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MAGZOID - Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | April 2022

The April 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features the team that led Sikka Art & Design Festival 2022 to success and the second cover has an amazing artwork by Christiane Vleugels, an artist from Belgium. The magazine features an Exclusive Interview with Ralf Glabischnig, Founder, Crypto Oasis, Messages from influential persona in the UAE for Ramadan Kareem, and Sikka Art & Design Festival 2022 and many more. 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, creative branding, fashion and jewelry brands, highlights from corporates, and much more. Magzoid Magazine is a leading media platform in the creative segment.

The April 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features the team that led Sikka Art & Design Festival 2022 to success and the second cover has an amazing artwork by Christiane Vleugels, an artist from Belgium. The magazine features an Exclusive Interview with Ralf Glabischnig, Founder, Crypto Oasis, Messages from influential persona in the UAE for Ramadan Kareem, and Sikka Art & Design Festival 2022 and many more.

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, creative branding, fashion and jewelry brands, highlights from corporates, and much more. Magzoid Magazine is a leading media platform in the creative segment.

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We are thrilled to bring the April 2022 edition of Magzoid to you! A

flawless artwork by Christiane Vleugels, a remarkable Belgian artist,

is present on the cover. This edition’s ‘Leadership Talks’ features Ralf

Glabischnig, founder of Crypto Oasis, and Sikka Arts and Design Festival 2022

coverage.

There are some inspiring stories from artists all over the world as we move

forward along with some exceptional works by local artists based in the UAE.

A section highlighting some messages to our readers from prominent figures in

UAE for Ramadan. Also wrapped in Expo 2020 closing ceremony.

The Designer’s Corner displays some luxurious watches, jewelry, fashion &

lifestyle, and brand logos. The photography section showcases some pictureperfect

moments. Keeping you updated on the latest happenings in the creative

world, we have art facts and games like crossword and trivia to engage our

readers and provide an opportunity to win amazing gifts.

Art encourages us to cherish intuition, uncertainty, and creativity and to search

constantly for new ideas. We look forward to our readers joining us in our passion

for art and creativity. Let art feed your soul and bring joy to your world!

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RAMADAN MESSAGES

H.E. Engineer Ali AlSuwaidi

Director General of Ajman Free Zone

A blessed Ramadan to all citizens and residents of the UAE! As a gift from Allah, the

holy month is a time for prayer, fasting, almsgiving and to recharge. May we take this

opportunity to self-reflect as we celebrate and spread kindness, love, and peace in

our communities.

Sheikha Abdulla Al Nuaimi

Entrepreneur and Commercial Operations Executive Director - Ajman Free Zone

Ramadan reminds us the importance of mercy, forgiveness, generosity, and love. May

you and your loved ones receive and share peace, joy, and blessings during this holy

month of prayer and fasting.

Ramadan Mubarak to all.

H.E Hala Badri

Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority

With the advent of Ramadan, we are reminded of the season’s noble values of

reflection, sharing, togetherness and helping others. I wish you and your loved ones

health, peace and prosperity throughout the holy month and beyond.

Ramadan Mubarak to you all.

Ahmed Hassan

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Ramadan Kareem to all the Arab and Muslim people everywhere in the world and may God

bless all the humanity.

Youssef Sayed

Content creator

Ramadan is a holy month and in honor of this I wish this Ramadan you are gifted with blessing

of Allah and many treasured moments of joy and praising to Allah all through the days.

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Portraits

By Evgeny Potapkin

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“I want to encourage people to be more creative and share the joy that

can be found in the process through my paintings,” says Evgeny Potapkin

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Evgeny (JackPot) Potapkin

is an artist who mainly

focuses on portraits.

His primary and favorite

medium is oil paints and

most of his artworks are created

without drawing. Working in a

variety of styles, from basic stains

(spots) to detailed portraits, he

documents the entire process with

video and audio commentary.

The main motive behind his

paintings is to encourage people

to be more creative and share the

joy that can be found in the

process. He believes people

choose professions based

on the reputation and the

ability to earn a lot of money

rather than focus on their

interests and passion. Evgeny

earned his bachelor's

degree in automotive

engineering

and went on to

work as a road

infrastructure

designer before

His ambition is to improve

his memory to the point

where he can paint people's

strongest, often fleeting

emotions from memory,

combine abstraction and

portraiture so that when a

person looks at his work,

he feels everything he

wants to say

realizing he was in

the wrong place. He

was strolling down the

street one lovely spring

morning when all of

a sudden, out

of nowhere,

a powerful

flood of

pictures of

gorgeous

faces painted in oil came to him.

This filled him with such joy that

tears welled up in his eyes; he was

overjoyed by what he saw, and he

no longer had any doubts about

what he desired.

Eventually he got back to drawing

again, initially with a simple pencil

and then with colored pencils,

gradually progressing to what he

currently possesses. Following that

encounter, he began experiencing

more and more miracles, which

increasingly directed and

convinced him, both then and now,

that he was on the right track.

His ambition is to improve his

memory to the point where he can

paint people's strongest, often

fleeting emotions from memory,

combine abstraction and portraiture

so that when a person looks at his

work, he feels everything he wants

to say, and, of course, share his

knowledge and skills with anyone

who is interested.

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SIKKA ART & DESIGN FESTIVAL 2022

Dr. Saeed Mubarak Kharbash Al-Marri

Chief Executive Officer - Arts & Literature at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority

Dr. Saeed Mubarak Kharbash Al-Marri, being

one of the leaders helped Sikka Art flourish, as

it offers the public a unique path to showcase

a series of events related to exhibitions, workshops,

films, and music. He aims to instill local art in the

present and the coming generation. Sikka is a great

platform as it encourages art in many ways. In Dubai

Culture, the one aspect they notice and did include

is talent growth. According to him, talent growth is a

very essential element, as it includes encouraging

and nourishing talent in the UAE. This was just a

sneak peek, but the initial plan was to make Sikka

the biggest platform for talent growth. They also

aim to push the festival to a longer period, maybe

across the whole year, and not just to end during

March. Consequently, with diversity comes integrity.

Therefore they encourage all the students in UAE to

come forward and be a part of the art and design

sector. Everyone will be given equal rewards and

respect.

Kamla AlOlama

Designer and Design Historian – Dubai Culture & Arts Authority

This tenth edition is vital for them to come

up with a new strategy for Sikka to make

sure it is a sustainable platform. Every

year it is operated for ten days, but now the

new direction is to run the event whole yearround.

The main purpose of the platform is

to have a sustainable ecosystem that fosters

young and emerging talents. Focusing on

talent development, they also try to highlight

the different aspects of an artist's journey.

Part of the ecosystem is to have mentors

from established organizations. It is more

sustainable to have an event that makes you

learn rather than leave you hanging after

some time. They are trying to diversify the

offerings. Sikka is an important platform for

opportunities. It will offer them to find their

paths and connect with the community locally,

leading to international recognition as well. It

is a gateway to new opportunities.

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Noor Khalfan Alroumi

Project Specialist – Dubai Culture & Arts Authority

SIKKA ART & DESIGN FESTIVAL 2022

The 10th edition of Sikka is quite exciting. They have

many other editions in the 10th edition alone; its a

9th-year transformational path, and it will be a platform

moving forward. After nine editions, the goal is to establish

an environment that supports developing artists, art, and

design. Sikka Art and Design Festival 2022 was graced with

1,269 artworks, 250+ artists, and 70+ live performances.

They will be adopting strategies and goals next year, and

the fare will remain the same. The tenth edition, according to

Noor, will focus on new media companies that focus on new

art and realty firms. There are a variety of houses, including

an Emirati mansion that endorses jewels and the well-known

Khaleeji house. This event will provide attendees with a sneak

peek at some of the platform's upcoming services. Their main

focus is on open calls for new and rising artists.

A committee is in charge of these artists.

Sara Ahli

Artist

Sara Ahli is a

visual artist

based in

Dubai. Sara is

a newcomer

to the world

of art, with a

background

in fashion

design. She

was chosen as

an upcoming talent.

The first public sculpture she made

for Sikka Art is a continuing development in

which she used a balloon to represent an

abstract figure. The concept is to examine

the body and space, as balloons are light

and enjoyable, as well as our psychological

bodies. Sara says that we utilize the body

as a canvas in fashion, but in art, it feels

like we're delving into the body, rather than

just making sculptures on the body. It is

beneficial to artists who are eager to create

and grow. “I'm quite interested in learning

more about contemporary art. I'm willing to

expand and explore, and I'm humbled by the

UAE's continuous support and upliftment.”

Abdulla bin Suqat

Artist / Designer

Abdulla bin Suqat is an

artist and designer

based in Dubai. An

installation work, ‘The

People of My Mother’s

Garden’, by Abdulla, is less

about tradition and more

about the fantasy world

of Plump’s Topia. Towering

white flowers, handmade from

tracing paper, fill a room where

ethereal music composed by bin

Suqat plays. Projected onto the scene are clips of leafy

pathways and forests, filmed by the artist in areas such as

Khawaneej, plus animated bougainvillea, pressed and handpainted

to resemble butterflies. Over the years, Abdulla

has built up these fictional narratives that center on the

relationship between a mother named Queen Alara and her

child. He conceived the idea for the work following a 2013

series of portraits of female figures. “I was obsessed with

princesses and queens, specifically,” he says. “I wanted these

women to exist in a different world so no one could question

the concept. Then I started realizing that each character

reflected something that I was going through in my own life

and they helped me through it,” he explains. The artist, who

participated in Sikka in 2018, says this year’s event includes a

stronger line-up of artists and programming.

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ART NEWS

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Sacha Jafri and Marcus Schaefer

launch ‘The Art Maze’, on Burj Al Arab,

Jumeirah helipad.

In celebration of UNESCO’s World

Heritage Sites’ 50th anniversary,

artist and philanthropist Sacha

Jafri partnered with the art

visionary, Marcus Schaefer, to

launch a first-of-its-kind exhibition

on top of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Helipad.

‘The Art Maze’ showcased 30

original oil and acrylic masterpieces

by Sacha Jafri and gave visitors the

opportunity to choose which path

to take and create an experience

where the journey is the destination.

Marcus Schaefer, whose mission

is to create unique platforms for

artists to display their work beyond

traditional boundaries, is the

mastermind behind the one-of-akind

gallery structure, which is a

12-meter-by-12-meter steel labyrinth.

Sacha Jafri, commented, “In

a world where the metaverse is

becoming more of a reality, and

‘The Art Maze’ showcased 30 original oil and

acrylic masterpieces by Sacha Jafri and gave

visitors the opportunity to choose which path

to take and create an experience where the

journey is the destination.

where online and physical living is

fully integrated, this project is about

reconnecting Humanity to the beauty

that surrounds us, within our natural

world, by re-establishing links with

our heritage and cultural history. The

launch of the ‘The Art Maze’ on the

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Helipad will

truly be a first-of-its-kind concept

where art meets architecture and

technology, and we can’t wait to

share it with the rest of the world.”

Sacha has been recognized by the

United Nations for his humanitarian

work as he has raised over $140

million for charitable causes. His

work with ‘The Art Maze’ will not

only celebrate the UNESCO World

Heritage Sites’ 50th anniversary and

its outstanding universal values, but

it also aims to reconnect society with

the cultural history and beauty of our

planet’s most protected sites through

Education, Science, and Culture.

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COVER ARTIST

Brown sugar

artwork by

Christiane Vleugels

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Hyperrealism

By Christiane Vleugels

" Looking at how many amazing artists are out there, I can only feel

deeply grateful for being able to share my art with the world,"

says Christiane Vleugels

Exclusive to Magzoid

Christiane Vleugels is

a Belgian artist who

is recognized for

her hyper-realistic

approach. Her stunning

images enthralls and allow us

to share in a powerful emotional

experience. Her work represents

the worldview and sympathy for

her subjects, particularly those

who cannot speak for themselves,

such as traumatized women, her

bereaved father, or even animals.

Although her art is classified as

hyperrealism, a closer examination

reveals that there is much more

beyond the surface of the perfect

models she paints. Not only does

she adore the subject, which began

typically as photographs of her

girls, she also adores the feeling of

an ethereal ambiance that oozes

dramatic beauty and splendor.

Women who are wounded,

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COVER ARTIST

Hatching

artwork by

Christiane Vleugels

powerful,

glamorous,

seductive, pensive

have proven to be

an endless source

of inspiration for her.

She represents them

in a hyper-realistic way,

occasionally with a tinge of

magic to bring the viewer further

into the physical or conceptual

realm of her work.

Her

stunning images

enthrall and allow

us to share in a

powerful emotional

experience.

Christiane’s art

has progressed

from romantic

pictures to

animal portraits

to images with a

deeper meaning

throughout time.

She traveled to

Germany where

she saw an opportunity to expose

her art widely. Her works have

been exhibited in Egypt and the

United Kingdom, among other

places. She now works completely

for 'IbexMasters,' an art collective

dedicated to assisting exceptional

artists. This sponsorship allowed

her to continue to develop and

work with professional models.

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ART NEWS

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Artist Takashi Murakami puts a

colorful spin on Hublot Classic Fusion

The Japanese artist

Takashi Murakami and

Swiss watchmaker Hublot

return with a head-turning

timepiece. The Classic

Fusion Sapphire Rainbow piece is

centered around the iconic smiling

flower; a monochromatic look for a

rainbow theme that perfectly reflects

Murakami’s signature style.

According to Hublot, the watch

has a 45mm-diameter case

cut from sapphire crystal, and

features nearly 500 gemstones on

the flower’s petals. There are rubies,

pink sapphires, amethysts, blue

sapphires, tsavorites, yellow, and

orange sapphires, which collectively

represent the colors of the rainbow.

The new design

is targeting

contemporary art

insiders, as the

company stated that

the watch is to be

available as a limited

edition piece of 100

numbered pieces.

Underneath the flower is the Hublot

HUB1214, a self-winding calibre

that provides 72 hours of reserve

power. The water-resistant piece

also includes a ball-bearing system

that allows the petals to move under

the crystal.

The new design is targeting

contemporary art insiders, as the

company stated that the watch is

to be available as a limited edition

piece of 100 numbered pieces.

The Classic Fusion Takashi

Murakami Sapphire Rainbow is

priced at $106,000. You can learn

more about the collaborative

timepiece at Hublot’s website.

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Abstract Expressionism

By Zoey Frank

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“I’m interested in bringing the grandeur

and gravitas of Renaissance and Baroque

compositions to the mundane, suburban scenes

of domestic life,” says Zoey Frank

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Zoey Frank is an artist

based in Boulder,

Colorado who received

her MFA in painting

from Laguna College of

Art and Design in Laguna Beach,

California after studying for four

years with Juliette Aristides in the

Classical Atelier at Gage Academy

of Art in Seattle, Washington.

From early frescos and basrelief

sculptures to abstract

expressionism, she has been

increasingly interested in paints

that reinforce the rigidity of the

surface. She has started breaking

up her images using abstract color

patterns and planes to alternately

expand and compress the illusion

of depth in the images, drawing the

spectator back to the surface level.

Her fascination lies in how diverse

techniques, ranging from realism

to abstraction to sculpture, may

Zoey has been working

on a series of summer

paintings, which she has

arranged in the backyard,

inside her house, and at the

pool. Families and friends

are crammed together in

the paintings interspersed

with the vivid colors.

coexist and enrich one another as

our gaze wanders from one to the

next.

She's particularly interested

in bringing the grandeur and

seriousness of Renaissance and

Baroque compositions to the

everyday suburban scenes; a

seventy-year-old woman's birthday

party, a family picnic on the grass.

Focusing on the commonplace

allows her to experiment with the

painting's more formal elements,

such as the angles of repetitive

gestures, the arrangement of light

and dark shapes, and the color

pathways. The bright plastics offer

another compositional tool to move

our gaze across the canvas.

For several years now, Zoey

has been working on a series of

summer paintings, which she has

arranged in the backyard, inside

her house, and at the pool. Families

and friends are crammed together

in the paintings interspersed with

the vivid colors of plastic inflated

toys and sun hats. Three Elizabeth

Greenshields fellowships and

the Avigdor Arikha Memorial

International Residency Scholarship

are among the distinctions and

awards she has earned. Her work

has been shown in galleries across

the US and Europe.

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LEADERSHIP TALKS

Ralf Glabischnig

Founder, Crypto Oasis

Ralf Glabischnig is an entrepreneur and founder of Crypto Oasis who is committed to developing

the blockchain ecosystem both in Switzerland and worldwide. He is one of the Initiators of

the Swiss Crypto Valley, one of the world-leading Blockchain ecosystems in Switzerland.

Based on the experience and success of Crypto Valley, he and his team have set up Crypto

Oasis as the ecosystem in the Middle East. Through a strategic partnership with the DMCC,

the DMCC Crypto Centre was launched in Dubai. With half of the Blockchain-based businesses

registered within the Freezone, it is the core of the community in the region. Here is what he has

to say about his journey, the blockchain ecosystem, and its stakeholders.

Exclusive to Magzoid

You have prominently

established yourself

as a seasoned

entrepreneur and

businessman. We

would like to know about your

very first step in the world of

cryptocurrency.

It all happened coincidentally. I

moved to Zug, Switzerland in 2005

and opened my first company

in 2009. Back then we had no

idea about bitcoin. In 2013, we

opened a business center in Zug,

a co-working space for all kinds

of companies. Many firms were

knocking on our doors looking for

blockchain companies and it was

then that we started digging deep

into the industry of blockchain.

I come from a software

development and strategy

consultancy background, and we

saw various people coming to Zug.

So, to support this we began inviting

startups to join us in the Crypto labs

that we started.

In the year 2015-2016, we started

a blockchain competition where

instead of investing in startups

we gave out our prize money

of $100,000 for the best idea in

blockchain insurance, finance,

and real estate. It was then that

Crypto Valley, a leading blockchain

and cryptographic technology

ecosystem happened to us.

How does Blockchain influence

the ecosystem of the creatives

and vice versa?

Blockchain is cutting out the

middleman. In the traditional

process different people are

involved in between the creatives

and the customers. With blockchain

technology combined with social

media, we were able to cut out a

lot of these middlemen. If a young

artist creates a painting and wants

to sell it, he probably gets $500 for

the first painting he sells through

a traditional channel out of which

$150-200 would stay with him. But

with social media on one hand and

blockchain on the other, he would

NFT are much more than

only art, they have so

much potential utility to

redefine ownership.

be able to get the whole $500 or

probably at least $480, since $20

goes for running his business. This

makes the entrepreneurs get closer

to the customers not only on social

media but also in transactions.

Blockchain opens new doors

towards boosting the creative

economy. What are your thoughts

about it?

There are successful digital art

projects in the NFT space like

“Crypto punks” and ‘Bored Apes’.

They have not tried to bring the

physical world into the NFT world,

like a tokenized Picasso, they have

been created in the digital world

and are now expanding into the

physical world. I believe, what we

see right now is the creation of the

fundament for the metaverse. And

it is important how we define and

position ourselves as individuals

and organisation in this new world.

We can own and create NFTs

which are existing in both worlds,

like Nike does with the partnership

and takeover of RTFKT as an

early mover, or just consuming

and following the new trends. It

needs creativity to get into this

new Metaverse space, not just a

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brand to say, “I got a successful

product range in the real world,

now let’s put the same product as

NFT in the digital world and expect

this strategy being successful.” It

is like the end of the 90’s typical

corporates trying to enter the digital

world… and fail!

What differentiates an investable

NFT from a Ponzi scheme NFT?

This is a tough question. The

intention of the creators of the NFTs

is what matters at the end of the

day. When we evaluate startups, we

investigate the founders running the

startup; whether they “only” want

to make money, or are planning

to create a sustainable business.

The same goes with NFTs. It is the

intention that matters, and the utility

they want to deliver. We always try to

understand their approach and take

a look behind the scenes. NFT are

much more than only art, they have

so much potential utility to redefine

ownership.

Is it the right time for

contemporary artists to take a

digital turn or is it otherwise?

I believe that to take a turn into

digital depends upon your ideology,

vision, and thought process. The

digital art world has big differences

from the contemporary art world.

Just putting your artwork one to one

in the digital world will most likely

not work out. You have to build a

community in the digital world and

create some benefits (utility) for

them, if they buy (and use) your

NFTs. In a digital world there are

also totally new laws and rules: Take

for example land in the digital world.

If a celebrity (like Snoop Dogg)

owns a piece of land, the value of

the land around him raises. But in

real life, he could only have a limited

number of neighbours. In a digital

land it could be 100s or 1000s.

So“location, location, location“ gets

a new definition. Similar rules are

affecting galleries. In the digital

I believe that NFTs will be the

ultimate ownership of your

art and on the other side, the

transactions will be on the

blockchain. We will see this in

the coming 10 years.

world you can move from one major

spot (e. g. the Louvre in Abu Dhabi)

to the other (the MOMA in NY) in a

second. With the opportunity to visit

all the major spots, it is very difficult

to attract attention with a secondary

location or brand. It´s about

accessibility. In the digital world we

can overcome time and distance

issues.

What should be the first step for a

creative to enter the world of NFTs

and Metaverse?

The first step should be to go to

discord communities, traders’

communities, and follow digital

artists. You need to understand the

artist. It is unique to build a fanbase

depending on what kind of artist

you are. Artists need to learn and

rethink. Just not copy one idea since

it will not add value to the art.

Is it important to have technical

know-how before starting an NFT

project?

Artists should have a good

technological partner. Also the

right research and support is

needed regarding the legal and

business environment. You need to

understand how to make money,

how to do taxes. If you need to pay

income tax, you need to know and

learn about it. In the same way,

when you sell something digitally,

to make sure it is secure, you need

someone who understands the

different frameworks.

How do you see the NFT space

developing in the future?

People always ask me where

we see this going. I believe that

NFTs will be the ultimate ownership

of your art and on the other side,

the transactions will be on the

blockchain. We will see this in

the coming 10 years. And a very

important part will be the secure

“custody” of your digital assets.

The industry still needs to improve

the user experience to reach mass

adoption.

How do you plan on incorporating

the local artist community within

the Blockchain ecosystem of

Crypto Oasis?

We are creating societies which

are similar to members clubs and

everyone is able to join. There will

be a creator society and a collector

society to share knowledge and

experience and give access to

the industry. On the other side

we created our own Crypto Oasis

Metaverse Collection, it is a fund like

investment structure to buy digital

art and other metaverse objects. So

people can join us to invest in this

new world. And we are exhibiting

our collection in the metaverse and

in the real world, like we did on Art

Dubai.

What message do you have for

our readers?

NFTs are much more than just

pieces of art, NFTs are non-fungible

tokens with various added values,

use cases and utilities. It enables

a new way of ownership and has

a huge potential for growth in the

future! The actual version of the

Internet is the Internet of Information,

the next version will be the Internet

of Value, and NFTs will enable this

WEB3 and the Metaverse.

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DIFC Art Nights transports visitors to

the future with NFTs and unique artworks

The 13th edition of the

popular bi-annual twoday

art event DIFC Art

Nights saw visitors and

art enthusiasts exploring

thought-provoking artworks from

well-established and emerging

artists who took inspiration from the

theme ‘The Future is Here’ at DIFC

Gate Village.

Exhibiting an exceptional number

of sculptures, paintings, and nonfungible

tokens (NFTs), DIFC Art

Nights aimed at creating positive

experiences in line with the futurefocused

theme for visitors.

From Artiana’s first NFT selling

exhibition, The Mythical Metaverse,

featuring the NFT artworks of

prominent artist Sakti Burman,

Live performances were on display at Gate

Village including roaming entertainers, The

Picasso Musicians, a singer, and a saxophonist

who performed ‘out of a painting’.

to Aether, a collection of unique

NFTs on the fifth element of matter

and one that occupies the world

beyond our planet, designed by

four conceptual artists, visitors

experienced the best of digital

artwork. Live performances

were on display at Gate Village

including roaming entertainers, The

Picasso Musicians, a singer, and a

saxophonist who performed ‘out of a

painting’.

Additionally, CareTechMENA, Al

Manzil Center and Repton School

Dubai showcased stunning artworks

by children of determination around

the themes of tolerance, unity, and

the future.

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FEATURED ARTISTS

Resin Art

by Lauren Carter

by Marina Fedorova

COSMODREAMS

Lauren is a self-taught resin artist from London

who has moved to Dubai to expand her work and

extend her wings. She is fortunate to have studios

in both London and Dubai where she works on her

paintings. Crushed glass, jewels, crystals, resin, and

other substances are used in her resin art, which is

inspired by Geode Crystals. Her resin geodes add an

impact to any room they are placed in. This modern art

is very unique and beautiful because of the high shine

of the resin and the sparkles of the crystals and glass.

She always employs the highest quality materials,

including special requests for real gold leaf, natural

diamonds, and a collection of color stones-Bernese

rubies, finest Colombian emeralds, and so on. The

possibilities are endless when it comes to creating a

piece of jewelry. She feels that her work, which she

crafts with gemstones and crystals in the style of real

Geodes, would bring happiness and great energy

to any home. The recent exhibit

of her artworks at World Art

She feels that

her work, which she

crafts with gemstones

and crystals in the style of

real Geodes, would bring

happiness and great

energy to any home.

Dubai 2022 was a huge

success. She is also an

Artist in Residence at

Radisson RED for the

month of March, where

she has been creating

three bespoke pieces

of artwork for their hotel

lobby.

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Marina Fedorova is an artist who

grew up in Russia reading

science fiction. She went to

art school and an academy before

launching her own exhibition. Her

paintings are influenced by Hollywood

and include stars. Growing up in

the Soviet Union, she was fascinated by space and

her interest in space grew as she watched movies

and read literature. Marina didn't have to brainstorm

on the name because it came to her naturally. “My

desire to build anything out of space, which eventually

transformed into a COSMODREAMS, was sparked by

my dream for space”. It is a large-scale project that

will be displayed in a traveling exhibition. The project

includes over 120 paintings and dozens of sculptures

During the exhibition's operation, she faced numerous

hurdles. Reviewers had often referred to her paintings

as "screenshots of the moon”. Once she began making

digital art, this inspired her. It was

“My desire

to build anything

out of space, which

eventually transformed into

a COSMODREAMS,

was sparked by my

dream for space”.

excellent and unique at the

same time. She believes

that artists should not be

afraid of anything and

should look forward to

working in a group as it

helps to develop spirits

and creativity.

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Fan Art

By Pınar Nur Güven

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“Even if people don't believe in you, practice hard, trust yourself, and don't

give up,” says Pınar Nur Güven

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Pınar Nur Güven is a

23-year-old French teacher

who was born and raised

in Turkey. She is a selftaught

artist who enjoys

transferring the facial expressions of

the people she sketches in her own

manner and connects with them as

an artist.

Art is a branch of her life that she

incorporates into every element of

her existence. Even though she

did not attend a fine arts program,

she developed her own style via

extensive drawing and practice.

She hopes to work in the future in a

career that allows her to combine

her artistic abilities with her linguistic

skills. "Even if people don't believe

in you, practice a lot, trust yourself,

and please don't give up because it

won't let you down," she always tells

herself.

Pinar enjoys making portraits out

of simple geometric patterns and

teaching others how to do so. She

genuinely enjoys assisting others.

Today, K-pop, like other music

genres, is a very valued music genre.

People are constantly impressed by

someone they admire, whether it be

in the past, present, or future.

Art is a branch

of her life that

she incorporates

into every

element of her

existence.

Being a fan artist, her art was

shaped and refined by her portraits

of BTS members. She has been

drawing them since 2014 and

posts her works on her Instagram

@pngfanart. Being an avid fan of

the band BTS, their music and

characters motivated her to develop

her own style and define her art. She

believes her drawing would not have

progressed as much if she hadn't

known them.

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EVENTS

Image Courtesy: Cedric Ribeiro

Art Dubai 2022 closes with a

record attendance of 30,000+ visitors

becoming the fair's largest edition to date

Art Dubai 2022, held from

11-13 March 2022 at the

Madinat Jumeirah was the

fair’s largest to date with

a record attendance of more than

30,000 visitors across five days. It

featured more than 120 presentations

by 104 galleries and platforms

from 44 countries across four main

sections: Contemporary, Bawwaba,

Modern, and Art Dubai Digital.

The gallery program was

complemented by newly

commissioned works by

internationally recognized artists

and an innovative, world-class

talks program that brought together

the brightest minds in the global

art world, and the new Bybit Talks

Series. The debut edition of Art

Dubai Digital featured a new

physical gallery section presenting a

curated selection of the most cuttingedge

digital platforms internationally.

Dubai's Lawrie Shabibi sold

$180,000 worth of works including a

wall sculpture by Mehdi Moutashar,

a painting by Mohamed Ahmed

Ibrahim — who is representing the

UAE at the Venice Biennale — and a

marble inlay work by Hamra Abbas,

which they placed in a regional

institution.

Capitalizing on the trend for NFTs

in the art world, the Art Dubai Digital

section examined the context out of

which NFTs, cryptocurrency, video

art, and virtual reality (VR) have

grown since the rise of digital art

in the 1980s, including those who

are leading the way in the rapidly

expanding digital art space.

The NFT and digital offerings at

Art Dubai Digital reported sales, in

both dollars and Ethereum. Institut.

co sold an NFT by Tyler Hobbs for

88 Ethereum ($220,000), as well

as a strong number of editions

and NFTs by Lawrence Lek (each

priced at $1,111) in the first time the

digital artist has done a drop. Joe

Kennedy, Founder, Institut.co said:

“We were thrilled to be invited to

participate in Art Dubai's inaugural

Digital section which brought

together an impeccably curated

cross-section of platforms, galleries

and DAOs from this innovative and

rapidly expanding space. It was a

great opportunity for Institut to meet

members of our community IRL and

educate and engage with a truly

global audience, and we had a very

successful week.”

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The gallery program was

complemented by newly

commissioned works by

internationally recognized

artists and an innovative,

world-class talks program that

brought together the brightest

minds in the global art world

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ART NEWS

Sana Sajan launches Wabi Sabi,

a community art space at Meraki Art Studio

Wabi Sabi is a

community arts

center that uses its

vast art programs,

educational

initiatives, and community

projects to engage audiences,

promote local artists and assist

the development of Dubai’s art

scene. They aim to increase

knowledge and appreciation of the

arts in the UAE through a variety

of public programs. Their goal is

to build a bridge between the arts

and education, opening cultural

dialogue in a non-judgmental

environment, and assisting in the

ideation process. They achieve

this by hosting seminars, talks,

events, and other chances to bring

together like-minded people.

Wabi Sabi will be hosted in Al

Quoz’s Meraki Art Studio, whose

owners, Pooja and Kajol, are a

powerhouse of talent and are

deeply passionate about the arts,

as well as active supporters of

Wabi Sabi is a community

arts center that uses its vast

art programmes, educational

initiatives, and community

projects to engage audiences,

promote local artists, and

assist the development of

Dubai’s art scene.

Dubai’s art scene.

Sana Sajan owner of Wabi Sabi

was quoted “My collaboration with

Meraki is the perfect amalgamation

of where I would want to see my

passion for art being able to touch

the lives of people who are as

inclined towards the arts as I am,

Wabi Sabi will allow you to give

your thoughts an output through the

medium of painting”

People of all ability levels are

welcome to visit their studio.

Anyone interested in painting,

candle-making, soap-making, resin

art, woodwork, or other types of

art and design can visit the studio,

which offers a number of payment

and membership options and has

already piqued the curiosity of local

art lovers.

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Fine Art

By Jie Gao

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“Every stroke is a decision. Knowing what to remove is harder than

knowing what to add to the painting,” says Jie Gao

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Jie Gao earned a bachelor's

degree in arts and amazed

the world with his expertise

in oil painting, concept art,

character animation, game

design, texturing, visual effects,

video games, and animation.

He began exhibiting at a young

age, and his work is now widely

recognized in the French and

Chinese art worlds. Being constantly

curious about new topics, Jie is

Jie aims to create

something fresh in

terms of the form and

content of the painting,

simultaneously sharing

his understanding and

knowledge of painting

to inspire and help other

people who are learning

to paint.

committed to focusing his time

and energy on a single goal. His

life motto is to be sure of himself

in everything he does, whether it's

drawing or living.

Being inspired by the environment

and people, he enjoys wandering

down the street, visiting communities,

and conversing with and watching

them for no apparent reason. He

strongly believes that there is always

so much beauty waiting for him to

unearth. That kind of beauty never

fails to inspire him.

Jie aims to create something fresh

in terms of the form and content of

the painting, simultaneously sharing

his understanding and knowledge

of painting to inspire and help other

people who are learning to paint. ‌‌In

the world of art, after mastering the

skills accumulated by predecessors,

if he can innovate based on this

foundation, even a small step, he

believes, is remarkable.

When it comes to awards and

accomplishments, his personal oil

painting book, "Contemporary Oil

Paintings Selected by Jie Gao,"

was released in China in 2018.

His recent achievements include

winning the Creative Quarterly fine

art competition in 2017, being the

finalist in the Clyde & Co Oil Painting

Competition in 2016, being named

Outstanding Artwork in the Academy

of Art University in 2014 among many

others. ​

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EVENTS

Image Courtesy: Emirates News Agency

World Art Dubai 2022 embraced

a unique blend of art, education, and

entertainment

The region’s largest

affordable art fair, World

Art Dubai 2022, took

place from March 16 -19

at Dubai World Trade

Centre with an array of features

that saw more than 300 artists

from over 50 countries, making the

current edition the biggest version

of the event yet. From interactive

workshops to artistic displays, the

fair gave special focus to urban

fashion, design, and art as well as a

dedicated section for NFTs.

Trixie LohMirmand, Executive

Vice President of Dubai World Trade

Centre said, “Underpinning our

position as a highlight of Dubai’s

annual art event scene, our theme

this year is ‘Unplug Yourself’ which

aims to provoke inspired thinking

and the exploration of feelings which

in turn enables visitors to engage in

mind-opening experiences that only

art can catalyze.”

The fair also featured a revamped

Urban Art DXB. While the graffiti

corner had always been a central

element of the fair, Urban Art DXB

expanded with performances

and competitions including

breakdancing and freestyle,

a voguing dance floor where

performers entered in groups

or solos, as well as a make-up

extravaganza contest.

NFTs also made their World Art

Dubai debut this year, with an

entire section dedicated to digital

art. The zone, named WAD Next,

exhibited NFT artworks by artists

and galleries from the UAE, the US,

Lebanon, and Iran. The artworks

were each accompanied by a QR

code, directing visitors to an online

marketplace.

This year, the fair also featured

a Japanese pavilion, a dedicated

space that honored the country's

long-running participation in the fair.

The pavilion featured 68 artists and

held live performances, workshops

on calligraphy and cherry blossom

stamping, as well as a kimono

fashion show.

An exciting schedule of

workshops also entertained the

visitors with classes aimed at all

ages, including a live sketching

workshop, garment stitching, and a

photography workshop by Nikon.

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NFTs also made their World Art Dubai debut this

year, with an entire section dedicated to digital art.

The zone, named WAD Next, exhibited NFT artworks

by artists and galleries from the UAE, the US,

Lebanon, and Iran.

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eremo

Expo 2020 closing ceremony

wrapped up with fireworks, concerts

and live music

A

spectacular Closing

Ceremony gazed

towards the future at Al

Wasl Plaza on 31 March

2022 the same venue

where the memorable Opening

Ceremony took place 182 days ago.

Global music icons Christina

Aguilera, Norah Jones, and Yo-Yo

Ma sprinkle stardust on the stunning

setting, with 20-plus giant screens

across the Expo 2020 Dubai site,

including the main stages, Festival

Garden, and various Country

Pavilions, enabling everyone to

experience the magic.

The evening began at 7:00 pm

GST with the young Emirati girl from

the Opening Ceremony taking the

audience on another compelling

journey. Grammy-winning cellist

Yo-Yo Ma played a concert at Dubai

Millennium Amphitheatre from 8:45

pm GST; celebrated Grammywinning

singer, songwriter, and

pianist Norah Jones entertained

visitors with her concert on the

Jubilee Stage from 9:00 pm GST;

and pop legend Christina Aguilera

presents an extended performance

on the Jubilee Stage from 10:45 pm

GST.

The cast of the Closing

Ceremony includes more than

400 professionals and volunteers

from 56 different countries, with

745 costumes created for the

culmination of Expo 2020 Dubai.

Forty members of a UAE-based

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children’s choir performed Ishy

Bilady, the National Anthem of

the UAE, joined by the all-women

Firdaus Orchestra, conducted by

Yasmina Sabbah.

As Expo 2020 Dubai looks to

the future, His Excellency Sheikh

Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan,

UAE Minister of Tolerance and

Coexistence and Commissioner

General of Expo 2020 Dubai

handed the Bureau International

des Expositions (BIE) Flag to

His Excellency Ambassador

Jai-chul Choi, President of the

General Assembly of the Bureau

International des Expositions

(BIE), who will then present it to

representatives of Expo 2025

Osaka Kansai, Japan. The

celebrations continued throughout

the night, with more jaw-dropping

fireworks displays at midnight

and 3:00 am GST.

Marking the close of the sixmonth

Expo 2020 Dubai, Sheikh

Sheikh Mohammed bin

Rashid Al Maktoum, the

Vice President and Prime

Minister of the UAE and Ruler

of Dubai, said that the end

of the World Expo offers

the opportunity of “a new

beginning” for the UAE and

the world.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,

the Vice President and Prime

Minister of the UAE and Ruler of

Dubai, said that the end of the

World Expo offers the opportunity of

“a new beginning” for the UAE and

the world.

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Portraiture

By Lee K

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“I don’t prefer answering personal questions which is one of the

reasons why I don’t draw my models’ mouths,” says Lee K

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Lee K is a South Korean

artist who majorly focuses

on painting portraits. He

often takes over models

who are familiar to the

public to mold them as he pleases.

The artist makes his compositions

appear through a series of strokes

and wavy lines that finally compose

curves of the face.

His gesture is frenetic, both rapid

and precise, and evokes engraving

techniques. The shades of grey,

sometimes associated with colorful

touches, transcribe the face’s

emotions. Behind this approach,

Lee creates his thinking. In a subtle

composition manner, the Korean

artist creates communication

between him and the viewer. He

invites the viewer to look into the

eyes of the models. Eyes are the

foundation of his production.

According to him, language is

an essential part of communication

but can also generate

miscommunications. That is because

language is a tool that is subject to

personal interpretations. This lack of

understanding steers Lee to favor

communication through the eyes, by

depriving his models of their mouth.

In a subtle composition

manner, the Korean artist

creates communication

between him and the

viewer. He invites the

viewer to look into the

eyes of the models. Eyes

are the foundation of

his production.

Thus, muteness becomes a common

characteristic of many of these

portraits.

HongLee Curator is an international

art agency founded by him that

organizes Focus Art Fair worldwide,

among many other projects. It

was established in 2017 and has

since grown remarkably on an

international level collaborating

with numerous artists, galleries, art

societies, and famous luxury brands

providing a resourceful network for

artists, galleries, collectors, and

organizations. ​

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ART NEWS

Read more at www.magzoid.com

Louvre Abu Dhabi to focus on

the best works of art created on paper from

around the world

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has

unveiled the specifics

of its upcoming show,

which will honor some of

the world’s best works

on paper. Stories of Paper, a

collaboration between the Louvre

Museum and France Museums, will

feature works from 16 French and

international art institutions and

libraries, as well as a few pieces

from private collections.

The exhibition, which will feature

over 100 works of art and objects,

including books, manuscripts,

sketches, a house replica, and 13

modern artworks and installations,

attempts to demonstrate the

breadth of artistic expression that

paper has enabled.

Carmontelle’s Figures Walking

in a Parkland (1795) from the

Louvre collection in Paris, a

Munajat Ali, a Quran has written

in fingernail calligraphy from the

National Library of France, and

a number of works by prominent

contemporary Emirati and Middle

Eastern artists, including Dana

Awartani’s He is Who created the

Stories of Paper, a

collaboration between

the Louvre Museum and

France Museums, will

feature works from 16

French and international

art institutions and

libraries, as well as a

few pieces from private

collections.

Heavens and Earth in Six Days,

will all be on display. The exhibition

will take visitors on a 12-section

trip through the history of paper,

highlighting the key properties

and different uses of paper

throughout the centuries. Plantbased

origin, A Humble Material,

Colour, Movement, Relationship

with Light, An Untruthful Material,

Memory, Fragility and Resilience,

Memory, Fragility and Resilience,

Space, Possibility of a Collection, A

Medium for Reproducing Artworks,

and A Malleable Medium are

among the topic sections. Stories

of Paper will be accompanied by

cultural and educational programs

at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the details

of which will be published at a later

date.

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PICTURE STORY

PHOTO BY VICTOR MALYUSHEV ON UNSPLASH

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

Mahnaz Karimi

Art is her

first means of

expressing sentiments,

of showing different

sides of nature and

realities of life to

viewers

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Mahnaz Karimi is a multiaward-winning

artist who

works in the realms of

contemporary art, fine art, and

installation art. She was born in

the Iranian capital of Tehran in

1984. Her passion for drawing

began in her adolescent years

and blossomed when she decided

to pursue a Bachelor's degree in

Graphics at Alzahra University in

Tehran, Iran.

She has mastered the techniques

and chemistry of her medium,

allowing her to further enhance

and expand the process. She has

managed to incorporate a variety

of artistic techniques while also

expressing her issues in a variety

of forms and materials. Nature,

peace, passion, and connecting

the past and present are all notions

and storylines that run through all of

her works of art.

Her paintings are mostly based

on pouring, which entails applying

paint with a pouring technique

rather than a brush. This fluidity,

combined with the unexpected

nature of resin, allows her to

more accurately explore many

textures seen in nature than any

other media. Art is her first means

of expressing sentiments, of

showing different sides of nature

and realities of life to viewers,

of emphasizing the positive and

easing the negative. Her take on

unique issues and products is

called design.

Her sculptures were on display at

DIFC Arts Nights in November 2021

and at the Al Murabba Arts Festival

in October 2021. Her limited-edition

artworks were also on display at

World Art Dubai 2021. Her wall art

design 'Dandelion and Wishes' was

selected to be presented at Hebei

International Industrial Design

Week in China, and she got the

Bronze A' design Award 2020 in

the Arts, Crafts, and Ready-Made

Design Category for the 2019-2020

term. She came in at #131 out of

all the designers who entered the

Arts, Crafts Design Award in the

previous thirteen years.

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

Her

art and style,

which frequently

references symbols of

freedom, triumph, and

resilience, reflects her

liberation from cultural

limitations

Fathima Mohiuddin

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Fathima is a Canadian

immigrant artist from India who

was born and raised in the

UAE. Her work embodies her third

culture identity in the sense that it is

a hybrid medley of many influences

and in the end, a voice of her

own. Fathima uses symbolism and

narrative to convey her memories

and learning and identify universal

sentiments while addressing her

curiosity about the universe, our

place in it, and other existential

conundrums.

Her art and style, which

frequently references symbols of

freedom, triumph, and resilience,

reflects her liberation from cultural

limitations, imposed identities and

boundaries, and a voyage into the

subconscious. Fatima's work has

appeared on public walls in ten

countries in recent years and has

a studio practice in drawing and

painting, as well as several brandrelated

commercial projects.

She holds a BA in Art and Culture

from the University of Toronto, as

well as an MA in Sociology from

Goldsmiths, University of London.

She received the Sheikha Manal

Young Artist Award in 2010 and

went on to develop The Domino,

a Dubai-based artist-run platform.

Fathima was nominated for the

Emirates Woman of the Year award

in 2011 for her contribution to the

developing art scene in the UAE.

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ART NEWS

Dubai exhibits works from all

around the world

Art is a global language

that cuts across all

cultures and divides.

Last month, artists

from all over the

world, as well as local talent,

have shown their work in a

variety of mediums, including

painting, sculpture, mixed media,

performance arts, and music.

Thanks to #DestinationsDubai

and #DubaiArtForum, they wowed

spectators of all nationalities with

their creations and performances

at events that showcased Dubai’s

attractiveness as a melting pot of

culture and creativity.

Art Dubai 2022, had more

than 120 presentations from

104 galleries and platforms

from 44 countries. The galleries

complemented the art forum for

providing them with the opportunity

to interact with collectors and

artists and the energy of Dubai’s

cultural landscape. One participant

said, “Art Dubai has been

absolutely great for us,” adding, “It

has been extremely positive and

motivating.”

World Art Dubai, the region’s

largest affordable contemporary

retail art expo, which wrapped

up at Dubai World Trade Centre,

provided an important platform

for new as well as established

international and local artists

to show their work to a varied

audience. With over 4,000 items

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Thanks to #DestinationsDubai and #DubaiArtForum, they wowed spectators

of all nationalities with their creations and performances at events that

showcased Dubai’s attractiveness as a melting pot of culture and creativity.

on show from more than 300

artists and galleries from more

than 50 countries, the event

brought together a diverse range

of disciplines under one roof,

including mixed media, fashion,

music, dance, sustainability,

digital art, photography, graffiti,

sculptures, and more.

Art lovers were also treated

to an incredible journey into the

past, present and future at the

10th Sikka Art Festival, which took

place at the historical Al Fahidi

neighborhood until March 24.

More than 250 multinational artists

participated in person and virtually,

with their artworks “symbolising

a reaffirmation of life, vitality and

culture and the indefatigable

human spirit that persevered

for its survival in defiance of the

challenges of the pandemic for the

last two years”.

Moreover, an eclectic line-up

of 20 musicians from across the

world — representing a wide

range of musical genres from

pop to hip-hop, contemporary

to classical, reggae to beatbox,

electric to country music; jazz, ska,

funk; sounds and beats from Asia,

Africa, Latin America and more —

performed until March 22, at five

Metro stations across Dubai for

the second edition of Dubai Metro

Music Festival.

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SPECIAL DAYS

Earth Day was founded in

1970 as a day of education

about environmental

issues. On April 22, more

than a billion people

throughout the world commemorate

Earth Day to safeguard the earth

from pollution and destruction.

In 1970, a United States senator

from Wisconsin organized a national

demonstration to raise awareness

about environmental issues, which

became known as Earth Day. Rallies

were held around the country,

and the Environmental Protection

Agency was established by the end

of the year.

"Invest In

Our Planet"

- Earth Day

2022

Earth Day was observed in

more than 140 nations throughout

the world by 1990. Researchers

estimate that 15 billion trees are

cut down each year throughout

the world. The major goal of

this day is to raise awareness

about the growing worries about

overcrowding, biodiversity loss,

and environmental

degradation.

"Invest In Our

Planet" is the

theme for Earth

Day 2022.

Sustainability is

the key to longterm

prosperity.

Companies

that are smart

and innovative

are realizing that

becoming green

will benefit us all. All

corporate leaders must

now be actively involved

in defining the future for long-term

sustainability.

Some of the ways you can

celebrate and protect the

planet are:

● Becoming a waste warrior

● Planting trees

● Turning off the lights

● Limiting the usage of water

● Spreading the message

World

Earth Day is

praised worldwide to

make mindfulness about

the consistently expanding

global warning, to advise

openly about the cataclysmic

influences it has on our dayby-day

lives, and to teach

everybody about techniques to

forestall and fix the harm

that has been done

work date.

World Earth Day is praised

worldwide to make

mindfulness about

the consistently

expanding global

warning, to

advise openly

about the

cataclysmic

influences it has

on our day-byday

lives, and to

teach everybody

about techniques

to forestall and fix the

harm that has been

done work date.

Different consuming

issues identified with environmental

change, continually expanding

ocean level, exhaustion of the ozone

layer, and merciless deforestation

are discussed in the open. It's

past time to reap the rewards of a

green economy by embracing it.

All governments must urge society,

institutions, and enterprises to work

together to create a foundation for a

secure future.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Retro & Vintage

By Snehal Pendurkar

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“Art is a blessing and has the ability to heal,”

says Snehal Pendurkar

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Snehal Pendurkar is a

Mumbai-based artist

and filmmaker. Having

always enjoyed painting,

she aspired to be a

professional artist since she

was young.

Snehal has always felt a strong

connection to the natural world.

Spending her childhood roaming

around the lovely Coastal Rainforest,

the nature's beauty and enchantment

she witnessed every minute of her

existence captured her imagination

and made her thankful to be able to

see such magnificent creations. She

has always been drawn to the rays of

light that shine through the fog and

haze, forming a beam of light and the

particles that shine within it, which

she considers divine and comforting

to her spirit. She tries to relive these

moments by painting the feelings in

her works.

She hopes to travel the

world, visit beautiful

places and leave a legacy

of artworks behind that

brings smiles to people for

years to come.

Being a 90’s kid, she was

enthralled by postcards as a child.

Her paintings, she believes, are

attempting to achieve a retro and

vintage style. She feels that her

fascination with postcards influenced

her to establish her own style.

Snehal has always believed that

art is a blessing and that it has the

ability to heal. She considers herself

fortunate to have been born with

the capacity to paint and connect

with so many great people all over

the world and believes that with the

advancement of technology and

humanity's current state of well-being

we are living in the finest of times and

should enjoy it. She hopes to travel

the world, visit beautiful places and

leave a legacy of artworks behind

that brings smiles to people for years

to come. ​

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SPECIAL DAYS

World Art Day

Every year on April 15

World Art Day is observed

to promote the creation,

dissemination, and

appreciation of art. The

International Association of Art, a

UNESCO partner, established the

day to raise awareness of creative

work around the world.

The International Association of

Art's 17th General Assembly in

Guadalajara, Mexico, established

World Art Day. The date was

chosen in honor of Leonardo da

Vinci's birthday who is regarded

as a symbol of freedom of speech,

multiculturalism, tolerance, and

international peace.

Every year on April 15th, World

Art Day events help to strengthen

the links between artistic creations

and society, raise awareness of

the diversity of artistic expressions,

and recognize artists' contributions

to sustainable development. It's

Art can link

and unify people in a

variety of ways, and it

plays an important role in

facilitating communication

and knowledge exchange

among individuals of

various backgrounds

also an opportunity to highlight

the importance of arts education

in schools since culture helps to

create a more inclusive and equal

educational environment.

The benefits art offers are:

● Art fosters a love of learning and

creativity.

● Improves focus, hand-eye

coordination, and

problem-solving skills.

● Promotes emotional intelligence

and allows people to express

complex emotions.

● Boosts self-esteem, motivation,

and improves overall health.

● Awakens the senses and allows

people to experience the world

in new ways.

Art can link and unify people

in a variety of ways, and it plays

an important role in facilitating

communication and knowledge

exchange among individuals of

various backgrounds. World Art Day

is observed to encourage artists

around the world to be creative and

innovative, as well as to promote

cultural variety and unity.

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Bassam

Nader

A Wellknown

MC/DJ

in the UAE, he has

held several events with

popular artists and

bands from different

nationalities.

PERFORMING ARTISTS

Bassam Nader is an ICF-certified coach in positive

transformation and one of Dubai’s top show hosts.

At an early age, he started exploring his passion

and living it. Being one of the best MCs/DJs in the UAE,

he has held several events with popular artists and

bands from different nationalities.

Having worked with Celeste's events company in 2017,

he successfully hosted more than 38 events per year

with her. He signed up with a digital gaming program

and hosted a live show on Instagram. Bassam was later

approached by TikTok Academy for Arabic Creators

to host his live show on their platform with more than

66 thousand viewers per episode. He's currently on

the lookout for investors for his new game show,

Win With Bassam. He believes this interactive

game show will be one of the most fascinating

presentations since it will put the audience's

general knowledge to the test in an entertaining

way.

Bassam’s journey is about how a person's

optimism, inventive energy, and strong willpower

can propel them from mediocrity to superiority. He

is a source of encouragement for those who wish to

achieve their goals.

Shibin Sahadevan

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Shibin Sahadevan is a mind play

artist who concentrates on magic

related to the mind, which is

commonly known as mentalism. It is a

combination of the mystery of magic,

psychology, and showmanship.

Magic fascinated him from a young

age while watching a series of shows

by the renowned magician David

Copperfield. The constant support of

his parents encouraged him to pursue

it further to perform for his family and

friends.

As years passed, he got busy, and for

almost 8 years magic took a back seat.

After graduating from school, he enrolled

to study engineering. It was at the same

time the master street magician David

Blaine hit the street and there was a

boom in the field. It rekindled the fire in

him, and he went on to learn new tricks

and perfected his performances. Shibin

began performing again at college

and started gaining the name of a

professional magician at the age of 20.

Shibin currently focuses on mentalism.

The shows are audience interactive

where people are utilized in every

experiment on the stage. The spectator

and the audience will experience the

amazements at the same time which

leaves them baffled. Professionally,

he is an Engineer working for an MNC

in Dubai, but magic is like his breath

without which he is lifeless.

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Shibin

currently

focuses on mentalism.

The shows are audience

interactive where people

are utilized in every

experiment on the

stage.

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ART JOURNEY

Most Popular Art

Movements and Styles

Human history has witnessed many remarkable art movements which have tremendously influenced

as well as shaped the society we live in today. Each of such movements provides us a glimpse of the

socio-cultural milieus and some interesting figures of history at their time. Art holds the natural power to

attract and amaze people with its beauty, and artists like Picasso, Warhol, and Van Gogh are known for

the magical revolution they brought into the art world.

Some of the most popular art movements and styles that have made a special place in the art world are:

LINE ART

The line is one of the seven

elements of art, along with shape,

color, texture, form, value, and

space. Any image consisting of

distinct straight or curved lines

put against a background, without

gradations in shade or hue to

portray two-dimensional or threedimensional

objects is referred

to as line art or line drawing. Line

art includes Jackson Pollock's

expressionistic lashes of paint, as

well as contemporary British painter

Bridget Riley's optical illusions.

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IMPRESSIONISM AND

POST-IMPRESSIONISM

Impressionism's emphasis on

the spontaneous and naturalistic

representation of light and

color was rejected by the Post-

Impressionists. Rather, they

preferred a focus on symbolic

substance, formal order, and

structure. However, they, like the

Impressionists, emphasized the

picture's artificiality. The Post-

Impressionists also believed

that color, as an emotional and

aesthetic bearer of meaning, could

exist independently of form and

composition. Some of the most

famous works of modern art are

included in both Impressionism

and Post-Impressionism, such

as Monet's Waterlilies, a Series

of Waterscapes, and van Gogh's

Starry Night.

CUBISM

This groundbreaking technique has been dubbed "the first abstract form of

modern art." This movement rejects the assumption that art should mimic

nature and takes influence from the more expressive tendencies of non-

Western art. It is characterized by fragmented subject topics that may be

seen from multiple views (and hence named after the three-dimensional

'cube'). The Cubists popularized collage in art, which is still widely used

today, as well as the boxy, three-dimensional look that is still prevalent in

the current design.

POINTILLISM

Pointillism is a painting technique

pioneered by French artists

Georges Seurat and Paul Signac.

It is also known as ‘stippling art'

or 'dot art.' Their little paint dabs

and strokes grew into discrete

bits of color that, when applied

in mass, produce cohesive,

complex, and dimensional

images, separating them from

their Impressionist peers.

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ART JOURNEY

SURREALISM

This artistic and literary movement

drew inspiration from the

psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund

Freud, who made a career of

tapping into the subconscious

mind of his patients. Surrealists

shirked the ‘oppressive rationalism’

of modern society, preferring to

focus on subconscious territories—

such as dreams and uninhibited

imagination. Their works created

an ‘element of surprise’ through the

presence of random objects and

illogical juxtapositions.

POP ART

Inspired by popular and

commercial culture, Pop Art works

often feature common household

objects, consumer products, and

packaging as well as forms of

media and iconic faces familiar

to the masses. Contemporary

graphic designers frequently

use Pop Art features such as

dotted images, bold colors, and

repeated series of images, and

artists Jeff Koons, Alex Katz, and

Julian Opie are among those

keeping the movement alive.

MINIMALISM

Minimalism

emphasizes exposing

the essence or the

identity of a subject

by eliminating all other

non-essential features.

It generally uses a

flat color scheme and

repetition of simple

geometric forms.

Extreme simplicity was

key to this movement,

where medium and

materials stole the

show from the artists

behind them.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

World Book Day

Books are more than just

sheets of paper with

words written on them.

They're a portal to another

world, whether it's one

filled with fantasy and imagination

or one filled with facts that teach

you new things. World Book Day

is a day dedicated to recognizing

the transformative power of books

and the joy of reading. It's intended

to help children develop a love of

reading.

The United Nations Educational,

Scientific, and Cultural Organization

(UNESCO) established World Book

Day on April 23rd, 1995. The link

between that day and literature

was formed in Spain in 1923 on the

anniversary of the death of William

Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso

de la Vega, a notable Spanish

Chronicler.

There

is also

something so

therapeutic about the

actual feel of a book,

with its scent of

printed pages and

glossy covers.

Reading is a stellar form of

entertainment, and it requires that

you use your imagination rather

than simply watching visuals on a

screen. There is also something so

therapeutic about the actual feel of a

book, with its scent of printed pages

and glossy covers.

Children who regularly read for

enjoyment have higher test scores,

develop a broader vocabulary,

increased general knowledge, and

a better understanding of other

cultures than their non-reading

counterparts. Whether you read

traditional paperbound books or

turn to your Kindle or iPad reading’s

a passport to this and many other

worlds.

World Book Day has a strong

relationship with schools, and it

is celebrated around the world to

encourage children to read and

discuss their favorite books. It's not

just a day for adults to enjoy their

passion for reading; it's also a day

for children and teenagers to gain

access to books.

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ART EVENTS

Art Exhibitions

and Events to look out for

Portrait of a Nation II: Beyond Narratives

More than 100 key artworks, including

15 special commissions, anchor the

programme, exploring the work of over

60 pivotal artists, from the founders

of the UAE art scene to today’s

emerging generation, through painting,

photography, 3D installations and

audio- visual works. 'Portrait of a Nation

II' expands far beyond the dimensions

of a traditional art exhibition, capturing

the spirit of the UAE art scene’s past,

present and future. Weaving together

the voices of curators, cultural workers,

gallerists and artists, it reflects an art

scene that defies categorization and

reveals a deeply inspiring evolution.

Date: Till April 16, 2022

Location: Manarat Al Saadiyat

For more information, visit https://

abudhabiculture.ae/

Aref El Rayess

With a body of work spanning tapestry,

sculpture, and painting inspired by

a lifetime of travel between Senegal,

Lebanon, and Paris, self-taught artist

Aref El Rayess' museum retrospective

brings together rarely seen works,

in which motifs from West African

folklore blend with abstraction. The

pastel on paper Paysage (2022),

for instance, recovers bright colour

palettes evocative of traditional

African garments to create a French

countryside landscape using an

assemblage of near-geometric shapes,

conveying impressions caught in

passage.

Date: Till August 7, 2022

Location: Sharjah Art Museum, Al

Shuwaihean

For more information, visit sharjahart.org

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Taus Makhacheva: A Space of

Celebration

Narrating social and cultural life in post-Soviet Dagestan, Russian

artist Taus Makhacheva's complex stagings will be shown in Dubai

for the first time as part of the artist's retrospective at Jameel Arts

Centre. Cultural authenticity and historical fluctuations are explored

across humorous but observant video works and installations

depicting faulty gymnast training grounds, Soviet-era circuses,

wedding halls, and suspended mountain ranges. Makhacheva's

Superhero Sighting Society (2019) project, for instance, gathers

voices from around the world attesting to superhero sightings,

evoking the figures of power that emerge in response to specific

landscapes and environments.

Date: Till 14 August, 2022

Location: Jameel Arts Centre, Jaddaf Waterfront

For more information, visit https://alserkal.online/

Hashel Al Lamki: Sensu Lato

Emirati painter Hashel Al Lamki's vivid mountainscapes

render the social and psychological elements of

landscape, along with concerns for local fauna and

flora, animal and land migration, and the relationship

between humans and their environments. Sensu Lato will

feature new paintings and mix-media works inspired by

Al Lamki's ongoing interest in Jebel Hafeet, depicting the

mountain range in striking tones in response to ecological

changes in region.

Date: Until 1 May, 2022

Location: Tabari Artspace, The Gate Village Building 3, Level 2

For more information, visit https://www.tabariartspace.com/

Parthenogenesis

Known for immersive, surrealist works

across painting, performance, and

animation, the 13-year collaboration

between Ramin Haerizadeh,

Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam

Rahmanian has shaped networks

of dialogue over time, which extend

into Parthenogenesis. Offered as a

landscape, Parthenogenesis traces

the artwork's evolution in relation to

the artists' engagement with others,

drawing from previous conversations

with other artists, collaborators, and

visitors.

Date: Until June 12, 2022

Location: The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Saadiyat

For more information, visit https://www.nyuadartgallery.org/

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Abstract Mixed Media

By Ange Miller

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“We rise by lifting

others,” says Ange

Miller

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Ange Miller is an Australian

artist who specializes in

abstract mixed media

with fluid elements. She

follows a trend that's akin

to fluid acrylic pouring but with a

distinct twist. She has also dabbled

in alcohol ink on yupo paper with

other media added for a distinct

style.

Ange’s art speaks energy that is

soothing and uplifting all at once.

She aims to set up a collaboration

with what’s already there; giving

media interactions and incidental

aesthetics a forum to play and

heighten the beauty according to her

unique desires.

Water, wind, vapor, waves,

and smoke are encapsulated in

her art, which celebrates energy

and movement. She appreciates

collaborating with interior designers

and taking on the challenge of

producing custom pieces to

complement a room.

She is a strong believer that we rise

She aims to set up a

collaboration with what’s

already there; giving media

interactions and incidental

aesthetics a forum to play

and heighten the beauty

according to her

unique desires.

by lifting others. She believes that

more than ever, we need to fill the

world with art and the key to evolving

and maturing is creativity. Having

built her Instagram in 2017, she feels

blessed to have been discovered

by some prestigious collaborations

through her page @angemillerart.

Ange is a member of “Art to Heal

a Heart” which provides online art

exercises that heal hearts through

rich processing and strengthening

of intuition, support for finding one’s

style, and lots of mindset training so

that there is no room for a creative

block. ​

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RAMADAN 2022

Iftar Delights

Levant & Nar

Experience Turkish and Levantine-influenced favourites with

a modern twist at signature dining concept Levant & Nar, at

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa. There is a selection of

classic Ramadan drinks, such as Amar 3Al Din, Tamer Hindi, Balah Bel

Laban and Jallab, as well as variety of hot and cold mezze to share,

choice of main course, and desserts. Dh250 per person. Children aged 12

and under receive complimentary dining (up to two children max.

Timings: Sunset to 8:30pm.

Kris With A View

Break your fast with a sumptuous Iftar buffet at Kris With A View, Park

Regis Kris Kin in Dubai. Enjoy timeless Middle Eastern signature dishes

complemented by delectable Asian and European selections. There will

also be live stations and an array of traditional sweets. Dh145 per person,

from sunset to 10pm. For bookings and enquiries call 04 3771184.

Foundry

Gather your family, friends, and colleagues for an exquisite Iftar Buffet

at the Foundry, Southern Sun Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Break your fast with

traditional Middle Eastern delicacies and Ramadan juices. Open from

sunset to 8:30pm. From Dh125 per person. Discounts available. For info

and to book, call 02 8184888.

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RAMADAN 2022

Village Bistr

A live barbecue iftar experience, that features lamb kofta, shish tawook

and makanek and sujuk sausage cooked on the outdoor charcoal

grill. Perfectly seasoned and full of flavour, the barbeque offering has

been paired with a selection of tasty accompaniments including grilled

vegetables, garlic sauce and harissa. The menu also includes a fully

stocked salad buffet and hot buffet counter featuring popular Middle

Eastern meatball stew, dawood basha and scrumptious hazelnut falafel

with lemon tahina dressing. Dhs150 (per person). Daily, sunset-10.30pm.

The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle (04 275 6621).

Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek

An indoor and outdoor venue with views of the Dubai skyline and charming

creek. Here there’s a mix of international and traditional dishes with a live

bbq, Persian station and ouzi station taking centre stage. The dessert

buffet will include a mix of sweet treats including Umm Ali, date pudding

and Arabic sweets. Guests can also enjoy Arabic juices such as Qamar al

deen and Jalal. Dhs245 (per person). Daily from sunset. Deira, booking.

diningdubaicreek@radissonblu.com (04 205 7033).

Bayside

Kicking off from the Maghrib prayer, Bayside is offering a value Middle

Eastern buffet accompanied by a traditional oud player. You can expect

a host of traditional dishes such as lamb ouzi, mixed grills, mezze, fresh

juices and more. Dhs195 (per adult), half price (kids aged six to 12),

free (kids under six). Shisha offered at Bayside terrace at Dhs60 dirham.

Daily from 7pm. Pullman Dubai Downtown (04 369 0000).

The Restaurant at Address Sky View

Break your fast with an array of Middle Eastern dishes and international

favourites including appetisers, hot mezze and delicacies from live

cooking stations, desserts, and sweets, along with Ramadan juices.

Dhs250 (per person). Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Address Sky View, Downtown

Dubai (04 873 8888).

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ART FACTS

Mona

Lisa was

painted with

eyebrows and eyelashes,

but they disappeared

over time, possibly

the result of overcleaning.

Pablo

Picasso had

to burn his own

paintings to keep

his room warm.

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During his

entire life, Vincent

Van Gogh reportedly

sold one painting,

“Red Vineyard at

Arles”.

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ART FACTS

Aelita Andre, an

Australian artist

who recently sold

US$30,000 worth of

paintings at a New York

exhibition, is just four

years old.

Artist David

Choe who

painted the inside of

the Facebook offices

chose to be paid in

Facebook stock rather

than cash which is now

worth over 200

million.

When asked

to name his

favorite among all

his paintings, Pablo

Picasso replied “the

next one.”

Art critics

unknowingly

believed chimp

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incredible modern

art.

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

This piece shows

the complexity of

human beings, their

vulnerability and

emotions. Behind

all these complex

emotions going on in

one's life there's always going to be

sunshine right ahead of us.

Greshma Mary

An artwork explains

how silence could

affect human, and the

need for someone to

strengthen us.

Salha Rashid

Colour pencil sketch

Saloni Dalvi

Medium acrylic on

canvas

Sana Bano

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Textured Buddha

Shilpi Jain

My art is inspired by

our life, its complexity,

twists and turns of

each situation and

through out the

journey of hardship

and struggles, our

core or soul is intact and still alive to

fight another battle with a bright smile

and strength. Mandala is an art form

which helps your mental stability and

improves your concentration. Its a form

of meditation.

Shruti Nityanand

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

kids

The one that I strongly

love out of all, is the

portrait I drew for the

relationships between

Korea and the United

Arab Emirates. In the

illustration, I drew the

country’s national animals and two

women of two different cultures to show

the friendship.

Shokofe Khabazi

Wild, Beautiful

and Free

Sana Feroz

Warm Hug , Size 30

x 40 cm , Medium

Acrylic on Canvas

Shrihita Gehlot

Shriya Jishnu

GEMS Sharjah

What a blue view

This is of a beach

with a blue sky,blue

waves with a little bit

of emerald green.

this painting in a way

shows the moves of

the air and waves.

Sienna Peters

Nature

Sujithapriya

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kids@magzoid.com

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CROSSWORD

Across

2. The item Andy Brown created a

portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with

3. 'Everything You Can Imagine Is

Real’ is said by

5. The main visual element in

Impressionist painting

6. Spanish painter referred to as both

the last of the old masters and

the moderns

8. True art term for color

9. The artist Kandinsky is considered

the first for this type of art

10. Sphinx statue is located at

Down

1. In Louvre Museum, Mona Lisa

has its own

4. The art movement Salvador Dalí

is associated with

7. The marble slab that eventually

became Michelangelo's David

was originally intended as a

statue of this famous character

Answers:

1 Mailbox

2 Teabags

3 Picasso

4 Surrealism

5 Color

6 Goya

7 Hercules

8 Hue

9 Abstract

10 Egypt

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TRIVIA

Where is artist Zoey Frank based?

What was the digital art section of World Art Dubai named?

When is World Earth Day?

What do Lee K’s artworks majorly focus on?

What was Snehal Pendurkar enthralled by as a child?

Which art technique is dubbed as the “first abstract form of modern art”?

Where is Agora Garden Tower located?

What does Fathima’s art embody?

Which watch brand did artist Takashi Murakami collaborate with?

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Corner

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

Agora Garden

Tower in Taipei,

Taiwan

Also known as Tao Zhu Yin Yuan,

the eco-friendly residential tower

was developed by BES Engineering

Corporation on one of the largest

designated residential sites in Taipei

that once housed the five-star Agora

Garden hotel.

The 20-storey Agora Tower was

designed to resemble the double

helix structure of DNA, with two

helicoidal towers twisting around a

fixed central core.

Each 540m² apartment is completely

free of columns, providing spatial

flexibility in terms of interior layout

and partitioning inside.

The ground floor consists of a

double-height lobby covered in

transparent facades.

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Pritzker

Architecture

Prize-winning

architect Frank

Gehry has

revealed a tower

for the Luma

Arles arts center in

southern France.

Named The Tower,

the stainless

steel-clad cultural

building is the

centerpiece of

the Luma Arles

arts campus in the

town of Arles.

LUMA Arles Tower

in Arles, France

ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

The 56-meter-high

arts tower contains

the exhibition

galleries, archives,

a library, offices,

seminar rooms,

and a cafe for

Luma Arles.

Striking, steelpaneled

tower

housing modern

immersive art

installations in an

1800s rail yard.

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JEWELLERY

Tiffany

Tiffany HardWear is elegantly

subversive and captures the

spirit of the women of New York

City. This bold necklace is both

refined and rebellious.

www.tiffany.com

Tiffany

Sleek sterling silver links are offset with lustrous pearls in this

lock bracelet design. Inspired by the bold architecture and

edge of New York City, Tiffany HardWear combines gauge links

and industrial shapes in striking silhouettes. Pair this lock

bracelet with a strand of classic pearls for the perfect balance of

utilitarian style and glamour.

www.tiffany.com

Tiffany

Unique to the Tiffany HardWear collection,

these highly polished links are utilitarian in

spirit. Inspired by the bold architecture and

edge of New York City, Tiffany HardWear

combines gauge links and industrial shapes

in striking silhouettes. Add this statementmaking

link bracelet to your everyday stack

for a look that's sure to turn heads.

www.tiffany.com

Cartier

Inspired by feminine elegance and by the enchanting allure

of the eternal city, the DIVAS' DREAM earRing pay homage to

the most glamorous divas with an unmistakable Roman spirit.

Quintessentially feminine and refined, the earRing are sculpted

capturing the magnificence of the Caracalla Baths marble and

the sensual curves of its fan-shaped mosaics, reflecting the

very essence of Italian beauty. DIVAS' DREAM earring in 18 kt

white gold with pavé diamonds.

www.bulgari.com

Tiffany

Multi-heart Tag Bracelet in Silver

inspired by the iconic key ring first

introduced in 1969, the Return

to Tiffany collection is a classic

reinvented. Delicate heart tags animate

this elegant bracelet, creating a dazzling

statement piece.

www.tiffany.com

Cartier

Clash de Cartier ring, small

model, rhodiumized white gold

750/1000. Width: 6.4 mm.

www.cartier.com

Cartier

Les Berlingots de Cartier ring,

yellow gold 750/1000, onyx, set

with 12 brilliant-cut diamonds

totaling 0.33 carat.

www.cartier.com

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Cartier

Panthère de Cartier bracelet, white gold 750/1000,

onyx, set with 2 emeralds and 225 brilliant-cut

diamonds totaling 2.55 carats. Width: 8.33 mm.

Thickness: 4.7 mm.

www.cartier.com

Chopard

Happy Hearts earrings,

ethical white gold,

diamonds, onyx.

The core values of

Chopard—the House

with a big heart—have

always been generosity

and caring for others. A

perfect combination of

Chopard’s talisman heart

and emblematic moving

diamonds, the Happy

Hearts collection unites

all the world’s big-hearted

women.

www.chopard.com

Chopard

JEWELLERY

Happy Hearts necklace, ethical

rose gold, diamonds, motherof-pearl.

The core values of

Chopard—the House with a

big heart—have always been

generosity and caring for others. A

perfect combination of Chopard’s

talisman heart and emblematic

moving diamonds, the Happy

Hearts collection unites all the

world’s big-hearted women.

www.chopard.com

Chopard

Ice Cube Pure necklace,

ethical white gold. The

geometric design emblematic

of the Ice Cube collection

marries urban elegance and

modernity. With their square

facets meticulously crafted

like reflections of ice, the Ice

Cube creations embody style,

sophistication and glamour.

www.chopard.com

Bvlgari

Drawing its inspiration from the most renowned amphitheatre in the world, the

Colosseum, B.zero1 is a groundbreaking statement of Bvlgari’s creative vision

and a true icon of Italian design. Challenging the very essence of jewellery

aesthetics, its distinctive spiral is a metaphor for the harmony of past, present

and future - reflected in the magnificence of the Eternal City - and the emblem

of the pioneering spirit of the collection. B. zero1 large hoop earrings in 18 kt

white gold with pavé diamonds.

www.bulgari.com

Cartier

Panthère de Cartier bracelet, white gold

750/1000, set with 2 emerald eyes, 1 onyx

nose and 1,827 brilliant-cut diamonds

totaling 5.46 carats.

www.cartier.com

Bvlgari

Grown from the Roman roots of the brand into an elegant

fusion of culture and modernity, the BVLGARI BVLGARI

necklace is an effervescent and contemporary statement of

classiness. The collection’s iconic circular motif has here

evolved into a fresh openwork design, blending striking

shapes with Bvlgari’s unmatched playful spirit and distinctive

use of diamonds. BVLGARI Openwork earrings in white gold

with full pavé diamonds.

www.bulgari.com

Bvlgari

Drawing its inspiration from the

world’s most renowned amphitheatre,

the Colosseum, B.zero1 is a

groundbreaking statement of

Bvlgari’s daring creative vision. In

this all-black look, the unisex jewel

keeps transcending conventions

and genders, rewriting the jewellery

design codes with distinctive

aesthetics and unexpected materials.

B. zero1 two-band ring in 18 kt rose

gold with black ceramic.

www.bulgari.com

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WATCHES IN FOCUS

Montblanc

The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere UltraBlack is dedicated to

the world’s Seven Summit mountaineering challenge, the

holy grail of mountaineering adventures. It comes in a 42

mm distressed stainless steel case combined with black and

contrasting white design details.

www.montblanc.com

Rolex

This model features an

intense black dial and

a bidirectional rotatable

60-minute graduated

bezel with a matt black

Cerachrom insert in

ceramic, as well as

polished raised numerals

and graduations. The

waterproof and robust

qualities of this model

make it the ideal watch for

water sports and sailing

in particular.

www.rolex.com

Montblanc

The Montblanc 1858 product line is inspired by

the legendary professional Minerva watches from

the 1920s and 1930s which were conceived for

military use and exploration. Reinterpreting these

historical timepieces, the Montblanc 1858 product

line expresses the spirit of mountain exploration,

embodying the modern trend of returning to nature.

www.montblanc.com

Patek

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary

Golden Ellipse, Patek Philippe is presenting a

new “grande-taille” rose-gold version of this icon,

adorned with an ebony black sunburst dial whose

applied hour markers and slender hands are also in

rose gold.

www.patek.com

Audemars Piguet

The Manufacture’s patented

double balance wheel

mechanism is clad in black

ceramics and revealed on

both sides of the watch

through the openworked

slate grey dial.

www.audemarspiguet.com

Patek

The timeless design of the Golden Ellipse is

combined with rare handcrafts in a new white gold

timepiece featuring a highly original face. The 18K

gold dial plate is first hollowed out to form the

cavities for the Grand Feu black enamel, using the

champlevé technique.

www.patek.com

Omega

As a part of all six moon landings in history, the

legendary OMEGA Speedmaster is a true icon of

space as well as OMEGA’s pioneering spirit. In this

44.25 mm model, the Speedmaster’s lunar history is

celebrated on the blackened movement, which has

been laser-ablated to represent the moon’s surface.

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Omega

Handcrafted by a select

group of horologists at

OMEGA’s Atelier Tourbillon

in Switzerland, this

extraordinary timepiece

is OMEGA’s first-ever

manual winding central

tourbillon to be Master

Chronometer certified.

Cased in a blend of 18K

Sedna gold and 18K

Canopus Gold, it features

an 18K Sedna gold bezel

and a sun-brushed dial in the

same lustrous material treated

with black PVD.

www.omega.com

Hublot

Full of sophistication and

advanced technology, this

piece fits in perfectly with

Hublot's watchmaking

tradition. Its case is cut from

materials such as black

ceramic or titanium in a

"sandwich" construction, an

innovative style invented by

Hublot in 2005.

www.hublot.com

Hublot

WATCHES IN FOCUS

The Art of Fusion is expressed right through to the

heart of the movement. Simple watches with innovative

watchmaking concepts, Hublot has created a range of

unique “in-house” movements. A unique design of the

Unico automatic chronograph.

www.hublot.com

Bulgari

A unique fusion of

unmatched Swiss

watchmaking skills

and the daring spirit of

Italian design taking

shape through an

ultra-appealing

monochromatic

look, the

BVLGARI BVLGARI

watch blends

timeless classiness

with excellent

performance.

www.bulgari.com

Bulgari

Jumping at a glance from one time zone to another,

the Octo Roma WorldTimer serves as an open

invitation to travel. Driven by a new integrated

movement comprising 261 components, this

creation renews the genre of a classic function.

www.bulgari.com

Rolex

The simple, clear dial of the

Cellini Time pays tribute

to the timeless codes of

classic watchmaking, while

reinterpreting them with

an elegant modernity. The

stylized, stretched applique

hour markers are divided

by a minute track that has

been moved toward the

center of the dial, closer to

the tips of the hands. Like

on all Rolex watches, the

appliques and Rolex crown

are crafted in 18 ct gold.

www.rolex.com

Audemars Piguet

Pink gold accents, including the Manufacture’s latest applied gold

signature, illuminate the 34 mm timepiece's black ceramic body

and black “Grande Tapisserie” dial. The pink gold “50-years”

oscillating weight is visible through the sapphire caseback.

www.audemarspiguet.com

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Valentino

Valentino's lime-green dress is

pressed with sharp pleats that

gather at the hip and flare across

the body. It's made from fluid

silk-crepe and has a

one-shoulder silhouette

and cinched waist.

www.valentino.com

Loewe

Though this tote is a relatively recent addition to

Loewe's 'Flamenco' line, the style is nothing short

of iconic. Introduced in the '70s, it's defined by

the drawstring closure that creates supple folds in

the velvet, almost as if it were silk. This extra large

version has been made in Spain and has supple

leather straps.

www.loewe.com

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen's clutch means you can forgo any

jewelry in favor of the silver-tone 'Four Ring' hardware at the

top. It's made from neon-yellow leather encrusted with scores

of shimmering crystals and has a leather interior spacious

enough to hold a slim cardholder and lipstick.

www.alexandermcqueen.com

TOM FORD

A lighter version of its

Eau de Parfum, TOM

FORD BEAUTY's 'Neroli

Portofino Acqua' is

housed in a glass bottle

reminiscent of the Italian

Riviera's clear skies and

aquamarine coastline.

It's blended with top

notes of Sicilian Lemon

and floral Tunisian

Neroli before giving way

to a signature Amber

base.

www.tomford.com

Huda Beauty

It took Huda Beauty 25 formulations to perfect

'Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper 25', a vibrant,

warming scent. Housed in a metallic glass bottle

with a crystal topper, it's infused with spicy Pink

Pepper, sweet Bulgarian Rose and Royal Lily that

give way to a deep base of Sandalwood, Amber

and Patchouli. Wear yours alone or layer it with the

brand's 'Kayali Musk'.

www.hudabeauty.com

Fendi

Fendi's sunglasses have a sleek cat-eye silhouette that lifts and highlights your

cheekbones. They're made from glossy black acetate and feature gold-tone 'F'

hardware at the temples.

www.fendi.com

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Chloé

FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Chloé's 'Zelie' tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses are part of the 'Bio-based

Material Collection', which is made using renewable resources in order to

reduce environmental impact. They have oversized square frames and are

finished with wave-like arms and a gold logo stamp at the temples.

www.chloe.com

Bottega Veneta

Gucci

Gucci's 'Run' sneakers are inspired by technical sportswear realized

through the label's unique lens. They're made from flexible mesh that's

printed with the GG' logo and have chunky chromatic rubber soles.

www.gucci.com

Bottega Veneta's top is modern and elegant. Knitted

from mélange cotton-blend for a springy and dense

handle, it's designed in a halterneck silhouette with

intricate chain stitching.

www.bottegaveneta.com

YSL

AINT LAURENT's original 1961 moniker is too

iconic to be left in the past. These 'Opyum' sandals

have been made in Italy from suede and have sleek

straps to ensure all focus remains on the logolettered

heel. The square toes nod to the '90s in

such a subtle way.

www.ysl.com

Cartier

It's no small

feat to create a

complex and

versatile Rose

fragrance, but

that's exactly

what Cartier

Perfumes' 'Oud

& Pink' does.

Warm and

unisex, this

eau de parfum

blends the

classic flower

with smoky

Oud. A touch of

rugged Musk

rounds out the

scent.

www.cartier.com

Isabel Marant

Modeled on the Spring '22 runway, Isabel Marant's aviator-style sunglasses

have a mirrored finish that flashes pink under light. This lightweight pair has

thin metal frames and adjustable nose pads.

www.isabelmarant.com

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BRAND LOGOS

Mastercard Inc. is an

American financial

services company

located in Purchase, New York

at the Mastercard International

Global Headquarters. The Global

Operations Headquarters is in

O'Fallon, Missouri, a town in St.

Charles County, Missouri.

The Mastercard Foundation

brand mark is used on internal

and external communications. The

brand mark is comprised of two

elements; a logo and a word mark.

The logo is modeled after

Mastercard International’s

corporate symbol and is composed

of two intersecting circles. It is

important to note that in written

text, we are referred to as the

“Mastercard Foundation” with

capital letters. Authorized master

artwork must be used to reproduce

the signature.

The Brand Guidelines provide

the Foundation employees

and partners with a system for

representing the Foundation and

contain guidance on the use of

official brand marks, language,

photography, colors, typography,

and obtaining permissions.

Mastercard had its origins in the

late 1940s when several U.S. banks

gave their customers speciallyissued

paper that could be used

like cash in local stores. Over the

next decade, several franchises

evolved in which a single bank in

a major city would accept cards

as payment with certain merchants

they had chosen to work with. In

1966, one of these groups formed

the Interbank Card Association

(ICA), which later became

MasterCard International.

To reflect its commitment

to international growth, ICA

changed its name to MasterCard

International. In 1987, MasterCard

became the first payment card to

be issued in the People’s Republic

of China. In 1985, we acquired

the Cirrus ATM network and we

launched Maestro, the world’s first

online point-of-sale debit network,

in 1991.

Our business has a global

reach—extending to more than

210 countries and territories—and

continues to experience growth

in a world where 85% of retail

transactions are still made in cash

and checks. At Mastercard, we

believe in a world with better ways

to pay, a more connected world - a

world beyond cash.

Michael Beirut, a partner at the

design firm which designed the

new logo, explained that the new

Mastercard logo is easier to read

on phones or digital watches.

In January 2019, we dropped

the "Mastercard" name from our

iconic Brand Mark for many uses.

The interlocking red and yellow

circles, known as the Mastercard

Symbol, can now stand on their

own. As the consumer and

commerce landscape continues to

evolve, the Mastercard Symbol is a

modern and flexible brand design

optimized to work seamlessly

across the digital landscape.

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