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MAGZOID - Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | September 2022

The September 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork by Michael Angelo Guadalupe, an exceptional artist from Puerto Rico. This edition includes a glimpse of Divya Chakra 2022 and a few sections highlighting summer getaways, and brunch deals to our readers. The National Museum of Qatar, Doha and Beijing National Stadium have been featured in the Architectural Wonders. Editorial picks of luxury watches, jewelry, and lifestyle products have been featured in the designer’s corner along with an exclusive featured story of the logo of e& by Etisalat. Magzoid Magazine is a luxury magazine leading the creative space of the MENA region. The different genres covered by Magzoid Magazine include exceptional designs, arts & culture, interviews of influential business leaders and industry veterans, various creative and design aspects across different industry verticals, luxury lifestyle, fashion and jewelry brands, creative branding highlights from corporates, and many others. Magzoid Magazine is a leading media platform in the creative segment.

The September 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork by Michael Angelo Guadalupe, an exceptional artist from Puerto Rico. This edition includes a glimpse of Divya Chakra 2022 and a few sections highlighting summer getaways, and brunch deals to our readers. The National Museum of Qatar, Doha and Beijing National Stadium have been featured in the Architectural Wonders. Editorial picks of luxury watches, jewelry, and lifestyle products have been featured in the designer’s corner along with an exclusive featured story of the logo of e& by Etisalat.

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

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Guadalupe, an exceptional artist from Puerto Rico. 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. An exclusive

coverage of the Divya Chakra 2022 – celebrating the spirit of India in UAE.

A section highlighting summer getaways, and brunch deals for our readers.

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ART NEWS

Meta set to unveil sprawling

artworks of individual artists in

their New York HQ in Moynihan Station

Meta, the parent company

of Facebook is the tenant

of a transformed former

post office which now

includes the gleaming new transit

hub Moynihan Station. A team of

artists is helping Meta to get ready to

welcome its employees to their new

offices at Farley Station on the West

Side of midtown Manhattan this fall

with sprawling landscape art. For the

artists, this stands to be the largest

artwork they have ever worked on in

their careers.

Meta occupies 700,000 square

feet and has commissioned five

specific artworks from emerging and

established artists who have roots in

the local community. The results so

far have been nothing short of mindblowing.

The Farley Station building is

an important center for people to

connect and communicate with each

other. To Meta Open Arts head Tina

Vaz, it is a special feeling. This site is

special because of the works of art

that have been installed here.

At the center of the building, is

artist Timur Si-Qin’s Sacred Footprint,

a 50-foot tall, two-ton, stainless steel

and aluminum, suspended sculpture,

that he created and engineered

to span the four-story skylit space.

Building on the ancient symbol of

the Tree of Life, it represents the

interconnectedness of all things.

Baseera Khan created a two-part

installation that includes a major

sculpture and a mural located in

the main area of the second-floor

offices. Fresh from her solo show

at the Brooklyn Museum, the large

sculpture references a Corinthian

column and is composed of a

hollowed-out column form, the

exterior of which is wrapped in

handmade silk rugs created by men

and women in Kashmir.

Nature Remembers Love, is meant

“to evoke an empathetic relationship

with plants, other animals and the

land,” according to Howard.

In the building’s “Ring Lobby”,

which is visible from the waiting

area of the Moynihan train hall,

Brooklyn-based artist Liz Collins has

composed vibrantly-colored textiles

to create a sprawling installation

across four walls spanning more than

100 feet in length.

Matthew Kirk’s composition of A

Shadow of a Shadow, which spans

22 feet in length, and A Distant Lie,

which measures eight feet across

and 11 feet high is a sight to behold.

Kirk’s “weaving” paintings for Meta

rely on the same grid structure as the

Navajo rugs of his heritage but use

modern-day construction materials

woven through a steel rebar grid as

the ground for the hundreds of small

paintings that adorn these works,

according to Vaz.

Open Arts were initially founded

in 2010 as a residency program

at Facebook. Artists were

commissioned to create work

along with employees on-site at the

company’s headquarters, giving

Facebook workers insight into the

artistic process.

In the end, this is not the makings

of an art exhibition but rather a

space where the artists who call this

place home have a blank canvas to

share their heritage with their local

community.

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ART NEWS

art helps him to forget the difficulties

he faces as a person and shares his

creativity and beauty through art.

With the pandemic giving millions

of people the right opportunity to

explore their hobbies and passion,

Hakeem tapped into his creative

side and took up painting. He

quickly gravitated towards abstract

art and cubic art.

His paintings were displayed

at Markaz Al-Oun Bazaar, a help

center and non-profit organization

that helps people with intellectual

disabilities. In the future, he wants to

have his gallery.

His passion for

art has allowed

him to share who

he is with the

people around

him, and has

impressed people

with his take on

abstract art.

Meet Saudi Artist

Ahmed Hakeem,

who impressed the audience

with his art overcoming his

disabilities

Art is truly a gateway to

discovering who you

are. For a 34-year-old,

Ahmed Hakeem this is

true.

Ahmed Hakeem, unlike the

usual roster of artists, has a mild

intellectual disability, which results

in slower growth in all areas of

conceptual development including

social and daily living skills.

But he has found a way to

overcome this and express his core

personality, which is of an artist. His

As Hakeem puts it, finding jobs

is difficult for individuals with

disabilities. He says “You need to

know about the challenges that

I am having with the community

in general. Most people with

disabilities are usually unemployed

and don’t have access to powerful

governmental aid, but their families

have to enroll them in special clubs,

and this can be financially stressful

to the parents, so there is a lack of

community and activities for us,”

For Ahmed Hakeem, his passion

for art has allowed him to share who

he is with the people around him,

and has impressed people with his

take on abstract art.

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“There is art

everywhere, only if

we pause to look”, says

Ibrahim.

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Ibrahim Gailani is a self-taught

contemporary artist of Pakistani

decent who moved to Dubai,

U.A.E in 1979 at the age of 5

years. “There is art everywhere,

only if we pause to look”, says

Ibrahim.

He did his primary & secondary

education in UAE and has been

living in Gulf countries most of his

life, from U.A.E to Kuwait, and for

12 years in Muscat, Oman. Gailani

started his professional career in

2010 with the “Gailani Art Studio”

participating in Art Exhibitions and

founding the “Gailani Art Retreat”.

A creative getaway of selfexpression

using painting and music.

The retreats engaged more than

900 participants over 60 art retreats

since its inception. Gailani’s paintings

are exhibited in the Middle-East,

Europe & North America. His recent

work is known for its pop-art inspired

portraits with street graffiti lettering.

“Our stories are on our face, if only

people paused to look and read”

says Ibrahim.

He has had over 21

International Art Exhibitions

in the past 11 years,

winning 2 International

Art Awards – 2 in New

York, U.S.A, and 2 in

Vancouver, Canada in

September 2016. His

work exhibited in New

York Coffee Art Festival

won the Visitor Choice

Award. The same month

he published his book

“Gailani - An Artistic

Journey” - A memoir

of his life story told

through paintings.

In December 2017, his paintings

“The Refugee” won the Jury word

for 3rd Annual “Show Your World Art

Competition” showcased at Gallery

MC, New York City. He was also

awarded Best International Artist at

Art Vancouver in 2018.

In December 2018, he debuted

his art work at Red Dot Miami during

the Art Basek Week, and then at

Art Wynwood in February 2019. He

also won Best International “Artist of

Honor” at Campbell River Winter Art

Festival, British Columbia, Canada in

November 2018. Gulf News of Dubai

did a special feature on Gailani with

the title “Artist Puts Oman on the

Global Stage”.

In June 2020, his work was

published in the “Art of Sherlock

Holmes” - Global Edition 2 becoming

one of the 13 international artists

featuring there. During the pandemic

lockdowns Ibrahim Gailani launched

a video Web-Series “Art-Beats” that

interviewed artists and showcased

art activities to motivate them.

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“Our stories are on

our face, if only

people paused to

look and read” says

Ibrahim.

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EVENTS

The Consulate General of India, Dubai celebrates

Divya Chakra 2022 as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit

Mahotsav marking 75 years of Independence.

Witnessing an exhibit of 75 artworks by artists from over ten nationalities, alongside panel

discussions, trivia, digital tributes, cultural performances, and much more amidst the

presence of ministries and highly renowned dignitaries.

22nd Aug, 2022: Divya Chakra

2022 marks a true and grand

celebration of the spirit of India in

the UAE. It was presented by the

Consulate General of India, Dubai,

and the Private Office of HH Sheikh

Ahmed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi,

organized by Artoze Gallery and

Exhibitions.

The event featured an exceptional

exhibit of 75 selected artworks by

artists of multiple nationalities. The

celebration also featured LIVE art

performances by dignified artists,

which included Dr. Ajit Gadekar,.

Amal Mirajkar, Raisa Mariam Rajan,

and Dr. Devisree. The LIVE rangoli

made by Jyoti Manish Rajyaguru,

which was a treat to the eyes under

the theme “Ek Rangoli Desh ke

Naam”.

“Divya Chakra 2022 is an event to

welcome diversity and bring people

together to celebrate the 75 glorious

years of Independence of India. We

announced the Virtual Art Gallery,

where artists from around the globe

could send in their artworks and

be a part of this historic moment.

Not just that, the Digital Tribute

was announced for everyone to

send in their heartfelt tribute to the

martyrs, which was displayed on

screens across the venue,” says a

spokesperson from Artoze Gallery

and Exhibitions. Such creative

and thoughtful digital elements

made this event a one of its kind

celebration of this special occasion.

It enabled people to connect with

the celebration irrespective of their

nationality and country of residence.

Divya Chakra 2022 also included

a dance performance by NKD

Dance Studio led by Dubai-based

dancer, actor, and influencer, Nidhi

Kumar, and a musical tribute by

Antara Institutions led by Bagavad

EEswar. Hosted by Emcee Bassam,

the audience had an amazing time

enjoying the performances and

also winning some exciting goodies

during the course of the event.

A panel discussion was hosted

where the panellists discussed

the artistic excellence of India.

The Consul General of India was

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seen heartily interacting with artists

exhibiting their work. Many artists

gifted their brilliant art pieces to the

consulate during the event.

“I am truly delighted to be here

celebrating Divya Chakra 2022 with

you. First and foremost, I would

like to congratulate the entire team

of Artoze Gallery & Exhibition

for organizing this outstanding

celebration, here at the Consulate

General of India in Dubai. This is a

beautiful year where India celebrates

its 75 years of Independence and

the UAE celebrates 50 glorious

years, and we are truly delighted

to be joined by all our Emirati

brothers and sisters in this very

special celebration. The United Arab

Emirates is one country in the world

where it is also the whole world in

one country. I am sure in the last

couple of years of difficulty, the

artists have really helped us to lift

our spirits and give us a message

of hope, peace and prosperity.

Here in the Consulate General of

India, Dubai, we are extremely

proud and privileged to be hosting

these celebrations, bringing artists

from different genres together and

celebrating art in its various forms.

A very special vote of thanks to

all the artists and presenters for

choosing Divya Chakra 2022 to

present their art forms, because it is

really their participation that makes

this event come alive for all of us. I

wholeheartedly thank all the partners

and sponsors for their support in

making this event a grand success,"

says H.E. Dr. Aman Puri, The Consul

General of India in Dubai.

The partners supporting the event

were iFund Factoring, Wasaya

Investments, Mustdash, Pind da

Dhaba, Dominos, Noon Grocery,

My Govindas, Danube Properties,

Seema’s Gallery, Excel Celebrations,

Ahmed Al Maghiribi Perfumes,

Barakat, Art Lab, SoundKraft,

The United Arab

Emirates is one country

in the world where it is

also the whole world in

one country. I am sure in

the last couple of years

of difficulty, the artists

have really helped us to

lift our spirits and give us

a message of hope, peace

and prosperity.

Chrysels, Veesham printing press,

IBPG, Indian Women in Dubai,

Emirates Loves India, Magzoid

Magazine, The Finance World

Magazine, Khaleej Times, GulfBuzz,

Curly Tales, Zee, Big 106.2, Talk FM,

and Mobishastra. It was indeed a

visible effort and support from each

and every one of them that made this

event a memorable one.

“It was an amazing experience

to be a part of Divya Chakra 2022

and it gives us immense pride in

supporting the celebration. Walking

through so many diverse works feels

like an honor to me. It was incredible

work by the entire team and all their

partners. We look forward to many

such collaborations and initiatives in

the future.”, says H.E. Dr. Thomasz

Zaleski, Chairman of the Board of

The Private Office of H.H. Sheikh

Ahmed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi.

“I was mesmerized to see people

from so many different nationalities

coming together and celebrating

this special moment for each Indian.

This itself suggests a lot about the

harmony that all the residents of the

UAE share," says Sarah Ahchouch, a

participating artist.

“Despite being far away from my

homeland, I felt at home while being

a part of Divya Chakra 2022. The

ambiance and the audience were

both amazing. I met some really nice

people and am honored to have had

the opportunity to display my artwork

at the event,” says Dr. Ajit Gadekar, a

participating artist.

In his speech, Dr. Aman Puri

congratulates each and every artist,

supporting organizations, institutions,

and delegates for taking part in

Divya Chakra 2022.

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EVENTS

H.E. Aman Puri, the Consul General of

India in Dubai addressing the crowd. Initiating the lighting of jyot Dr.Tomas Zalenski lighting the jyot

The crowd standing to honor the National Anthem

LIVE Rangoli as ‘Ek Rangoli Desh K Naam’

Dance performance by NKD Studio

A musical tribute by Antara Institutions

A vibrant dance performance spreading the colors of India

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Faisal AbdulQader, Khalil Abdulwahid and

H.E. Aman Puri

A salute to the nation by performers

A panel discussion on the artistic excellence of India

Varsha Sureka and Reema

Team NKD Studio posing in front of the Media Wall

H.E. Dr. Aman Puri, and Pamala Serena Rull

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Felicitation of Barakat

Felicitation of ZeeTv

Dr.Tomas Zalenski being felicitated

Felicitation of 106.2 Big FM and

Talk 100.3

Felicitation of Mobishastra

Felicitation of Dominos

Felicitation of Seema’s Art Gallery

Felicitation of Danube

Felicitation of Ahmed Al Maghribi

Perfumes

Felicitation of Emcee Bassam

The Consul General in Audience

LIVE Art exhibit by Artist Raisa Rajan

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LIVE Art Exhibit by Dr Ajit Gadekar

LIVE Art Exhibit by Dr. Devisree

Felicitation of LIVE Artist Dr. Devisree by the

Consul General

Felicitation of LIVE Artist Amal Mirajkar by the

Consul General

LIVE Artist Dr. Devisree and the

Consul General

LIVE artist Raisa Rajan being felicitated by the

Consul General

Felicitation of LIVE Artist Dr Ajit Gadekar

by the Consul General

Participating Artist Sarah Ahchouch with the

Consul General

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS I DIVYA CHAKRA 2022

Resin Art

by Honey Taheri

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Honey Taheri, is a

resident artist with

over 20 years of

experience in various

fields of art such as Resin

art, acrylic painting, Abstract,

Mixed media. Although Art

was a part of her life since

childhood, she was an Electrical

Engineer initially. And she has

been a mother in 2010, so she

continues art and creations to

spend time with her beautiful

daughter instead of having a

full-time job. She has

experience as a teacher of the

new amazing art- “Resin Art” for

more than 3 years.

Other than her art exhibit and

presence at Divya Chakra 2022,

Honey also received a lot of

appreciation for her exhibit in

the World Art Dubai Exhibition

2021.

- feature@magzoid.com

Concept Art

by Maria Komal Abie

- Exclusive to Magzoid

A

UAE based Indian artist,

Maria Komal Abie, has

been making her mark in

the art world lately by not

only winning numerous accolades

for her artistic skills, one of which is

the Honorable Mention Award at an

International Juried Art Competition

organised by Art Show International

in August 2022, but for also having

completed several commissions and

exhibitions in India and in the UAE.

Her ideas and paintings have gained

the attention of a global audience as

she has proven to be a multi-faceted

artist who captures the essence

of a subject and converts it into

captivating pieces of art work.

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS I DIVYA CHAKRA 2022

Amal Mirajkar is a 17-yearold

self-taught artist. She

graduated high school

from Gems Our Own

English High School in 2022 and is

currently persuading her studies in

the Architectural department of the

College of Architecture, Art and Design

(CAAD) at the American University of

Sharjah. She is a versatile artist who

works with oils, acrylic, ink, epoxy

resin, POP and clay as mediums for

sculptures. Amal tries to replicate the

beauty around her in her artworks.

The artist painted her artwork live

in Divya Chakra 2022, and also

displayed her artwork in the event

amidst many other artists.

- feature@magzoid.com

Surrealism

by Amal Mirajkar

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Nature Art

by Dr. Ajit Gadekar

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Dr. Ajit Gadekar is a

pediatrician by profession

and a self-taught artist who

works on oil mediums. The

beauty of nature is mesmerizing and

makes one forget all their stress.

Most times this calming experience

can be felt through impeccable

artwork. Similarly, Dr. Ajit who is

a pediatrician by profession has

a hobby of painting which helps

him forget all the work stress. He

also owns a private art space

in Art Beyond Boundaries, the

largest virtual art exhibition of its

kind. In Divya Chakra 2022, Dr. Ajit

participated as a live art performing

artist, panel discusser and also

exhibited his artwork. His discussion

on the artistic excellence of India was

noteworthy.

- feature@magzoid.com

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COVER ARTIST

Mythical

Magic

By Michael Angelo Guadalupe

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"I aspire to create

visual experiences

that give the absurd

world of artificial

intelligence art

human meaning"

says Michael.

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Puerto Rican visual

artist 'Michael Angelo

Guadalupe' is better known

by his stage name, Mago.

He was born in New York

and, when still a little child, his

family relocated to Puerto Rico. He

specializes in employing artificial

intelligence to produce stunning

and distinctive graphics that narrate

tales from old myths, religions, and

histories.

He was raised in housing

complexes where he was always

surrounded by inconveniences.

Mago was taken away from his family

when he was 7 years old and placed

in a foster home. He came across

literature about tales and legends

from the past during this time, which

would come to define his life and

serve as the basis for his artistic

creations.

He relocated to Miami after

graduating from high school, where

he was exposed to music industry

artists and art galleries. He relocated

to Chile after being signed as an

artist. The vastness of the Andes

would capture his imagination and

motivate him to build fantastical

worlds and landscapes. "I aspire

to create visual experiences that

give the absurd world of artificial

intelligence art human meaning"

says Michael.

Shortly after he shared ‘Athanya:

The Guardian of Knowledge’ went

viral on social media, and his profile

soon had thousands of followers. “AI

Art has the potential to reimagine

the art world” says Michael. Mago

enjoys instructing people on how to

make AI art. He has already received

inquiries from Hollywood about his

artwork, and he is already in contact

“AI Art has

the potential to

reimagine the

art world” says

Michael.

with numerous studios. Mago is

also getting ready for his first solo

exhibition with AI Art, music industry,

artists, and art galleries.*

- feature@magzoid.com

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SUMMER BRUNCHES

7

Best places to dine-in with

your friends and family this

Summer

MYRRA

Myrra is an ode to long, lazy family lunches that are a ritual in

Spain and has now been introduced to Dubai. The menu is

Mediterranean comfort foods and Spanish classics like pollo

a la Brasa, marinated baby chicken; vegetable moussaka;

and traditional chicken and beef or seafood paellas with sweet

desserts to enjoy some well-earned family time.

Myrra, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, 12 pm to 4 pm,

Sundays, Dhs300 house, Dhs350 premium.

Tel: (0)4 770 1433, myrrarestaurant.com

EL SUR

If you want to relax on a lazy Sunday, a Sunday

siesta brunch at El Sur starts is the right way to go.

Across a three-hour package, diners are treated

to a selection of tapas, rice dishes, and paella, all

designed to be shared.

El Sur, The Westin Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh, 12.30

pm to 3.30 pm, Dhs250 house, Dhs199 soft,

Dhs70 children aged 6 to 11.

Tel: (0)4 511 7373, elsurdubai.com

FEBRUARY 30

A Dubai beach bar, February 30 adds a new Sunday brunch to

its roster of events this weekend. Take this four-hour package

of sharing plates of crispy beef, seared salmon, and shrimp

tempura, with an a la carte choice of main: Chilean sea bass,

grilled chicken, or an Angus beef burger with a choice of

dessert, with free-flowing drinks and a live DJ set.

February 30, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, 1 pm to 5

pm, Sundays, Dhs325 soft, Dhs495 house.

Tel: (0)4 244 7200, february30dubai.com

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SUMMER BRUNCHES

THE LIGHTHOUSE

The Lighthouse’s original outpost in Dubai Design

District serves up a sharing-style brunch every Saturday

and Sunday. From 12 pm to 4 pm, the generous menu

includes seven starters, eight mains, and four desserts –

so visit with an empty stomach!

The Lighthouse, Dubai Design District, corner of

building 6, 12 pm to 4 pm, Sundays, Dhs275 soft,

Dhs375 house, Dhs525 Champagne.

Tel: (04) 422 6024, thelighthouse.ae

CAVIAR KASPIA

Caviar Kaspia brings a more traditional take to the weekend

brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Mains include a stuffed

croissant with cured beef or a buckwheat risotto, followed

by desserts of pain perdu with wild berries and whipped

mascarpone, the Rosewater Milk Cake, or a stack of fluffy

pancakes.

Caviar Kaspia, Gate Village Building 2, DIFC,

12 pm to 4 pm, Sat and Sun, Dhs375.

Tel: (0)4 243 5633, kaspiadubai.com

CARNA

Go to Carna for a multi-course dining experience. Carna

serves up a Sunday roast brunch with packages from Dhs295.

The main event of this experience is the carved beef rump,

roasted vegetables, potatoes (both roasted and mashed),

and enormous Yorkshire puddings. Adding their take on

more unusual sides – a pan of crispy Brussels sprouts, grilled

Portobello mushrooms, and a miniature Francessina pie with

veal belly, and beef cheek.

74th floor, Carna, SLS Dubai, Sun 1 pm to 4 pm, Dhs295

with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks.

Tel: (054) 705 8198. @carnadubai

LA CANTINE

La Cantine du Faubourg transports you to Paris without

travelling to France. A Sunday (and Saturday) affair, book

yourself in for the legendary brunch and come with great

expectations. Pick a three-hour time slot between 12 pm and 5

pm and enjoy a plethora of delicious dishes.

La Cantine du Faubourg, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel,

3-hour packages, 12pm to 5pm, Sundays, Dsh345 soft,

Dhs465 house, Dhs695 Champagne.

Tel: (0)4 3527 105, lacantine.ae

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ART NEWS

Burj Khalifa encircled

by a massive ring,

‘Downtown Circle’ that is 550

meters above the ground in a

striking new design

A

novel idea developed

by the architecture firm

Znera Space would

alter the Dubai skyline.

Downtown Circle, a

550-meter-tall ring that will encircle

Burj Khalifa, is the name of the

proposed project. The idea is

meant to challenge conventional

notions of skyscraper housing and

gated communities. Additionally,

sustainability and self-sufficiency

are goals.

The remarkable size of the

tower, which is expected to have a

three-kilometer circumference and

encircle the entirety of Downtown

Dubai, is seen in artist renderings.

It will be divided into smaller parts,

each of which will have residences

as well as areas for public,

commercial, and cultural use.

Najmus Chowdry and Nils

Remess, co-founders of Znera

Space, who frequently focus on

experimental architecture that

explores and challenges social limits

and environmental issues, have

designed the enormous project.

Skypark would also have swamps,

The design and sketches,

which were produced in

partnership with Polandbased

visualisations firm

Pictown, also feature a

tram idea for the outer

perimeter ring.

waterfalls, tropical vegetation, and

other floras, serving as a lung for

the building. As part of the urban

ecosystem, the design calls for

spaces for rainwater collection,

solar power generation, and a

mechanism for storing carbon and

filtering air pollution.

The design and sketches, which

were produced in partnership with

Poland-based visualisations firm

Pictown, also feature a tram idea

for the outer perimeter ring. Twenty

roomy pods with top speeds of

100 kilometres per hour would ferry

people around the Downtown Circle

while offering 360-degree views of

the city.

The Line megaproject in Neom,

Saudi Arabia is comparable to the

concept of an autonomous city

within a city. The Line, which is

intended to be created in the desert

where space is ample, differs from

Znera Space in that it is integrated

into the fabric of an existing

metropolis.

While creating Downtown Circle,

Chowdry and Remess took into

account all facets of urban living,

including the social, economical,

and sustainable ones, but they are

equally excited by the conversation

about what is feasible in terms of

design.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Graphic Art

By James Lewis

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“When you turn your passion into a career, you can easily lose sight of why

you started, so just remember to enjoy the process,” says James.

- Exclusive to Magzoid

James Lewis, a 25-year-old

graphic artist from Cardiff,

Wales, curates content and

creates famous cartoon

characters for his social

media followers on TikTok and

Instagram. With clients like Pepsi,

Wix.com, BBC, Samsung, and so

many more, one can understand the

passion and skill James brings to the

scene with his artwork.

Calligraphy is James' preferred

weapon of choice as he shares

his creativity with the world. After

losing his parents to natural causes,

he found the creative route to be

a positive way to look forward in

life. Crediting Lynne Appleyard

from Barry Island, from whom he

rented a place to stay, gave him the

courage to experiment and forge his

future. That is where he started with

typography and lettering, which has

now garnered popularity on social

media and amongst clients that have

become frequent collaborators with

James.

Collaboration with brands is the

real identity of James. Recently,

he had the opportunity to design

Rolls Royce’s logo on their SUV

for an internal event. For Rick and

Morty fans, he is the artist behind

composing Season 5’s awareness

launch social media art.

Right now, he works from a

permanent studio space at Cardiff

Museum Place, with a packed

schedule from 9 AM to 6 PM. James

confesses that during the early days,

creating art to earn enough through

commissions was a challenge. But,

with time and personal branding, he

has been able to forget about the

problem altogether and focus on

improving the quality of his work.

“The key to making good content

is consistently putting out content

that you enjoy making,” says James.

In 2020, he changed his focus to

content creation and character

painting full time, which he shares

with his followers on TikTok and

Instagram. During this year, James

founded Precise Art, which strives to

solve every budding artist’s problem

- finding the right materials to use.

Sharing his tips and choices of

brushes and paints encourages new

artists on the block to jump right into

composing their artworks.

“When you turn your passion into

a career, you can easily lose sight of

why you started, so just remember to

enjoy the process.”

James Lewis recently launched his

first exclusive 3D font, Versa which

has been bought by designers all

over the world. With this massive

success, this graphic artist has

worked with global brands on a

range of collaborations. Next year, he

will be launching a range of acrylic

paints to pair perfectly with his bestselling

brushes.

Today, James is thinking about his

future and has aspirations to expand

his product range. He also wishes

to continue running workshops to

help and inspire other budding

creatives around the world. Tapping

into his experience as a keynote

speaker at the Made by Few creative

conferences in Arkansas, James

“The key to making

good content is

consistently putting

out content that you

enjoy making,” says

James

wants to explore public speaking in

the future and raise awareness on

mental health, creativity, and growing

his brand.

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ART & META

Meta continues its push into the

A.I. Art game

With Make-A-Scene, it allows users to create Computergenerated

images based on their own sketches.

Make-A-Scene takes

generative art one

step further. Using the

typical text-to-image

generator and adding

another layer of ‘awesomeness’

Meta AI, the artificial intelligence

branch of Facebook’s part company

allows for user to draw a freeform

digital sketch of a scene for the

generator to use as a base to

generate the final image.

Meta AI, had recently published

a report compiling its findings with

the software and how its customers

reacted to the facilities. “Our model

generates an image given a text

input and an optional scene layout,”

the report reads. “As demonstrated

in our experiments, by conditioning

over the scene layout, our method

provides a new form of implicit

controllability, improves structural

consistency and quality, and

adheres to human preference.”

Generative art has come a

long way, and as a medium has

been enjoying its heyday in the

mainstream.

The blog, published by Meta AI,

continues “To realize AI’s potential

to push creative expression forward,

people should be able to shape

and control the content a system

generates. It should be intuitive and

easy to use so people can leverage

whatever modes of expression work

best for them.” “Imagine creating

beautiful impressionist paintings in

compositions you envision without

ever picking up a paintbrush,”

the post continued. “Or instantly

generating imaginative storybook

illustrations to accompany the

words.”

Make-A-Scene is also able to

generate its own scene layout with

text-only prompts, if that is the

requirement of the user.

The software is yet to go live to the

public. Though it has been rolled

out to a few developers, the idea is

to understand the limitations of the

software and fine tune them for the

general public. The beauty of this

generator is the fact that any artist is

quite literally dipping their brushes

into the mind of a machine (the color

pot) and painting with the machine’s

consciousness.

The importance of this software

cannot be overstated. Having such

a medium of expression enables

the everyday art enthusiast to find

the time to explore their creative

sides, and that is what Make-

A-Scene provides. This stands

revolutionize ways in which creativity

is expressed and an opportunity for

art to become more inclusive to the

general public.

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Cubism

By Dylan Gill

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“Ever since I was young I have been fascinated

by human features. Everybody is unique if you

look close enough,” says Dylan

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Dylan Gill is a cubist artist

who has defined cubism

through his perspective

since 1999. He hails

from London, United

Kingdom, and draws inspiration

from the likes of Pablo Picasso,

Fernand Leger & Marc Chagall.

Gill acquired a passion for art as

a child and carried this passion to

his degree from Goldsmiths, the

University of London in fine arts.

“My work explores the relationship

between shape & colour from my

own perception of the world.” says

Dylan.

His work explores the relationship

between shapes and color used to

visualize his perception of the world

around him. By doing so, Dylan Gill

combines abstractism and cubism

to create a personal take on both

traditional and modern narratives

of social concepts and general

happenings in the world.

“Ever since I was young I

have been fascinated by human

features. Everybody is unique if

you look close enough." For Gill,

the perception of shape is a vital

component of how one perceives

art. By tapping into that, viewers

of his art are left with a newfound

understanding of shapes and

colors.

His works are created with acrylic

on paper. With the inception of

NFTs, he published his works on

NFT platforms like Known Origin

and Manifold NFT to reach a wider

audience.

In The Good - The Bad & The

Ugly, the piece represents the three

sides of one’s mind. People make

mistakes sometimes, but the value

learned is the key part of growth.

In She Lives in the Moment,

“My work explores the

relationship between

shape & colour from

my own perception

of the world.” says

Dylan.

Gill presents a woman who can

live her life in the moment as the

world goes into disarray. Through

Midnight Symphony he conveys the

peace of mind he gets while at the

studio in the middle of the night,

enjoying the silence.

NFTs are the true identities of

Gill in the NFT community, but his

true value comes in him sharing

his emotions and feelings through

acrylic.

With 33.4 thousand followers on

Instagram, his profile is as a surreal

abstract come cubist painter and

NFT Artist. He has exhibited across

Europe including London & Paris.

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EVENTS

Bollywood

singer Sunidhi

Chauhan

enthralls fans

with her musical

miscellany

Sunidhi Chauhan, the

Bollywood pop idol made

a grand entrance with her

signature hit -- ‘Crazy Kiya

Re’ from the blockbuster ‘Dhoom

2’ in the recent ‘Sunidhi Chauhan

Live Concert' held at the Coco

Cola Arena in Dubai on the 13th of

August 2022.

She is well known for her

strong and brassy voice, and the

audience welcomed her with a

thumping roar. Hundreds of music

fans experienced a non-stop

rendition of some iconic Bollywood

numbers from Chauhan with a bass

guitar that hit all the right chords

and a percussionist who struck the

right sounds.

The musical night that felt like

an electrifying rock concert was

organized by PME Events, the

entire audience was swaying and

dancing through the three-hour

long gig.

Sunidhi celebrated her birthday

a day after the concert on the 14th

of August, she took this opportunity

to express her love and gratitude to

her fans in Dubai.

“I have been waiting to perform

in Dubai. I always love performing

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EVENTS

here. We have a great crowd here

who love to listen to all songs,” said

the superstar singer.

Chauhan performed some of her

major hits including ‘Sajna ve Sajna’

(Chameli), ‘Dance Pe Chance’

(Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi), the stirring

song ‘Kyon na hum tum’ (Barfi)

particularly touched the hearts of

the audience with Chauhan’s soft

and liting voice.

The digital backdrop of a hand

artist doing a live take on the

male voice of the rendition made

this song even more endearing.

The spectacle combined with her

magical voice made it a high point

of the night.

Chauhan repeatedly lauded

the Dubai music lovers for their

discerning taste in music during

the thumping concert. She also

swayed the audience through a

medley of her romantic songs and

kick-started with ‘Bhage Re Man’

(Chameli), then followed it up with

‘Lae Dooba’ (Aiyaary) which was

received with a resounding roar

from the audience.

Divyansh the winner of India’s

Got Talent Season 9 joined the

artist on the stage. The beatboxing

artist added a twist to the

concert, women in the audience

were in for a pleasant surprise as

the singer asked them to stand up

as she sang her hit song ‘Desi Girl’

(Dostana). From the ages of 16 to

60, the concert saw women stand

up and sportingly bust a few of

their own Bollywood dance moves.

Sunidhi also paid a tribute

to late Indian playback singer

Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK). She

was visibly emotional as she looked

back at his amazing journey.

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ART NEWS

Qatar to transform into an

outdoor art gallery, before the FIFA

World Cup in 2022

Qatar Museums has

proposed an extensive

public art initiative that

will be implemented not

just in the nation’s capital of Doha

but also the entire nation in front of

the rapidly coming FIFA World Cup

Qatar 2022. 40 new pieces will be

added to the 70 that are already

present nationwide, transforming

the country’s public spaces—parks,

commercial areas, rail stations, hotel

plazas, cultural institutions, Hamad

International Airport, and the eight

World Cup 2022 stadiums—into a

“vast outdoor art museum.”

In a statement, Qatar Museums’

chair Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint

Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani

said, “The installation of 40 new,

significant works of public art this fall

represents a significant milestone

for Qatar’s public art initiative."

One of our most visible examples

of cross-cultural interchange

is public art, where we display

creations from creators of many

backgrounds and nationalities.

Public art is present to make your

experience distinctive, from the

arrivals at the best airport in the

world, Hamad International Airport,

One of our most visible

examples of cross-cultural

interchange is public

art, where we display

creations from creators

of many backgrounds and

nationalities.

to every neighbourhood in our

country.

In the region, Qatar was among

the first nations to develop a public

art programme, which currently

features pieces by Richard Serra,

Tom Claaseen, Bruce Nauman,

Louise Bourgeois, and Urs Fischer.

According to Abdulrahman

Ahmed Al-Ishaq, director of public

art at Qatar Museums, “Qatar

Museums’ public art programme,

more than anything else, serves as

a reminder that art is all around us,

not just in museums and galleries,

and can be enjoyed and celebrated

whether you are going to work, or

school, or the desert, or the beach.”

On November 21, the FIFA World

Cup Qatar 2022 begins.

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INDIAN ARTIST

Magical illustrations

By Relna Olivia

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DIGITAL ARTIST

Relna Olivia is a 24-yearold

young blood with a

pair of magical wands in

her hands. She creates

a fascinating world of

emotions via her artworks. She loves

to portray nostalgia, friendship,

and other relationships in a hearttouching

way. Her work is always

rooted in pure love and romance.

She is a graduate in English

literature from the University of

Calicut and is currently working as

a Digital Artist at Capio Interactive,

Calicut. She started the journey

as an artist in her early childhood

and continues with more passion

and determination. She is an avid

observer and storyteller. Through

her artwork, she inspires her

surroundings to be wrapped in love.

" I love to portray feelings that are

beyond words and expressions.

This is my zone of happiness and

passion, "says Relna.

As an artist, she states that none of

her works are for any profit or benefit,

all of them are enchanted with nature

" I love to portray

feelings that are

beyond words and

expressions. This is

my zone of happiness

and passion, "says

Relna.

and exhilarating moments. She

cherishes each beautiful moment

in her life through realistic artwork.

The colors used in her work are

fascinating and highly inspiring.

The artist Relna embelished

her style by using hyper-realistic

portraits. The unconditional love

between a mother and child, loveydovey

moments, etc. are saturated

in her works and each has a story to

communicate. She always reflects a

deep connection with the moments

she portrays. Recently, her first ever

book cover illustration for reputed

writer Ms. Preetha Vasan's book was

published. She is looking forward to

making the world more fascinating

with her art.

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ART NEWS

Everyone can become an

art collector with NFTs in the

picture, here’s how

The most eager users

Most individuals only

ever purchase a

cheap poster from a

gallery as their closest

connection to owning a

famous piece of art, but art dealers

are keen to use technology to attract

new collectors.

Anaida Schneider, a former

banker who now resides in

Switzerland, is one of those

pushing new ownership models;

for a nominal charge, investors

can purchase a digital portion of

a painting and split the proceeds

when she sells it.

She explained that not everyone

has $1 million to invest. So, I had

the notion to break it out and create

it a blockchain-based mutual fund.

An NFT, a special digital token

created and kept on the blockchain,

the computer code that powers

cryptocurrencies, is given to each

purchaser.

According to analyst company

NonFungible, NFT artworks

accounted for around $2.8 billion in

sales last year, and the rate has only

marginally decreased in the first half

of this year.

The most eager users of the

technology are collectors and

artists, even if it means only being

able to possess a portion of a digital

reproduction of a painting.

In order to provide ownership

of digital copies of masterworks,

thirteen Italian institutions recently

struck agreements with Cinello, a

company that distributes limitededition

digital reproductions.

The purchaser receives a one-ofa-kind,

high-resolution digital copy

of the technology are

collectors and artists,

even if it means only

being able to possess

a portion of a digital

reproduction of a

painting.

to display on a screen in addition

to a certificate from the museum,

which keeps half of the sales price.

Customers can request an NFT to

go along with their image, but the

company claimed to have their

own proprietary mechanism, which

they refer to as DAW, to ensure

ownership.

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ART REVOLUTION

The real NFT and

Metaverse revolution

is only getting started

NFTs - non-fungible tokens,

are the cornerstone on

which the Metaverse

is being built. This fact

makes the NFTs and

Metaverse inextricably linked, and

hence the revolution around these

technologies all the more exciting.

The crypto and blockchain

markets have matured and evolved

greatly over the last few years. With

the rise of Web3, businesses taking

on Metaverse facilities with open

arms have increased their popularity

amongst providers and consumers.

The UAE is no exception in realizing

the potential of the Metaverse and

is living up to its reputation of being

one of the earliest adopters of this

technology and its complementary

fields as well.

Chainanalysis State of Web3

reports that collectors have sent

over $37 billion to NFT marketplaces

between January and May this

year. This indicates that the NFT

marketplace is poised to break

the limit set by 2021’s total of $40

billion. Generally, the NFT market

has its peaks and troughs. They are

often due to global trends and user

demand. Taking that into account,

there has been an increase every

quarter from 2020 before the dip in

the 2nd quarter of 2022.

NFTs allow people to own digital

assets. Images, audios, and videos

can be sold and bought or even

transferred between NFT owners.

This generates interest and the

demand to own an NFT due to the

digital nature and the unique token

identifier of your asset. That is not all.

Within the Metaverse, one can even

own their very own virtual real estate.

Have you ever seen the movie by

Steven Speilberg - Ready Player

One? We can draw interesting

parallels between the Oasis (the

universe in the movie in which

players can interact using their

avatars) and the Metaverse.

The interest reaches new highs

due to the simple fact of enabling

people to express themselves

in different ways. Many brands,

gaming communities, and

individuals have already begun

treating the Metaverse as a living

reality that is actively influencing

the virtual experience. Blockchainbased

virtual real estate prices grew

by 879% from September 2019 to

March 2022. Compare this to a 39%

growth in real estate prices during

the same time, showing a growing

disparity between the consumer's

interests.

Brands in the UAE have been

quick to embrace the Metaverse.

Backed by the government’s

initiatives such as the Dubai

Metaverse Strategy, which aims

to increase the Metaverse sector’s

contribution to the nation’s economy

to 1% of the total GDP.

Etihad Airways have minted their

NFTs. The collection of 2,003 limited

edition collectibles offers travel

and lifestyle benefits to its owners.

Dubai’s Museum of the Future, in

collaboration with Binance NFT, has

developed a range of virtual assets

that are ready to go public in the

coming weeks. These initiatives

are steps towards ushering the

Metaverse into the daily lives of

people to bolster and augment

communities and events alike.

Technologies like the Metaverse

and blockchain operate seamlessly

to introduce a better quality of life

for their users. Let's take the gaming

industry, for example. An industry

that is set to be valued at $321 billion

by 2026 stands to benefit through

such technologies. There are easier

ways to animate and create games

and more immersive media through

which one can experience the

stories created by the developers.

In a few years, an avid role-playing

gamer will experience the feeling

of being part of the Animus (the

fictional engine that helps the player

tap into the lives of their ancestors

in the Assassins Creed franchise

developed by Ubisoft), and that will

change gaming forever.

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EVENTS

An exhilarating

night at Dubai

with Alan Walker,

KSHMR, and

Syence

EDM genius Alan Walker

lit the Coca Cola Arena

on the 26th of August

2022 with his fascinating

performance along

with another EDM star KSHMR

and Syence. The British born

Norwegian DJ, Alan Walker made a

grand entrance on the exhilarating

night.

DJ Alan is well known for his

blockbuster hits Faded, On My

Way, Alone and many more. The DJ

has had 15 billion+ streams on his

audio and video from worldwide.

This award-winning artist is also

known for his trademark mask and

hoodie.

He has collaborated with a

host of major international talents

including Noah Cyrus, Sia, Bruno

Mars, Avicii, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus,

Kygo, Charli XCX, Julia Michaels

and more. Alan was also joined

by Niles Hollowell-Dhar or as he is

more commonly known as KSHMR.

He is famous for his 2010 global

smash Like A G6 and Tsunami.

KSHMR (pronounced ‘Kashmir’)

rose to fame with his track Secrets

which was a collaboration with

Tiësto and Vassy.

The EDM geniuses were joined

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by duo Zach Montoya and Brayden

James, who together form Syence.

Syence were also thrown into the

electronic mix. The duo is known

for their experiment with music

and have pioneered a sound they

called bass pop – bright, feel-good

melodies while exploring a bassdriven,

dark, and edgy side. Their

top hits include Nice Girl, Lies,

Firehazard, Mr Emotional and many

others.

The extraordinary performances

by the DJs made the audience

groove to their tunes, as a result

the arena was filled with lights and

bright spaces.

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ART TALK

Why are NFT Platforms

opening up physical gallery space?

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

are a new medium of art

expression through its

digital capabilities. NFT

art, from its inception, has been a

product that the art community has

difficulty accepting as fine art. So,

NFT platforms have begun taking

initiatives to change that with a

plan that rests on the pillars of -

education and awareness.

As 2022 rolls by, NFT art has

picked up momentum. Galleries

and art forums have invited NFT

artists to provide a space for

such art to be showcased to

the audience. These avenues

generate awareness in the artistic

communities about NFT art and

artists. The point here is that NFTs

in some way, appear to have a

barrier of entry for the genuine

enthusiast exploring the artistic or

the creative world.

For NFT platforms, that is

the reasoning behind opening

up physical galleries. Physical

galleries stand to bring out and

present this art to the common

public. By making NFT art a

part of a community's daily life

platforms seek to change the

public perception of such digital

constructs.

NFTs stand for non-fungible

tokens that are unique digital

tokens that cannot be duplicated.

The beauty of such digital tokens is

that they are always one-of-a-kind

making their value to their holder

and a community unique and

invaluable to the right collector.

While the interest is there,

the declining NFT market and

concerns about the relevance of

cryptocurrency have raised some

eyebrows about this form of digital

art’s future. One might even say

NFTs

stand for nonfungible

tokens that are

unique digital tokens that

cannot be duplicated. The beauty

of such digital tokens is that they

are always one-of-a-kind making

their value to their holder and

a community unique and

invaluable to the right

collector.

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Educating the

public and introducing

something different and unique

is a great way to help create

interest in NFT art. Having a

space to showcase such art allows

visitors to feel like they are a part

of something and invites them

to give NFTs a chance.

that this fact of an incoming crypto

winter has forced the hands of

NFT platforms to experiment with

different ways to showcase their

works.

The concept of digital art minted

in a device is unexplored, which

has always caused concerns

among numerous artistic

communities. For conservative art

enthusiasts, the definition of art

stands to change dramatically with

NFTs becoming more mainstream

in the art community. Concerns

about a changing definition of what

art is can be the primary concern

for the better part of the public.

NFT as a concept and an avenue

for fine art have a long way to go in

changing public perception.

Educating the public and

introducing something different

and unique is a great way to help

create interest in NFT art. Having a

space to showcase such art allows

visitors to feel like they are a part of

something and invites them to give

NFTs a chance.

For now, NFT platforms have

to find ways to understand and

solve the high prices and the

complicated approach to collecting

NFTs.

Having physical spaces to host

interested public NFT platforms

stand to reach a larger population

as humans are creatures of

emotions. With physical galleries

providing a different and unique

experience, such platforms stand

to survive the oncoming low in the

cryptocurrency market by relying

on the importance of curating an

exciting experience for its visitors.

All in all, NFT platforms have

their work cut out for them. But with

artists doing their best to forge

relationships based on the trust

and value of art in our lives has led

to a newfound appreciation for NFT

art, which sits at the intersection of

technology and art.

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DIGITAL ARTIST

Origami around UAE by Rohith Rao

“Combined with 3D and stock footage I was able to

accomplish my daughter's wish. One day I wish to see this

fantasy in reality” says Rohith

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Rohit Rao is an enthusiastic

fine artist who has worked

on more than 500 projects

in Dubai over the course

of his 16-year career as a

3D Art Director and 3D Generalist in

the event business, TV commercials,

and 3D animation.

Since he was a young boy,

Rohit has been enamored by the

complicated Japanese technique of

origami. He realized his next huge

project, which is a sight to behold,

as he was teaching the skill to his

daughter. He received the First

rank in his Bachelor of Fine Arts in

Applied Arts studies. In all of his

work, he strives to produce an artistic

outcome.

He has completed more than 500

projects in Dubai throughout his 16

years as a 3D Art Director.

He is currently a full-time freelance

artist who, in the true spirit of Dubai,

loves to combine technology with art

in his work! His next task is to bring

this online-created fantasy picture to

life. “Everything in origami depends

on the right way to fold a square.”

Says Rohith

“Everything in

origami depends

on the right way to

fold a square.” Says

Rohith

Since he began learning

origami as a child, he has come to

understand how everything in the

art form depends on knowing how

to fold a square properly. As he and

his daughter Vipanchi fold origami,

Vipanchi expressed a desire to

see the largest origami in Dubai.

“Combined with 3D and stock

footage I was able to accomplish

my daughter's wish. One day I wish

to see this fantasy in reality.” Says

Rohith

Numerous videos related to

his freelancing and interests are

available on his YouTube channel.

Although it largely concerns Dubai

and the United Arab Emirates, his

work also covers other nations,

charitable causes including

environmental awareness, and

other topics.

With his artistic and technical

abilities, there is where he found the

inspiration and the idea. He made

the choice to make one. He was

able to fulfil his daughter's request

by using stock film, 3D, and other

techniques.

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EDITORIAL

Digital

Technology

and Art of the

21 st Century

Art in the twenty-first

century is a booming

realm of practise,

research, and

publication, making it

a fascinating field to study. Many

important topics have resurfaced

in the new century, inspiring new

thinking and scholarly debate, such

as the rise of bio art in response

to scientific research in the life

sciences, and relational aesthetics,

a critical theory that arose in

response to an increase in art that

invites viewers' participation and

interaction.

Semiotics, post-modernism, and

feminism, among other subjects

that were hotly debated in the late

twentieth century, are still relevant

to the study of twenty-first-century

art and visual culture.

The art of the twenty-first century

is made up of a wide range of

materials and methods. These

include cutting-edge technology

innovations like digital imaging and

the Internet, as well as well-known

genres with a lengthy history that

are still pursued with zeal, such as

painting.

The visual arts landscape

has been transformed by digital

technologies. Digital technology is

now being used by certain artists

to broaden their artistic horizons.

The adoption of sophisticated

software allows any computer user

to generate and alter images and

data. Computers have evolved into

high-tech artistic tools, ranging from

still photographs and animation to

streaming digital information and

digital installations.

NFTs made their debut in the art world in 2017

with the CryptoPunks initiative by the US company

LarvaLabs, which gave 10,000 unique digital

avatars created by an algorithm for free.

These new digital forms have

been discovered by artists to foster

collaboration. As previously noted,

interactive digital works challenge

the notion of a discrete work by a

single author. In interactive digital

media, a source artist cannot claim

to be the sole author of a work

because anybody who interacts

with it is collaborating with the

source artist.

Another art form that has

emerged in the twenty-first century

is NFTs and the digital art that is

linked with them. NFTs made their

debut in the art world in 2017 with

the CryptoPunks initiative by the

US company LarvaLabs, which

gave 10,000 unique digital avatars

created by an algorithm for free.

Because of blockchain technology,

NFTs enable digital scarcity. Some

avatars had rarer features than

others, but they were all impossible

to copy. This means that, for the first

time, digital art may be exposed to

the forces that drive the art market.

It's crucial to comprehend how

NFTs work and, more importantly,

how they apply to art. When you

buy an NFT, you're getting a token

as well as the artwork that comes

with it. When used in art, NFTs

maintain digital scarcity by allowing

the creation of one-of-a-kind pieces

or limited and numbered editions.

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ART TREND

Digital Art of 'Infinite Stories',

A Hypnotic Journey with Endless Zoom-ins

The evolution of technologies

has changed every aspect

of our daily lives, and

digitization has redefined

art and paintings. Appreciation

of digital art on the internet

grows when artists explore new

techniques that surprise us and

transport us to a different world.

In recent times, artist Vaskange

posted his work of art in Twitter

with the caption “The original video

of my artwork here. Stay tuned, to

discover more infinite stories!” this

video of intriguing and exciting

creation of a digital artist has

caught the internet by storm. The

video takes us on a journey with

the artist through endless zoom-ins

that allows the artist to tell ‘infinite

stories.’

We can see a person zooming

in on points of focus on a painting

only to discover another scene

nestled effortless inside the screen.

We realize that with digital art,

artists can dive deeper into how

they can tell a story with colors.

For Vaskange, he talks about his

vacations in these scenes.

The artist describes his work

as follows “I drew a new story in

a photo of my office to tell you

about my vacation. The excitement

of leaving when you pack your

suitcase, then the trip, the travel.

You are already starting to release

the pressure a little bit, and then

explorations that you do to discover

new places, and when you come

across absolutely grandiose

landscapes that you did not

suspect. But for me, the holidays

are also the sun of the islands and

the small pretty villages where you

have the impression that time has

stopped.”

The most fascinating element of

this work is that the art does not

pixelate. Pixelation is a real problem

for our daily appetite for social

media. Videos or images which are

pixelated also knows as the lack

of sharpness and the presence of

weird-looking boxes are something

that any of us doesn’t want. This is

where the magic happens, as the

art maintains its initial high quality

throughout the process.

It’s hard to have not found this

video in your feed in the past few

days. This video is a true testament

to the potential of digital art as

a unique and powerful tool to

rediscover storytelling through art.

It has left netizens impressed,

and baffled at the trick of so

many zoom-ins. So far, the video

has been played 12 million times

and has over a thousand likes on

Twitter.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Fine Art

by Patricia Ochudlo

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“Each piece I paint is an ode to the vibrancy, light and limitless potential

within us, just waiting to be realized” says Patricia

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Patricia Ochudlo is an

emerging fine artist from

Germany. Internationally

collected, her elegantly

energetic paintings can

be found in private collections

across the globe: mostly in Northern

America, Europe and Australia.

Strong females, dreamscapes and

vibrant patterns blend on her canvas,

unleashing a captivating world in

which reality and surrealism coexist.

Her use of oil and mixed media

produces a signature style which is

characterized by its both soothing

and uplifting atmosphere. “The

desire to invite others to dream and

explore their inner worlds is at the

core of my work” says Patricia.

On social media, Patricia is part

of a new generation of trailblazing

artists shaking up the way art is

brought to the public. Through

sharing engaging short videos of

her painting process, she aims to

echo the current zeitgeist and make

her work accessible to broader

audiences. And she does so with

great success: many of her

videos have gone viral and

have gained her recognition in

international markets.

Patricia has felt drawn to

creatively express herself since a

young age. Legend

has it, she started

drawing when she

was able to first

hold a pencil and

sold her first original

painting at the mere

age of seven. The

artist did not obtain

a traditional fine art

degree and instead,

prides herself in

being mostly selftaught.

“Each piece

I paint is an ode to

the vibrancy, light

and limitless potential

within us, just waiting

to be realized”

“The desire to invite

others to dream and

explore their inner

worlds is at the core

of my work” says

Patricia.

says Patricia

She sharpened her knowledge of

aesthetics during her Communication

Design studies and now studies

Art & Marketing Management, next

to her profession of being a fine

artist. Her objective for her studies

is to further sharpen her business

skills, which she believes greatly

complement her artistic side.

Furthermore, whilst she enjoys the

freedom and independence that

self-representing brings; it is among

her aspirations for the future to

collaborate with galleries sharing her

artistic vision.

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SUMMER GETAWAYS

Top Hotels to

explore this

Summer

Indecisive about your summer getaway

plans? Swap the hassle of airline check-ins

and fluctuating foreign exchange rates for

a staycation in the UAE instead. Home to

some of the world’s luxurious hotel brands,

you’ll be tempted to stay.

Al Maha

Your go-to destination in Dubai to

experience Bedouin-style living with all

the comforts expected in a luxury desert

resort & spa. This oasis in the middle of

the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

is hidden amongst lush palm groves and

surrounded by dunes.

Al Maha offers its visitors a unique

experience with impressionable views

of the sweeping sand plains and Hajar

Mountain, which aims to showcase the

heritage and architecture of the nomadic

Bedouins. To complement this, the suites

are designed like traditional Bedouin tents

that naturally blend in with the desert

setting. And to top it off, each suite has its

private infinity plunge pool.

Armani

Hotel

The Armani Hotel

Dubai is a contrast

to its ultra-luxe peers

in Dubai. It is the

perfect embodiment

of elegance achieved

through minimalist

opulence. The hotel

is located in The

Burj Khalifa which

dominates the city's

skyline.

The suites are calm,

akin to a proverbial

oasis in the city.

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Mandarin

Oriental

Jumeira

Life at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira,

is of forever beach days, spa

dates, and exceptional cuisine.

Choosing between sea-facing or

city skylines rooms & suites is a

challenge. The infinite views of the

Arabian Sea from the floor-to-ceiling

windows are dreamy; the views of

the colorful Dubai skyscrapers are

worth a million dollars.

Palazzo

Versace

The union between Palazzo

Versace and Dubai is a

match made in heaven. On

one side, we have Versace

the height of Italian luxury,

and on the other, we have

the land of opulence -

Dubai. This gives the visitors

a chance to sample Italian

hospitality in the Arab.

Anantara World

Islands Dubai

Resort

This new Maldives-style resort is set to open in the

middle of the Arabian Gulf, just 4km from Dubai’s

coastline, on land that began to exist after 2005.

This new resort will have 70 beach and pool villas

& suites approximately 10 minutes by boat from

Palm Jumeirah.

Guests will have a busy itinerary with great spa

treatments, private floating sea lounges, nine

islands nearby for leisure activities, and dining

options that would include a Mediterranean

al fresco restaurant, Arabic-Indian specialty,

barbecues on the beach, and a stylish lounge bar.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Watercolors

By Alvaro Castagnet

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“Watercolours are

my world, and I love

traveling the world

painting watercolours”

says Alvaro.

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Alvaro Castagnet was born

in Montevideo, in the

beautiful South American

country of Uruguay. His

early interest in art was

cultivated mainly by his father, who

sent him to the National School of Art

in Montevideo at a very young age

where he was taught by Professor

Esteban Garino.

He carried on his formal education

in art at the Fine Arts University,

where Miguel Angel Pareja was

his oil painting tutor. “Painting is an

illusion, art is inside” says Alvaro.

Alvaro migrated to Australia in

1983, and lived there enjoying the

cosmopolitan and forward-looking

attitude of that country for 20 years.

The artist is fluent in Spanish, Italian,

and English and currently lives in

Montevideo, Uruguay.

He has been holding solo

exhibitions since 1985, and has been

recognized with dozens of awards

over the last 30 years.

He is the author of the out-ofprint,

“Watercolor Painting with

Passion”, “Painting with Passion –

Beyond Technique” & “Watercolour

Masterclass” books. Alvaro is

featured in innumerable art books,

videos, DVDs and acclaimed

international art publications.

“Watercolours are my world, and

I love traveling the world painting

watercolours” says Alvaro.

His main studio is located in

Montevideo, Uruguay. He lives with

his wife, Ana Maria. Their 2 sons,

live in Melbourne, Australia. Gaston

is a Graphic Designer, lettering and

“Painting is an

illusion, art is inside”

says Alvaro.

sign painter artist and Calvin studies

business at university. They all love

soccer and traveling the world.

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ART NEWS

Meet Beatriz

Cortez, the artist

who transformed the

Volcanic eruption of AD

431 to a metal sculpture

Beatriz Cortez’s piece,

Ilopango, Stela A (2022)

evokes the history of

Earth with the concepts

of meteorites, igneous

rock, and Mayan artifacts. This

sculpture is part of Cortez’s stained,

weathered metal sculptures on

display at the Commonwealth &

Council in Los Angeles. Her choice

of medium welded steel builds on a

sacred thread between geological

matter and the migration of people

across Earth.

Ilopango, Stela A (2022)

specifically considers the volcanic

eruption of Ilopango in AD 431. A

volcano that is now a caldera filled

with one of El Salvador’s largest

lakes. Cortez, who hails from El

Salvador has researched the

importance of the volcanic eruption

and its impact: eradicated Mayan

settlements, rendered the area in

hospitality, deposited tephra as far

as Greenland, and likely caused the

planet’s temperature to cool.

Her sculptures celebrate charred

weld – which would usually be

sanded down and reduced, acquire

an alien beauty, traveling across

the sculpture’s silvery surface to

represent the vision of rivers of lava

and tectonic plates.

Beatriz Cortez, through her work,

investigates the ancient patterns of

This sculpture is part

of Cortez’s stained,

weathered metal

sculptures on display at

the Commonwealth &

Council in Los Angeles.

global migration caused by or due

to geographic change. The artist

call to attention the omnipresent

interconnectedness of nature and

humanity’s vulnerability.

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NFTs, a technology that can bridge the

gap in the art world

A

bridge is a medium

that connects one from

point A to point B. In

the artistic world, such

a bridge exists that

serves as a connector between the

long-standing art institutions and

the new influx of digitalization in art.

NFTs, known as non-fungible

tokens, have taken on the mantle

as a new form of art at the

intersection of technology and art.

NFTs are minted digitally and gain

their value due to the nature of the

blockchain-based origins of these

digital art tokens. Blockchain is

the technology that enabled the

birth of NFTs through an artist's

prowess. This fact provides NFT

an opportunity to become a new

art form in the coming years, as it

enables artists and animators alike

to extend their work formats and

explore different ways to showcase

their subjects.

I don’t actually consider myself

a digital artist. My animations are

based on paintings, and I’ve been

exhibiting my work for as long

as I can remember in physical

galleries. I do animations to see

movement… It’s an extension of

my art practice,” said Mr. Calleja. A

Filipino animator who found NFTs

as an extension of his animations

and a platform to showcase his

works.

Today, the jury is still out for NFTs.

Though some groups refer to it as

an element of fine art, many avid

art followers still prefer physical

canvases over digital tokens. This

simple fact speaks volumes about

the public’s general perception of

art created through technology.

But there have been some great

showcases of digital works by

artists that make an exciting case

in support of art composed through

and with technology.

Education is vital in introducing

a new art form to the general

public. Galleries and art forums

are the best places to get started.

By providing a space for NFTs to

be appreciated, we stand to see

the bridge widen and enable the

general community to understand

and be aware of this new medium

of art, NFT art.

We must realize that today art

means a lot of different things. With

software like Adobe Lightroom and

Photoshop, one can achieve mindboggling

fidelity through digital art.

Digital art is an essential element

of modern art history, and finding

ways for it to become part of

mainstream art alongside physical

compositions is a great way to

bridge technology and art.

The perspective exists when we

see NFTs as the bridge between

existing art institutions and new

artists. With the rise of digital

art and artists, collectors have

started taking interest in such

works. Galleries and forums that

used to host physical art now

find themselves providing for the

demand of having physical spaces

to showcase NFTs.

NFTs are a product of art

enabled by technology. Riding

on this wave of generative art,

NFT artists has enjoyed growing

popularity. Using artificial

intelligence and machine learning/

algorithms, artists can tap into

the power of programming to

develop new media and add

new interactive elements to their

works. Such as infinite zooms, 3D

landscapes, life-like fidelity, and so

much more.

Technology has changed every

aspect of our lives, so why not art?

We believe that NFT art stands to

augment existing art communities

and styles. Combining the

creativity and ingenuity of an artist

with a machine-learning algorithm

to generate art in minutes allows

for extraordinary ways for artists to

tell stories through their paintings.

All in all, technology and art

are uncharted territory for all us

art enthusiasts. We believe that

with so many instances of NFT art

breaking new ground in terms of

the technology applied and the

stories told through the works,

we should give NFT art a chance

to reduce the gap between

technology and art in the 21st

century.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Memories

by Jasmine

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“Mature painting techniques come with

the accumulation of experience, no one is

able to paint a watercolor well at the very

beginning.” says Jasmine.

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Jasmine is an award-winning

watercolor artist from

Taiwan and an AWS silver

medal winner. She has her

very recognizable style

and aesthetics. Her soft, intimate

paintings were highly appreciated

by the jury of various international

competitions.

“Mature painting techniques

come with the accumulation of

experience, no one is able to paint

a watercolor well at the very

beginning.” says Jasmine. Her

latest achievements include

her work, “Enchanted with

Venice", won the Silver Medal

of Honor in the 149th Annual

International Exhibition of the

American Watercolor Society

and also the “Best of

Show” in Water

Media

“The style I am seeking

is the expressiveness

combining classical

delicacy and elegance

and modern, abstract

structures.” says

Jasmine.

Showcase competition 2015.

Her watercolor, “Yellow Roses”,

awarded "The Jerry’s Artarama

Award" at the NWS 95th International

Exhibition; and her work, “Faith”,

awarded as Splash 17: Inspiring

Subjects Competition winner and

won the Di Di Deglin Award in the

148th Annual International Exhibition

of the American Watercolor Society.

In addition, her watercolor, “White

X’mas”, selected for The Matt Bruce

RI Memorial Award at the 204th

International Exhibition in Royal

Institute of Watercolor Artists (RI)

Jasmine has been featured in

the Art of Watercolor and her works

have been included in “'Recipes of

Transparent Watercolor 2'”, published

by Japan Watercolor Society, and

“Masters of Watercolor: From East to

West”. “The style I am seeking is the

expressiveness combining classical

delicacy and elegance and modern,

abstract structures.” says Jasmine.

Jasmine now enjoys her watercolor

creation in Taiwan and has been

invited to participate in major

watercolor exhibition around the

world.

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ART EVENTS

Art Exhibitions

and Events to look out for

Mindful Art Moments

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is hosting a program that uses art to improve

one's mental health. The Summer at the Museum program, this year

is filled with activities of all ages and the highlights include Mindful Art

Moments.

When: Thursdays from August 21st until September 4th, 2022

Where: Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Sown Seed

A summer show at Dubai's

Erie Gallery, featuring the

works of Abdoulaye Konaté,

Ablade Glover, Betty

Acquah, Maggie Otieno,

Rikki Wemega-Kwawu, Wiz

Kudowor, and Kwaku Yaro.

An interesting and exciting

roster of artists with at least

30 years of experience

under their belts

When: Until September

30th, 2022

Where: Efie Gallery, Al

Khayat Art Avenue.

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Crypto Fest, 2022

A preeminent festival of Blockchain,

Cryptocurrencies, NFTs, the Metaverse, Web 3.0,

DeFi, Mining, Digital Asset Trading, and GameFi

Projects. Listen to eminent speakers in these

domains and understand how these technologies

stand to revolutionize art.

When: 19th to 20th October

Where: Festival Arena, Dubai Festival City

Roya Rastegar Sani

A solo art exhibition by Roya Rastegar Sani exhibited

under the sponsorship of Art Lab, she passed the

courses of hyperrealism, miniature, etc. Her paintings

and works of art are inspired by the rich history and

culture of Iran, especially the traditional Iranian tile and

its combination with the modern female figure, which

expresses a bridge between the style: (traditional) and

(modernity) , which tells endless stories.

When: Until 30th September, 2022

Where: Radisson Red Hotel, Dubai

Abu Dhabi

Art Fair

The fair is an opportunity

for art enthusiasts to

discover exhibitions,

artist commissions, and

installations alongside

the work of local and

international talent.

When: November 16th

to November 22md,

2022

Where: Manarat Al

Saadiyat

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ART FACTS

In 1967, Americans Kenneth

Knowlton and Leon Harmon created

one of the first real digital artworks

in history. They captured a shot of a

woman and turned it into a picture

that consisted of computer pixels.

“Machine Imaginarie” was

created by a famous Hungarian

artist Vela Monalnar in 1968,

which allowed not just to create

shapes, but also erase, deform

or make them cross, like in

geometric screen wallpapers of

last 10 years.

The animated art

was first produced

by Larry Cuba in

1974. Later, one

of his most wellknown

animations

were used for the

“Star Wars” movie.

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ART FACTS

Businesses are now competing

to acquire virtual real estate in

Metaverse’s prime locations

that look almost similar to the

real locations. They’re hiring 3D

artists to create avatars and 3D

product profiles.

3D Animation is Not Motion

Graphics. 3D animation deals

with moving a character in

games, cartoons or movies.

On the other hand, the ad

promotions we normally see

on television involve motion

graphics.

First digital art exhibition took

place in 1968. In the year 1968,

the Institute of Contemporary

Art welcomed visitors to the

Cyber Serendipity. Digital

graphics were shown alongside

drawing machines for the robot

K-456 by Jean Tinguely and

Nam June Paik.

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

Nature's Beauty

Josephine Gines

Mysterious charm

Medium : Acrylic

Size: 70*100 Cm

Kriti Verma

Energy, Gift

from the nature

Lilia Guadalupe

Huerta

Textured metallic

touch abstract art

Meghaa Murti

“Beautiful Bangladesh

- Bandarban”

Mahfuzur Rahman

Aclyric on canavas

May Mostafa badr

To get featured send your artworks to

artworks@magzoid.com

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

kids

Kaavya Malhotra

Class 3

GEMS Modern

Academy

Divyanshi Galhotra

Class 10

Dubai Gem Private

School

Jishnu Bhardwaj

Class 9

Dubai Gem Private

School

Hridaan Mathur

Class 2

GEMS Modern

Academy

Divisha Aidasani

Class 10

Dubai Gem Private

School

To get featured send your artworks to

kids@magzoid.com

Elvira Rodriguez

Class 6

JSS Private

School

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PICTURE STORY

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The

Designer's

Corner

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

The National

Museum of

Qatar, Doha

The National Museum of Qatar opened to the public on

28 March 2019, replacing the previous building which

opened in 1975.

The building was designed by architect Jean Nouvel who

was inspired by the desert rose crystal, which can be

found in Qatar.

The museum site includes Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al

Thani's Palace, which is the heart of the Qatari national

identity.

A tour of the museum takes visitors through a loop of

galleries that address three major, interrelated themes.

The galleries are loosely arranged in chronological order.

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

Beijing National

Stadium

The National Stadium also known as the Bird's Nest

is an 80,000-capacity stadium in Beijing. The stadium

was jointly designed by architects Jacques Herzog and

Pierre de Meuron.

Located at the Olympic Green, the stadium cost

US$428 million. The design was awarded to a

submission from the Swiss architecture firm Herzog &

de Meuron in April 2003.

Jackie Chan was the first artist to hold a pop concert at

the stadium on 2 April 2009 and on its first anniversary,

8 August 2009, the stadium hosted a performance of

the opera Turandot.

The stadium was used for the opening and closing

ceremonies of 2022 Winter Olympics and 2022 Winter

Paralympics. It is the only stadium to host both the

Summer and Winter Olympics and Paralympics

opening ceremonies.

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JEWELLERY

Chopard

This necklace, like Chopard,

regards generosity and

kindness as its core values. A

necklace collection that unites

big-hearted women around the

world.

www.chopard.com

Bulgari

Inspired by feminine elegance and by the

enchanting allure of the most glamorous divas,

this necklace pays homage to them with an

unmistakable Roman spirit. The necklace is

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.

www.bulgari.com

Cartier

The Trinity ring is made

of three memorable

colors of gold, white,

rose and yellow. With

brilliant cut diamonds,

the ring is a true medley

of colors and a designing

masterpiece.

www.cartier.com

Piaget

The asymmetrical design of this

luxury ring revisits the codes of

classic jewelry. This graceful shape

recreates a bird wing in white gold,

set with brilliant-cut and marquise-cut

diamonds and a single cushion-cut

sapphire. The bird resembles freedom,

and is an invitation to make each day

special.

www.piaget.com

Tiffany

Sampling the

architecture of opulent

estates, its iron gates

and secret gardens,

magnificent diamonds

and sapphires

transcends this

dragonfly brooch.

www.tiffany.com

Van Cleef & Arpels

The Two Butterfly jewelry collection are dazzling pieces

that combine color and asymmetry to reinterpret the

grace and beauty of butterflies in flight. The earrings are

made of yellow gold, lapis lazuli, round diamonds, white

gold, marquise-cut diamonds to represent the beauty of

the majestic butterflies.

www.vancleefarpels.com

Boucheron

The architectural specialty

of the Quatre collection

creates a large two-tone

pendant with a graphic

design.

www.boucheron.com

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JEWELLERY

Chopard

The iconic dancing diamonds gave birth

to the Happy Spirit collection. Jewelry

endowed with mesmerizing charm.

www.chopard.com

Bulgari

This Serpenti bracelet camouflages

sensuality and temptation with a hypnotic

design. Sophisticated and glamorous, this

jewel coils around the wrist striking with the

precious beauty of the scales and with the

distinctive charm of the snake.

www.bulgari.com

Tiffany

Meticulously matched for size, color, clarity and presence. Earrings

of round brilliant diamonds that embody the spirit of one living at

the moment.

www.tiffany.com

Cartier

The Panthère de Cartier necklace boasts the panther head with

yellow gold, black lacquer, and brilliant-cut diamonds.

www.cartier.com

Paiget

Interpreted in

incandescent rose gold,

the palm leaf evokes the

sea, warmth, sunshine

and the spirit of carefree

days under the rays of a

bright sun.

www.piaget.com

Boucheron

These Serpent Bohème hoop earrings are

magical as the drops are worked on the

reverse as well as the front to create a radiant

effect that surrounds your face. Much like a

halo of light.

www.boucheron.com

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WATCHES IN FOCUS

Rolex

This timepiece by Rolex features a fluted

bezel crafted from the same precious

material, making it a first by this

manufacturer. The ice-blue dial remains

the distinctive marker of Rolex watches in

the 950 platinum collection.

www.rolex.com

Omega

The OMEGA

Constellation is identified

by its famous halfmoons,

as well as the

“claws” on the side of the

case. The Constellation

is presented on a blue

leather strap with rubber

lining and a domed

scratch-resistant sapphire

crystal.

www.omegawatches.com

Baume & Mercier

This timepiece embodies the flair of

the casual sporty look. The Riviera

10619 features a dodecagonal

case, a blue dial adorned with a

unique pattern, and a blue rubber

strap. The right choice for those

looking for versatile watches.

www.baume-et-mercier.com

Angelus

The Chronodate collection

combines bold color choices

with an automatic chronograph

movement that pays tribute

to its original world. This

timepiece combines red gold,

titanium, and carbon to create

a stunning accessory for your

hand.

angelus-watches.com

Patek Phillipe

This cosmopolitan timepiece is stored

in a platinum case combined with a

blue dial and strap. With a blue, handguilloche

circular pattern, and gold

applied hour markers this timepiece is

an exciting addition to your collection.

www.patek.com

Montblanc

Inspired by the original Montlbanc’s designs for

military use and exploration

The Geosphere comes in a 42 mm titanium case

combined with a blue and contrasting icy white

dial. It finds inspiration in the medley of colors

we see in glaciers.

www.montblanc.com

Audemars Piguet

Baguette-cut sapphires in varying blue hues

illuminate the case, dial, and movement

components of this timepiece crafted in 18-carat

white gold.

www.audemarspiguet.com

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Bulgari

The Octo Roma showcases

a distinctive expression of

daring design and the highest

precision. A contemporary

timepiece that focuses on the

linearity of its contours and

measured aesthetics. It features

a transparent case back, blue

dial, hand-applied indexes,

a crown set with ceramic, a

stainless steel bracelet, and a

folding clasp.

www.bulgari.com

Vacheron Constantin

This timepiece houses an ultra-slim

automatic movement, just 4.05 millimeters

thick. Set at the center of its blue dial, the

gold moon phase features a champlevé

enamel sky and two hand-finished moons.

www.vacheron-constantin.com

WATCHES IN FOCUS

Piaget

Cased in white gold set

with diamonds, and a

sapphire crystal case

back, it gives a new

meaning to championing

the color blue.

www.piaget.com

Blancpain

Air Command models are distinguished by

their sophisticated design and stand-out

dials. With its contrasting dial and Prussian

blue housing, it ticks off the functionality

box for contemporary timepieces.

www.blancpain.com

Cartier

The steel case and fluted crown are set with

a cabochon synthetic spinel, blue guilloché

dial. Sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal,

blue alligator leather strap.

www.cartier.com

Breitling

This timepiece emulates clean lines, chunky luminescent

indexes, squared-off hands, and a high-contrast dial ring to

ensure that you are able to read time at any moment and in

any activity. The beauty of this The beauty of this watch is that

it is not strictly a dive watch—surf with it, swim with it, hit

the beach bar with it, then wear it out to dinner.

www.breitling.com

Arnold & Son

Besides the obvious careful attention

to balance, the powerful allure of the

Nebula also derives from the meticulously

calculated proportions as well as from the

size and placement of every gear and wheel.

www.arnoldandson.com

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Louis Vuitton

The Pochette Métis handbag is a

chic, scaled-down version of the

classic satchel silhouette. It is

crafted from supple Monogram

Empreinte leather, accented with an

S-lock closure inspired by historic

House trunks. Simply put, this

handbag is versatile, compact, and

surprisingly roomy.

www.louisvuitton.com

Jimmy Choo

AURA sandals are Italian-crafted in champagne

shimmer suede. Elegant pearls and Swarovski

crystal beads adorn the front strap, and a buckle

fastening on the ankle ensures a secure fit.

Graceful and modern describe this footwear with an

everlasting style.

www.jimmychoo.com

Valentino

Clutch design decorated with maxi stud at the front.

Thanks to the adjustable chain, thenks to the adjustable

chain, the handbag can be worn as a crossbody/shoulder

bag. The finish is antique brass on the stud and metal

parts, with magnetic closure.

www.valentino.com

Burberry

A sleeveless wrap dress in

fluid viscose, paneled with

Italian-woven silk crepe de

chine. The design is styled

with epaulets and a topstitched

belt – in homage to Burberry’s

signature trench.

www.burberry.com

Dior

Precious Centifolia May Rose water is at the heart of

the new fragrance, Miss Dior Rose Essence. With a

robust natural focus, that will be renewed each year. The

perfume samples Spring, brightened by the May Roses

that bloom by the thousand in Grasse.

www.dior.com

Ray-Ban

The Oval is definitive timeless design – first

released in the ‘70s, it then had a major comeback

in the’ 90s and today it's trending once again.

This limited edition of 500 comes in a new color

combination exclusively available on Ray-Ban.

com: a Copper frame with light-responsive

Ambermatic lenses.

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Gucci

A geometrically shaped handbag version of the Interlocking

G logo is reintroduced for Gucci Love Parade. The emblem

enriches the design with a timeless feel.

www.gucci.com

FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Versace

With a round toe, this open-toe footwear is on

mid-block heels enriched with the Medusa Biggie

hardware—a brand symbol inspired by '90s

music culture.

www.versace.com

Louis Vuitton

This Louis Vuitton

fragrance embodies the

fragrance of rose and oud

wood to taste the infinite

desert. Master Perfumer

Jacques Cavallier

Belletrud has composed

a hot and cold perfume

playing with the two

exceptional qualities of

rose and oud. Combining

the freshness of rose and

the woody depths of oud

play with one another.

www.louisvuitton.com

Hermes

Bucket hat in water resistant technical gabardine

with bicolor striped elastic and palladium plated

Clou de Selle detail

www.hermes.com

Prada

Square acetate sunglasses with a bold design. It

is characterized by thick lenses that highlight the

contemporary enameled tonal rims. The front is

characterized by geometric temples that enhance

the iconic triangle logo inspired by the accessories

of the Maison.

www.prada.com

Valentino

The chiffon blouse by

Valentino is characterized by

the bold black front fastening.

With lace inserts and scarf

details at the neck, this piece

of clothing is truly a symbol of

comfort and style.

www.valentino.com

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BRAND LOGOS

e&

e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group) unveiled “etisalat by e&” as

the new brand identity. Etisalat by e& is an Emirati-based multinational

telecommunications service provider that is currently operating in 16 countries

across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. “e&” strives to empower every person

and organization by pioneering new technologies that have made it the 18th

largest mobile network operator in the world by number of subscribers. It is the

strongest telecom brand in the MENA region. Etisalat’s history is rooted in the

region by being the Emirates’ first telephone company and is today known as

the technology and investment group, e&.

Founded in 1976, the Etisalat Group is one of the leading telecom groups

with a consolidated net revenue of USD 14 billion for 2020. The group’s high

credit ratings support the company’s strong balance sheet and tested long-term

performance. It has its headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

Etisalat by e& is one of the internet hubs of the Middle East and provides

connectivity to other telecommunications operators in the region. The expanse

of this MENA telecommunications service provider is massive, with its 510

roaming agreements covering 186 countries as of October 2008. In December

2020, Etisalat announced the world’s fastest 5G download speed at 9.1 Gigabits

per second on their network, which has been rolling out since 2017 in Dubai.

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