br />

touched by. What you want to<br />

communicate with your portrait or<br />

your street photography shot does<br />

not need a caption; emotions will<br />

work <strong>the</strong>ir way <strong>in</strong>to everyone’s heart.<br />

World Photography Day is an<br />

annual worldwide celebration of<br />

<strong>the</strong> science, history, art, and craft<br />

of photography. <strong>August</strong> 19 marks<br />

<strong>the</strong> day when <strong>the</strong> people who<br />

share a passion for photography<br />

come toge<strong>the</strong>r to raise awareness<br />

and share ideas about <strong>the</strong> field of<br />

photography.<br />

The importance of World<br />

Photography Day is to create<br />

awareness, share ideas and<br />

encourage people throughout<br />

this field. The photographer can<br />

create art from any genre; still life,<br />

street photography, documentary,<br />

landscape, nude, portrait, employ<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a specific style–po<strong>in</strong>t of view,<br />

selection of lens, sort of light<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

color, or black and white.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> 30s, Edward Weston began<br />

see<strong>in</strong>g landscapes creatively and<br />

captured <strong>the</strong>m toge<strong>the</strong>r with his<br />

camera <strong>in</strong> black and white. Similarly,<br />

Ansel Adams typically captured<br />

landscapes as abstracts <strong>in</strong> black and<br />

white. Throughout <strong>the</strong> 50s, several<br />

photographers began view<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

camera as a tool for mak<strong>in</strong>g art.<br />

With<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 1960s, a myriad<br />

of photographers followed <strong>the</strong><br />

footsteps of Robert Frank and<br />

commenced mak<strong>in</strong>g “snapshot<br />

aes<strong>the</strong>tics” with <strong>the</strong>ir film-based<br />

cameras. Photographers began<br />

tak<strong>in</strong>g candid photographs of<br />

everyday life. Subjects enclosed<br />

gas stations, billboards, folks<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ish<strong>in</strong>g daily rout<strong>in</strong>es, smok<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

cigarette, anticipat<strong>in</strong>g a bus, read<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a newspaper. For <strong>the</strong> viewer, <strong>the</strong>se<br />

pictures appeared spontaneous,<br />

random, and accidental.<br />

With<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 60s, <strong>the</strong> art world<br />

began recogniz<strong>in</strong>g photography<br />

as ano<strong>the</strong>r medium that would<br />

create art. Galleries started putt<strong>in</strong>g<br />

up exhibitions of a photographer’s<br />

body of work. At an equivalent time,<br />

abstract art became well-liked <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> art world, which meant that<br />

photographers and different artists<br />

started us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> camera to capture<br />

images that embodied ideas. Us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> camera to form conceptual<br />

art is still extremely popular today.<br />

Many popular photographers have<br />

targeted construct<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir pictures<br />

by preplann<strong>in</strong>g and stag<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

scene.<br />

The desire to preserve <strong>the</strong> beauty<br />

of <strong>the</strong> flee<strong>in</strong>g life has created a<br />

tremendous variety of art – a photo.<br />

The history of photography is an<br />

excit<strong>in</strong>g history of <strong>the</strong> orig<strong>in</strong> and<br />

also <strong>the</strong> realization of <strong>the</strong> dreams of<br />

long-term preservation of images.<br />

It is one of <strong>the</strong> brightest and most<br />

stormy phases of <strong>the</strong> event of recent<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation technology.<br />

Photographs play an important role<br />

<strong>in</strong> everyone's life – <strong>the</strong>y connect us<br />

to our past, <strong>the</strong>y rem<strong>in</strong>d us of people,<br />

places, feel<strong>in</strong>gs, and stories. They<br />

can help us to know who we are.<br />

There’s power <strong>in</strong> a picture because<br />

<strong>the</strong>y help us understand and teach<br />

history. People connect with images<br />

and it shows how life was before<br />

<strong>the</strong> present time, how th<strong>in</strong>gs used<br />

to look, what people wore, where<br />

<strong>the</strong>y stayed, animals, and many<br />

th<strong>in</strong>gs about <strong>the</strong> world are passed<br />

on generationally through images.<br />

Images are great for learn<strong>in</strong>g about<br />

history because people f<strong>in</strong>d that it’s<br />

easier to learn about <strong>the</strong> past through<br />

images than text. Photography has<br />

given us <strong>the</strong> ability to see th<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world that we haven’t<br />

seen with our own eyes.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 23


Alcohol Ink<br />

Art<br />

By Anuja Aggarwal<br />

Anuja Aggarwal is<br />

an Indian mixed<br />

media artist who also<br />

specializes <strong>in</strong> alcohol<br />

<strong>in</strong>k art. Alcohol <strong>in</strong>ks<br />

were <strong>in</strong>itially more about fluid<br />

abstract art. She tried to give it<br />

some o<strong>the</strong>r form and soon began<br />

to create her style of ve<strong>in</strong>ed<br />

flowers. With more experimentation<br />

and practice she started creat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a variety of artworks.<br />

To achieve better control over<br />

24 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


“Creat<strong>in</strong>g art is a<br />

meditative state of m<strong>in</strong>d<br />

that can help you express,<br />

feel, and be <strong>in</strong> your own<br />

world”, says<br />

Anuja Aggarwal<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

your skills and open<strong>in</strong>g your m<strong>in</strong>d<br />

to new possibilities; practic<strong>in</strong>g it<br />

over and over is essential. Anuja<br />

believes ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g consistency<br />

<strong>in</strong> any field you work <strong>in</strong> is <strong>the</strong> key<br />

to f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g success. The artist’s<br />

Instagram page @anujaaggarwal<br />

is filled with pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs that she<br />

created almost every day over <strong>the</strong><br />

past two years. She also has a set<br />

of onl<strong>in</strong>e video tutorials for alcohol<br />

<strong>in</strong>k art on her website www.<br />

pieceofmyart.<strong>in</strong>/get-started.<br />

Accord<strong>in</strong>g to her, <strong>the</strong> most<br />

important th<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> your art is to<br />

enjoy <strong>the</strong> process of complet<strong>in</strong>g<br />

it. “I don’t worry about <strong>the</strong> results<br />

before I start work<strong>in</strong>g on any<br />

piece. When I am immersed <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

process, I f<strong>in</strong>d that I can come up<br />

with someth<strong>in</strong>g new and unique. I<br />

let <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>ks take control and guide<br />

me. I want to express that freedom<br />

of creation without judgment<br />

through my art”, she says. The<br />

entic<strong>in</strong>g process causes creativity<br />

to flow out spontaneously and that<br />

is reflected <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art.<br />

Her <strong>in</strong>spiration<br />

is derived from<br />

‘Mo<strong>the</strong>r Nature’ as<br />

it’s <strong>the</strong> colossal<br />

artist and always<br />

puts everyone<br />

<strong>in</strong> awe. Through<br />

<strong>the</strong> technique<br />

of free-flow<strong>in</strong>g<br />

fluids and <strong>the</strong><br />

amalgamation of<br />

abstract fluidity,<br />

she gives rise<br />

to an exquisite<br />

outcome.<br />

“Consider art as<br />

your source of happ<strong>in</strong>ess. Creat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

art is a meditative state of m<strong>in</strong>d<br />

that can help you express, feel,<br />

and be <strong>in</strong> your world. Don’t th<strong>in</strong>k<br />

about mak<strong>in</strong>g art only to sell, th<strong>in</strong>k<br />

about mak<strong>in</strong>g it for yourself”,<br />

Anuja says.<br />

She thoroughly admires <strong>the</strong><br />

works of Freida Kahlo, V<strong>in</strong>cent<br />

Van Gogh, and Gustave Klimt. Her<br />

message to o<strong>the</strong>r fellow artists<br />

is, “Art is all about enjoy<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

process. Keep creat<strong>in</strong>g what you<br />

like; listen to your heart. Don’t<br />

worry about failed attempts;<br />

each piece won’t be<br />

a masterpiece, but<br />

it would be a step<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> right<br />

direction.”<br />

Dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

lockdown,<br />

Anuja was<br />

<strong>in</strong>troduced to<br />

a whole new<br />

perspective<br />

about art.<br />

She was<br />

a firm believer<br />

"Keep creat<strong>in</strong>g what<br />

you like; listen to your<br />

heart. Don’t worry<br />

about failed attempts;<br />

each piece won’t be<br />

a masterpiece, but it<br />

would be a step <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

right direction.”<br />

that art could only be taught <strong>in</strong><br />

person. But due to <strong>the</strong> massive<br />

requests from aspir<strong>in</strong>g artists, she<br />

started offer<strong>in</strong>g onl<strong>in</strong>e workshops<br />

every month. Now, through <strong>the</strong>se<br />

workshops, her techniques reach<br />

a larger crowd and people from<br />

all over <strong>the</strong> world jo<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong> to learn<br />

from her.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 25

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The 2,400-square-meter<br />

space will be reserved for<br />

temporary exhibitions, <strong>the</strong><br />

first of which will be a survey<br />

of Norwegian contemporary<br />

art. The museum also boasts<br />

an open-air roof terrace<br />

look<strong>in</strong>g out over Oslo’s<br />

harbor, promenade,<br />

and fjord.<br />

Norway’s National Museum<br />

of Art, Architecture and Design to open on<br />

June 11, 2022.<br />

Norway has announced <strong>the</strong><br />

date for open<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> gates<br />

of its new National Museum<br />

to public .The new museum<br />

will be <strong>the</strong> largest art museum <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> Nordic region. The Museum<br />

<strong>in</strong> Oslo, officially called National<br />

Museum of Art, Architecture and<br />

Design, will now open on June 11,<br />

2022. The museum has been under<br />

construction for seven years. It was<br />

<strong>in</strong>itially scheduled to open <strong>in</strong> 2020<br />

but due to <strong>the</strong> covid restrictions, <strong>the</strong><br />

open<strong>in</strong>g was delayed.<br />

The new museum will showcase<br />

<strong>the</strong> collections of three of Norway’s<br />

most important art <strong>in</strong>stitutions—<strong>the</strong><br />

former Kunst<strong>in</strong>dustrimuseet, <strong>the</strong><br />

Museum of Contemporary Art,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> National Gallery—under<br />

one roof. Among its gems are<br />

impressive selections of work by<br />

Edward Munch, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g The<br />

Scream.<br />

The $273 million expansion<br />

<strong>in</strong>cludes a space of 54000 square<br />

meters, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g 13000 square<br />

meters of exhibition space. It makes<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>stitution <strong>the</strong> largest museum<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Nordic region, bigger than<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternational counterparts such as<br />

<strong>the</strong> Rijksmuseum <strong>in</strong> Amsterdam and<br />

<strong>the</strong> Guggenheim Bilbao.<br />

The new museum is designed by<br />

German architects Kleihues and<br />

Schuwerk. The vast new build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

has two stories and 90 galleries,<br />

cafés, a shop, and <strong>the</strong> largest<br />

art library <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Nordic region.<br />

But its architectural hallmark is<br />

a spectacular new illum<strong>in</strong>ated<br />

exhibition space on <strong>the</strong> roof called<br />

<strong>the</strong> Light Hall. The 2,400-squaremeter<br />

space will be reserved for<br />

temporary exhibitions, <strong>the</strong> first of<br />

which will be a survey of Norwegian<br />

contemporary art. The museum<br />

also boasts an open-air roof terrace<br />

look<strong>in</strong>g out over Oslo’s harbor,<br />

promenade, and fjord.<br />

Built by Norway’s government<br />

build<strong>in</strong>g commissioner Statsbygg,<br />

<strong>the</strong> museum has also prioritized<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>ability, designed to emit 50<br />

percent less greenhouse gasses<br />

than current build<strong>in</strong>g standards.<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

26 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


ART | NEWS<br />

Read more at www.magzoid.com<br />

Street Artist<br />

Jerkface presents<br />

his solo exhibition ‘Villa<strong>in</strong>y’<br />

at Maddox Gallery<br />

By br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> familiar mascots of global<br />

capitalism, Jerkface challenges his audience to<br />

simultaneously confront <strong>the</strong> commercialization of life<br />

while div<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> heady comforts of nostalgia.<br />

Maddox Gallery is<br />

present<strong>in</strong>g Villa<strong>in</strong>y,<br />

a solo exhibition by<br />

New York based<br />

street artist, Jerkface. Jerkface’s<br />

appropriation of iconic cartoon<br />

characters such as Mickey Mouse,<br />

W<strong>in</strong>nie <strong>the</strong> Pooh, and Snoopy flip<br />

expectations on <strong>the</strong>ir head as <strong>the</strong><br />

figures f<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong>mselves robbed<br />

of eyes, reconstructed, and<br />

re-contextualized.<br />

Jerkface derives <strong>in</strong>spirations from<br />

<strong>the</strong> vivid palette and bold design<br />

of Memphis style and comb<strong>in</strong>es<br />

<strong>the</strong> dynamism of youth with <strong>the</strong><br />

clean, contemporary aes<strong>the</strong>tic<br />

of geometric abstraction. The<br />

Maddox Gallery facade was decked<br />

with an iconic Jerkface motif, <strong>the</strong><br />

Simpsons’ p<strong>in</strong>k donut. The <strong>the</strong>me<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ued <strong>in</strong>side, with <strong>the</strong> rosy glaze<br />

and giant spr<strong>in</strong>kles cover<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

ceil<strong>in</strong>g and walls, as if <strong>the</strong> goop<br />

were slowly dripp<strong>in</strong>g. The effect<br />

is stunn<strong>in</strong>g, immers<strong>in</strong>g audiences<br />

<strong>in</strong> an alternative, twisted Disney<br />

experience.<br />

By br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> familiar<br />

mascots of global capitalism,<br />

Jerkface challenges his audience<br />

to simultaneously confront <strong>the</strong><br />

commercialization of life while div<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> heady comforts of nostalgia.<br />

Though his work is rooted <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>mes and struggles of his native<br />

city, He expects that his work will<br />

translate well to London, a city with a<br />

deep and difficult past as he feels his<br />

work is universal <strong>in</strong> many regards.<br />

This exhibition will mark a new<br />

relationship between <strong>the</strong> artist and<br />

Gallery: as of 2020, Jerkface is<br />

represented exclusively and globally<br />

by Maddox Gallery. Maddox notes<br />

that, while <strong>the</strong> world opens up and<br />

travel cont<strong>in</strong>ues to be a challenge,<br />

an immersive onl<strong>in</strong>e tw<strong>in</strong> to <strong>the</strong> IRL<br />

exhibition makes <strong>the</strong> unique artistic<br />

venture available to viewers around<br />

<strong>the</strong> world. You can also expect to<br />

see Jerkface out <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> wild<br />

once more.<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 27


Nature <strong>in</strong><br />

its glory<br />

By Gal<strong>in</strong>a Golovchak<br />

28 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


“Art is a dialogue<br />

with <strong>the</strong> viewer, art<br />

is <strong>the</strong> world”, says<br />

Gal<strong>in</strong>a Golovchak<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

Gal<strong>in</strong>a Golovchak is an<br />

oil pa<strong>in</strong>ter from Russia<br />

ma<strong>in</strong>ly focus<strong>in</strong>g on<br />

<strong>the</strong> natural world,<br />

sea, and forests.<br />

Nature can be a simple add-on to<br />

a pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g to convey a sense of<br />

depth, or perspective. However,<br />

it can also be <strong>the</strong> ma<strong>in</strong> focus of a<br />

work of art. Just like nature can be<br />

recreated through art, it can also<br />

be used as a stand-<strong>in</strong> for greater<br />

thought and that’s precisely what<br />

Gal<strong>in</strong>a captures <strong>in</strong> her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

In a small town <strong>in</strong> Siberia, she<br />

studied art till 2007 and later<br />

jo<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>the</strong> technical school for<br />

specialty architecture after which<br />

she took a break from <strong>the</strong> art<br />

world. Gett<strong>in</strong>g back to her passion<br />

<strong>in</strong> 2017, she began engag<strong>in</strong>g<br />

actively <strong>in</strong> oil pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. Now she<br />

is an artist at AG Gallery based <strong>in</strong><br />

Moscow.<br />

Gal<strong>in</strong>a loves <strong>the</strong> green<br />

untouched massifs and <strong>the</strong> deep<br />

sea and has portrayed nature <strong>in</strong><br />

its glory <strong>in</strong> her art. The current<br />

trends she follows are realism,<br />

landscapes, and seascape<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Try<strong>in</strong>g to distract herself from<br />

<strong>the</strong> cold climate of her hometown,<br />

she devotes her free time to<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g seascapes. Gal<strong>in</strong>a wants<br />

to portray <strong>the</strong> preservation of<br />

nature <strong>in</strong> its orig<strong>in</strong>al form <strong>in</strong> her art<br />

with all its brightness, saturation,<br />

and clarity without any human<br />

<strong>in</strong>tervention. Concentrat<strong>in</strong>g on <strong>the</strong><br />

texture of <strong>the</strong> sea – a restless sea,<br />

foam streaks, powerful waves,<br />

she fills <strong>the</strong> entire space of <strong>the</strong><br />

canvas, absorb<strong>in</strong>g dry land and<br />

leav<strong>in</strong>g no space for a human. Her<br />

Instagram account @may_gol_art<br />

is brimm<strong>in</strong>g with stunn<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

realistic pieces of<br />

nature, <strong>the</strong> sea,<br />

and forests. She<br />

takes pride <strong>in</strong> her<br />

spectacular mar<strong>in</strong>e<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, as well<br />

as a big pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g of<br />

The Taiga after<br />

<strong>the</strong> Siberian<br />

Taiga<br />

experienced<br />

a tragic fire.<br />

Gal<strong>in</strong>a<br />

says, “Art<br />

is a way<br />

to express<br />

yourself<br />

and show<br />

<strong>the</strong> public <strong>the</strong><br />

topics that you<br />

care about, what<br />

you love, what you<br />

value, what scares<br />

you, and so on...<br />

Art is a dialogue<br />

with <strong>the</strong> viewer, art<br />

is <strong>the</strong> world.”.<br />

Art is a way to express<br />

yourself and show <strong>the</strong><br />

public <strong>the</strong> topics that you<br />

care about. What you<br />

love, what you value,<br />

what scares you, and so<br />

on... Art is a dialogue<br />

with <strong>the</strong> viewer, art<br />

is <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

Her favorite artist,<br />

Alexey Savrasov, is a<br />

Russian Landscape pa<strong>in</strong>ter<br />

and creator of <strong>the</strong> lyrical<br />

landscape style.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 29


World<br />

Humanitarian<br />

Humanity relates to<br />

words like, ‘k<strong>in</strong>dness,<br />

compassion, equality,<br />

tolerance, generosity.<br />

Do you th<strong>in</strong>k <strong>the</strong> world<br />

lacks humanity? Let’s go back <strong>in</strong><br />

time, precisely <strong>August</strong> 19, 2003.<br />

For <strong>the</strong> United Nations, it is <strong>in</strong>deed<br />

a day <strong>the</strong>y reflect upon. Every year,<br />

thousands of men and women all<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world put <strong>the</strong>ir lives <strong>in</strong><br />

danger work<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> humanitarian<br />

causes. Some dedicated heroes put<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir lives on <strong>the</strong> l<strong>in</strong>e while work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> most poverty and illnessstricken<br />

countries or countries<br />

with utmost social violence and<br />

sometimes lose <strong>the</strong>ir lives to follow<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir goals. World Humanitarian Day<br />

is <strong>the</strong> day when we remember those<br />

heroes and <strong>the</strong>ir sacrifices.<br />

Day<br />

30 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />





The humanitarian day is marked<br />

as a day to remember <strong>the</strong> loss of<br />

many lives and to honor <strong>the</strong> work<br />

of those brave humanitarians<br />

who face challenges and risks<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir everyday job to make <strong>the</strong><br />

lives of o<strong>the</strong>rs much better. Along<br />

with this, it is also considered a<br />

day to support <strong>the</strong> lives of those<br />

civilians who were affected by <strong>the</strong><br />

conflict. Hence, 19th <strong>August</strong> is a<br />

day to call on leaders to pledge<br />

to protect vulnerable and helpless<br />

people and to come up with a<br />

solution to end world wars and<br />

establish peace.<br />



World Humanitarian Day was<br />

established by <strong>the</strong> United<br />

Nations General Assembly to<br />

commemorate <strong>the</strong> death of Sergio<br />

Vieira de Mello and twenty-one of<br />

his fellow humanitarians dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a bomb<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong> Baghdad<br />

headquarters of <strong>the</strong> UN. Sergio<br />

worked on several challeng<strong>in</strong>g<br />

humanitarian cases and was<br />

<strong>the</strong> voice to those victims that<br />

suffered. His death had a<br />

deep impact on his family and<br />

<strong>the</strong>y did not want his death to<br />

go unrecognized and <strong>in</strong> va<strong>in</strong>. He<br />

worked towards assist<strong>in</strong>g those<br />

families that were affected by such<br />

war/conflicts and hence <strong>the</strong> day<br />

was marked as ‘World Humanitarian<br />

day’. The governments of France,<br />

Brazil, Sweden, and Switzerland<br />

are among <strong>the</strong> few who helped<br />

<strong>the</strong> family to br<strong>in</strong>g this resolution<br />

to action. World Humanitarian<br />

Day was formally established to<br />

acknowledge Sergio and thousands<br />

like him who work daily to make<br />

this world a far better place for <strong>the</strong><br />

less fortunate, <strong>the</strong> underprivileged,<br />

and people liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> places of war,<br />

starvation, and pandemic.<br />


THIS DAY?<br />

World Humanitarian Day supports<br />

<strong>the</strong> world’s poor and needy. It all<br />

starts with education. Head out and<br />

f<strong>in</strong>d some way to volunteer to help.<br />

If you have <strong>the</strong> will, anyone can<br />

play a small part <strong>in</strong> boost<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

lives of <strong>the</strong> less fortunate <strong>in</strong> distant<br />

countries or become a part of <strong>the</strong><br />

hassle by organiz<strong>in</strong>g or volunteer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with any of <strong>the</strong> charitable<br />

organizations. Make yourself aware<br />

about <strong>the</strong> issues happen<strong>in</strong>g around<br />

and discuss with friends and<br />

colleagues, unfold awareness and<br />

educate <strong>the</strong>m, and make certa<strong>in</strong><br />

that everybody around is aware of<br />

<strong>the</strong> happen<strong>in</strong>gs around <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

Not just as a nation, but even<br />

<strong>in</strong>dividually one can contribute<br />

towards ‘World Humanitarian Day.<br />

It doesn’t have to make a huge<br />

impact, but <strong>the</strong> effort is what<br />

counts. You can make donations<br />

to humanitarian organizations<br />

by giv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> your valuable time<br />

or <strong>in</strong> terms of money. Help those<br />

communities that have suffered<br />

due to conflicts and put <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

m<strong>in</strong>d at ease. You can volunteer<br />

at nurs<strong>in</strong>g homes, orphanages,<br />

hospitals, and so on and help those<br />

who can’t even meet <strong>the</strong>ir basic<br />

needs. You can promote and create<br />

awareness on humanitarian works<br />

or campaigns on social media and<br />

stand as one to help those <strong>in</strong> need.<br />

Such small actions can br<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

smile to many faces and spreads<br />

peace and positivity around <strong>the</strong><br />

world.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 31


American<br />

Realism<br />

By Emilie Fantuz<br />

“Observ<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

world is part of an<br />

artist’s role, but what<br />

<strong>the</strong> artist chooses<br />

to share from <strong>the</strong><br />

observations is <strong>the</strong><br />

result of <strong>the</strong>ir unique<br />

perspective” says<br />

Emilie Fantuz<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

Emilie Fantuz is an<br />

American artist whose<br />

works are focused on<br />

American realism. In<br />

American realism, <strong>the</strong><br />

artwork handles common-places,<br />

everyday events, and people.<br />

Her works can also be described<br />

as Ashcan school which is<br />

ano<strong>the</strong>r artistic movement that<br />

highlights how art can provide<br />

enlightenment, education, and<br />

spiritual fulfillment.<br />

Emilie’s art is a call to optimism.<br />

“Through depict<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> beauty<br />

<strong>in</strong> everyday moments — <strong>the</strong><br />

hazy glow of moonlight on a<br />

darkened city street, <strong>the</strong> endlessly<br />

<strong>in</strong>tersect<strong>in</strong>g squares and<br />

rectangles of shop signs <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

distance — I highlight <strong>the</strong> beauty<br />

that sits ready and wait<strong>in</strong>g for our<br />

eyes, only if we choose to look”,<br />

she says.<br />

The subtle visions of optimism<br />

<strong>in</strong> our lives <strong>in</strong>spire her <strong>the</strong> most.<br />

These scenes rem<strong>in</strong>d us that<br />

beauty is always near, even <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

moments, it seems so far. Through<br />

an <strong>in</strong>credible amount of practice,<br />

and trial and error, she developed<br />

her career. By creat<strong>in</strong>g small<br />

works en Ple<strong>in</strong> air, she began her<br />

artistic journey and went through<br />

32 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


"Through depict<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> beauty <strong>in</strong><br />

everyday moments, I<br />

highlight <strong>the</strong> beauty<br />

that sits ready and<br />

wait<strong>in</strong>g for our eyes,<br />

only if we choose<br />

to look"<br />

many periods of<br />

experimentations to<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ally f<strong>in</strong>d what she<br />

wanted to portray<br />

through her art<br />

pieces. Through<br />

this process, she<br />

evolved to where<br />

she is today. She<br />

has made constant<br />

efforts to work with<br />

galleries, public<br />

art projects, juried<br />

exhibitions, and<br />

more, to share her<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs with <strong>the</strong><br />

community.<br />

After mov<strong>in</strong>g to Canada four<br />

years ago, she is proud to be<br />

exhibit<strong>in</strong>g her work for <strong>the</strong> first time<br />

this com<strong>in</strong>g October, alongside<br />

her husband, Mike Fantuz, who<br />

<strong>in</strong>spires her every day through his<br />

creative artistry. Emilie had <strong>the</strong><br />

opportunity to devote much more<br />

time and energy to pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

this pandemic through which she<br />

was able to grow and develop her<br />

work. Her Instagram @emiliefantuz<br />

is overflow<strong>in</strong>g with an abundance<br />

of stunn<strong>in</strong>g artwork filled with<br />

American realism.<br />

“Observ<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> world is part<br />

of an artist’s role, but what that<br />

artist chooses to share from<br />

those observations is <strong>the</strong> result<br />

of <strong>the</strong>ir unique perspective,”<br />

says Emilie. The elements of<br />

<strong>the</strong> city that sparks her <strong>in</strong>terest<br />

<strong>in</strong>clude neon signs, corner stores,<br />

and reflections from various<br />

surfaces. For her, creativity and<br />

<strong>the</strong> act of mak<strong>in</strong>g art are extremely<br />

important. She is <strong>in</strong>spired by less<br />

obvious sights of beauty and gives<br />

<strong>the</strong>m a whole new life through her<br />

different view.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 33

34 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />



How Technology<br />

is chang<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> Art World<br />

Technology has made a<br />

very positive impact <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> art world as it has<br />

made art more accessible.<br />

People now have a wide<br />

variety of options to display <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

talent via social media, exhibitions,<br />

and various virtual art galleries. It<br />

has helped <strong>the</strong> artists get a wider<br />

audience, more <strong>in</strong>spiration, opened<br />

<strong>in</strong>numerable artistic options and<br />

has given art a whole new mean<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Both art and technology def<strong>in</strong>e<br />

and cont<strong>in</strong>ue to reshape <strong>the</strong><br />

globe we live <strong>in</strong>. Technology <strong>in</strong> art<br />

challenges our perceptions which is<br />

what creativity and science are all<br />

about. The change <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> nature of<br />

artworks along with <strong>the</strong> shift <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

public <strong>in</strong>teraction and <strong>the</strong> reshap<strong>in</strong>g<br />

of <strong>the</strong> museums and exhibition<br />

areas are creat<strong>in</strong>g additional areas<br />

today than ever before.<br />

Digital Art is an artistic<br />

composition that relies heavily<br />

on <strong>the</strong> use of technology <strong>in</strong> its<br />

creation. It has been around s<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

<strong>the</strong> ’70s and is used ma<strong>in</strong>ly for<br />

advertis<strong>in</strong>g and visual effects for<br />

<strong>the</strong> film. Digital art comes <strong>in</strong> many<br />

forms, most often it’s ei<strong>the</strong>r solely<br />

computer-generated, drawn us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

various types of software, or digital<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs sourced from photos.<br />

Art and technology have forever<br />

co-existed, with artists throughout<br />

<strong>the</strong> ages clutch technological<br />

amendments to form <strong>the</strong>ir work. The<br />

digital age has used <strong>the</strong> partnership<br />

between <strong>the</strong> two and has made<br />

technology an <strong>in</strong>tegral part of <strong>the</strong><br />

art world.<br />

Perhaps now more than ever,<br />

technology features a very<br />

important role to play. Throughout<br />

<strong>the</strong> present situation, museums<br />

and artists are rely<strong>in</strong>g on virtual<br />

technology to succeed <strong>in</strong><br />

audiences with <strong>the</strong> relief and solace<br />

that art can provide. The public is<br />

us<strong>in</strong>g technology to understand and<br />

become more connected with art.<br />

Museums now keep onl<strong>in</strong>e<br />

collections and host onl<strong>in</strong>e<br />

walkthroughs of <strong>the</strong>ir facilities, yet<br />

distribute special exhibit media<br />

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Both art and technology<br />

def<strong>in</strong>e and cont<strong>in</strong>ue to<br />

reshape <strong>the</strong> globe we live <strong>in</strong>.<br />

Technology <strong>in</strong> art challenges<br />

our perceptions which is<br />

what creativity and science<br />

are all about. The change<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> nature of artworks<br />

along with <strong>the</strong> shift <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

public <strong>in</strong>teraction and <strong>the</strong><br />

reshap<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong> museums<br />

and exhibition areas are<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g additional areas<br />

today than ever before.<br />

onl<strong>in</strong>e and market <strong>the</strong>ir events to<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternet audiences. Exhibitions use<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternet to not only promote<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir activities, but also to sell<br />

some pieces, explore different<br />

talents, and display an artist’s work.<br />

Artists can <strong>in</strong>dependently market<br />

<strong>the</strong>mselves, create an avid follow<strong>in</strong>g<br />

for <strong>the</strong>ir work, and sell <strong>the</strong>ir pieces<br />

onl<strong>in</strong>e without <strong>the</strong> benefit, or<br />

h<strong>in</strong>drance, of a middleman agent or<br />

gallery owner.<br />

Cryptocurrencies such as bitco<strong>in</strong>s<br />

have also been used to make<br />

payments. <strong>in</strong>stead of pay<strong>in</strong>g for a<br />

buy<strong>in</strong>g deal with a bank transfer,<br />

cash, or o<strong>the</strong>r traditional means<br />

require clearances from third parties<br />

which are often time-consum<strong>in</strong>g<br />

at <strong>the</strong> smallest amount, and<br />

prohibitively expensive at <strong>the</strong> worst,<br />

buyers can now make payments for<br />

a lower cost and sellers can receive<br />

payments almost <strong>in</strong>stantly.<br />

Artists also can use technology as<br />

a brand-new medium with which to<br />

make art. Consumers can discover<br />

many new artists and know about<br />

<strong>the</strong> most recent and greatest<br />

accomplishments of <strong>the</strong>ir favorite<br />

artists.<br />

This shows how we are able to<br />

still keep ourselves connected to<br />

<strong>the</strong> arts, despite <strong>the</strong> unpredictable<br />

situation. However, it is not just<br />

how artists are us<strong>in</strong>g technology<br />

to make and enhance <strong>the</strong>ir works;<br />

technology is impact<strong>in</strong>g how those<br />

items are displayed. From hang<strong>in</strong>g<br />

an <strong>in</strong>valuable pa<strong>in</strong>ter's personal<br />

collector’s home to mak<strong>in</strong>g an<br />

<strong>in</strong>teractive <strong>in</strong>stallation <strong>in</strong>side a<br />

museum, technology is tak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

art world <strong>in</strong> new directions.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

36 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


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Love for<br />

nature<br />

By Mar<strong>in</strong>a Zotova<br />

38 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


“Trust your heart, carry<br />

your style, and don’t be<br />

afraid to be yourself. Show<br />

it <strong>in</strong> your artworks”,<br />

says Mar<strong>in</strong>a Zotova<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

Mar<strong>in</strong>a Zotova is<br />

a Russian artist<br />

who specializes <strong>in</strong><br />

Oil pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. She<br />

majorly focuses on<br />

landscapes and still life. Art is an<br />

essential part of our lives because<br />

it allows us to have a deeper<br />

understand<strong>in</strong>g of our emotions; it<br />

<strong>in</strong>creases our self-awareness, and<br />

also allows us to be open to new<br />

ideas and experiences.<br />

As a pa<strong>in</strong>ter, Mar<strong>in</strong>a loves<br />

to create because it helps her<br />

connect with who she is, and what<br />

she is truly capable of. When we<br />

connect with <strong>the</strong> work we are<br />

do<strong>in</strong>g, it is possible to encounter<br />

a rise <strong>in</strong> emotions because it<br />

<strong>in</strong>troduces us to new experiences,<br />

provides us with a deeper<br />

understand<strong>in</strong>g of ourselves, and<br />

sh<strong>in</strong>es a light on questions we<br />

never knew we had.<br />

Her artistic journey started not<br />

so long ago. It was dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

quarant<strong>in</strong>e period that she started<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. Before that, she was <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> export bus<strong>in</strong>ess for about 10<br />

years but has completely retired<br />

now to become a full-time artist.<br />

Mar<strong>in</strong>a’s artworks speak of<br />

love for nature. She loves all<br />

th<strong>in</strong>gs natural; thunderstorms,<br />

clouds, sun, and snow. For<br />

her, contemplation of nature is<br />

meditation. Through <strong>the</strong> artworks<br />

she creates, she wants to immerse<br />

<strong>the</strong> viewer <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> places that she<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ts.<br />

Her message to her fellow artists<br />

is, “Trust your heart, carry your<br />

style, and don’t be afraid to be<br />

yourself. Show it <strong>in</strong> your artworks.”<br />

Her greatest <strong>in</strong>spiration is nature<br />

Mar<strong>in</strong>a’s artworks<br />

speak of love for<br />

nature. She loves<br />

all th<strong>in</strong>gs natural;<br />

thunderstorms, clouds,<br />

sun, and snow.<br />

and all <strong>the</strong> five senses <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world. Her artwork “Gold Autumn”<br />

won <strong>the</strong> 1st prize diploma <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>ternational competition “Deli’s<br />

Mustache” and she is <strong>in</strong>vited<br />

to a live competition <strong>in</strong> Spa<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong><br />

May 2022. She considers <strong>the</strong><br />

achievement as a big honor and a<br />

great motivation to develop fur<strong>the</strong>r<br />

as an artist.<br />

She started post<strong>in</strong>g her amaz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artworks on <strong>the</strong> Instagram page<br />

@mar<strong>in</strong>a_z19 and suddenly her<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs were sold all over <strong>the</strong><br />

world. Slowly she entered galleries<br />

and began to participate <strong>in</strong><br />

exhibitions and competitions and<br />

received several awards. Believ<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> herself and <strong>the</strong> art that she<br />

creates, she followed her passion<br />

which helped her come this far.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 39


40 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />



Hyperrealism<br />

Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g is jealous and requires that a person<br />

belongs to it whole, says Sergey Piskunov<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

Sergey Piskunov is a Ukra<strong>in</strong>ian<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ter passionately<br />

committed to explor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> core pr<strong>in</strong>ciples<br />

of hyperrealism to<br />

redef<strong>in</strong>e <strong>the</strong> genre with his<br />

breathtak<strong>in</strong>g works. The artist<br />

creates a stunn<strong>in</strong>g anthology of<br />

works that he sees as a “burst<br />

of emotion”, forc<strong>in</strong>g him to turn<br />

his soul <strong>in</strong>side out and leave it<br />

on <strong>the</strong> canvas.<br />

Hav<strong>in</strong>g a true passion for<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>g s<strong>in</strong>ce childhood, he was<br />

always scribbl<strong>in</strong>g over everyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

he found <strong>in</strong> front of him be it notebooks<br />

or school desks. Even though his teachers<br />

<strong>in</strong>sisted on jo<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g an art school to develop <strong>the</strong> talent,<br />

he never did; which slowly led to drift<strong>in</strong>g away from <strong>the</strong><br />

creative path. In his 3rd year of study to become<br />

a computer system eng<strong>in</strong>eer, a person very<br />

close to Sergey presented him with<br />

brushes and oil pa<strong>in</strong>ts. It was this gift<br />

that rek<strong>in</strong>dled <strong>the</strong> artist <strong>in</strong> him and<br />

lead him back to pursu<strong>in</strong>g art.<br />

Piskunov’s primary focus and<br />

area of work is hyperrealism.<br />

Accord<strong>in</strong>g to him, this is <strong>the</strong> style<br />

that helps him be competitive with<br />

himself, and improve his creative<br />

skills. Work<strong>in</strong>g with<strong>in</strong> hyperrealism,<br />

his works are strik<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

photographic qualities and illusions.<br />

At first glance, <strong>the</strong> artworks mislead<br />

people <strong>in</strong>to believ<strong>in</strong>g it as a photograph.<br />

Only after look<strong>in</strong>g closely does one realize<br />

and notice every brushstroke created<br />

by <strong>the</strong> artist on <strong>the</strong> canvas.<br />

Piskunov is a rare observer<br />

free from <strong>the</strong> restrictions and<br />

stereotypes of many artists<br />

because he refuses to be<br />

limited to one s<strong>in</strong>gular subject,<br />

market trend, or approach.<br />

As an artist, he is <strong>in</strong>cessantly<br />

search<strong>in</strong>g for mean<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and answers and is a keen<br />

observer of humanity, people,<br />

and <strong>the</strong>ir desires. “I don’t set to<br />

say anyth<strong>in</strong>g with my art; I try to<br />

catch <strong>the</strong> beauty of emotions and<br />

display it as detailed as possible on<br />

canvas”, he says.<br />

Many of Piskunov’s works depict an <strong>in</strong>timate<br />

connection to women. By record<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir stories and<br />

experiences visually <strong>in</strong> his work, he documents<br />

<strong>the</strong> glory, strength, and fragility of<br />

women and gives <strong>the</strong>m significance,<br />

acknowledg<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> beauty,<br />

melancholy, and history.<br />

Today, his works testify his<br />

talent not only <strong>in</strong> Ukra<strong>in</strong>e but<br />

also <strong>in</strong> Germany, Great Brita<strong>in</strong>,<br />

<strong>the</strong> USA, Switzerland, and<br />

many o<strong>the</strong>r countries. With<br />

strong determ<strong>in</strong>ation, Piskunov<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>uously pushes himself<br />

on his path and embodies<br />

new ideas <strong>in</strong>to magnificent<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 41


Ethnic<br />

Relive<br />

Cultural<br />

and<br />

Heritage with<br />

Perfectionism<br />

42 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


If you are look<strong>in</strong>g for a getaway<br />

from <strong>the</strong> bustl<strong>in</strong>g city life, The Chedi<br />

Al Bait, Sharjah is <strong>the</strong> place to be.<br />

Located <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Heart of Sharjah, <strong>the</strong><br />

hotel is a five-star retreat from <strong>the</strong><br />

world nestled <strong>in</strong> a heritage location.<br />

Be<strong>in</strong>g built upon 4 orig<strong>in</strong>al<br />

homes once occupied by<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> prom<strong>in</strong>ent families<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> region, <strong>the</strong> old homes<br />

were renovated turn<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m<br />

<strong>in</strong>to a modernized 5-star luxurious hotel<br />

while preserv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> traditional shape<br />

of <strong>the</strong> place. Featur<strong>in</strong>g 53 elegant<br />

guest rooms and suites, <strong>the</strong> hotel offers<br />

a bus<strong>in</strong>ess center, complimentary<br />

Wi-Fi, and access to more specialized<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess services as required.<br />

Consist<strong>in</strong>g of a library, museum,<br />

and spa, <strong>the</strong> hotel is a must-visit to<br />

experience <strong>the</strong> old Emirati culture.<br />


Heartfully welcomed by <strong>the</strong> delightful<br />

staff at The Chedi, you would feel<br />

completely at ease with all <strong>the</strong> comfort<br />

of a luxurious stay at this amaz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

get-away. The rooms were clean and<br />

that traditional vibe added upon <strong>the</strong><br />

ethnicity of <strong>the</strong> place. The little touches<br />

and attention to detail were cherry upon<br />

<strong>the</strong> cake.<br />


Barjeel<br />

The magnificent Barjeel Tower is <strong>the</strong><br />

only rema<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g round w<strong>in</strong>d tower <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

UAE. It is nearly a century old and is a<br />

true icon of Emirati history.<br />

Elephant Door<br />

The awe-<strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g elephant door is<br />

orig<strong>in</strong>al to <strong>the</strong> home of Ibrahim Al<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 43


The hotel<br />

accommodates<br />

different restaurants<br />

and cafés namely<br />

The Restaurant, The<br />

Arabic Restaurant,<br />

and The Café to<br />

choose from.<br />

Midfa. The year, 1944 or 1363 <strong>in</strong><br />

arabic calendar is noted <strong>in</strong> arabic<br />

above <strong>the</strong> door. These beautifully<br />

wrought doors open onto <strong>the</strong><br />

resort’s library and museum.<br />


Library and Museum<br />

The hotel <strong>in</strong>cludes a library with<br />

an extensive collection of books<br />

dedicated to <strong>the</strong> UAE and a<br />

museum showcas<strong>in</strong>g Sharjah’s<br />

rich history which was unique<br />

and added an important cultural<br />

mean<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Spa and Wellness<br />

A separate spa for both male and<br />

female, it opens its doors to middle<br />

eastern beauty and wellness<br />

secrets and offers an escape to<br />

rejuvenate provid<strong>in</strong>g a calm and<br />

relax<strong>in</strong>g atmosphere. The hotel<br />

also offers a world-class gym at<br />

<strong>the</strong> Fitness Centre with equipment<br />

to suit everyone’s fitness rout<strong>in</strong>es.<br />

44 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


The Cigar Lounge<br />

The ref<strong>in</strong>ed Cigar Lounge<br />

has light beverages and an<br />

expert-curated selection of<br />

f<strong>in</strong>e cigars.<br />

The Jewelry<br />

Local jewelry designer<br />

offer<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir f<strong>in</strong>est custommade<br />

Emirati <strong>in</strong>spired jewelry<br />

pieces at <strong>the</strong> shop.<br />

Swimm<strong>in</strong>g Pool<br />

With all amenities provided,<br />

<strong>the</strong> well-lit spectacular<br />

15-metre outdoor swimm<strong>in</strong>g<br />

pool allows one to<br />

re<strong>in</strong>vigorate <strong>in</strong> complete<br />

privacy.<br />


CAFÉS<br />

The hotel accommodates<br />

different restaurants and<br />

cafés namely The Restaurant,<br />

The Arabic Restaurant, and<br />

The Café to choose from. The<br />

menu offers a wide variety of<br />

delicious and mouthwater<strong>in</strong>g<br />

cuis<strong>in</strong>e that will appeal<br />

to youngsters and adults<br />

alike and satisfy everyone’s<br />

crav<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

A harmony of culture and<br />

ethnicity and beautifully lit<br />

all across with lanterns, The<br />

Chedi Al Bait is an <strong>in</strong>timate<br />

locale where you can switch<br />

off <strong>the</strong> world outside and<br />

easily get lost <strong>in</strong>to a world<br />

of your own. The hotel is<br />

a home away from home,<br />

where everyone feels special<br />

and cared for. A true gem of<br />

a hotel <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> historic part of<br />

Sharjah, <strong>the</strong> place is a haven<br />

of peace and tranquility with<br />

elegant, calm and relax<strong>in</strong>g<br />

luxuriousness.<br />

- Varsha Sureka<br />

- review@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 45


Pablo Picasso was an animal<br />

lover. He owned a pet monkey,<br />

a goat, an owl, a turtle and<br />

packs of dogs and cats.<br />

Pierre-<strong>August</strong>e Renoir pa<strong>in</strong>ted<br />

despite crippl<strong>in</strong>g arthritis<br />

The fame of<br />

Raja Ravi Varma<br />

reached to such<br />

great heights, that<br />

<strong>the</strong> small town<br />

of Kilimanoor,<br />

Varma’s<br />

birthplace, had<br />

to open a post<br />

office, as letters<br />

and requests for<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs came<br />

flood<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> for<br />

him from various<br />

corners of <strong>the</strong><br />

country!<br />

When <strong>the</strong> Mona Lisa was stolen from <strong>the</strong> Louvre <strong>in</strong><br />

1911, <strong>the</strong> empty space it left on <strong>the</strong> wall attracted<br />

more visitors than <strong>the</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g had.The Mona Lisa<br />

has been <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Louvre s<strong>in</strong>ce 1797, but was gone<br />

miss<strong>in</strong>g for a while! The masterpiece was stolen <strong>in</strong><br />

1911 by an Italian employee of <strong>the</strong> Louvre<br />

A Polish pa<strong>in</strong>ter named Rafał Bujnowski pa<strong>in</strong>ted a photo-realistic self-portrait <strong>in</strong><br />

black and white, had it photographed and enclosed <strong>the</strong> picture as his official photo<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> U.S.A. visa application form. Eventually, <strong>the</strong> artist received a passport with a<br />

replica of his own pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Salvador Dali made a pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g for <strong>the</strong><br />

prisoners at Rikers Island <strong>in</strong> NYC that<br />

hung <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> prisoner d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g room for 15<br />

years, after which it was moved to <strong>the</strong><br />

prison lobby for 'safekeep<strong>in</strong>g'. In 2003,<br />

three prison guards and a warden stole<br />

<strong>the</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

46 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />



Learn<strong>in</strong>g art correlates<br />

strongly with your<br />

achievements <strong>in</strong> math<br />

and read<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

The soviet era monument was vandalized not by destroy<strong>in</strong>g it, but by<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g it to look like Patrick Star from Spongebob Square Pants<br />

The first artists used ashes from fire, red clay or natural<br />

pigments from plants for pa<strong>in</strong>t.<br />

Bob Ross never received<br />

any money for his show<br />

“The Joy of Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g.” His<br />

company, Bob Ross Inc.,<br />

sold art supplies, how-to<br />

videos, and he gave art<br />

lessons.<br />

When Andy Warhol was commissioned<br />

by BMW to pa<strong>in</strong>t <strong>the</strong> supercar M1 for<br />

<strong>the</strong> BMW Art Car Project, he turned<br />

down <strong>the</strong> scale practice model, pa<strong>in</strong>ted<br />

immediately onto <strong>the</strong> full-size vehicle,<br />

and f<strong>in</strong>ished it <strong>in</strong> 24 m<strong>in</strong>utes.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 47

ART | NEWS<br />

Read more at www.magzoid.com<br />

PepsiCo unveils three iconic<br />

pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai<br />

Throughout<br />

Expo 2020,<br />

PepsiCo will take a<br />

lead<strong>in</strong>g role <strong>in</strong> show<strong>in</strong>g<br />

millions of people what<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>able and <strong>in</strong>novative<br />

food and beverage<br />

practices look like,<br />

challeng<strong>in</strong>g today, to<br />

change tomorrow.<br />

48 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


PepsiCo, <strong>the</strong> official<br />

beverage and snack<br />

partner of Expo 2020<br />

Dubai, will have three<br />

pavilions headl<strong>in</strong>ed by<br />

Pepsi, Gatorade, and Aquaf<strong>in</strong>a.<br />

Expo 2020 Dubai and PepsiCo<br />

share a vision to make Expo 2020<br />

Dubai <strong>the</strong> most susta<strong>in</strong>able World<br />

Expo ever, as we collectively work<br />

towards a fun and more susta<strong>in</strong>able<br />

future, dur<strong>in</strong>g and beyond <strong>the</strong><br />

six-month event. Throughout Expo<br />

2020, PepsiCo will take a lead<strong>in</strong>g<br />

role <strong>in</strong> show<strong>in</strong>g millions of people<br />

what susta<strong>in</strong>able and <strong>in</strong>novative<br />

food and beverage practices look<br />

like, challeng<strong>in</strong>g today, to change<br />

tomorrow.<br />

This will be brought to life through<br />

three dedicated pavilions: The Plus,<br />

The Bolt, and The Drop.<br />

Pepsi® + Lay’s® Plus Pavilion<br />

(Opportunity)<br />

With experiences <strong>in</strong>spired by two<br />

of PepsiCo’s most-loved brands<br />

– Lay’s and Pepsi – The Plus will<br />

ignite curiosity and entice discovery,<br />

encourag<strong>in</strong>g visitors to look beyond<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir horizons towards a world of<br />

opportunity and possibility, and<br />

<strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g an ambition to create<br />

mean<strong>in</strong>gful change.<br />

Gatorade® Bolt Pavilion<br />

(Mobility)<br />

Through <strong>in</strong>teractive games, a<br />

re-creation of Gatorade’s Sports<br />

Science Institute and a gallery<br />

of legendary Gatorade-fuelled<br />

athletes, The Bolt aims to make<br />

sport a global force for good that is<br />

accessible to all.<br />

Aquaf<strong>in</strong>a® Drop Pavilion<br />

(Susta<strong>in</strong>ability)<br />

Tak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> form of a giant water<br />

droplet constructed from recyclable<br />

cans, The Drop showcases<br />

Aquaf<strong>in</strong>a and PepsiCo’s work to<br />

safeguard water. This <strong>in</strong>cludes<br />

everyth<strong>in</strong>g from help<strong>in</strong>g farmers<br />

worldwide with susta<strong>in</strong>able water<br />

practices, to smart use of water<br />

<strong>in</strong> manufactur<strong>in</strong>g to PepsiCo’s<br />

dedication to reduc<strong>in</strong>g, recycl<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and re<strong>in</strong>vent<strong>in</strong>g packag<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

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An award-w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g<br />

contemporary artist who<br />

has quickly established<br />

herself as <strong>the</strong> ris<strong>in</strong>g star<br />

of <strong>the</strong> middle eastern art world,<br />

Kristel Bechara is recognized<br />

ma<strong>in</strong>ly for her dynamic patterns<br />

and expressive colors. Her artistic<br />

process <strong>in</strong>volves creat<strong>in</strong>g stencillike<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>gs that are comb<strong>in</strong>ed<br />

with modern mixed media l<strong>in</strong>es<br />

to form multi-layered fantasy<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

Kristel’s artworks consist of<br />

<strong>the</strong> revolutionary creation of<br />

photographic imagery us<strong>in</strong>g oil,<br />

acrylic and giclée pr<strong>in</strong>tmak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

mediums to depict complex<br />

emotions and also portray <strong>the</strong><br />

human condition.<br />

Born <strong>in</strong> Lebanon and based <strong>in</strong><br />

Dubai, Kristel’s work has been<br />

displayed all over <strong>the</strong> world to<br />

great appreciation and demand<br />

especially from galleries <strong>in</strong> Tokyo,<br />

Milano, Brussels, London and<br />

France. She has received high<br />

acclaim <strong>in</strong> UAE notably w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> UAE Resident Artist Award at<br />

<strong>the</strong> 2018 World Art Dubai for her<br />

collection, Beauty <strong>in</strong> Diversity.<br />

Kristel currently works on her art<br />

from her studio <strong>in</strong> Onyx Tower,<br />

Dubai while her gallery is located<br />

at Gate Avenue, Dubai International<br />

F<strong>in</strong>ancial Centre.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

Kristel<br />

Bechara<br />

50 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />



Maisoon<br />

Al Saleh<br />

Maisoon Al Saleh<br />

is a prolific and<br />

hardwork<strong>in</strong>g Emirati<br />

artist who actively<br />

seeks out new challenges <strong>in</strong> her<br />

career and br<strong>in</strong>gs viewers <strong>in</strong>to a<br />

discussion about <strong>the</strong> importance<br />

of Emirati history. Her style is<br />

surrealist, with strong <strong>in</strong>fluence<br />

and commentary on modern<br />

Emirati culture. In her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

and sculpture work, Al Saleh uses<br />

bold colors and shapes to create<br />

an abstract portrait or image,<br />

while implement<strong>in</strong>g unexpected<br />

details to add dialogue and visual<br />

<strong>in</strong>terest. She employs a variety<br />

of mediums across her works,<br />

which <strong>in</strong>clude acrylic on canvas,<br />

mixed media for <strong>in</strong>stallations,<br />

fiberglass and mixed media for<br />

her sculptures, and pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

under seawater<br />

She has had 7 solo shows, and<br />

has participated <strong>in</strong> around 100<br />

art exhibitions <strong>in</strong> 20 countries,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Emirati Expression<br />

at Emirates Palace <strong>in</strong> Abu Dhabi,<br />


EMIRATES’ exhibition presented<br />

by Etihad Modern Art Gallery,<br />

and several o<strong>the</strong>r <strong>in</strong> Europe and<br />

<strong>the</strong> United States. To know<br />

more about her work visit,<br />

www.maisoonalsaleh.com<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Kanna & Radhu<br />

on a Sw<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Anitha Praveen<br />

Affection<br />

Hafsa Riyad<br />

Mix media on canvas<br />

Size 60 x 70 cm.<br />

Maria Pavel<br />

Blare<br />

Nilesh Kumar<br />

The Oracle<br />

Expression of genesis, where <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> center<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Universe <strong>the</strong>re is a black hole with<br />

tremendously strong gravity that noth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

couldn’t escape and at <strong>the</strong> same time it’s<br />

not empty. It is with <strong>in</strong>f<strong>in</strong>ite density which<br />

is <strong>the</strong> po<strong>in</strong>t of beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g which is known<br />

as “s<strong>in</strong>gularity”<br />

Size: 59.4 x 84.1 cm<br />

Material: Oil and acrylic pa<strong>in</strong>ts with<br />

metallic mix medium on stretched canvas<br />

Megalah Murti<br />

www.abstractwhiz.art<br />


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GAMES<br />

Spot The Difference<br />

F<strong>in</strong>d Me Out<br />

Sudoku<br />

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Color pencil sketch<br />

Saloni - Swapnil Dalvi<br />

Seascape consists of a sail<strong>in</strong>g ship<br />

beneath red full moonlight, gentle<br />

breeze on water surfaces. Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

is <strong>in</strong>spired from Lunar Eclipse.<br />

Pa<strong>in</strong>t Medium - Acrylic<br />

Size- 30*40 cm<br />

Roh<strong>in</strong>i Dipak<br />

Evolv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to better self<br />

Reshma Rameshan<br />

Beauty at night of Nature<br />

It is an outdoor work on a<br />

hilly area of Sylhet, north of<br />

Bangladesh. You can f<strong>in</strong>d lots of<br />

Bamboo bushes stand<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r trees on <strong>the</strong> slopes of hills.<br />

It was on a ra<strong>in</strong>y night dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

my work. (Size: 21cm×29.5 cm,<br />

Fabriano, Watercolour)<br />

Salma Shir<strong>in</strong> Choudhury<br />

History says itself with its beauty and beyond.<br />

This pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g depicted on an old palace of a Landlord<br />

<strong>in</strong> a village near river. Place called Birulia. It is<br />

very common <strong>in</strong> Bangladesh where you can f<strong>in</strong>d<br />

old palaces. Each has its own history and beauty. I<br />

just pa<strong>in</strong>ted a small portion of a big palace with its<br />

nature. (Size: 17.5 cm X 27 cm, on handmade paper,<br />

watercolor with pen sketch.)<br />

Ra<strong>in</strong>y season and its beautiful nature.<br />

If you want to see <strong>the</strong> seasons of Bangladesh, you will<br />

f<strong>in</strong>d most visible is Ra<strong>in</strong>y season. It is just bountiful<br />

beauty of nature <strong>in</strong> Bangladesh. Everywhere it is<br />

different like village, hilly area, <strong>in</strong> river...so different,<br />

full of green of its variety. I tried to depict <strong>in</strong> my<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> beauty of nature <strong>in</strong> ra<strong>in</strong> and life.<br />

(Size: 29 cm X 42.5 cm, Fabriano, Watercolour.)<br />


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Dubai skyl<strong>in</strong>e<br />


56 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


Inf<strong>in</strong>ity des Lumières is an<br />

immersive digital art centre<br />

experience showcas<strong>in</strong>g<br />

some of <strong>the</strong> world’s<br />

greatest masterpieces,<br />

from some of <strong>the</strong> most<br />

famous artists ever to have<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ted on this earth.<br />


Immersive<br />

Digital Art Experience<br />


ToDA comb<strong>in</strong>es all three<br />

formats of digital art<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g multimedia<br />

exhibitions, contemporary<br />

immersive <strong>in</strong>stallations and<br />

art <strong>in</strong> virtual reality mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

it a cool art, educational<br />

and enterta<strong>in</strong>ment hub.<br />

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Art Exhibitions<br />

to check out this Summer<br />

Abu Dhabi Art Fair<br />

Abu Dhabi Art Fair will be showcas<strong>in</strong>g<br />

several new commissioned <strong>in</strong>stallations<br />

at locations across <strong>the</strong> emirate of Abu<br />

Dhabi. The art-driven experiences will<br />

stretch from Liwa and Al A<strong>in</strong> to <strong>the</strong> city<br />

centre of Abu Dhabi and is <strong>in</strong> part a<br />

natural extension of <strong>the</strong> fair’s Beyond:<br />

Artist Commissions programme. Each<br />

year, <strong>the</strong> fair collaborates with artists<br />

to create its visual campaign and this<br />

year it will feature works by Emirati<br />

artists Ayesha Hadhir, Rawdha Khalifa<br />

Al Ketbi and Shaikha Fahad Al Ketbi.<br />

In <strong>the</strong>se works, <strong>the</strong>y jo<strong>in</strong>tly explore<br />

<strong>the</strong> idea of transformation <strong>in</strong> different<br />

environments, from seascapes and <strong>the</strong><br />

desert, to abandoned cityscapes.<br />

Date: 18 November, <strong>2021</strong> to 21<br />

November, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Location: Manarat Al Saadiyat<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit:<br />

abudhabiart.ae/<br />

NFT | IRL by Firetti Contemporary<br />

Firetti Contemporary and MORROW collective announce NFT|IRL a<br />

forthcom<strong>in</strong>g group exhibition where NFT artworks and <strong>the</strong>ir physical<br />

counterparts will be exhibited side by side. This is <strong>the</strong> first of its k<strong>in</strong>d<br />

exhibition <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> region. It merges <strong>the</strong> digital and physical worlds and<br />

aims to build bridges between <strong>the</strong> crypto art world and <strong>the</strong> traditional<br />

or IRL (<strong>in</strong> real life) art world. The participat<strong>in</strong>g artists <strong>in</strong>clude: Ahmed<br />

Emad, Kadara Enyeasi, Irv<strong>in</strong> Pascal, Josh Rowell, Jacques Vartabedian,<br />

Jacques Vartabedian, Helidon Xhixha and Fatiha Zemmouri.<br />

Date: 10 <strong>August</strong>, <strong>2021</strong> to 15 September, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Location: Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: firetticontemporary.com<br />

Solo Exhibitions at Foundry<br />

Foundry, Downtown Dubai's community art space is host<strong>in</strong>g solo art<br />

exhibitions of Maxime Cramatte and F<strong>in</strong>k 22 which will be on display<br />

until Wednesday <strong>August</strong> 25, <strong>2021</strong>. Expect plenty of thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g<br />

pieces that look at <strong>the</strong><br />

pandemic and its impact<br />

on life <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE.<br />

Date: Until <strong>August</strong><br />

25,<strong>2021</strong><br />

Location: Sheikh<br />

Mohammed B<strong>in</strong> Rashid<br />

Boulevard, Downtown<br />

Dubai<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation,<br />

visit: www.foundry.<br />

downtowndubai.ae<br />

58 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


Pacita Abad: I Thought <strong>the</strong> Streets were Paved<br />

with Gold at Art Jameel<br />

The first solo exhibition <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Middle East of <strong>the</strong> revered, late Filip<strong>in</strong>a<br />

artist Pacita Abad, <strong>the</strong> exhibition focuses on four ma<strong>in</strong> bodies of<br />

her work <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g her Masks and Spirits series, <strong>the</strong> Immigrant<br />

Experience, <strong>the</strong> Door to life series, and abstract works. The exhibition<br />

promises to take you on a compell<strong>in</strong>g journey from Manila to Hong<br />

Kong, via New York, Sanaa and beyond.<br />

Date: September 8, <strong>2021</strong> – February 13, 2022<br />

Location: Jaddaf Waterfront<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: jameelartscentre.org/<br />

Try to Catch <strong>the</strong> Moon at Carbon 12<br />

Try to Catch <strong>the</strong> Moon is runn<strong>in</strong>g at <strong>the</strong> Alserkal<br />

Avenue gallery until Monday September 6 and art fans<br />

can view bold and almost dream-like pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs and<br />

sculptures from artist Amir Khojasteh. The Try to Catch<br />

<strong>the</strong> Moon pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs revolve around two symbols: <strong>the</strong><br />

moon and <strong>the</strong> horse as Khojasteh explores <strong>the</strong> act of<br />

catch<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> moon as a metaphorical representation<br />

for achievement and victory. On <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r hand, <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>trigu<strong>in</strong>g sculptures explore <strong>the</strong> hypo<strong>the</strong>tical thought<br />

of plac<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> moon atop his sculpture as a way to<br />

“catch <strong>the</strong> moon”.<br />

Date: Until September 6, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Location: Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: carbon12.art<br />

The World of Banksy at Mall of Emirates<br />

The World of Banksy, <strong>the</strong> world's largest Banksy experience <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world, is show<strong>in</strong>g 120 recreated pieces of <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternationally renowned<br />

street artist’s most <strong>in</strong>spirational pieces giv<strong>in</strong>g art enthusiasts <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

region <strong>the</strong> opportunity to get up close and personal with his work.<br />

Us<strong>in</strong>g stencils and props to create his own social propaganda by<br />

turn<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> spotlight back on poignant issues, some of Banksy’s most<br />

iconic frames and murals <strong>in</strong>clude Girl with a Balloon <strong>in</strong> London,<br />

Flower Thrower <strong>in</strong> Beit Sahour, and Mobile Lovers <strong>in</strong> Bristol.<br />

Date: Until September 30, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Location: Mall of Emirates, Barsha<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation visit: mallof<strong>the</strong>emirates.com/events/<br />

worldofbanksy<br />

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kids<br />

Artworks done with canvas paper and a variety<br />

of acrylic pa<strong>in</strong>ts. I enjoyed pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g dur<strong>in</strong>g home<br />

quarant<strong>in</strong>e and it is a great pass time.<br />

Jemma Mendes<br />

One World One Family (World Map)<br />

Dhruti Vrajesh Shah<br />

GEMS Modern Academy<br />

Dolph<strong>in</strong> Sunset scenery<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>g with Oil Pastels<br />

Nosaiba Ahmed Ameen<br />

Maplewood International School<br />

Nature<br />

Reenasankari<br />

Shenthilkumar<br />

An African girl I met at South Africa.<br />

Anshi Aneesh<br />

Our Own English High school,<br />

Sharjah<br />


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C<br />

ACROSS<br />

3. The artist who sold a balloon dog for<br />

$58.4 Milllion<br />

5. The famous artist who was<br />

considered to be a suspect <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>ft<br />

of Mona Lisa<br />

6. Term for pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> shades of grey<br />

7. Actor James Franco once sold a<br />

sculpture made of<br />

8. Art critic who co<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>the</strong> term<br />

“Impressionism”<br />

9. The ma<strong>in</strong> visual element <strong>in</strong><br />

Impressionist pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

R<br />

DOWN<br />

1. What do peaches symbolize <strong>in</strong><br />

Ch<strong>in</strong>ese art?<br />

2. The movement <strong>in</strong> architecture where<br />

S<br />

build<strong>in</strong>gs have an organic amoeba-<br />

shaped structure<br />

4. What did pa<strong>in</strong>ter Claude Monet’s<br />

fa<strong>the</strong>r want him to be?<br />

5. Term for visible traces of pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

beneath new artwork on canvas<br />

O<br />

D<br />

W<br />

R<br />


Immortality<br />

2. Blobism<br />

3. Koons<br />

4. Grocer<br />

5. Picasso,<br />

Pentimento<br />

6. Grisaille<br />

7. Air<br />

8. Leroy<br />

9. Color<br />

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3. What does Anuja Aggarwal specialize <strong>in</strong>?<br />

4. Who is Poluyanskaya Elizaveta’s favorite artist?<br />

5. What are <strong>the</strong> trends Jodie Davies follows?<br />

6. When is Norway’s National Museum go<strong>in</strong>g to open?<br />

7. What is <strong>the</strong> name of Jerkface’s solo exhibition at Maddox Gallery?<br />

8. Where is Sergey Piskunov from?<br />

9. Where is Chedi Al Bait located?<br />

10. When is World Humanitarian Day celebrated?<br />

WIN<br />



Answers of July Edition:<br />

1.Stop motion animation<br />

2.Shigetaka Kurita<br />

3.Iran<br />

4.$4M<br />

5.North of <strong>the</strong> 10<br />

6.July 11<br />

7.December 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

8.Russia<br />

9.Georges Braque<br />

10.Seascape<br />



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