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Magzoid Magazine - Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | February 2022

Magzoid Magazine is a luxury magazine leading the creative space of the MENA region. The different genres covered by Magzoid Magazine include exceptional designs, arts & culture, interviews of influential business leaders and industry veterans, various creative and design aspects across different industry verticals, luxury lifestyle, fashion and jewelry brands, creative branding highlights from corporates, and many others. Magzoid Magazine is a leading media platform in the creative segment. The February 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features have an amazing cover artwork by Peter Terrin, an artist from Belgium. The magazine features the Expo 2020 Dubai’s incredible art trail and Sharjah Light Festival. Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building have been featured in the Architectural Wonders. Editorial picks of luxury watches, jewelry, and lifestyle products have been featured in the designer’s corner along with an exclusive featured story of the logos of Gucci and Mercedes Benz.

Magzoid Magazine is a luxury magazine leading the creative space of the MENA region. The different genres covered by Magzoid Magazine include exceptional designs, arts & culture, interviews of influential business leaders and industry veterans, various creative and design aspects across different industry verticals, luxury lifestyle, fashion and jewelry brands, creative branding highlights from corporates, and many others. Magzoid Magazine is a leading media platform in the creative segment.

The February 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features have an amazing cover artwork by Peter Terrin, an artist from Belgium. The magazine features the Expo 2020 Dubai’s incredible art trail and Sharjah Light Festival.

Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building have been featured in the Architectural Wonders. Editorial picks of luxury watches, jewelry, and lifestyle products have been featured in the designer’s corner along with an exclusive featured story of the logos of Gucci and Mercedes Benz.

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FEBRUARY <strong>2022</strong><br />

NEW MUSEUMS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN <strong>2022</strong><br />

SHARJAH LIGHT FESTIVAL<br />

FASCINATING SCULPTURES AROUND THE WORLD<br />

EXPO 2020 DUBAI'S ART TRAIL<br />

ART NEWS<br />

ARTISTS IN FOCUS<br />

THE DESIGNER'S CORNER<br />

& MUCH MORE<br />

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Diosa<br />

Misteriosa<br />

By Peter Terr<strong>in</strong>


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We are thrilled to br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> <strong>February</strong> <strong>2022</strong> edition of <strong>Magzoid</strong> to<br />

you! We have on <strong>the</strong> cover a beautiful artwork by Peter Terr<strong>in</strong>,<br />

an exceptional artist from Belgium. There are some <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g<br />

stories from artists all over <strong>the</strong> world as we move forward along<br />

with some exceptional works by local artists based <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE. There is a section<br />

highlight<strong>in</strong>g some <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g public sculptures around <strong>the</strong> globe, a couple of<br />

new museums to look out for <strong>in</strong> <strong>2022</strong> and some <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g art trails <strong>in</strong><br />

Expo 2020 Dubai.<br />

The Designer’s Corner displays some luxurious watches, jewelry, fashion &<br />

lifestyle, and brand logos. The photography section showcases some pictureperfect<br />

moments. Keep<strong>in</strong>g you updated on <strong>the</strong> latest happen<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> creative<br />

world, we have art facts and games like crossword, trivia to engage our readers<br />

and provide an opportunity to w<strong>in</strong> amaz<strong>in</strong>g gifts.<br />

Art encourages us to cherish <strong>in</strong>tuition, uncerta<strong>in</strong>ty, and creativity and to search<br />

constantly for new ideas. We look forward to our readers jo<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g us <strong>in</strong> our passion<br />

for art and creativity. Let art feed your soul and br<strong>in</strong>g joy to your world!<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | Inspire & Empower<br />

6-7<br />

22-23<br />

32-33<br />

40-41<br />

46-47<br />

54-55<br />

Tracy Thomas<br />

Albeniz Rodriguez<br />

Erick Centeno<br />

Norris Yim<br />

DOES<br />

Zhao Xiaoli<br />

18-20<br />

Cover Artist<br />

11-15<br />

New Museums to look out for<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Modern Expressionism<br />

BY PETER TERRIN<br />

Event | Sharjah Light Festival<br />

34-38<br />

10 Fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Sculptures<br />

across <strong>the</strong><br />

world<br />

24-25<br />

Art News 9|17|27|28|43|51|58<br />

Picture Story 8|16|26|42|50<br />

World Radio Day 10<br />

Featured Photographs 21<br />

Artist <strong>in</strong> Focus 44-45<br />

Art Exhibitions 56-57<br />

Art Facts 60-61<br />

Featured Artworks 62|64<br />

Games 63 | Crossword 65<br />

Trivia 66<br />

Brand Logos 76<br />

29-31<br />

Art Installations<br />

to check out<br />

around <strong>the</strong> UAE<br />

Valent<strong>in</strong>e's Day<br />

52<br />

48-49<br />

Expo 2020 Dubai’s<br />

<strong>in</strong>credible art trail<br />

67-75<br />

Designer's Corner"<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>February</strong> <strong>2022</strong> 5


ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Abstract and<br />

Impressionist<br />

Style<br />

By Tracy Thomas<br />

6<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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“I look forward to<br />

this ever-expand<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artistic journey. I am<br />

forever <strong>in</strong> love with<br />

<strong>the</strong> process,” says<br />

Tracy Thomas<br />

- Exclusive to <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

Tracy Thomas is an<br />

Australian pa<strong>in</strong>ter and<br />

artist who lives and works<br />

<strong>in</strong> Lake Macquarie. She<br />

uses contemporary<br />

abstract and impressionist approach<br />

<strong>in</strong> her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

From a young age, Tracy has been<br />

artistic. A natural gift brought forward<br />

by tragic loss, blessed her with eyes<br />

to see <strong>the</strong> world from a different<br />

view and perhaps select a brush<br />

of k<strong>in</strong>dness, love, and heal<strong>in</strong>g. She<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ts because she feels compelled<br />

to. She awakens from her slumber<br />

and beg<strong>in</strong>s to doodle her thoughts.<br />

She senses <strong>the</strong> energy flow<strong>in</strong>g<br />

through her hands and knows she<br />

has to pa<strong>in</strong>t or write it down as soon<br />

as possible. She can flick a rag, hurl<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t, or brush a stroke; ei<strong>the</strong>r way,<br />

she's lost <strong>in</strong> an amaz<strong>in</strong>g meditative<br />

state.<br />

Tracy is so engrossed <strong>in</strong> her art,<br />

that she would even set an alarm<br />

on her phone to rem<strong>in</strong>d her to do<br />

<strong>the</strong> dishes and pick up her children<br />

from school. It's as if <strong>the</strong>re's a great<br />

universal flow cours<strong>in</strong>g through her<br />

entire body and onto <strong>the</strong> canvas,<br />

potentially similar to electricity.<br />

“When you know you are pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g that will heal someone<br />

else or that will br<strong>in</strong>g a smile <strong>in</strong>to<br />

a room, you start to see <strong>the</strong> vision<br />

so clearly from <strong>the</strong> beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g. The<br />

She senses <strong>the</strong> energy<br />

flow<strong>in</strong>g through her<br />

hands and knows she has<br />

to pa<strong>in</strong>t or write it down<br />

as soon as possible. She<br />

can flick a rag, hurl pa<strong>in</strong>t,<br />

or brush a stroke; ei<strong>the</strong>r<br />

way, she's lost <strong>in</strong> an<br />

amaz<strong>in</strong>g meditative state.<br />

old cliche that art heals <strong>the</strong> world<br />

is not <strong>in</strong>correct. Art does move <strong>the</strong><br />

world and does heal it. Many of my<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs have brought my clients to<br />

tears and moved <strong>the</strong>m to buy many.<br />

The feel<strong>in</strong>g of joy overcomes me<br />

simply know<strong>in</strong>g this and that is why I<br />

must create and I must pa<strong>in</strong>t,” says<br />

Tracy.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>February</strong> <strong>2022</strong> 7


PICTURE STORY<br />

PHOTO BY KOOREN GEVEL ON UNSPLASH<br />

8<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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ART NEWS<br />

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

Sheikh Zayed mural gets<br />

recognized by Gu<strong>in</strong>ness World Records<br />

A<br />

mural depict<strong>in</strong>g a mental<br />

map of Sheikh Zayed<br />

b<strong>in</strong> Sultan Al Nahyan,<br />

found<strong>in</strong>g fa<strong>the</strong>r of <strong>the</strong><br />

UAE, has received<br />

recognition from <strong>the</strong> Gu<strong>in</strong>ness World<br />

Records, which has declared it <strong>the</strong><br />

largest artwork of its k<strong>in</strong>d <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world.<br />

The art, which was created by<br />

<strong>the</strong> M<strong>in</strong>istry of Interior’s Innovation<br />

Centre, is <strong>the</strong> world’s largest mental<br />

mapp<strong>in</strong>g mural. It is on display<br />

<strong>in</strong> Al Sufouh, Dubai, at <strong>the</strong> Police<br />

Academy square.<br />

A mental map, also known as a<br />

m<strong>in</strong>d map, is a graphic that shows<br />

how a person th<strong>in</strong>ks or sees th<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

The work depicts a portrait of <strong>the</strong><br />

leader, as well as explanations of<br />

The art, which<br />

was created by<br />

<strong>the</strong> M<strong>in</strong>istry<br />

of Interior’s<br />

Innovation Centre,<br />

is <strong>the</strong> world’s<br />

largest mental<br />

mapp<strong>in</strong>g mural.<br />

It is on display <strong>in</strong><br />

Al Sufouh, Dubai,<br />

at <strong>the</strong> Police<br />

Academy square.<br />

his thoughts and objectives for<br />

<strong>the</strong> country’s future, radiat<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

unfurl<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> numerous directions,<br />

with <strong>the</strong>me portions connected by<br />

colourful l<strong>in</strong>es.<br />

Sheikh Zayed is remembered <strong>in</strong><br />

UAE history as a visionary whose<br />

ambitions for <strong>the</strong> country helped it to<br />

become what it is today.<br />

Dubai has a long history of sett<strong>in</strong>g<br />

world records, with achievements<br />

rang<strong>in</strong>g from <strong>the</strong> bizarre to <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>ventive (“largest hand-woven<br />

spiral place mat” and “largest flower<br />

petal carpet”). As of late 2019, <strong>the</strong><br />

UAE had 339 records, with Dubai<br />

account<strong>in</strong>g for 225 of <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>February</strong> <strong>2022</strong> 9


SPECIAL DAYS<br />

World<br />

Radio Day<br />

Radio is a strong medium<br />

from ages for honor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

mank<strong>in</strong>d <strong>in</strong> all of its<br />

diversity, as well as<br />

provid<strong>in</strong>g a forum for<br />

democratic debate. It is still one of<br />

<strong>the</strong> most frequently used mediums.<br />

Radio has <strong>the</strong> power to impact a<br />

society's experience of diversity by<br />

serv<strong>in</strong>g as an arena for all voices<br />

to speak up, be represented, and<br />

be heard because of its unique<br />

ability to reach out to <strong>the</strong> biggest<br />

possible audience. <strong>February</strong> 13<br />

was declared as World Radio Day<br />

<strong>in</strong> 2011 by <strong>the</strong> UNESCO Member<br />

States and was adopted as an<br />

International Day by <strong>the</strong> United<br />

Nations General Assembly <strong>in</strong><br />

2012.<br />

The radio is a medium that<br />

has susta<strong>in</strong>ed its usage over<br />

time. It is a platform for provid<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation, educat<strong>in</strong>g people,<br />

allow<strong>in</strong>g expression across<br />

cultures, and of course, play<strong>in</strong>g all<br />

our favorite music.<br />

World Radio Day <strong>2022</strong>, honors<br />

radio's contribution to humanity's<br />

history by track<strong>in</strong>g changes <strong>in</strong> our<br />

society and adapt<strong>in</strong>g its services.<br />

Radio evolves <strong>in</strong> tandem with<br />

<strong>the</strong> rest of <strong>the</strong> world. Dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

Covid-19 pandemic, radio made<br />

it possible to ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong> learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>uity, combat mis<strong>in</strong>formation,<br />

and promote barrier gestures.<br />

Radio stations cater to a wide<br />

range of communities by provid<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a diverse range of programs,<br />

perspectives, and content, as well<br />

as reflect<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> diversity of <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

audiences <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir operations and<br />

organizations.<br />

Without us<strong>in</strong>g any expensive<br />

content or videography, radio is<br />

<strong>the</strong> only broadcast medium today<br />

that delivers enterta<strong>in</strong>ment, local<br />

news, sports updates, discussions,<br />

great music, and is an effective<br />

way for market<strong>in</strong>g. Dur<strong>in</strong>g those<br />

long drives for vacation or maybe<br />

to work, <strong>the</strong> radio is still with us,<br />

keep<strong>in</strong>g us s<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g and keep<strong>in</strong>g<br />

us <strong>in</strong>formed. No matter how<br />

advanced technology becomes,<br />

radio is an irreplaceable<br />

medium.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

10<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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NEW MUSEUMS <strong>2022</strong><br />

New Museums<br />

to look out for <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>2022</strong><br />

Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza<br />

The Grand Egyptian Museum<br />

<strong>in</strong> Giza, Egypt, is set to open<br />

<strong>in</strong> November and will house<br />

100,000 ancient Egyptian items<br />

over roughly 500,000 square<br />

metres. Former Egyptian President<br />

Hosni Mubarak began <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>itiative 20 years ago, and it has<br />

experienced numerous setbacks,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Covid-19 pandemic.<br />

The project, which was designed<br />

by Heneghan Peng, a Dubl<strong>in</strong>based<br />

architecture firm, is reported<br />

to have cost $1 billion and was<br />

funded by Japanese government<br />

loans.<br />

Pharaoh Khufu's "solar barque,"<br />

a ritual vessel that would take <strong>the</strong><br />

pharaoh to <strong>the</strong> skies after death,<br />

will be on display at <strong>the</strong> Grand<br />

Egyptian Museum. The 45-meter<br />

ship, one of Egypt's and <strong>the</strong> world's<br />

oldest relics, was transferred to <strong>the</strong><br />

museum <strong>in</strong> August 2021.<br />

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NEW MUSEUMS <strong>2022</strong><br />

Museum of <strong>the</strong> Future, Dubai<br />

The Museum of <strong>the</strong> Future <strong>in</strong><br />

Dubai, was named one of <strong>the</strong><br />

most beautiful museums <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> world by National Geographic<br />

last year. The build<strong>in</strong>g is nearly<br />

complete, and exhibitions are be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

set up, <strong>the</strong> open<strong>in</strong>g date is 22nd<br />

<strong>February</strong>, <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

The museum's mission is wide<br />

and aspirational, with goals such<br />

as "light <strong>in</strong> dark times." Exhibitions,<br />

an immersive <strong>the</strong>atre, and a<br />

variety of <strong>the</strong>med attractions and<br />

enterta<strong>in</strong>ment events will be part<br />

of <strong>the</strong> space's programm<strong>in</strong>g. Most<br />

notably, <strong>the</strong> museum will address<br />

<strong>the</strong> elements of a future society,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g space travel, climate<br />

change and ecology, health and<br />

wellbe<strong>in</strong>g, and <strong>the</strong> mak<strong>in</strong>gs of a<br />

future society.<br />

The National Museum, Oslo<br />

The Nasjonalmuseet <strong>in</strong> Oslo,<br />

which opens <strong>in</strong> June, will<br />

feature a diverse collection of<br />

artworks and artifacts dat<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

antiquity to <strong>the</strong> current day.<br />

The museum comb<strong>in</strong>es <strong>the</strong><br />

hold<strong>in</strong>gs of three Norwegian<br />

organizations, notably <strong>the</strong><br />

National Gallery, <strong>the</strong> Museum of<br />

Contemporary Art, and <strong>the</strong> Museum<br />

of Decorative Arts and Design.<br />

More than 5,000 works from <strong>the</strong><br />

Nasjonalmuseet's permanent<br />

collection, which totals 47,000<br />

pieces, will be on display.<br />

Edvard Munch's ‘The Scream’,<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> world's most famous<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, will be on exhibit<br />

opposite one of V<strong>in</strong>cent van Gogh's<br />

self-portraits. A rooftop space<br />

for contemporary art exhibitions,<br />

a library, and a cafe will also be<br />

<strong>in</strong>cluded <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> museum.<br />

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NEW MUSEUMS <strong>2022</strong><br />

Robot Science Museum, Seoul<br />

The Robot Science Museum <strong>in</strong><br />

South Korea's capital, Seoul,<br />

is scheduled to open <strong>in</strong> late<br />

<strong>2022</strong> and will be created utiliz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

robotic build<strong>in</strong>g techniques and<br />

drones. Melike Alt<strong>in</strong>isik Architects<br />

designed <strong>the</strong> museum, which<br />

<strong>in</strong>cludes a curved exterior that will<br />

be molded and erected by robots,<br />

with some concrete landscap<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to be 3D-pr<strong>in</strong>ted. It will serve<br />

to support public education <strong>in</strong><br />

robots and promote technology<br />

and <strong>in</strong>novation through exhibitions<br />

on <strong>the</strong> design, manufacture and<br />

construction of robots and <strong>the</strong><br />

robotics <strong>in</strong>dustry.<br />

Musée de Cluny, Paris<br />

The Musee de Cluny <strong>in</strong> Paris,<br />

which has been closed for<br />

restoration s<strong>in</strong>ce 2015, will<br />

reopen <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> spr<strong>in</strong>g. The museum,<br />

which is tied to <strong>the</strong> Du Sommerard<br />

family, was founded <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 19th<br />

century and serves as France's<br />

national Middle Ages museum.<br />

The restoration of <strong>the</strong> Gallo-<br />

Roman baths on <strong>the</strong> lower floors,<br />

as well as <strong>the</strong> preservation of a<br />

medieval mansion and chapel,<br />

are all part of <strong>the</strong> renovations.The<br />

museum is undergo<strong>in</strong>g renovations<br />

that <strong>in</strong>volve <strong>the</strong> expansion of its<br />

reception areas as well as <strong>the</strong><br />

build<strong>in</strong>g of ramps and elevators to<br />

improve accessibility for disabled<br />

visitors.<br />

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NEW MUSEUMS <strong>2022</strong><br />

Bob Dylan Centre<br />

The Bob Dylan Centre <strong>in</strong><br />

Tulsa, Oklahoma, which<br />

opens <strong>in</strong> May, will house<br />

more than 100,000 artifacts from<br />

<strong>the</strong> American musician Bob<br />

Dylan, whose music <strong>in</strong>fluenced<br />

<strong>the</strong> development of rock and roll<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 1960s and 1970s. Dylan's<br />

notebooks, letters, pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs,<br />

and manuscripts are <strong>in</strong>cluded <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> collection, which show <strong>the</strong><br />

musician's <strong>in</strong>spirations throughout<br />

his long career. These objects<br />

will also look at Dylan's lyrical<br />

side, as he has produced poetry<br />

collections and won <strong>the</strong> Nobel<br />

Prize <strong>in</strong> Literature <strong>in</strong> 2016.<br />

Burrell Collection, Glasgow<br />

The Burrell Collection <strong>in</strong><br />

Glasgow, which is set to<br />

open <strong>in</strong> March, has over<br />

9,000 works of art <strong>in</strong> its collection.<br />

The collection was founded<br />

by William Burrell, a Scottish<br />

shipp<strong>in</strong>g merchant who collected<br />

antiques and items throughout <strong>the</strong><br />

n<strong>in</strong>eteenth and twentieth centuries<br />

and presented <strong>the</strong>m to <strong>the</strong> city of<br />

Glasgow.<br />

The structure, built by John<br />

McAslan + Partners, replaces <strong>the</strong><br />

collection's previous home, which<br />

dates from <strong>the</strong> 1970s. There are<br />

now gallery spaces as well as a<br />

learn<strong>in</strong>g center.<br />

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NEW MUSEUMS <strong>2022</strong><br />

Seattle NFT Museum<br />

Seattle NFT Museum was<br />

founded by art-lov<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

community-focused<br />

entrepreneurs, Jennifer Wong<br />

and Peter Hamilton who live <strong>in</strong><br />

Seattle's Belltown, where <strong>the</strong><br />

museum is located. It is <strong>the</strong><br />

first permanent NFT museum <strong>in</strong><br />

Seattle. View<strong>in</strong>g digital art <strong>in</strong> a<br />

physical space helps to ground<br />

<strong>the</strong> NFT experience, unlock<strong>in</strong>g our<br />

imag<strong>in</strong>ations for what is to come.<br />

Seattle NFT Museum creators saw<br />

an opportunity to br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> digital<br />

art and NFT community toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

while provid<strong>in</strong>g exposure and<br />

education. Featur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>fluential<br />

artists, coveted collections,<br />

and new m<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, this Belltown<br />

show room is a place to educate<br />

and connect <strong>the</strong> budd<strong>in</strong>g NFT<br />

community <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Pacific Northwest<br />

while <strong>in</strong>troduc<strong>in</strong>g it to works and<br />

artists from around <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

Reefl<strong>in</strong>e Miami<br />

Developed by BlueLab<br />

Preservation Society <strong>in</strong><br />

partnership with <strong>the</strong> City<br />

of Miami Beach, <strong>the</strong> ReefL<strong>in</strong>e will<br />

feature environmentally-function<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artworks by major <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

artists and designers, to be<br />

completed <strong>in</strong> several phases,<br />

with <strong>the</strong> first phase slated to open<br />

Spr<strong>in</strong>g / Summer <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

The 7 mile underwater public<br />

sculpture park, snorkel trail and<br />

artificial reef will be located<br />

off Miami Beach’s shorel<strong>in</strong>e.<br />

Conceived by BlueLab’s Chair<br />

Ximena Cam<strong>in</strong>os, Vice Chair Kate<br />

Flem<strong>in</strong>g and Coral Morphologic,<br />

<strong>in</strong> close consultation with a team<br />

of expert mar<strong>in</strong>e biologists,<br />

researchers, architects and<br />

coastal eng<strong>in</strong>eers, <strong>the</strong> ReefL<strong>in</strong>e<br />

will beg<strong>in</strong> at fourth street on South<br />

Beach and run north, provid<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

critical habitat for endangered reef<br />

organisms, promot<strong>in</strong>g biodiversity<br />

and enhanc<strong>in</strong>g coastal resilience.<br />

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PICTURE STORY<br />

PHOTO BY AGNIESZKA KOWALCZYK ON UNSPLASH<br />

16<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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ART NEWS<br />

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

Dubai Art Season returns with<br />

a mix of artistic and cultural events<br />

AUnder <strong>the</strong> patronage of<br />

Her Highness Sheikha<br />

Latifa b<strong>in</strong>t Mohammed<br />

b<strong>in</strong> Rashid Al Maktoum,<br />

Chairperson of Dubai<br />

Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai<br />

Culture), <strong>the</strong> Authority announced<br />

that dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>February</strong> and March,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Dubai Art Season (DAS) <strong>2022</strong><br />

will host a unique mix of artistic and<br />

cultural events.<br />

The <strong>the</strong>me for this year’s edition<br />

is ‘Take a Walk on <strong>the</strong> Art Side,’<br />

which will transform Dubai <strong>in</strong>to<br />

an ‘open art display’ that enables<br />

citizens, residents, and visitors to<br />

enjoy outstand<strong>in</strong>g experiences. The<br />

presence of artists from <strong>the</strong> UAE,<br />

<strong>the</strong> region, and around <strong>the</strong> world at<br />

<strong>the</strong>se events is expected to add to<br />

<strong>the</strong> emirate’s burgeon<strong>in</strong>g cultural<br />

scene.<br />

DAS <strong>2022</strong> will host a two-monthlong<br />

arts and cultural festival, which<br />

will kick off with <strong>the</strong> Emirates Airl<strong>in</strong>e<br />

The <strong>the</strong>me for this<br />

year’s edition is<br />

‘Take a Walk on <strong>the</strong><br />

Art Side,’ which<br />

will transform<br />

Dubai <strong>in</strong>to an<br />

‘open art display’<br />

that enables<br />

citizens, residents,<br />

and visitors to<br />

enjoy outstand<strong>in</strong>g<br />

experiences.<br />

Festival of Literature, which will take<br />

place at Al Habtoor City Hotels from<br />

3 to 13 <strong>February</strong> <strong>in</strong> conjunction<br />

with Dubai Culture. The Festival will<br />

beg<strong>in</strong> with an ‘Emirati Cultural Day,’<br />

which will highlight <strong>the</strong> diversity of<br />

Emirati literature.<br />

Dubai Art Season is a<br />

comprehensive annual artistic<br />

celebration that br<strong>in</strong>gs toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

a variety of creative events and<br />

activities <strong>in</strong> public spaces, as<br />

well as external art projects,<br />

<strong>in</strong>teractive <strong>in</strong>itiatives, workshops,<br />

exhibitions, discussion sessions,<br />

and perform<strong>in</strong>g arts, through which<br />

Dubai Culture aims to encourage<br />

participation and make culture and<br />

arts accessible to everyone and<br />

everywhere, as well as support<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and empower<strong>in</strong>g promis<strong>in</strong>g talent,<br />

and cement<strong>in</strong>g Dubai’s cultural<br />

identity.<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

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COVER ARTIST<br />

Modern<br />

Expressionism<br />

By Peter Terr<strong>in</strong><br />

18 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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“Every 2-3 years my style evolves a bit to keep it <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g for myself,”<br />

says Peter Terr<strong>in</strong><br />

- Exclusive to <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

Peter Terr<strong>in</strong> is an artist<br />

from Belgium who has<br />

always been drawn to art.<br />

There were no def<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

or critical moments <strong>in</strong> his<br />

life that determ<strong>in</strong>ed his path. His<br />

need to pa<strong>in</strong>t has always been as<br />

essential to his mental and spiritual<br />

well-be<strong>in</strong>g as breath<strong>in</strong>g and eat<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

After graduat<strong>in</strong>g from a textile<br />

design school <strong>in</strong> Belgium, he spent<br />

years travel<strong>in</strong>g and re<strong>in</strong>forc<strong>in</strong>g his<br />

enthusiasm for people.<br />

Peter traveled <strong>the</strong> world and<br />

worked <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> hotel <strong>in</strong>dustry as an<br />

enterta<strong>in</strong>er. He used to build sets for<br />

<strong>the</strong> big shows at night <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> resorts.<br />

Lots of pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g and build<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>volved<br />

Peter<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>es pallet<br />

knives and acrylic<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t on large-scale<br />

canvas to portray<br />

emotions, moods, and<br />

feel<strong>in</strong>gs. This dist<strong>in</strong>ctive<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g style gives<br />

his work a lively<br />

expression.<br />

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COVER ARTIST<br />

but it wasn’t <strong>the</strong> artistic career he<br />

had hoped for. He ended up work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> Mexico and it was <strong>the</strong>re that he<br />

decided to quit his job to persue art.<br />

Peter pa<strong>in</strong>ts with heavy body<br />

acrylics and uses big pallet knives<br />

to do so. Once that part is done, he<br />

uses more fluid acrylics to splash<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t over his canvas. Of course, he<br />

did not <strong>in</strong>vent <strong>the</strong> usage of a pallet<br />

knife, but it became popular over<br />

time. To keep th<strong>in</strong>gs excit<strong>in</strong>g for<br />

himself, he changes his style every 2<br />

to 3 years. He supposes his style can<br />

be classified as a modern form of<br />

expressionism.<br />

Peter comb<strong>in</strong>es pallet knives and<br />

acrylic pa<strong>in</strong>t on large-scale canvas<br />

to portray emotions, moods, and<br />

feel<strong>in</strong>gs. This dist<strong>in</strong>ctive pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g style<br />

gives his work a lively expression.<br />

He blends several artistic styles<br />

and <strong>in</strong>corporates different ideas to<br />

produce someth<strong>in</strong>g more than just a<br />

portrait.<br />

Mexico's amaz<strong>in</strong>g blend of th<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

drives him <strong>in</strong>sane; <strong>the</strong> way <strong>the</strong>y live,<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir customs, <strong>the</strong>ir cuis<strong>in</strong>e, <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

family values, <strong>the</strong>ir music, and <strong>the</strong><br />

spectacular brilliant colors with which<br />

<strong>the</strong>y pa<strong>in</strong>t <strong>the</strong>ir homes. If he had<br />

to sum up this subject <strong>in</strong> a s<strong>in</strong>gle<br />

l<strong>in</strong>e, he'd answer, "Mexico gave me<br />

colors."<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Digital Art<br />

By Albeniz Rodriguez<br />

22<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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“The key to success<br />

is to ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong> our<br />

values and signature<br />

style throughout<br />

<strong>the</strong> process <strong>in</strong><br />

order to keep <strong>the</strong><br />

unique components<br />

alive,” says Albeniz<br />

Rodriguez<br />

- Exclusive to <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

Albeniz Rodriguez, a<br />

master of caricatures<br />

and a digital artist from<br />

Santo Dom<strong>in</strong>go, was<br />

born <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Dom<strong>in</strong>ican<br />

Republic. His career began when<br />

he was very young, and soon after<br />

be<strong>in</strong>g a classic artist, he got drawn<br />

to <strong>the</strong> world of digital art.<br />

His works have a contemporary<br />

and comical style, with vibrant and<br />

bright colors that reflect his outgo<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and communicative attitude. He<br />

enjoys caricature and portray<strong>in</strong>g<br />

people and animals, analyz<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

features <strong>in</strong> order to communicate<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir actual essence and make <strong>the</strong>m<br />

able to gr<strong>in</strong>.<br />

At <strong>the</strong> age of thirteen, he made<br />

his first caricature for his fa<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

In 1992, he began work<strong>in</strong>g as an<br />

illustrator for <strong>the</strong> Santo Dom<strong>in</strong>go<br />

M<strong>in</strong>istry of Education. Then came<br />

<strong>the</strong> delight of w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> first prize<br />

for a caricature of <strong>the</strong> President of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Dom<strong>in</strong>ican Republic that was<br />

published <strong>in</strong> a local weekly.<br />

His sources of <strong>in</strong>spiration are<br />

diverse, but current events, news,<br />

and world politics provide him<br />

with a steady stream of new ideas.<br />

Rodriguez believes that artists<br />

should not be <strong>in</strong>fluenced by <strong>the</strong><br />

work of o<strong>the</strong>rs, and that <strong>the</strong> key to<br />

success is to ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong> our values<br />

and signature style throughout <strong>the</strong><br />

process <strong>in</strong> order to keep <strong>the</strong> unique<br />

components alive.<br />

Rodriguez uses a variety of<br />

materials to create one-of-a-k<strong>in</strong>d<br />

works of art, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g watercolour,<br />

pencil, <strong>in</strong>k, pastel, oil, acrylic, and<br />

computer pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. Ramon Oviedo<br />

and Hache are two of his favourite<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ters <strong>in</strong> Santa Dom<strong>in</strong>go, and<br />

he appreciates Sebastian Kruger's<br />

work all over <strong>the</strong> world. He has held<br />

numerous exhibitions and events to<br />

highlight <strong>the</strong> quality of his work. His<br />

most recent show was for a cultural<br />

event named "Art <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Cellar" <strong>in</strong><br />

Rome.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

His works have a<br />

contemporary and<br />

comical style, with<br />

vibrant and bright<br />

colors that reflect<br />

his outgo<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

communicative<br />

attitude.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>February</strong> <strong>2022</strong> 23


EVENTS<br />

Sharjah Light Festival<br />

Under <strong>the</strong> patronage of<br />

His Highness Sheikh Dr.<br />

Sultan b<strong>in</strong> Muhammad<br />

Al Qasimi, Member of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Supreme Council<br />

and Ruler of Sharjah, Sharjah’s<br />

beautiful architecture, cultural<br />

heritage and light first came to<br />

be <strong>in</strong> 2010 with <strong>the</strong> first Sharjah<br />

Light Festival, an event rooted <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> emirate’s cultural identity and<br />

heritage.<br />

The Sharjah Light Festival (SLF)<br />

is now an <strong>in</strong>tegral part of <strong>the</strong><br />

emirate’s landscape, grow<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

a small spark, to attract hundreds<br />

of thousands of visitors yearly who<br />

come to be astonished by <strong>the</strong><br />

specially composed music, artistic<br />

<strong>in</strong>genuity and technical skills of <strong>the</strong><br />

masters who curate <strong>the</strong> stunn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

illum<strong>in</strong>ations onto <strong>the</strong> splendid<br />

landmarks of Sharjah.<br />

The Sharjah Light festival takes<br />

visitors on a tour of cultural heights,<br />

fus<strong>in</strong>g all <strong>the</strong> components of<br />

beauty, art, culture, education,<br />

<strong>in</strong>novation and higher th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to<br />

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The Festival is a highly anticipated annual event, utilis<strong>in</strong>g creative<br />

and <strong>in</strong>novative light technology and specifically curated music so<br />

<strong>the</strong> iconic landmarks of <strong>the</strong> emirate, such as Sharjah Mosque, <strong>the</strong><br />

University City Hall, <strong>the</strong> Al Majaz Waterfront and many o<strong>the</strong>rs can<br />

literally be seen <strong>in</strong> a new light.<br />

one glorious event. The energy of<br />

<strong>the</strong> event, encompass<strong>in</strong>g all of <strong>the</strong><br />

emirate and extend<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong> east<br />

coast towns of Dibba, Khorfakkan<br />

and Kalba, is loved by visitors<br />

and residents, enrich<strong>in</strong>g travellers’<br />

experience and <strong>in</strong>tegrat<strong>in</strong>g tourism,<br />

culture and creativity <strong>in</strong> a profound<br />

and mean<strong>in</strong>gful manner while<br />

benefit<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> local community.<br />

The Festival is a highly<br />

anticipated annual event, utilis<strong>in</strong>g<br />

creative and <strong>in</strong>novative light<br />

technology and specifically curated<br />

music so <strong>the</strong> iconic landmarks<br />

of <strong>the</strong> emirate, such as Sharjah<br />

Mosque, <strong>the</strong> University City Hall,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Al Majaz Waterfront and many<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs can literally be seen <strong>in</strong> a<br />

new light. Many of <strong>the</strong> designs are<br />

poetic and <strong>in</strong>spired by local culture,<br />

stories and traditions or <strong>in</strong>corporate<br />

nature and space, some are based<br />

on more modern art and design,<br />

all are beautiful and thought<br />

provok<strong>in</strong>g. Sharjah Light Festival<br />

<strong>2022</strong>, <strong>the</strong> next edition takes place<br />

from 9 to 20 <strong>February</strong>.<br />

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ART NEWS<br />

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

Sky Views is <strong>the</strong> newest<br />

attraction <strong>in</strong> Dubai.<br />

The wait is over for thrill addicts<br />

<strong>in</strong> Dubai, as <strong>the</strong> recently opened<br />

Sky View Dubai allows <strong>the</strong>m to slide<br />

down from a high-rise build<strong>in</strong>g or<br />

walk along a ledge hundreds of feet<br />

above. Address Sky View, a threepart<br />

attraction <strong>in</strong> Downtown Dubai,<br />

opened its doors to <strong>the</strong> public <strong>in</strong><br />

November, provid<strong>in</strong>g visitors an<br />

observatory, glass slide, and edgewalk<br />

experience.<br />

The observatory, which is located<br />

on level 52 of <strong>the</strong> Address hotel’s<br />

two towers, transports visitors above<br />

<strong>the</strong> skies through a panoramic glass<br />

elevator. One may go up a spiral<br />

staircase from <strong>the</strong> glass lift to level<br />

The Sky Views Glass Slide<br />

has a transparent bottom<br />

and sides, allow<strong>in</strong>g you to<br />

see all around you as you<br />

slide down.<br />

53, all while tak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> spectacular<br />

views of <strong>the</strong> Burj Khalifa, Downtown<br />

Dubai, and Sheikh Zayed Road.<br />

Sky Views Observatory is <strong>the</strong><br />

latest attraction from Emaar which<br />

<strong>in</strong>cludes Sky Observatory, Sky Glass<br />

Slide and Sky Edge Walk; three<br />

dist<strong>in</strong>ctive experiences that provide<br />

guests with unforgettable memories<br />

and unbridled fun.<br />

From level 53, a 46-meter glass<br />

walkway connects <strong>the</strong> two towers,<br />

which is now open to <strong>the</strong> public<br />

via Sky Views Dubai. Adventurers<br />

can use <strong>the</strong>ir photographic skills<br />

to <strong>the</strong>ir advantage here, s<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>the</strong><br />

scenery is breathtak<strong>in</strong>g. The Sky<br />

Views Glass Slide has a transparent<br />

bottom and sides, allow<strong>in</strong>g you<br />

to see all around you as you slide<br />

down.<br />

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ART NEWS<br />

Indian artist breaks<br />

Gu<strong>in</strong>ness World Records with<br />

giant portraits of <strong>the</strong> UAE Rulers<br />

Sarans K.K., an Indian artist<br />

has entered <strong>the</strong> Gu<strong>in</strong>ness<br />

World Records’ book with<br />

massive portraits of UAE<br />

Rulers. The artist won <strong>the</strong> ‘largest<br />

professional oil pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g by a<br />

s<strong>in</strong>gle artist’ title for his 166.03sq.m<br />

artwork created <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> ma<strong>in</strong> hall of<br />

<strong>the</strong> India Social and Cultural Centre<br />

(ISC) <strong>in</strong> Abu Dhabi..<br />

Sarans drew portraits of President<br />

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa b<strong>in</strong><br />

Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness<br />

Sheikh Mohammed b<strong>in</strong> Rashid Al<br />

Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime<br />

M<strong>in</strong>ister of <strong>the</strong> UAE and Ruler of<br />

Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh<br />

Mohamed b<strong>in</strong> Zayed Al Nahyan,<br />

Crown Pr<strong>in</strong>ce of Abu Dhabi and<br />

Deputy Supreme Commander of<br />

“I am very happy.<br />

This is my tribute to<br />

<strong>the</strong> UAE-India longlast<strong>in</strong>g<br />

friendship. I<br />

made this oil pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

as part of <strong>the</strong> 75th<br />

year of <strong>the</strong> Indian<br />

<strong>in</strong>dependence ‘Azadi Ka<br />

Amrit Maholstav’ and<br />

<strong>the</strong> UAE’s Year of 50th<br />

celebrations,”<br />

<strong>the</strong> UAE Armed Forces.<br />

Sarans is delighted with his<br />

achievement. “I am very happy.<br />

This is my tribute to <strong>the</strong> UAE-India<br />

long-last<strong>in</strong>g friendship. I made this<br />

oil pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g as part of <strong>the</strong> 75th year<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Indian <strong>in</strong>dependence ‘Azadi<br />

Ka Amrit Maholstav’ and <strong>the</strong> UAE’s<br />

Year of 50th celebrations,” Sarans<br />

said.<br />

Sarans has broken <strong>the</strong> record set<br />

by Ch<strong>in</strong>ese artist Li Hangyu. Dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

his previous visit <strong>in</strong> 2020, he had<br />

made a portrait of UAE’s found<strong>in</strong>g<br />

fa<strong>the</strong>r, <strong>the</strong> late Sheikh Zayed b<strong>in</strong><br />

Sultan Al Nahyan, which back<br />

<strong>the</strong>n entered <strong>the</strong> record books <strong>in</strong> a<br />

similar category.<br />

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EXPO 2020<br />

Expo 2020 Dubai’s <strong>in</strong>credible<br />

art trail<br />

Garden by<br />

Hamra Abbas<br />

This art <strong>in</strong>vites you <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong><br />

Mughal gardens of <strong>the</strong> 16th<br />

century. Visitors literally get to<br />

walk through it at <strong>the</strong> entrance of<br />

Al Forsan Park. Embedded <strong>in</strong>to<br />

<strong>the</strong> ground, <strong>the</strong> stone mural pa<strong>in</strong>ts<br />

a utopic scenery, all elements<br />

hand-sculptured from marble, lapis<br />

lazuli, granite, serpent<strong>in</strong>e, p<strong>in</strong>k<br />

calcite and jasper. Kuwaiti-born<br />

visual artist Hamra Abbas taps <strong>in</strong>to<br />

traditional stone <strong>in</strong>lay technique<br />

from Lahore.<br />

Pillow Fort<br />

Playground by<br />

Afra Al Dhaheri<br />

It is ano<strong>the</strong>r deceptively softlook<strong>in</strong>g<br />

marble sculpture that kids<br />

cannot seem to get enough of.<br />

Artist Afra Al Dhaheri revisits her<br />

Emirati roots and childhood <strong>in</strong><br />

this artwork composed of ‘tikkay’<br />

or traditional floor pillows. Where<br />

<strong>the</strong> sculpture dwarfs even adults,<br />

it sparks a collective memory<br />

of how small we felt <strong>in</strong> our own<br />

childhood pillow forts. F<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong><br />

playful rendition just beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong><br />

UAE Pavilion.<br />

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Chimera by<br />

Monira Al Qadiri<br />

It is an o<strong>the</strong>rworldly creature, a<br />

metamorphosis of an oil drill and<br />

an octopus. The gigantic ‘Chimera’<br />

sculpture sits <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Opportunity<br />

District made by Kuwaiti artist<br />

Monira Al Qadiri. Its iridescent<br />

surface sh<strong>in</strong>es with <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tensity of<br />

pearls, a nod to <strong>the</strong> UAE’s 8,000-<br />

year history with pearl div<strong>in</strong>g, and<br />

looks to <strong>the</strong> future when oil was<br />

discovered at <strong>the</strong> same time.<br />

W<strong>in</strong>d Sculpture III by<br />

Y<strong>in</strong>ka Shonibare<br />

It is frozen <strong>in</strong> time, like a cloth flung <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> air and<br />

caught on a pole. The hand-pa<strong>in</strong>ted steel sculpture<br />

hangs mid-motion <strong>in</strong> Al Forsan Park, pay<strong>in</strong>g homage<br />

to <strong>the</strong> brightly coloured Ankara fabric that orig<strong>in</strong>ated <strong>in</strong><br />

Indonesia. British-Nigerian artist Y<strong>in</strong>ka Shonibare traces<br />

<strong>the</strong> journey taken by <strong>the</strong> patterned cloth, now closely<br />

associated with African culture. Hang around, take<br />

‘Lean<strong>in</strong>g Tower of Pisa’-style photos with this six-metretall<br />

whimsical artwork.<br />

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EXPO 2020<br />

A Po<strong>in</strong>t <strong>in</strong> Time by Khalil Rabah<br />

It tells you exactly where you are stand<strong>in</strong>g on <strong>the</strong> planet. Known<br />

as <strong>the</strong> re-<strong>in</strong>ventor of history, Palest<strong>in</strong>ian artist Khalil Rabah takes an<br />

11th-century <strong>in</strong>strument used to measure latitudes and enlarges it <strong>in</strong>to<br />

a life-sized spectacle. Learn a bit of history while you marvel at it. One<br />

of <strong>the</strong> greatest Islamic ma<strong>the</strong>maticians Al Biruni discovered his city’s<br />

latitude, modern day Uzbekistan, at <strong>the</strong> age of 17 us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>se tools and<br />

<strong>the</strong> sun.<br />

The Three<br />

Objects<br />

The three<br />

objects – a black<br />

hemisphere,<br />

copper cone and<br />

a po<strong>in</strong>ted tool –<br />

sit on a 10-metre<br />

marble square<br />

near <strong>the</strong> Jubilee<br />

Park and next to<br />

<strong>the</strong> Garden <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

Sky observation<br />

tower. Though<br />

<strong>the</strong>se make for <strong>the</strong><br />

perfect Instagram<br />

moment, look<br />

down at <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>tricate diagram<br />

under your feet –<br />

this is <strong>the</strong> latitude<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Expo 2020<br />

site.<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Scribble Technique<br />

By Erick Centeno<br />

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“When I draw,<br />

I feel good and<br />

relaxed, and I<br />

disconnect from<br />

many th<strong>in</strong>gs”, says<br />

Erick Centeno<br />

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Erick Centeno Ohlitas is a<br />

Peruvian artist who resides<br />

<strong>in</strong> Genoa, Italy. Art has<br />

always been close to him<br />

s<strong>in</strong>ce his fa<strong>the</strong>r was an<br />

avid pa<strong>in</strong>ter and taught him how to<br />

produce <strong>the</strong>m. He began his artistic<br />

journey by mak<strong>in</strong>g realistic draw<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

with pencils and <strong>the</strong>n got attracted<br />

by <strong>the</strong> scribble technique.<br />

When Erick moved from Peru to<br />

Italy <strong>in</strong> 1999, everyth<strong>in</strong>g changed<br />

for him. His focus completely fell on<br />

academics and art took a back seat<br />

until he realized how much he was<br />

miss<strong>in</strong>g out on and retrieved <strong>the</strong> first<br />

sketches he drew with his fa<strong>the</strong>r. He<br />

realized that produc<strong>in</strong>g art helped<br />

him feel better and now art is part of<br />

his daily life.<br />

Becom<strong>in</strong>g more aware of his<br />

surround<strong>in</strong>gs, he is constantly struck<br />

by new ideas. For <strong>in</strong>stance, when he<br />

walks down <strong>the</strong> street or watches a<br />

movie, he observes keenly how he<br />

can replicate it <strong>in</strong>to his art giv<strong>in</strong>g it his<br />

personal touch.<br />

“When I draw, I feel good and<br />

relaxed, and I disconnect from many<br />

th<strong>in</strong>gs. At first, I always have an idea<br />

runn<strong>in</strong>g through my head, not just<br />

about <strong>the</strong> subject to be drawn, but<br />

also about how I should do it and<br />

what tools to use; all of this creates<br />

an expectation, and I'm not quiet until<br />

I start to make <strong>the</strong> first l<strong>in</strong>es on paper;<br />

many times, I don't like <strong>the</strong> artwork,<br />

but I learn to f<strong>in</strong>ish it anyway” says<br />

Erick.<br />

Erick's journey is still long, but he<br />

is on <strong>the</strong> right track. He particularly<br />

likes portraits with strong contrast<br />

and sharp expressions, as well as<br />

mov<strong>in</strong>g scenes such as dancers and<br />

sports. Many excellent artists have<br />

honed <strong>the</strong>ir abilities <strong>in</strong> this sector, and<br />

he has learned to appreciate various<br />

sorts of art as well as learn about<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r artists that are similar to him.<br />

He is still improv<strong>in</strong>g and develop<strong>in</strong>g<br />

his technique by seek<strong>in</strong>g out new<br />

sources of <strong>in</strong>spiration, hon<strong>in</strong>g his<br />

approach via practice, and explor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

new k<strong>in</strong>ds of art.<br />

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When he walks down<br />

<strong>the</strong> street or watches<br />

a movie, he observes<br />

keenly how he can<br />

replicate it <strong>in</strong>to his art<br />

giv<strong>in</strong>g it his personal<br />

touch.<br />

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10 FASCINATING SCULPTURES<br />

10 Fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Sculptures<br />

across <strong>the</strong> world<br />

Cities across <strong>the</strong> world are home to beautiful modern works of<br />

art molded out of stone or metal by master sculptors and artists.<br />

No matter where you live or where you travel to, you will always<br />

f<strong>in</strong>d stunn<strong>in</strong>g sculptures around. Here is a list of 10 fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g<br />

sculptures that leave everyone awe-<strong>in</strong>spired.<br />

The S<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g R<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g Tree<br />

Completed <strong>in</strong> 2006, <strong>the</strong> S<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g<br />

R<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g Tree is a 10-foot-tall<br />

sculpture meant to resemble <strong>the</strong><br />

shape and beauty of an actual tree.<br />

The structure, which was designed<br />

by artists Mike Tonk<strong>in</strong> and Anna Liu,<br />

was eng<strong>in</strong>eered us<strong>in</strong>g galvanized<br />

steel and placed <strong>in</strong> such a way<br />

that once <strong>the</strong> w<strong>in</strong>d rushes through,<br />

a song is produced. Situated <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> Penn<strong>in</strong>e hill range overlook<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Burnley, England, <strong>the</strong> sculpture<br />

won <strong>the</strong> National Award of <strong>the</strong><br />

Royal Institute of British Architects<br />

(RIBA) <strong>in</strong> 2007.<br />

Ferrari Statue<br />

Located some 25 miles east of Bologna, <strong>the</strong><br />

Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e D<strong>in</strong>o Ferrari is a<br />

raceway close to <strong>the</strong> Italian city of Imola. whereas <strong>the</strong><br />

racetrack is known for its several excit<strong>in</strong>g races and <strong>the</strong><br />

compell<strong>in</strong>g sculpture outside it, it's unfortunately also<br />

referred to as <strong>the</strong> place where <strong>in</strong>ternationally beloved<br />

Formula 1 race car driver Ayrton Senna died when a<br />

crash dur<strong>in</strong>g a race.<br />

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Bear and <strong>the</strong> Strawberry Tree<br />

Located <strong>in</strong> central Madrid and designed<br />

by <strong>the</strong> Spanish sculptor Antonio Navarro<br />

Santafé, <strong>the</strong> statue of <strong>the</strong> Bear and <strong>the</strong><br />

Strawberry Tree is a 1967 work that<br />

represents Madrid's coat of arms. The statue,<br />

placed <strong>in</strong> a very public square referred to as<br />

Puerta Del Sol, is formed of stone and bronze<br />

and stands some thirteen feet tall.<br />

Les Voyageurs<br />

Les Voyageurs, by French creative<br />

person Bruno Catalano, <strong>in</strong> Marseilles,<br />

France, is an enigmatic sculpture<br />

thought to evoke memories and<br />

components of <strong>the</strong>mselves that each<br />

traveler <strong>in</strong>evitably leaves beh<strong>in</strong>d once<br />

<strong>the</strong>y leave home for a brand new<br />

shore.<br />

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10 FASCINATING SCULPTURES<br />

Metalmorphosis<br />

Metalmorphosis by David Cerný<br />

is a mirrored water founta<strong>in</strong> found<br />

at <strong>the</strong> Whitehall Technology Park<br />

<strong>in</strong> Charlotte, North Carol<strong>in</strong>a. It is<br />

a colossal, sta<strong>in</strong>less steel head<br />

that spits water <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> pond it sits<br />

<strong>in</strong>. If you watch <strong>the</strong> founta<strong>in</strong> long<br />

enough, you might even get to<br />

see <strong>the</strong> seven horizontal segments<br />

rotate 360 degrees until <strong>the</strong> face is<br />

an unrecognizable miss-match of<br />

reflective features.<br />

Freedom Sculpture<br />

"Freedom" by artist Zenos<br />

Frudakis, is a Philadelphia-based<br />

public art display housed on <strong>the</strong><br />

side of <strong>the</strong> former GlaxoSmithKl<strong>in</strong>e<br />

build<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> Philadelphia. Erected<br />

<strong>in</strong> 2001, <strong>the</strong> work showcases<br />

<strong>the</strong> figure of a man <strong>in</strong> four<br />

transformative movements that<br />

represent his journey from bondage<br />

to freedom.<br />

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First Generation<br />

A self-taught sculptor, Chong Fah<br />

Cheong, is perhaps best known<br />

for this whimsical sculpture, First<br />

Generation. The 5 boys jump<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> S<strong>in</strong>gapore River shows <strong>the</strong><br />

lighter side of everyday life around<br />

<strong>the</strong> river <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> past. The river<br />

played a pivotal role <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> history<br />

and development of S<strong>in</strong>gapore.<br />

Children liv<strong>in</strong>g by <strong>the</strong> riverbanks<br />

used to enjoy swimm<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> river<br />

despite <strong>the</strong> pollution.<br />

Non Violence<br />

Non Violence (also known as<br />

The Knotted Gun) by Carl Fredrik<br />

Reuterswärd is aptly located next<br />

to <strong>the</strong> United Nations <strong>in</strong> New<br />

York. The sculpture has come to<br />

represent hope for a nonviolent<br />

future. The piece—commissioned<br />

by Luxembourg as a gift for <strong>the</strong><br />

U.N.—has been cited as one of <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>spirations beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong> arms-to-art<br />

movement.<br />

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10 FASCINATING SCULPTURES<br />

Mustangs of Las Col<strong>in</strong>a<br />

The Mustangs of Las Col<strong>in</strong>as by<br />

Robert Glen is a breathtak<strong>in</strong>gly<br />

realistic bronze sculpture of<br />

n<strong>in</strong>e wild mustangs gallop<strong>in</strong>g<br />

across a stream. Tourists from<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world come to view<br />

<strong>the</strong> impressive, larger-than-life<br />

depiction that serves as <strong>the</strong><br />

centerpiece of Williams Square, a<br />

stark, p<strong>in</strong>k granite plaza <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Las<br />

Col<strong>in</strong>as Urban Center.<br />

The Architectural Fragment<br />

The Architectural Fragment<br />

by Petrus Spronk is located <strong>in</strong><br />

Melbourne. This sculpture that’s<br />

seem<strong>in</strong>gly buried underground,<br />

stands before <strong>the</strong> State Library of<br />

Victoria. It’s meant to symbolize<br />

<strong>the</strong> downfall of civilization while<br />

allud<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong> transience of <strong>the</strong><br />

present. The city commissioned <strong>the</strong><br />

work as part of a larger public art<br />

project <strong>in</strong> 1992.<br />

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Portraits<br />

By Norris Yim<br />

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“There is a face <strong>in</strong> front of me, but I can’t p<strong>in</strong>po<strong>in</strong>t what it is,” says<br />

Norris Yim<br />

- Exclusive to <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

Norris Yim is a self-taught<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ter based <strong>in</strong> Hong<br />

Kong who graduated<br />

from Hong Kong<br />

Polytechnic University's<br />

School of Design (Environmental &<br />

Interior) <strong>in</strong> 2014. Search<strong>in</strong>g for an<br />

alternative way to express himself,<br />

he created abstract pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs as a<br />

way to cure his spirit. Us<strong>in</strong>g multiple<br />

color thicknesses to create an<br />

abstract pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g (often a portrait),<br />

<strong>the</strong> abstract pigments represent his<br />

Us<strong>in</strong>g multiple color<br />

thicknesses to create an<br />

abstract pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g (often<br />

a portrait), <strong>the</strong> abstract<br />

pigments represent his<br />

dark side and mood, which<br />

forms <strong>the</strong> foundation of<br />

<strong>the</strong> art.<br />

is <strong>the</strong> same as th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g without<br />

imag<strong>in</strong>ation. Even though <strong>the</strong> contour<br />

is determ<strong>in</strong>ed, <strong>the</strong> more multitask<strong>in</strong>g<br />

you do, <strong>the</strong> fewer specifics def<strong>in</strong>e,<br />

especially <strong>in</strong> faces or memories of<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>side. The picture depicts <strong>the</strong><br />

forgett<strong>in</strong>g process and thoughts that<br />

are just out of grasp. “Observation,<br />

memory, imag<strong>in</strong>ation, are <strong>the</strong><br />

pr<strong>in</strong>cipal aspects of my work. In <strong>the</strong><br />

end, I’m just fulfill<strong>in</strong>g my ambition<br />

through colors to create more<br />

<strong>in</strong>spirations,” says Norris.<br />

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dark side and mood, which forms <strong>the</strong><br />

foundation of <strong>the</strong> art.<br />

Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g for him, is purely a means<br />

of self-presentation, a process<br />

of transform<strong>in</strong>g his observation<br />

of o<strong>the</strong>rs and <strong>in</strong>ternaliz<strong>in</strong>g it as<br />

creative <strong>in</strong>spiration. Seek<strong>in</strong>g his<br />

spiritual satisfaction with poetry,<br />

self-expression is often t<strong>in</strong>ged with<br />

lonel<strong>in</strong>ess.<br />

Norris believes that portraits are<br />

colored with illusory, dark, and<br />

lonely self-expression. Memory loss,<br />

bewilderment, and an imbalanced<br />

existence are all symptoms of an<br />

unbalanced life when you try to<br />

see but can't. Liv<strong>in</strong>g without a soul<br />

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ART NEWS<br />

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

A gallery art cafe that serves<br />

art at your table is one of <strong>the</strong> most unique<br />

and eco-friendly stores <strong>in</strong> California<br />

Sacramento.Shop, an<br />

Atrium 916 gallery,<br />

features upcycled, ecofriendly<br />

dist<strong>in</strong>ctive art<br />

and <strong>in</strong>ventive products<br />

with a zero-waste twist. Tire wallets<br />

and messenger bags, reusable<br />

water balloons, and even a Ch<strong>in</strong>ese<br />

takeout conta<strong>in</strong>er that has been<br />

transformed <strong>in</strong>to an amp and<br />

battery-operated Bluetooth speaker<br />

are among <strong>the</strong> items on display.<br />

The Atrium Gallery Store promotes<br />

creativity and <strong>in</strong>ventiveness<br />

with everyth<strong>in</strong>g from cloth<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

technology, wall art to kitchen<br />

items.<br />

Your first order of art is presented<br />

on a golden plate; it could be clay<br />

model<strong>in</strong>g, mask pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, or canvas<br />

Your first order of<br />

art is presented on a<br />

golden plate; it could<br />

be clay model<strong>in</strong>g, mask<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, or canvas<br />

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

palette and brush water<br />

are both renewed, and<br />

your artwork is matched<br />

with a locally produced<br />

kombucha or a hot<br />

pot of tea.<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. Your pa<strong>in</strong>t palette and<br />

brush water are both renewed,<br />

and your artwork is matched with<br />

a locally produced kombucha or a<br />

hot pot of tea.<br />

A baby grand piano, as well<br />

as tablet games that test your<br />

recycl<strong>in</strong>g knowledge, are open<br />

and ready for everyone to enjoy.<br />

Customers are encouraged to<br />

return empty product packag<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

which <strong>in</strong>cludes everyth<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

beauty care conta<strong>in</strong>ers to empty<br />

candles. Atrium 916 collects <strong>the</strong><br />

empty conta<strong>in</strong>ers and delivers <strong>the</strong>m<br />

to <strong>the</strong> manufacturers, who sanitize<br />

<strong>the</strong>m and re-fill <strong>the</strong>ir products for a<br />

zero-waste system.<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS<br />

Dynamism,<br />

strength, vision,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> capacity to<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g brightness to<br />

everyday objects are<br />

significant <strong>the</strong>mes <strong>in</strong> his<br />

works, prompt<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

observer to reth<strong>in</strong>k<br />

his viewpo<strong>in</strong>t of <strong>the</strong><br />

ord<strong>in</strong>ary.<br />

Ramy Elzaghawy<br />

- Exclusive to <strong>Magzoid</strong> <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Gu<strong>in</strong>ness World Records'<br />

colossal Longest Graffiti Art Wall.<br />

Dynamism, strength, vision, and<br />

arts has led him to work on a<br />

variety of projects <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE's<br />

educational system.<br />

<strong>the</strong> capacity to br<strong>in</strong>g brightness to Elzaghawy has worked tirelessly<br />

Ramy Elzaghawy has given everyday objects are significant to raise <strong>the</strong> profile of graffiti art and<br />

graffiti a new lease on <strong>the</strong>mes <strong>in</strong> his works, prompt<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> has collaborated on several highprofile<br />

projects with notable Middle<br />

life and has played a key observer to reth<strong>in</strong>k his viewpo<strong>in</strong>t of<br />

role <strong>in</strong> chang<strong>in</strong>g people's <strong>the</strong> ord<strong>in</strong>ary.<br />

Eastern corporations. Jumeirah<br />

perceptions of <strong>the</strong> art form <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

UAE. His ability to turn a blank,<br />

empty area <strong>in</strong>to a vivid piece of<br />

art and brea<strong>the</strong> life <strong>in</strong>to every <strong>in</strong>ch<br />

of <strong>the</strong> wall has earned him <strong>the</strong><br />

w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g title of Street Nights Art.<br />

Be<strong>in</strong>g praised for <strong>the</strong> beauty and<br />

Elzaghawy's capacity to work<br />

across cultures and strengths was<br />

demonstrated through a series of<br />

workshops that centered on <strong>the</strong><br />

exploration of a variety of mediums<br />

and techniques presented to<br />

<strong>in</strong>dividuals with a variety of talents<br />

Group hotels Barasti, Zero Gravity,<br />

Z<strong>in</strong>c, Steigenberger Hotel,<br />

Ajman Municipality, Yas Mar<strong>in</strong>a,<br />

Grosvenor House, Grand Hyatt,<br />

and The Arabian Radio Network<br />

are among his many clientele<br />

ideas conveyed through his art, he and art experiences. His passion<br />

was given an 11-meter wall space for educat<strong>in</strong>g people about <strong>the</strong><br />

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS<br />

Ra<strong>the</strong>r<br />

than expla<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g a<br />

notion, her art aims<br />

to elicit an emotional<br />

response. Its goal is to<br />

arouse curiosity and<br />

<strong>in</strong>spire exploration of<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>ner realms and<br />

dimensions beyond<br />

<strong>the</strong> known.<br />

Maria<br />

Perevoshchikova<br />

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Maria Perevoshchikova is a<br />

Russian abstract acrylic pa<strong>in</strong>ter.<br />

Hav<strong>in</strong>g developed a passion for<br />

art at an early age, her mo<strong>the</strong>r<br />

encouraged her to pursue it. Maria<br />

graduated from The South-Ural F<strong>in</strong>e<br />

Arts School at <strong>the</strong> age of 18, where<br />

she fur<strong>the</strong>red her knowledge of<br />

color, l<strong>in</strong>e, form, composition, and<br />

art history.<br />

She moved to <strong>the</strong> beautiful<br />

tropical island of Bali, Indonesia <strong>in</strong><br />

2010. For six years, Bali became<br />

her spiritual home and <strong>the</strong> source<br />

of her newfound passion for<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. Her success at local art<br />

exhibitions on <strong>the</strong> island gave her<br />

<strong>the</strong> confidence to follow her dream<br />

of becom<strong>in</strong>g an artist.<br />

She relocated herself to Dubai<br />

<strong>in</strong> 2017. Maria's work style was<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluenced by <strong>the</strong> new environment<br />

of <strong>the</strong> fast-chang<strong>in</strong>g, dynamic,<br />

and <strong>in</strong>ternational metropolis, which<br />

opened up new prospects for her<br />

budd<strong>in</strong>g art career.<br />

Maria strives to create e<strong>the</strong>real<br />

visions that anyone of any<br />

age, gender, race, or cultural<br />

background can be affected by or<br />

relate to. Ra<strong>the</strong>r than expla<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

a notion, her art aims to elicit an<br />

emotional response. Its goal is<br />

to arouse curiosity and <strong>in</strong>spire<br />

exploration of <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>ner realms and<br />

dimensions beyond <strong>the</strong> known.<br />

Her source of <strong>in</strong>spiration is<br />

nature; she <strong>in</strong>tends to synchronize<br />

strokes with resonations from<br />

nature's structures, reveal<strong>in</strong>g<br />

sacred regions, and it is <strong>the</strong>re that<br />

she channels <strong>the</strong> shift<strong>in</strong>g magic<br />

<strong>in</strong>to pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs. She strives to make it<br />

appear as if <strong>the</strong> viewer can visually<br />

enter <strong>the</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g and have a vivid<br />

immersive experience by us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

dramatic perspective, texture, and<br />

value changes.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Grafitti Art<br />

By DOES<br />

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“He who does, creates,” says DOES<br />

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DOES is a worldrenowned<br />

street creator<br />

from The Ne<strong>the</strong>rlands<br />

who is known for his<br />

contemporary, unreal<br />

graffiti writ<strong>in</strong>g. Joos van Barneveld,<br />

better known as DOES, was born <strong>in</strong><br />

Veghel, The Ne<strong>the</strong>rlands, <strong>in</strong> 1982.<br />

In 1997 he discovered graffiti, a<br />

passion that coerced him <strong>in</strong>to a<br />

double life.<br />

For over a decade, he was forced<br />

to comb<strong>in</strong>e <strong>the</strong> daily expectations of<br />

work<strong>in</strong>g as an extremely sought-after<br />

skilled athlete with <strong>the</strong> covert nightly<br />

secrets of an established graffiti<br />

writer. When an <strong>in</strong>jury term<strong>in</strong>ated<br />

his athletic pursuits at <strong>the</strong> age of 28,<br />

DOES looks<br />

at graffiti as<br />

an archive<br />

from which he<br />

can physically<br />

extract samples<br />

represent<strong>in</strong>g his<br />

own roots<br />

DOES took it as a chance to move<br />

his focus to art.<br />

In his draw<strong>in</strong>gs and pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs on<br />

and off <strong>the</strong> wall, <strong>the</strong> focal po<strong>in</strong>ts<br />

accommodate 3D letter<strong>in</strong>g, balanced<br />

color schemes, and <strong>the</strong> artist’s<br />

capability to regulate <strong>the</strong> purity<br />

of outl<strong>in</strong>es and clarity of content.<br />

DOES developed his dist<strong>in</strong>ctive<br />

style by understand<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tricate<br />

construction of artwork and color<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>ation and placement. The<br />

robust movements we f<strong>in</strong>d <strong>in</strong> his<br />

artwork seem to be wild style;<br />

however precise execution and<br />

design<strong>in</strong>g are <strong>the</strong> core of all of<br />

DOES’s work. From his letters,<br />

with <strong>the</strong>ir dizzy<strong>in</strong>g color schemes<br />

stretched so much that <strong>the</strong>y seem<br />

to release abstract energy and<br />

spread drips all over <strong>the</strong> wall to his<br />

elaborated paper assemblages that<br />

take <strong>the</strong> haptic 3D experience to <strong>the</strong><br />

next level.<br />

DOES looks at graffiti as an archive<br />

from which he can physically extract<br />

samples represent<strong>in</strong>g his own roots.<br />

His <strong>in</strong>tention with <strong>the</strong> archeology<br />

of urban areas is keep<strong>in</strong>g a trace<br />

of <strong>the</strong> geographical coord<strong>in</strong>ates of<br />

his walls, readapt<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> tools of<br />

a science that typically deals with<br />

leisure pursuits to underl<strong>in</strong>e his own<br />

story and <strong>the</strong>refore <strong>the</strong> impact of<br />

graffiti culture on our society <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

present. Though his style is pure,<br />

DOES doesn’t like to limit him to one<br />

discipl<strong>in</strong>e. Over <strong>the</strong> years, DOES’s<br />

work has varied <strong>in</strong>to illustrative<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>gs, pr<strong>in</strong>ts, murals, and<br />

canvases. He has quickly sculpted<br />

out a reputation as one of <strong>the</strong> most<br />

effective practitioners of <strong>the</strong> craft,<br />

and today his work is featured <strong>in</strong><br />

exhibitions and collections across <strong>the</strong><br />

globe.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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EVENTS<br />

Art Installations to<br />

check out around <strong>the</strong> UAE<br />

A CELEBRATORY PIECE<br />

The Malaysia Pavilion, <strong>in</strong> collaboration with Emirati artist Shatha Essa Al Mulla, has presented Expo 2020<br />

Dubai with a beautiful artwork <strong>in</strong> honour of <strong>the</strong> UAE’s Golden Jubilee. The art was created after <strong>the</strong> Emirati<br />

artist and designer used <strong>the</strong> Expo 2020 Bus<strong>in</strong>ess App – Expo 2020’s official bus<strong>in</strong>ess platform, designed<br />

to facilitate bus<strong>in</strong>ess connections before and dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> event – to explore expand<strong>in</strong>g her bus<strong>in</strong>ess <strong>in</strong><br />

Malaysia. Al Mulla worked closely with Malaysian artists, under <strong>the</strong> guidance of <strong>the</strong> Malaysian Green<br />

Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC), to build 50 cones that represent 50 sand dunes of<br />

<strong>the</strong> UAE.<br />

Location: Malaysia Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai<br />

PILLAR OF FORTITUDE<br />

Pillar of Fortitude by Helidon Xhixha, is<br />

dedicated to <strong>the</strong> glorious celebration to<br />

mark <strong>the</strong> 50th National Day Anniversary<br />

as <strong>the</strong> nation commemorates its milestone<br />

Golden Jubilee. The sculpture measures<br />

7 meters <strong>in</strong> height allud<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong> numeric<br />

1, represent<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> 7 Emirates of <strong>the</strong> UAE,<br />

stand<strong>in</strong>g tall and united, soar<strong>in</strong>g upwards<br />

<strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> sky, towards a prosperous, limitless<br />

future.<br />

Location: DIFC, Gate 6, Podium Level<br />

(above Hutong Restaurant)<br />

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THE TREE OF LIGHTS<br />

Downtown’s newest hotspot has added<br />

an impressive art <strong>in</strong>stallation, set to take<br />

centre stage at <strong>the</strong> venue. The Tree of<br />

Lights is an overgrown juniper bonsai tree<br />

that has been reimag<strong>in</strong>ed and imbued with<br />

light. Created by <strong>the</strong> expert team of artists<br />

and eng<strong>in</strong>eers at San Francisco based<br />

Color+Light, <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>credible tree stands an<br />

impressive 18 foot tall and 20 foot wide,<br />

with a base measur<strong>in</strong>g 6-foot. One of only<br />

a handful of similar creations <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world,<br />

from <strong>the</strong> Burn<strong>in</strong>g Man to Urla, <strong>the</strong> Tree of<br />

Lights is <strong>the</strong> first of its k<strong>in</strong>d <strong>in</strong> Dubai.<br />

Location: URLA, Founta<strong>in</strong> Level,<br />

Address Downtown Dubai Hotel<br />

WORLD OF COLOR<br />

A new show has been<br />

announced titled, ‘World of<br />

Colour’ which will pa<strong>in</strong>t and<br />

illum<strong>in</strong>ate Downtown Dubai<br />

<strong>in</strong> a kaleidoscope of colours<br />

us<strong>in</strong>g lights and lasers. There<br />

are shows five days a week.<br />

From Wednesday to Friday,<br />

<strong>the</strong>re are two shows that take<br />

place, <strong>the</strong> first at 7.45pm and<br />

<strong>the</strong> second at 9.45pm. On <strong>the</strong><br />

(new) weekend, Saturday and<br />

Sunday, <strong>the</strong>re are three shows<br />

tak<strong>in</strong>g place at 7.45pm, 8.15pm<br />

and 9.45pm. World of Colour’s<br />

light and colour performance<br />

will be paired with stunn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

video content which will see<br />

vibrant colours splash<strong>in</strong>g<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world’s largest LED<br />

screen.<br />

Location: Burj Khalifa<br />

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ART NEWS<br />

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The ‘Ajman Art Tour<strong>in</strong>g’ <strong>in</strong>itiative<br />

launched by <strong>the</strong> Department of Tourism<br />

Development <strong>in</strong> Ajman<br />

To support talents and<br />

ensure <strong>the</strong> susta<strong>in</strong>ability<br />

of <strong>the</strong> arts and culture<br />

sector, as well as<br />

enrich<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> cultural<br />

scene <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> emirate, <strong>the</strong><br />

Ajman Department for Tourism<br />

Development has organized its<br />

latest <strong>in</strong>itiative, ‘Ajman Art Tour<strong>in</strong>g,’<br />

to exhibit <strong>the</strong> works and pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

of talented artists across <strong>the</strong> region.<br />

The program is part of <strong>the</strong> Art<br />

& Cultural Office’s goals, which<br />

<strong>in</strong>clude partner<strong>in</strong>g with over 250<br />

local and <strong>in</strong>ternational artists to<br />

showcase <strong>the</strong>ir artworks at <strong>the</strong><br />

recently launched Al Murabba<br />

Arts Festival, <strong>in</strong> collaboration with<br />

strategic partners from <strong>the</strong> emirates<br />

hospitality sector. The Ajman Art<br />

Tour<strong>in</strong>g is part of <strong>the</strong> ‘World’s<br />

Coolest W<strong>in</strong>ter’ program, which<br />

aims to promote Ajman as a major<br />

arts and culture dest<strong>in</strong>ation.<br />

Ajman Tourism is also look<strong>in</strong>g<br />

for 5-star hotels <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> emirate to<br />

. The Ajman Art Tour<strong>in</strong>g<br />

is part of <strong>the</strong> ‘World’s<br />

Coolest W<strong>in</strong>ter’<br />

program, which aims<br />

to promote Ajman as a<br />

major arts and culture<br />

dest<strong>in</strong>ation.<br />

hold exhibitions of <strong>the</strong> participat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artists’ work, such as <strong>the</strong> Ajman<br />

Hotel, Ajman Saray Hotel, and Bahi<br />

Ajman Palace Hotel.<br />

The program contributes to <strong>the</strong><br />

enrichment of Ajman’s cultural<br />

sector by encourag<strong>in</strong>g artistic<br />

talents and provid<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m with<br />

a platform to display <strong>the</strong>ir work,<br />

which will reflect Ajman’s dynamic<br />

and diverse cultural scene on<br />

both a local and <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

level. The department is always<br />

work<strong>in</strong>g to promote cultural and<br />

artistic activities, support artistic<br />

movements, and create awareness<br />

about <strong>the</strong> role of culture <strong>in</strong><br />

preserv<strong>in</strong>g and re<strong>in</strong>forc<strong>in</strong>g Emirati<br />

identity.<br />

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SPECIAL DAYS<br />

Valent<strong>in</strong>e’s<br />

Day<br />

When <strong>February</strong><br />

14 rolls around,<br />

lovers and friends<br />

exchange letters,<br />

chocolates,<br />

jewelry and o<strong>the</strong>r gifts <strong>in</strong> honor of<br />

Valent<strong>in</strong>e's Day. While this popular<br />

holiday has become known for<br />

its sweet gestures like cards and<br />

romantic d<strong>in</strong>ner ideas for two, <strong>the</strong><br />

history of Valent<strong>in</strong>e's Day is not<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g many people know of.<br />

Valent<strong>in</strong>e's Day, also known as<br />

Sa<strong>in</strong>t Valent<strong>in</strong>e's Day or <strong>the</strong> Feast<br />

of Sa<strong>in</strong>t Valent<strong>in</strong>e, is observed on<br />

<strong>February</strong> 14 every year. It began<br />

as a Christian feast day honor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

one or two early Christian martyrs<br />

named Sa<strong>in</strong>t Valent<strong>in</strong>e and has<br />

s<strong>in</strong>ce evolved <strong>in</strong>to a significant<br />

cultural, religious, and commercial<br />

celebration of romance and love <strong>in</strong><br />

many parts of <strong>the</strong> world thanks to<br />

later folk traditions.<br />

Valent<strong>in</strong>e's Day rituals, such<br />

as giv<strong>in</strong>g candy, and flowers,<br />

orig<strong>in</strong>ated <strong>in</strong> early modern England<br />

and extended throughout <strong>the</strong><br />

English-speak<strong>in</strong>g globe <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

n<strong>in</strong>eteenth century. Handwritten<br />

letters and poems express<strong>in</strong>g<br />

romantic feel<strong>in</strong>gs were <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly<br />

Handwritten<br />

letters and poems<br />

express<strong>in</strong>g romantic<br />

feel<strong>in</strong>gs were <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly<br />

common. Valent<strong>in</strong>e's cards<br />

became commercially<br />

available, and typical gifts<br />

<strong>in</strong>cluded sweets and flowers,<br />

particularly red roses,<br />

which symbolized<br />

love and beauty.<br />

common. Valent<strong>in</strong>e's cards became<br />

commercially available, and typical<br />

gifts <strong>in</strong>cluded sweets and flowers,<br />

particularly red roses, which<br />

symbolized love and beauty.<br />

People across <strong>the</strong> globe celebrate<br />

Valent<strong>in</strong>e’s Day by send<strong>in</strong>g love<br />

messages to partners, friends, and<br />

family. On this day, couples all over<br />

<strong>the</strong> world send Valent<strong>in</strong>e’s Day<br />

flowers and cards to each o<strong>the</strong>r,<br />

and also spend time toge<strong>the</strong>r to<br />

celebrate <strong>the</strong> love and affection <strong>the</strong>y<br />

have for each o<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

The day celebrates <strong>the</strong> bond and<br />

<strong>the</strong> relationship between people.<br />

It is a day that teaches us how we<br />

should express our love, care, and<br />

respect for anyone important <strong>in</strong> our<br />

life. It helps us to feel happy about<br />

our loved ones. It also shows us <strong>the</strong><br />

importance of happ<strong>in</strong>ess we feel<br />

when we are around <strong>the</strong> ones who<br />

matter to us.<br />

This Valent<strong>in</strong>e’s Day, if you have<br />

a better half or partner, express<br />

your love for <strong>the</strong>m. However, do<br />

not forget to express your love to<br />

those o<strong>the</strong>r people who are also<br />

important <strong>in</strong> your life. This is <strong>the</strong><br />

day to thank people, whosoever<br />

<strong>the</strong>y are, for be<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>re <strong>in</strong> your<br />

life and be<strong>in</strong>g with you when you<br />

needed <strong>the</strong>m. S<strong>in</strong>ce Valent<strong>in</strong>e’s Day<br />

is all about love, one should make<br />

it a po<strong>in</strong>t to spread <strong>the</strong> love around<br />

<strong>the</strong>m. On this Valent<strong>in</strong>e’s Day, do<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g that would make people<br />

around you feel happy. A nice<br />

d<strong>in</strong>ner out<strong>in</strong>g, go<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong> movies,<br />

cook<strong>in</strong>g a fancy meal at home, or<br />

host<strong>in</strong>g Valent<strong>in</strong>e's Day party are all<br />

great ways to celebrate this day<br />

of love.<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Beauty of Women<br />

& Flowers<br />

By Zhao Xiaoli<br />

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“Everyone has <strong>the</strong>ir own way of artistic<br />

expression, what I like may not be <strong>the</strong> same<br />

as what you like,” says Zhao Xiaoli<br />

- Exclusive to <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

Zhao Xiaoli is an artist<br />

based <strong>in</strong> Ch<strong>in</strong>a whose<br />

works express <strong>the</strong><br />

confusion and depression<br />

of girlhood, comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

retro style with current trends to form<br />

a collage of self-expression.<br />

Be<strong>in</strong>g a Master of F<strong>in</strong>e Arts<br />

graduate from Autonomous<br />

University of Barcelona, she<br />

<strong>in</strong>novates <strong>the</strong> dissem<strong>in</strong>ation of artistic<br />

creation <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> form of short videos.<br />

The ma<strong>in</strong> subject of her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are<br />

women and flowers. She believes<br />

that <strong>the</strong> beauty between women<br />

and flowers is <strong>in</strong>terl<strong>in</strong>ked. Zhao<br />

Xiaoli draws some of her thoughts<br />

and feel<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> pieces that she<br />

works on. She feels everyone has<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir own artistic expression. Many<br />

characters and feel<strong>in</strong>gs conveyed <strong>in</strong><br />

her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are somewhat similar to<br />

herself.<br />

It has been two years s<strong>in</strong>ce she<br />

has relied on images and pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

to enter everyone’s field of vision.<br />

“Look<strong>in</strong>g back on <strong>the</strong> past few years,<br />

I am lucky, fortunate <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> tolerance<br />

and change of <strong>the</strong> times, but <strong>the</strong>re<br />

has been hardships and ridicule that<br />

I have had to face. Some people say<br />

that I am a pioneer of exploration,<br />

while o<strong>the</strong>rs sneer at me,” says Zhao<br />

Xiaoli.<br />

With over 20 million followers on<br />

her social media platforms, she was<br />

announced Douy<strong>in</strong> Person of <strong>the</strong><br />

Year, has held numerous exhibitions<br />

<strong>in</strong> art galleries and has been<br />

reported by well-known media at<br />

home and abroad.<br />

The ma<strong>in</strong> subject<br />

of her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are<br />

women and flowers.<br />

She believes that<br />

<strong>the</strong> beauty between<br />

women and flowers<br />

is <strong>in</strong>terl<strong>in</strong>ked.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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ART EVENTS<br />

Art Exhibitions<br />

and Events to look out for<br />

The Emirates<br />

Airl<strong>in</strong>e Festival of<br />

Literature<br />

The Emirates Airl<strong>in</strong>e Festival<br />

of Literature is <strong>the</strong> region’s<br />

largest celebration of <strong>the</strong> written<br />

and spoken word. Along with<br />

homegrown talent tak<strong>in</strong>g centre<br />

stage, <strong>the</strong> fair offers visitors of all<br />

ages <strong>the</strong> chance to <strong>in</strong>teract with<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir favourite authors, attend<br />

literary debates and participate <strong>in</strong><br />

workshops. Celebrate literature,<br />

arts and creativity with world<br />

leaders, th<strong>in</strong>kers and icons with<br />

this year's optimistic <strong>the</strong>me 'Here<br />

Comes <strong>the</strong> Sun'. The <strong>2022</strong> edition<br />

will mark <strong>the</strong> beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g of a new<br />

era with a brand new location at<br />

Al Habtoor City along with special<br />

activations at Expo 2020 Dubai.<br />

Date: <strong>February</strong> 3-13, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Location: Al Habtoor City<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: https://<br />

www.emirateslitfest.com/<br />

Earthly Sand Flower Treasures<br />

by<br />

Art Creation Dubai<br />

Gallery<br />

The exhibition’s title, “Sand Flower,”<br />

comes from <strong>the</strong> desert rose, a complex<br />

formation of sand gra<strong>in</strong>s and crystal<br />

clusters. The exhibition <strong>in</strong>cludes works<br />

that manifest <strong>the</strong> artist’s notion of this<br />

fragmented world, and <strong>the</strong>y unearth<br />

his vision that <strong>the</strong>re is a fractal face to<br />

<strong>the</strong> geometry of nature. “Sand Flower,”<br />

will be on display at <strong>the</strong> gallery from<br />

December 18th 2021 through March<br />

18th, <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Date: Until March 18, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Location: Dubai International F<strong>in</strong>ancial<br />

Centre<br />

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Sharjah Islamic Art Festival<br />

Lawrence Abu<br />

Hamdan: The<br />

Sonic Image<br />

Trac<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> contours of immaterial forms<br />

of colonisation, Abu Hamdan has created<br />

a dist<strong>in</strong>ctive practice of visual expression.<br />

In The Sonic Image, <strong>the</strong> artist maps out an<br />

aes<strong>the</strong>tic atlas for how we see sound—that<br />

leak<strong>in</strong>g of substances, which cannot be held<br />

by <strong>the</strong> membrane of ei<strong>the</strong>r state or person;<br />

body or apparatus.<br />

Date: March 4 – July 4, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Location: Gallery 4, 5 & 6 Al Mureijah Square<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: http://sharjahart.<br />

org/sharjah-art-foundation<br />

From End to End-<br />

Photography<br />

Exhibition<br />

‘From End to End’ prompts <strong>the</strong><br />

viewer to question mank<strong>in</strong>d’s<br />

synergy with <strong>the</strong> natural world.<br />

The exhibition features a series<br />

of thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g images that<br />

demonstrate <strong>the</strong> ever-evolv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

process of art and creation by six<br />

Emirati photographers: Ola Allouz,<br />

Yagoub Al Hammadi, Mousa Al<br />

Raeesi, Faisal Al Rais, Mona Al<br />

Tamimi and Maitha Bughanoum.<br />

Date: Until March 1, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Location: Tashkeel Studio and<br />

Gallery<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: https://<br />

tashkeel.org/<br />

Mur Murs (Mural Murals) by<br />

Agnes Varda<br />

Narrated by Agnes Varda, Mur Murs is an exploration of<br />

<strong>the</strong> vibrant public murals around Los Angeles, California <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> 1980s. Mov<strong>in</strong>g through <strong>the</strong> city, from Venice Beach to<br />

Watts, Varda <strong>in</strong>terviews artists and captures <strong>the</strong> spectacular<br />

and often socially critical murals <strong>the</strong>y produce. The film is at<br />

once a catalogue of strik<strong>in</strong>g artworks, a portrait of <strong>the</strong> city’s<br />

diverse communities, as well as a barometer of <strong>the</strong> social<br />

issues of <strong>the</strong> time.<br />

Date: January 28- <strong>February</strong> 6<br />

Location: Gallery 9, Jameel Arts Centre<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: https://jameelartscentre.org/<br />

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ART NEWS<br />

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

The public can now visit <strong>the</strong> Al Barza<br />

majlis <strong>in</strong> Qasr Al Watan.<br />

For <strong>the</strong> first time s<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

<strong>the</strong> presidential palace<br />

opened <strong>in</strong> 2019, <strong>the</strong> Al<br />

Barza majlis <strong>in</strong> Qasr Al<br />

Watan is receiv<strong>in</strong>g visitors.<br />

An Emirati majlis is a place of<br />

assembly and council that can<br />

accommodate up to 300 people<br />

and is lavishly furnished with crystal<br />

chandeliers and gold accents.<br />

Accord<strong>in</strong>g to a statement from<br />

Qasr Al Watan about <strong>the</strong> facility,<br />

“<strong>the</strong> Emirati majlis is <strong>the</strong> UAE’s<br />

deep-rooted cultural tradition of<br />

conven<strong>in</strong>g meet<strong>in</strong>gs for members<br />

of <strong>the</strong> community to deliberate<br />

and share <strong>in</strong>formation amongst<br />

<strong>the</strong>mselves.” “A barza refers to<br />

“<strong>the</strong> Emirati majlis<br />

is <strong>the</strong> UAE’s deeprooted<br />

cultural<br />

tradition of<br />

conven<strong>in</strong>g meet<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

for members of<br />

<strong>the</strong> community to<br />

deliberate and share<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation amongst<br />

<strong>the</strong>mselves.”<br />

a majlis session <strong>in</strong> which critical<br />

matters can be brought to <strong>the</strong><br />

notice of a sheikh”.<br />

Al Barza’s size is a draw <strong>in</strong> and<br />

of itself s<strong>in</strong>ce it is <strong>the</strong> palace’s<br />

second-largest room after <strong>the</strong> Great<br />

Hall, to which it is adjacent.<br />

Visitors who participate <strong>in</strong> guided<br />

tours or utilize <strong>the</strong> multimedia<br />

headsets will ga<strong>in</strong> a better<br />

understand<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong> historic role<br />

of majlises, which are “designated<br />

areas for cultural, political, and<br />

social ga<strong>the</strong>r<strong>in</strong>gs that exemplify <strong>the</strong><br />

ethos of participatory politics <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> UAE.”<br />

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ART FACTS<br />

The movie made<br />

by mov<strong>in</strong>g s<strong>in</strong>gle<br />

atoms. In 2013, IBM Research<br />

published <strong>the</strong> world’s shortest<br />

animation film. The film called "A<br />

Boy and His Atom" is a 60-second<br />

whimsical story of a boy becom<strong>in</strong>g<br />

friends with an atom. The scientists used<br />

a tunnel<strong>in</strong>g microscope to produce <strong>the</strong><br />

stop-motion film. The <strong>in</strong>strument<br />

magnified <strong>the</strong> 12 atoms to<br />

100 million times <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

actual size.<br />

Biggest<br />

gold co<strong>in</strong> ever<br />

got stolen. In one of <strong>the</strong><br />

more impressive heists <strong>in</strong><br />

recent history, a huge gold co<strong>in</strong><br />

disappeared from <strong>the</strong> Bode Museum<br />

<strong>in</strong> Berl<strong>in</strong>. The co<strong>in</strong> holds a Gu<strong>in</strong>ness<br />

World Record for purity of gold<br />

and weighs over 100kg. M<strong>in</strong>ted<br />

<strong>in</strong> Canada <strong>in</strong> 2007, <strong>the</strong> co<strong>in</strong><br />

is also called <strong>the</strong> 'big<br />

maple leaf'.<br />

In 2003 street artist<br />

Banksy stuck his own work<br />

to <strong>the</strong> wall <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Tate Modern<br />

Museum The prank was soon undone<br />

by its <strong>in</strong>adequate glue, but for a few<br />

hours ‘Crimewatch UK Has Ru<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>the</strong><br />

Countryside For All of Us’ was hung <strong>in</strong> one<br />

of <strong>the</strong> world’s most famous museums. It<br />

also <strong>in</strong>spired Andrzej Sobiepan, a Polish art<br />

student, to a similar feat <strong>in</strong> 2005, where<br />

for three days he successfully passed<br />

off his work as part of <strong>the</strong> National<br />

Museum’s collection.<br />

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The Beatles<br />

and when <strong>the</strong>y started<br />

pr<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> lyrics of <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

songs Juan Carrion, a huge fan of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Beatles, used <strong>the</strong> lyrics from his<br />

favorite group to help his students learn<br />

English. He <strong>the</strong>n went on to meet<strong>in</strong>g John<br />

Lennon and ask<strong>in</strong>g him if <strong>the</strong> Beatles'<br />

album covers could pr<strong>in</strong>t <strong>the</strong> lyrics<br />

to <strong>the</strong> songs. Co<strong>in</strong>cidentally or not,<br />

subsequent album jackets came<br />

complete with <strong>the</strong> words<br />

Professor Carrion had<br />

requested.<br />

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ART FACTS<br />

Trevi<br />

Founta<strong>in</strong>, more<br />

than 1M eur <strong>in</strong> co<strong>in</strong>s raised<br />

every year Throw a co<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>to<br />

<strong>the</strong> water of <strong>the</strong> Trevi Founta<strong>in</strong> and<br />

you'll return to Rome, <strong>the</strong> romantics<br />

say. Yes, maybe <strong>the</strong> splendour of <strong>the</strong><br />

ancient city will encourage you back<br />

soon, but few people know <strong>the</strong> real<br />

good when you throw co<strong>in</strong>s <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong><br />

founta<strong>in</strong>. More than a million euros<br />

are collected annually, help<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to feed thousands of<br />

people.<br />

The<br />

Family of Pascual<br />

Duarte, a book without<br />

full stops Published <strong>in</strong> 1942,<br />

<strong>the</strong> novel 'The Family of Pascual<br />

Duarte' by Camilo José Cela<br />

conta<strong>in</strong>s just one full stop: <strong>the</strong> full<br />

stop at <strong>the</strong> end. The whole story just<br />

goes and goes and goes... Cela<br />

was a Nobel Laureate, so you<br />

can count on his writ<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

be excellent.<br />

Portraits<br />

that get older as<br />

you walk by <strong>the</strong>m. The<br />

unique portraits of Sergio<br />

Cadenes appear to age<br />

<strong>in</strong> front of your eyes as<br />

you pass by <strong>the</strong>m, and<br />

<strong>the</strong>y're oil portraits!<br />

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FEATURED ARTWORKS<br />

Draw<strong>in</strong>g sketch<strong>in</strong>g<br />

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

Rawan Abdul<br />

fattah Malha<br />

The Abra Ride along<br />

Burdubai<br />

Nasha Maryam<br />

Blare<br />

Nilesh Kumar<br />

Intricate mandala art.<br />

Nirali Shah<br />

Papagayo at Race Start, <strong>the</strong> Regatta, <strong>in</strong> Fort<br />

Vieux, Castries, St. Lucia, East Caribbean, to<br />

co<strong>in</strong>cide with <strong>the</strong> Start of <strong>the</strong> Race of <strong>the</strong> 2019<br />

ARC (Atlantic) Cruiser Rally<br />

Patricia E.M. Thompson<br />

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FEATURED ARTWORKS<br />

kids<br />

This artwork is titled<br />

"Jokes on You" and<br />

was created us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

watercolour and pen to<br />

raise awareness about<br />

gambl<strong>in</strong>g addictions.<br />

Raima Kodnani<br />

Grade 11<br />

Dubai International<br />

Academy - Emirates Hills<br />

Sunset at<br />

Abu Dhabi<br />

beach<br />

Noor Ahmed<br />

Elakhdar<br />

View of <strong>the</strong> Burj Khalifa<br />

Roanak Bambarawana<br />

Grade 6<br />

Scholars International<br />

Academy, Sharjah<br />

My draw<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Rudra Nair<br />

<strong>Space</strong>: This is created<br />

to showcase <strong>the</strong><br />

beauty of success<br />

and discovery<br />

through <strong>in</strong>corporat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

space as a sett<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

and portray<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

astronaut on <strong>the</strong> moon<br />

as an achievement.<br />

Rian Mehta<br />

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1<br />

3<br />

4 5<br />

CROSSWORD<br />

Across<br />

2. Term for pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> shades<br />

of grey<br />

4. Pa<strong>in</strong>t made from pigments<br />

and plastic<br />

7. Term for reproduc<strong>in</strong>g a texture by<br />

lay<strong>in</strong>g paper over it and rubb<strong>in</strong>g it<br />

with a pencil or crayon<br />

8. Vermillion is a shade of this color<br />

9. The artist who said ‘Everyth<strong>in</strong>g you<br />

can imag<strong>in</strong>e is real’<br />

10. Art critic who co<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>the</strong> term<br />

“Impressionism”<br />

6<br />

7 8<br />

9<br />

10<br />

Down<br />

1. Location of <strong>the</strong> Metropolitan<br />

Museum of Art<br />

3. The ma<strong>in</strong> visual element <strong>in</strong><br />

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

5. The term for brightness and<br />

dullness of a color<br />

6. The marble slab that eventually<br />

became Michelangelo’s David<br />

was orig<strong>in</strong>ally <strong>in</strong>tended as<br />

a statue of this famous character<br />

Answers:<br />

1 Manhattan<br />

2 Grisaille<br />

3 Color<br />

4 Acrylic<br />

5 Intensity<br />

6 Hercules<br />

7 Frottage<br />

8 Red<br />

9 Picasso<br />

10 Leroy<br />

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When is Sharjah Light Festival <strong>2022</strong> tak<strong>in</strong>g place?<br />

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What is <strong>the</strong> newest attraction <strong>in</strong> Dubai called?<br />

Where does artist Antonio Murgia reside currently?<br />

Where is <strong>the</strong> Freedom Sculpture located?<br />

When is Burell Collection set to open?<br />

What is Joos van Barneveld better known as?<br />

What is <strong>the</strong> world’s shortest animation film called?<br />

When is World Radio Day?<br />

Where is <strong>the</strong> Robot Science Museum located?<br />

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2 Arabic Calligraphy<br />

3 Maryhill Museum<br />

4 Mona Lisa<br />

5 Hyperrealism<br />

6 Taiwan<br />

7 Lest We Forget<br />

8 Very Peri<br />

9 Interpersonal relationships<br />

10 Russia<br />

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Corner<br />

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS<br />

Eiffel Tower<br />

The Eiffel Tower was built by<br />

Gustave Eiffel for <strong>the</strong> 1889<br />

Exposition Universelle, which<br />

was to celebrate <strong>the</strong> 100th<br />

year anniversary of <strong>the</strong> French<br />

Revolution<br />

The French have a nickname<br />

for <strong>the</strong> tower: La Dame de Fer,<br />

"<strong>the</strong> Iron Lady."<br />

1,063 feet (324 meters) tall,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> antenna at <strong>the</strong><br />

top. Without <strong>the</strong> antenna, it is<br />

984 feet (300 m)<br />

It was <strong>the</strong> world's tallest<br />

structure until <strong>the</strong> Chrysler<br />

Build<strong>in</strong>g was built <strong>in</strong> New York<br />

<strong>in</strong> 1930<br />

Welcomes almost 7 million<br />

visitors a year, mak<strong>in</strong>g it <strong>the</strong><br />

most visited monument that<br />

you have to pay for <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world<br />

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS<br />

Empire State<br />

Build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Steel-framed skyscraper<br />

ris<strong>in</strong>g 102 stories that was<br />

completed <strong>in</strong> New York City<br />

<strong>in</strong> 1931<br />

At <strong>the</strong> time of its completion,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Empire State Build<strong>in</strong>g, at<br />

102 stories and 1,250 feet<br />

high (1,454 feet to <strong>the</strong> top of<br />

<strong>the</strong> lightn<strong>in</strong>g rod), was <strong>the</strong><br />

world’s tallest skyscraper<br />

Located <strong>in</strong> Midtown<br />

Manhattan, on Fifth Avenue<br />

at 34th Street<br />

It’s currently <strong>the</strong> 4th tallest<br />

build<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> New York City, <strong>the</strong><br />

6th tallest <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> United States,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> 43rd tallest tower <strong>in</strong><br />

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

Hosts more than 4 million<br />

visitors each year<br />

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JEWELLERY<br />

Tiffany<br />

Elsa Peretti® Open Heart Pendant <strong>in</strong><br />

Yellow Gold with Rubies, 16 mm. The<br />

simple, evocative shape of Elsa Peretti<br />

Open Heart designs celebrates <strong>the</strong> spirit of<br />

love. This elegant style is one of her most<br />

iconic, expertly crafted <strong>in</strong> yellow gold<br />

with five round rubies. Layer it with o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

necklaces or wear as its own statement.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />

Piaget<br />

Piaget Rose bracelet <strong>in</strong> 18K white gold set with<br />

181 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.17 cts) and<br />

4 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 0.61 ct). avour<br />

this luxury bracelet’s ref<strong>in</strong>ed design and golden<br />

petals that almost bloom at <strong>the</strong> touch. An iconic<br />

diamond bracelet for women from one of our most<br />

timeless collections. The Piaget Rose collection<br />

represents <strong>the</strong> space where nature, design and<br />

passion <strong>in</strong>tersect to create delicate, ever-bloom<strong>in</strong>g<br />

pieces.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

Tiffany<br />

Paloma's Graffiti Love R<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

Rose Gold, Small. This delicate<br />

r<strong>in</strong>g is designed with a lov<strong>in</strong>g<br />

sentiment. Featur<strong>in</strong>g Paloma<br />

Picasso’s own handwrit<strong>in</strong>g, this<br />

expressive collection is <strong>in</strong>spired<br />

by <strong>the</strong> street art of New York City.<br />

For a bold style statement, pair<br />

this r<strong>in</strong>g with Paloma Picasso®<br />

r<strong>in</strong>gs of vary<strong>in</strong>g metals.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />

Gucci<br />

Interlock<strong>in</strong>g G bracelet with gemstones. Classic<br />

elements come toge<strong>the</strong>r atop this yellow gold<br />

bracelet, allow<strong>in</strong>g it to be worn aga<strong>in</strong> and aga<strong>in</strong>.<br />

The delicate cha<strong>in</strong> is enriched with precious<br />

stones that mix with <strong>the</strong> House's monogram.<br />

The style is completed by an Interlock<strong>in</strong>g G<br />

charm at <strong>the</strong> closure.<br />

www.gucci.com<br />

Tiffany<br />

Elsa Peretti® Open Heart Stud Earr<strong>in</strong>gs. he simple,<br />

evocative shape of Elsa Peretti Open Heart designs<br />

celebrates <strong>the</strong> spirit of love. Sweep<strong>in</strong>g l<strong>in</strong>es and<br />

open spaces form this elegant creation.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />

Piaget<br />

Piaget Rose Palace Decoration earr<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> 18K rose<br />

gold set with 144 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx.<br />

1.28 ct). They are set with diamonds that sit<br />

delicately on <strong>the</strong> petals, glisten<strong>in</strong>g like drops of dew<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> morn<strong>in</strong>g. The reliefs of nature are engraved<br />

onto <strong>the</strong>se luxury earr<strong>in</strong>gs us<strong>in</strong>g a Palace décor<br />

engrav<strong>in</strong>g technique. A pair of rose gold diamond<br />

earr<strong>in</strong>gs that take <strong>the</strong> beauty and majesty of <strong>the</strong><br />

queen of flowers and eternalise <strong>the</strong>m <strong>in</strong> rose gold.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

Tiffany<br />

Piaget<br />

Piaget Rose bracelet <strong>in</strong> 18K rose gold, set with a brilliant-cut diamond (approx. 0.01 ct).<br />

With this bracelet Piaget revisits its historic rose, giv<strong>in</strong>g it a spirited re<strong>in</strong>terpretation. A<br />

delicious rose unfurls its golden openwork petals <strong>in</strong> a subtle p<strong>in</strong>k nuance. In a precious<br />

touch, a diamond sh<strong>in</strong>es at <strong>the</strong> heart of <strong>the</strong> flower.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

Elsa Peretti® Open Heart Bracelet <strong>in</strong><br />

Rose Gold, 11 mm. The simple, evocative<br />

shape of Elsa Peretti Open Heart designs<br />

celebrates <strong>the</strong> spirit of love. Delicate hearts<br />

exude timeless sophistication.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />

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JEWELLERY<br />

Possession open r<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> 18K rose gold set with 58 brilliant-cut<br />

diamonds (approx. 0.34 ct). Always brilliant and constantly on<br />

<strong>the</strong> move, <strong>the</strong> turn<strong>in</strong>g r<strong>in</strong>gs at ei<strong>the</strong>r end of this luxury open<br />

r<strong>in</strong>g sparkle elegantly with a spr<strong>in</strong>kl<strong>in</strong>g of diamonds. More than<br />

an allur<strong>in</strong>g rose gold diamond r<strong>in</strong>g, Possession jewellery is <strong>the</strong><br />

symbol of a life filled with positive energy and optimism.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

Bulgari<br />

Bulgari<br />

In a tribute to its spirit animal, Bvlgari captures <strong>the</strong> power of seduction<br />

<strong>in</strong> this Serpenti Viper r<strong>in</strong>g, camouflag<strong>in</strong>g sensuality and temptation <strong>in</strong><br />

a hypnotic design. Sophisticated and glamorous, this r<strong>in</strong>g coils around<br />

<strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>ger, strik<strong>in</strong>g with <strong>the</strong> precious beauty of its scales, <strong>the</strong> use of<br />

unconventional materials and <strong>the</strong> dist<strong>in</strong>ctive s<strong>in</strong>uosity of <strong>the</strong> snake.<br />

www.bulgari.com<br />

Serpenti Viper bracelet <strong>in</strong> 18 kt rose gold<br />

with demi-pavé diamonds. An ultra-modern<br />

<strong>in</strong>terpretation of Bvlgari’s famed icon of glamour<br />

and seduction, Serpenti Viper enchants with its<br />

<strong>in</strong>novative and cutt<strong>in</strong>g-edge design. Abstract<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> mythical snake through geometric and sleek<br />

shapes, <strong>the</strong> bracelet coils around <strong>the</strong> wrist strik<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with <strong>the</strong> precious beauty of <strong>the</strong> scales and with <strong>the</strong><br />

dist<strong>in</strong>ctive s<strong>in</strong>uosity of <strong>the</strong> Serpenti collection.<br />

www.bulgari.com<br />

Swarovski<br />

Swarovski<br />

Una pendant, Heart, Small, White, Rose-gold tone<br />

plated. Embody<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> beauty of nature with its<br />

double swan design, this delicate, heart-shaped<br />

pendant symbolizes <strong>the</strong> power of eternal love – and<br />

a new beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g for <strong>the</strong> Swarovski swan emblem.<br />

It features ref<strong>in</strong>ed pavé crystals set aga<strong>in</strong>st a rose<br />

gold-tone plated cha<strong>in</strong>.<br />

www.swarovski.com<br />

Una stud earr<strong>in</strong>gs, Heart, Small, White, Rose-gold<br />

tone plated. Ideal for everyday dress<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>the</strong>se pierced<br />

earr<strong>in</strong>gs represent a new direction for <strong>the</strong> iconic<br />

Swarovski swan emblem. Formed <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> shape of a<br />

heart, this rose gold-tone plated pair is designed to<br />

spark <strong>the</strong> imag<strong>in</strong>ation with dazzl<strong>in</strong>g pavé crystals.<br />

www.swarovski.com<br />

Bulgari<br />

Fiorever necklace<br />

<strong>in</strong> 18 kt white gold<br />

set with brilliant-cut<br />

diamonds (5.55 ct)<br />

and pavé diamonds<br />

(0.41 ct).<br />

www.bulgari.com<br />

Bulgari<br />

Fiorever r<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> 18 kt white gold with a brilliant-cut<br />

diamond (0.30 ct) and pavé diamonds (0.79 ct).<br />

Bloom<strong>in</strong>g amongst <strong>the</strong> marvels of <strong>the</strong> Eternal City,<br />

Fiorever draws <strong>in</strong>spiration from <strong>the</strong> allur<strong>in</strong>g fourpetal<br />

flower cherished by <strong>the</strong> Romans as a symbol of<br />

happ<strong>in</strong>ess and joy. With bright diamonds ga<strong>the</strong>red<br />

<strong>in</strong>to a breath-tak<strong>in</strong>g bloom and uniquely cut to fit <strong>the</strong><br />

tilt<strong>in</strong>g petals, <strong>the</strong> show-stopp<strong>in</strong>g spiral r<strong>in</strong>g catches<br />

<strong>the</strong> eye reimag<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> sparkl<strong>in</strong>g beauty of nature<br />

with glamour and enchant<strong>in</strong>g radiance.<br />

www.bulgari.com<br />

Bulgari<br />

Fiorever bracelet <strong>in</strong> 18 kt white gold with brilliant-cut<br />

diamonds (2.61 ct) and pavé diamonds (0.09 ct).<br />

www.bulgari.com<br />

Swarovski<br />

Una bracelet, Heart, Small, White, Rose-gold tone plated.<br />

Symboliz<strong>in</strong>g eternal love, this elegant bracelet features <strong>the</strong><br />

iconic Swarovski swan <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> shape of a heart. Catch<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

eye with a ref<strong>in</strong>ed crystal pavé sett<strong>in</strong>g, this rose gold-tone<br />

plated design has an adjustable pull<strong>in</strong>g mechanism to create a<br />

personal – and comfortable – fit for your wrist.<br />

www.swarovski.com<br />

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WATCHES IN FOCUS<br />

Rolex<br />

The Oyster Perpetual<br />

34 with a p<strong>in</strong>k dial and<br />

an Oyster bracelet.The<br />

aes<strong>the</strong>tics of <strong>the</strong> Oyster<br />

Perpetual models set<br />

<strong>the</strong>m apart as symbols<br />

of universal and classic<br />

style. They embody<br />

timeless form and<br />

function, firmly rooted <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> pioneer<strong>in</strong>g orig<strong>in</strong>s of<br />

Rolex.<br />

www.rolex.com<br />

Fendi<br />

Forever Fendi 29 MM - Watch with FF logo<br />

bracelet.Polished and brushed sta<strong>in</strong>less steel case,<br />

crown set with 1 white onyx. Genu<strong>in</strong>e p<strong>in</strong>k opal dial<br />

set with 12 diamonds, approx. 0.06 carat, silver<br />

colored <strong>in</strong>dexes, silver colored hands. Sat<strong>in</strong>brushed<br />

sta<strong>in</strong>less steel bracelet with polished FF<br />

logo central l<strong>in</strong>ks, fold<strong>in</strong>g buckle.<br />

www.fendi.com<br />

Rolex<br />

This Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust <strong>in</strong> Oystersteel<br />

features a p<strong>in</strong>k dial and a Jubilee bracelet.The light<br />

reflections on <strong>the</strong> case sides and lugs highlight <strong>the</strong><br />

elegant profile of <strong>the</strong> 28 mm Oyster case, which is<br />

fitted with a domed bezel. Rolex's classic fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e<br />

watch, <strong>the</strong> Lady-Datejust is <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> l<strong>in</strong>eage of <strong>the</strong><br />

Datejust, <strong>the</strong> emblematic model that has been a<br />

byword for style and accurate timekeep<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

www.rolex.com<br />

Mont Blanc<br />

23mm x 35mm sta<strong>in</strong>less steel case, sta<strong>in</strong>less<br />

steel back, non-screw crown with 1 o-r<strong>in</strong>g, domed<br />

sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coat<strong>in</strong>g, white<br />

mo<strong>the</strong>r-of-pearl dial with crossover numerals at 3,<br />

6, 9 and 12 o'clock, quartz Montblanc 4810/110<br />

movement, p<strong>in</strong>k alligator manchette strap with p<strong>in</strong><br />

buckle. Water resistant to 3 bar (30 m).<br />

www.montblanc.com<br />

Cartier<br />

Cartier Ballon Bleu de<br />

Cartier Watch 33mm<br />

P<strong>in</strong>k Dial Sta<strong>in</strong>less<br />

Steel Bracelet. A bold<br />

and dynamic timepiece<br />

from <strong>the</strong> prestigious<br />

Ballon Bleu de Cartier<br />

collection. This reliable<br />

companion for <strong>the</strong><br />

elegant lady, has been<br />

crafted by French luxury<br />

watchmakers, Cartier.<br />

The dial is someth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

quite <strong>in</strong>credible. It<br />

features a p<strong>in</strong>k guilloche<br />

embellished surface<br />

with an eye-catch<strong>in</strong>g<br />

wave effect and a strong<br />

<strong>in</strong>jection of vibrant blue<br />

colour seen <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>se<br />

elegant sword-shaped<br />

central steel hands.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

Mont Blanc<br />

Radiate style with this Montblanc watch that has<br />

been designed to deliver elegance and luxury.<br />

Made from sta<strong>in</strong>less steel, its rectangular bezel<br />

surrounds an opal<strong>in</strong>e dial set with silver-tone<br />

markers and <strong>the</strong> brand name. The p<strong>in</strong>k lea<strong>the</strong>r strap<br />

adds to its beauty and <strong>the</strong> buckle closure ensures a<br />

comfortable fit.<br />

www.montblanc.com<br />

Chopard<br />

Imperiale watch with a p<strong>in</strong>k<br />

mo<strong>the</strong>r-of-pearl dial.The soft p<strong>in</strong>k<br />

tones of this Chopard Imperiale<br />

watch conspire to create a<br />

classically fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e timepiece.<br />

An iridescent p<strong>in</strong>k mo<strong>the</strong>r-ofpearl<br />

dial is delicately <strong>in</strong>scribed<br />

with <strong>the</strong> Imperiale arabesque<br />

motif. Cont<strong>in</strong>u<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> classical<br />

<strong>the</strong>me are <strong>the</strong> applied rose gold<br />

Roman numerals at 3, 6, 9 and<br />

12 o'clock with skeletonised hour<br />

and m<strong>in</strong>ute hands tell<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

time. The rema<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g hour batons<br />

are delicately set with white<br />

diamonds.<br />

www.chopard.com<br />

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Chopard<br />

Patek<br />

WATCHES IN FOCUS<br />

The Happy Sport<br />

collection is<br />

<strong>the</strong> emblem of<br />

Chopard's creativity<br />

and boldness.<br />

Its playful,freesp<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g<br />

gems,<br />

danc<strong>in</strong>g between<br />

two sapphire<br />

crystals,have<br />

captured <strong>the</strong><br />

imag<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

s<strong>in</strong>ce 1993, when<br />

Chopard became<br />

<strong>the</strong> first Maison to<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>e steel and<br />

diamonds.<br />

www.chopard.com<br />

Omega<br />

Omega De Ville<br />

Ladymatic P<strong>in</strong>k<br />

Mo<strong>the</strong>r of Pearl<br />

Diamomd Dial Ladies<br />

Steel Watch.With<br />

Manufacturer Serial<br />

Numbers.Mo<strong>the</strong>r of<br />

Pearl P<strong>in</strong>k Dial Set<br />

with Diamonds.11<br />

Diamond Hour<br />

Markers.Polished<br />

Sta<strong>in</strong>less Steel<br />

Bezel Covered with<br />

Diamonds.50 Hour<br />

Power Reserve.Selfw<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Automatic<br />

Chronometer<br />

Movement.Screw<br />

Down Crown & Case<br />

Back.Sta<strong>in</strong>less Steel<br />

Deployment Buckle<br />

www.omega.com<br />

Chopard<br />

With its pure, stylised silhouette, <strong>the</strong><br />

IMPERIALE watch collectionoffers a<br />

contemporary <strong>in</strong>terpretation of <strong>the</strong><br />

great symbols of historical empires.<br />

The arabesque motifs drawn from<br />

<strong>the</strong> embroidery of <strong>the</strong> draperies<br />

on which monarchs placed <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

<strong>in</strong>signia,openwork sword-shapedhands.<br />

www.chopard.com<br />

Patek Philippe Calatrava HJ Watch.Caliber 240. Selfw<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g<br />

movement. Case set with 149 diamonds and 182<br />

p<strong>in</strong>k sapphires. Crown set with 36 diamonds and 1 p<strong>in</strong>k<br />

sapphire cabochon.The epitome of <strong>the</strong> ultra-fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e high<br />

jewellery watch, <strong>the</strong> Patek Philippe Calatrava has it all:<br />

perfectly fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e, shimmer<strong>in</strong>g with an engraved mo<strong>the</strong>rof-pearl<br />

dial set with flawless Top Wesselton diamonds and<br />

rose p<strong>in</strong>k sapphires, and <strong>the</strong> elegant Caliber 240 movement<br />

as its beat<strong>in</strong>g heart.<br />

www.patek.com<br />

Bulgari<br />

LVCEA WATCH. LVCEA watch<br />

with mechanical movement<br />

and automatic w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g, 33<br />

mm sta<strong>in</strong>less steel case,<br />

sta<strong>in</strong>less steel bezel set with<br />

round brilliant-cut diamonds,<br />

sta<strong>in</strong>less steel crown set with<br />

a syn<strong>the</strong>tic cabochon-cut<br />

rubellite (approx. 0.816 ct)<br />

and a round diamond, p<strong>in</strong>k<br />

mo<strong>the</strong>r-of-pearl marquetry<br />

dial, 11 round diamond<br />

<strong>in</strong>dexes, p<strong>in</strong>k alligator<br />

bracelet and sta<strong>in</strong>less steel<br />

ardillon buckle. Waterresistant<br />

up to 30 metres.<br />

www.bulgari.com<br />

Omega<br />

Omega Constellation M<strong>in</strong>i P<strong>in</strong>k MOP<br />

Diamonds Ladies Watch 1566.66.00.<br />

Omega Constellation M<strong>in</strong>i P<strong>in</strong>k MOP<br />

Diamonds Ladies Watch 1566.66.00.<br />

Quartz movement. Sta<strong>in</strong>less steel<br />

round case 22.5 mm <strong>in</strong> diameter.<br />

Sta<strong>in</strong>less steel with roman numerals<br />

and diamond bezel. Scratch resistant<br />

sapphire crystal. P<strong>in</strong>k mo<strong>the</strong>r-of-pearl<br />

dial with diamond hour markers.<br />

Sta<strong>in</strong>less steel bracelet with deployant<br />

clasp. Fits 6 1/4" wrist.<br />

www.omega.com<br />

Bulgari<br />

Bulgari Ergon.Sta<strong>in</strong>less steel watch (35 mm)<br />

equipped with an ETA automatic chronograph<br />

movement elaborated by Bulgari. P<strong>in</strong>k mo<strong>the</strong>r-ofpearl<br />

dial with diamond <strong>in</strong>dices, p<strong>in</strong>k crocodile<br />

strap, water-resistant to 30 metres.<br />

www.bulgari.com<br />

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE<br />

Guage81<br />

As far as LBDs go, GAUGE81's 'Tome' one is<br />

as chic as <strong>the</strong>y come. It's cut for a slim fit from<br />

lustrous stretch-silk with a '90s-style halterneck<br />

and ultra m<strong>in</strong>i hem.<br />

www.gauge81.com<br />

Valent<strong>in</strong>o<br />

Valent<strong>in</strong>o Garavani Stud Sign lea<strong>the</strong>r shoulder bag.<br />

The 'Stud Sign' is one of <strong>the</strong> newest styles to jo<strong>in</strong><br />

Valent<strong>in</strong>o Garavani's bag family. Unquestionably<br />

a classic, it's crafted from butter-soft white lea<strong>the</strong>r<br />

and embellished with <strong>the</strong> label's gold 'VLOGO'<br />

plaque at <strong>the</strong> front.<br />

www.valent<strong>in</strong>o.com<br />

Gucci<br />

GG Marmont super m<strong>in</strong>i quilted lea<strong>the</strong>r shoulder<br />

bag. A stylish addition to Gucci's 'GG Marmont'<br />

family, this aptly named 'Super M<strong>in</strong>i' bag is scaled<br />

down to hold just <strong>the</strong> essentials. It's been made <strong>in</strong><br />

Italy from quilted lea<strong>the</strong>r and decorated with <strong>the</strong><br />

house's iconic plaque and a slid<strong>in</strong>g cha<strong>in</strong> strap that<br />

can be doubled up for a shorter drop.<br />

www.gucci.com<br />

YSL<br />

Miley Cyrus, Salma Hayek and Paris Hilton all have<br />

a lot of love for Sa<strong>in</strong>t Laurent's oversized 'Loulou'<br />

sunglasses. This version has been made <strong>in</strong> Italy<br />

from glossy black acetate and fitted with protective<br />

lenses. The heart frames are w<strong>in</strong>ged like traditional<br />

cat-eye styles so <strong>the</strong>y'll flatter almost every face<br />

shape.<br />

www.ysl.com<br />

Givenchy<br />

Dior<br />

Miss Dior Orig<strong>in</strong>al is <strong>the</strong> very first fragrance by<br />

Christian Dior. Its avant-garde green chypre floral<br />

accord revolutionized perfume and embodies <strong>the</strong><br />

perfection of <strong>the</strong> couturier's mark.<br />

www.dior.com<br />

Moon Cut medium cha<strong>in</strong>-embellished lea<strong>the</strong>r<br />

shoulder bag. Givenchy's 'Moon Cut' bag is<br />

so named for its curved, crescent-like shape.<br />

Made <strong>in</strong> Italy from smooth lea<strong>the</strong>r, it's adorned<br />

with a cubic '4G' cha<strong>in</strong> that doubles as an<br />

additional shoulder strap.<br />

www.givenchy.com<br />

Christian Loubout<strong>in</strong><br />

From <strong>the</strong> sh<strong>in</strong>y iridescent lea<strong>the</strong>r to <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>tricate polished and faux pearl studs,<br />

Christian Loubout<strong>in</strong>'s 'Miss Goldora'<br />

mules make a glamorous statement for<br />

even<strong>in</strong>g, or even when paired with jeans.<br />

They've been made <strong>in</strong> Italy <strong>in</strong> a po<strong>in</strong>t-toe<br />

silhouette and have a scalloped strap at<br />

<strong>the</strong> arch and 85mm heel.<br />

www.christianloubout<strong>in</strong>.com<br />

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Jimmy Choo's<br />

Jimmy Choo's 'Saeda' pumps are framed<br />

by crystal-encrusted anklets. Crafted <strong>in</strong><br />

Italy, <strong>the</strong>y're made from glossy fuchsia<br />

sat<strong>in</strong> and set on embellished stiletto<br />

heels. The elegant po<strong>in</strong>ted toes have a<br />

leg-leng<strong>the</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g effect.<br />

www.jimmychoo.com<br />

FASHION & LIFESTYLE<br />

Fendi<br />

Fendi's sunglasses are emblazoned with <strong>the</strong><br />

house's iconic 'FF' logo, mak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m an <strong>in</strong>stantly<br />

recognizable pair. Crafted <strong>in</strong> Italy from black acetate,<br />

<strong>the</strong>y have an aviator-style silhouette with silver-tone<br />

arms and contrast<strong>in</strong>g yellow tips.<br />

www.fendi.com<br />

Gucci<br />

Gucci Eyewear's sunglasses are a cool take on<br />

v<strong>in</strong>tage cat-eye styles. Made <strong>in</strong> Italy from goldtone<br />

metal, this pair has slender, wavy arms with<br />

cushioned temple tips and rimless lenses that are<br />

100% UV protective.<br />

www.gucci.com<br />

BY FAR<br />

Mimi Cuttrell's collaboration with BY FAR<br />

promises sophisticated footwear with<br />

plenty of cool elements. These bold green<br />

pumps are made from soft lea<strong>the</strong>r and have<br />

polished gold buckles at <strong>the</strong> straps.<br />

www.byfar.com<br />

Gucci<br />

Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme is created<br />

us<strong>in</strong>g a particular blend with a structure that<br />

rema<strong>in</strong>s unchanged from <strong>the</strong> first time it is<br />

applied to <strong>the</strong> sk<strong>in</strong>. Goldenwood is complemented<br />

with a mysterious note of blackberry, creat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a non-traditional chypre fruity fragrance for a<br />

contemporary woman.<br />

www.gucci.com<br />

Versace<br />

The Atelier's relentless<br />

pursuit of only <strong>the</strong> highest<br />

quality materials and<br />

exceptional craftsmanship<br />

has been translated <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong><br />

creation of a l<strong>in</strong>e of exclusive<br />

unisex fragrances, bear<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> atelier Versace name.<br />

www.versace.com<br />

Versace<br />

Versace's maxi dress is adorned with a<br />

chunky gold cha<strong>in</strong> along <strong>the</strong> cowl neckl<strong>in</strong>e,<br />

so you don't have to th<strong>in</strong>k twice about<br />

what jewelry to style it with. Made <strong>in</strong> Italy<br />

from fluid sat<strong>in</strong>, it has a figure-skimm<strong>in</strong>g<br />

silhouette and cutout at <strong>the</strong> back.<br />

www.versace.com<br />

YSL<br />

SAINT LAURENT's shoulder bag has<br />

a sleek, m<strong>in</strong>imal silhouette that calls<br />

to m<strong>in</strong>d coveted '90s styles. Made <strong>in</strong><br />

Italy from cream lea<strong>the</strong>r, it's adorned<br />

with <strong>the</strong> house's signature 'YSL'<br />

plaque and has plenty of space for<br />

your phone, keys and cardholder.<br />

www.ysl.com<br />

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BRAND LOGOS<br />

Gucci gives <strong>the</strong> world a taste<br />

of Italian fashion and seals<br />

each design with its stamp of<br />

approval: <strong>the</strong> Gucci symbol.<br />

Gucci was established by a man<br />

named Guccio Gucci. The Italian<br />

immigrant began <strong>the</strong> brand <strong>in</strong><br />

1921 after work<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a Parisian<br />

hotel. The comb<strong>in</strong>ation of hav<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

lea<strong>the</strong>r craftsman fa<strong>the</strong>r and see<strong>in</strong>g<br />

luxurious luggage with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> hotels<br />

led Gucci to start his own high-end<br />

lea<strong>the</strong>r shop <strong>in</strong> Florence. Work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> hotels helped give Gucci<br />

an understand<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong> luxury<br />

consumer – this <strong>in</strong>fluenced his<br />

brand decisions.<br />

The official Gucci logo hasn’t<br />

changed much s<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>the</strong> 1930s,<br />

when one of Gucci’s sons recreated<br />

his fa<strong>the</strong>r’s mark. Aldo Gucci<br />

designed <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>terlaced double<br />

G logo, represent<strong>in</strong>g his fa<strong>the</strong>r’s<br />

<strong>in</strong>itials. The mean<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong> word<br />

“Gucci” represents, Excellence,<br />

Greatness, Fashionable, and F<strong>in</strong>e.<br />

The shape of <strong>the</strong> logo also mimics<br />

<strong>the</strong> l<strong>in</strong>ks of a bracelet, which gives<br />

some strength to <strong>the</strong> company’s<br />

position as a luxury brand. The<br />

iconic symbol is one of <strong>the</strong> most<br />

recognizable emblems <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world,<br />

and it now appears on countless<br />

fashion products produced by <strong>the</strong><br />

brand. The Gucci logo acts as a<br />

seal of approval for what many<br />

consider to be <strong>the</strong> most fashionable<br />

cloth<strong>in</strong>g and accessories <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world.<br />

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Mercedes-Benz was created by<br />

two visionary men with a common<br />

passion for eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

mechanics: Karl Benz and Gottlieb<br />

Daimler. Karl Benz established<br />

Benz & Cie. and Gottlieb Daimler<br />

established DMG. In 1900, <strong>the</strong><br />

“Mercedes” car was developed by<br />

DMG, but <strong>the</strong> brand experienced a<br />

roadblock when <strong>the</strong> war broke out<br />

<strong>in</strong> Germany, as it made gasol<strong>in</strong>e<br />

unaffordable for drivers. Fastforward<br />

to 1926, DMG and Benz<br />

& Cie. merged <strong>in</strong>to Daimler-Benz.<br />

In 1927, around 7,000 Mercedes-<br />

Benz cars were produced and it<br />

proved to be a profitable merger.<br />

The Mercedes-Benz W15 emerged<br />

three-years later and fast became<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> most desirable vehicles<br />

on <strong>the</strong> market.<br />

The bra<strong>in</strong>child of <strong>the</strong> sons of<br />

Gottlieb Daimler, Paul and Adolf<br />

Daimler, <strong>the</strong> orig<strong>in</strong>al Mercedes-<br />

Benz logo was a gold star.<br />

Inspiration for this design came<br />

from a symbol used by <strong>the</strong>ir fa<strong>the</strong>r<br />

to mark family postcards. Through<br />

<strong>the</strong> evolution of Mercedes-Benz,<br />

<strong>the</strong> logo was altered and eventually<br />

became a white star at <strong>the</strong> center<br />

of a thick circular border with<br />

detail<strong>in</strong>g around <strong>the</strong> edges. Today,<br />

a silver circle with a Three-Po<strong>in</strong>ted<br />

Star <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> center is now recognized<br />

as <strong>the</strong> Mercedes-Benz logo. While<br />

<strong>the</strong> logo mean<strong>in</strong>g was rooted <strong>in</strong><br />

family, it now has come to represent<br />

<strong>the</strong> strength and prevalence of<br />

Daimler eng<strong>in</strong>es on <strong>the</strong> land, on <strong>the</strong><br />

sea, and <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> air.<br />

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