Magzoid Magazine - Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | May 2023

Welcome to the vibrant and captivating world of Magzoid Magazine! Step inside the pages of our May 2023 edition and be transported to a realm of boundless creativity and inspiration. Our cover proudly features a dazzling array of renowned artists, each with their own unique style and story to tell. In this edition, we take a deep dive into the captivating world of Abstract Art, exploring the rich meanings and connotations associated with this dynamic genre. Discover amazing artists inside, sharing their personal journeys and showcasing some of their most breathtaking works in sections like "Inspire & Empower," "Artists in Focus," "Indian Artist," and "Featured Artist."

Welcome to the vibrant and captivating world of Magzoid Magazine! Step inside the pages of our May 2023 edition and be transported to a realm of boundless creativity and inspiration.
Our cover proudly features a dazzling array of renowned artists, each with their own unique style and story to tell. In this edition, we take a deep dive into the captivating world of Abstract Art, exploring the rich meanings and connotations associated with this dynamic genre. Discover amazing artists inside, sharing their personal journeys and showcasing some of their most breathtaking works in sections like "Inspire & Empower," "Artists in Focus," "Indian Artist," and "Featured Artist."


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International Day<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Family<br />

The International Day of <strong>the</strong> Family is<br />

celebrated every year on <strong>May</strong> 15th<br />

to highlight <strong>the</strong> importance of families<br />

<strong>in</strong> promot<strong>in</strong>g economic, social, and<br />

cultural development <strong>in</strong> societies around <strong>the</strong><br />

world. In <strong>the</strong> United Arab Emirates (UAE), this<br />

day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and<br />

dedication.<br />

The UAE government recognizes <strong>the</strong> important<br />

role of families <strong>in</strong> build<strong>in</strong>g a strong and cohesive<br />

society. The government has implemented<br />

various policies and <strong>in</strong>itiatives to support<br />

families, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g provid<strong>in</strong>g f<strong>in</strong>ancial support,<br />

healthcare, education, and social services.<br />

The UAE has also developed a strong legal<br />

framework to protect <strong>the</strong> rights of families and<br />

promote <strong>the</strong>ir well-be<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

On <strong>the</strong> occasion of <strong>the</strong> International Day of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Family, various events and activities are<br />

organized throughout <strong>the</strong> UAE to celebrate <strong>the</strong><br />

importance of families. These activities <strong>in</strong>clude<br />

family picnics, sports events, cultural exhibitions,<br />

and workshops that focus on enhanc<strong>in</strong>g family<br />

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<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE organize various activities and events<br />

to raise awareness about <strong>the</strong> importance of<br />

families <strong>in</strong> society. Students participate <strong>in</strong> various<br />

competitions and workshops and engage <strong>in</strong><br />

discussions about <strong>the</strong> role of families <strong>in</strong> promot<strong>in</strong>g<br />

social and economic development.<br />

Overall, <strong>the</strong> International Day of <strong>the</strong> Family <strong>in</strong><br />

UAE is a significant occasion that highlights <strong>the</strong><br />

importance of families <strong>in</strong> build<strong>in</strong>g a strong and<br />

cohesive society. It serves as a rem<strong>in</strong>der of <strong>the</strong><br />

government’s commitment to support<strong>in</strong>g families<br />

and encourages <strong>in</strong>dividuals and communities<br />

to work toge<strong>the</strong>r to streng<strong>the</strong>n family bonds<br />

and promote <strong>the</strong> well-be<strong>in</strong>g of families.<br />

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10 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Krist<strong>in</strong>a Bobrova: A journey of<br />

artistic evolution <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world of<br />

music<br />

The world of music is an ever-evolv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

landscape, with artists constantly<br />

push<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> boundaries of what’s<br />

possible. One such artist is Krist<strong>in</strong>a<br />

Bobrova, a viol<strong>in</strong>ist whose passion for music<br />

has led her on a journey of artistic evolution.<br />

Krist<strong>in</strong>a’s journey began at a young age<br />

when she started play<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> viol<strong>in</strong> and piano<br />

at music school <strong>in</strong> Russia. It wasn’t long before<br />

her prodigious talent started earn<strong>in</strong>g her awards<br />

<strong>in</strong> competitions across <strong>the</strong> country. She went<br />

on to pursue her education <strong>in</strong> viol<strong>in</strong>, earn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

her Diploma from Kemerovo State University<br />

of Culture and Art. In addition to that, Krist<strong>in</strong>a<br />

holds many certificates and diplomas and has<br />

received numerous awards from prestigious<br />

<strong>in</strong>stitutes.<br />

Her career as a professional musician began<br />

with a viol<strong>in</strong> duo, where she performed <strong>in</strong> shows<br />

and events across Russia. Her talent led her<br />

to work with o<strong>the</strong>r ensembles, serv<strong>in</strong>g as a<br />

music illustrator and soloist alongside a range<br />

of o<strong>the</strong>r musicians. She even took her music<br />

abroad, perform<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> shows <strong>in</strong> India.<br />

However, Krist<strong>in</strong>a’s move to Abu Dhabi marked<br />

a new chapter <strong>in</strong> her musical journey. She became<br />

a resident viol<strong>in</strong>ist at Catch Restaurant and<br />

Lounge, perform<strong>in</strong>g at wedd<strong>in</strong>gs and events.<br />

Krist<strong>in</strong>a’s versatility as a musician has allowed her<br />

to evolve her artistry and expand her repertoire<br />

to <strong>in</strong>clude both classical and contemporary<br />

styles on both <strong>the</strong> acoustic and electric viol<strong>in</strong>.<br />

Her repertoire ranges from Bach and Vivaldi to<br />

modern house and dance music, and <strong>in</strong>cludes<br />

genres such as jazz, blues, and world music.<br />

Krist<strong>in</strong>a’s dedication to her craft and passion<br />

for music cont<strong>in</strong>ue to <strong>in</strong>spire audiences around<br />

<strong>the</strong> world. Her artistic evolution is a testament<br />

to <strong>the</strong> power of hard work, perseverance, and a<br />

love for one’s craft. We can’t wait to see where<br />

her journey will take her next.<br />

Krist<strong>in</strong>a Bobrova’s story is a testament to<br />

<strong>the</strong> power of music to <strong>in</strong>spire and transform.<br />

Her journey has been marked by hard work,<br />

dedication, and a passion for her craft. As she<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ues to evolve as an artist, we are excited<br />

to see where her journey will take her next,<br />

and we have no doubt that she will cont<strong>in</strong>ue<br />

to <strong>in</strong>spire audiences around <strong>the</strong> world with<br />

her talent and artistry.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



How to make it as an<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g artist: Steps to<br />

follow<br />

Art has always been a medium of<br />

expression, a way to communicate<br />

thoughts and emotions, and a reflection<br />

of society. Emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists br<strong>in</strong>g fresh<br />

perspectives, new ideas, and <strong>in</strong>novation to <strong>the</strong><br />

art world. However, mak<strong>in</strong>g a name for oneself<br />

as an emerg<strong>in</strong>g artist can be a daunt<strong>in</strong>g task.<br />

It requires not only talent but also a strategic<br />

approach and a lot of hard work. From hon<strong>in</strong>g<br />

your craft to build<strong>in</strong>g a network, promot<strong>in</strong>g<br />

your work, collaborat<strong>in</strong>g with o<strong>the</strong>r artists,<br />

and seek<strong>in</strong>g out mentors, <strong>the</strong>re are several<br />

steps you can take to <strong>in</strong>crease your chances<br />

of success. In this article, we will explore some<br />

viable and real steps that can help you make it<br />

as an emerg<strong>in</strong>g artist. These tips will provide<br />

you with a roadmap to achiev<strong>in</strong>g your dreams.<br />

So, let’s dive <strong>in</strong> and discover how to turn your<br />

passion for art <strong>in</strong>to a successful career as an<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g artist.<br />

Focus on creat<strong>in</strong>g a cohesive body of work<br />

Ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong> a focus on build<strong>in</strong>g a coherent<br />

body of work that is representative of your<br />

<strong>in</strong>dividual style and vision as you cont<strong>in</strong>ue to<br />

produce new pieces. This can aid <strong>in</strong> build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

your brand’s recognition and make your work<br />

more accessible to collectors and galleries.<br />

F<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g your artistic ground<strong>in</strong>g as a rookie<br />

requires focus<strong>in</strong>g on a particular aes<strong>the</strong>tic or<br />

area of <strong>in</strong>terest. This will make you stand out from<br />

<strong>the</strong> crowd and appeal to customers search<strong>in</strong>g<br />

for someth<strong>in</strong>g with your unique aes<strong>the</strong>tic. Don’t<br />

be scared to try new th<strong>in</strong>gs, but remember<br />

you’ve got to rely on what works best for you.<br />

Build your portfolio<br />

Once you have honed your craft, it is important<br />

to create a portfolio that showcases your best<br />

work. Your portfolio should be well-curated<br />

and reflect your unique style and perspective.<br />

Include a range of pieces that demonstrate<br />

your versatility and creativity. You can showcase<br />

your portfolio onl<strong>in</strong>e, through social media, or<br />

by attend<strong>in</strong>g art shows and events.<br />

Invest <strong>in</strong> your brand<br />

As an emerg<strong>in</strong>g artist, your brand is your<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess. It’s important to establish your brand<br />

early on. Invest <strong>in</strong> creat<strong>in</strong>g a strong and cohesive<br />

brand that reflects your unique style and vision.<br />

This <strong>in</strong>cludes your portfolio, website, social<br />

media profiles, bus<strong>in</strong>ess cards, and any o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

promotional materials. Your brand should be<br />

consistent across all platforms and reflect your<br />

values as an artist. Develop a logo, colour<br />

scheme, and o<strong>the</strong>r brand<strong>in</strong>g elements that can<br />

be used across all your market<strong>in</strong>g materials.<br />

Build your onl<strong>in</strong>e presence<br />

A substantial onl<strong>in</strong>e presence is fundamental<br />

for any creative professional <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> contemporary<br />

era. If you want to make it as a young creator,<br />

you need to get <strong>the</strong> word out about your work.<br />

Promote your work on social media sites like<br />

Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to get your<br />

name out <strong>the</strong>re. A website or blog is ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

great way to get your work and thoughts out to<br />

<strong>the</strong> public. If you want to keep your audience<br />

updated about your deliverables and exhibitions,<br />

you might contemplate creat<strong>in</strong>g a newsletter.<br />

Additionally, th<strong>in</strong>k about us<strong>in</strong>g sites like Artsy,<br />

Saatchi Art, and Etsy to sell your artwork onl<strong>in</strong>e<br />

<strong>in</strong> addition to exhibit<strong>in</strong>g it on social media and<br />

your website. With <strong>the</strong>se channels, you can<br />

promote your work to more people and potentially<br />

f<strong>in</strong>d buyers all around <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

Collaborate with o<strong>the</strong>r artists<br />

Collaborat<strong>in</strong>g with o<strong>the</strong>r artists can help you<br />

expand your network and ga<strong>in</strong> new <strong>in</strong>sights<br />

<strong>in</strong>to your craft. Network<strong>in</strong>g is key to success <strong>in</strong><br />

any <strong>in</strong>dustry, and <strong>the</strong> art world is no exception.<br />

Look for opportunities to collaborate with o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

artists on projects or exhibitions. You can also<br />

collaborate with o<strong>the</strong>r artists on social media by<br />

participat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> challenges and collaborations.<br />

Collaboration can lead to new opportunities and<br />

help you grow as an artist. The more people you<br />

know, <strong>the</strong> more opportunities you will have to<br />

showcase your work and connect with potential<br />

buyers and patrons.<br />

Build Relationships With Collectors And<br />

Galleries<br />

As you beg<strong>in</strong> to ga<strong>in</strong> recognition for your<br />

work, it’s important to cultivate connections<br />

with collectors and galleries. Go to art shows<br />

and meet o<strong>the</strong>rs who work <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> field. Take<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>itiative to connect with possible patrons<br />

and backers of your work.<br />

Collaborate with brands<br />

If you’re look<strong>in</strong>g for sponsors, th<strong>in</strong>k about<br />

brands that share your artistic ethos. Collaborat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with a brand on a creative project can be a<br />

great way to get your brand recognized and<br />

add to your portfolio. As an artist, you must<br />

be able to conv<strong>in</strong>ce patrons of your work’s<br />

worth before you’re able to market it. Mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a persuasive sales pitch that highlights your<br />

work’s dist<strong>in</strong>ctiveness and rationale for <strong>the</strong><br />

market value is necessary.<br />

Attend art residencies<br />

Send <strong>in</strong> your applications to art residencies,<br />

which are programs that provide artists with a<br />

chance to work and live <strong>in</strong> a creative environment<br />

for a particular duration. Up-and-com<strong>in</strong>g artists<br />

can advance <strong>the</strong>ir careers with <strong>the</strong> back<strong>in</strong>g<br />

of <strong>the</strong>se programs, which offer <strong>the</strong>m tools,<br />

assistance, and <strong>the</strong> opportunity to network.<br />

Becom<strong>in</strong>g an emerg<strong>in</strong>g artist can appear as<br />

an <strong>in</strong>timidat<strong>in</strong>g process, but it is a journey that<br />

is well worth tak<strong>in</strong>g. It requires a comb<strong>in</strong>ation of<br />

creativity, perseverance, and strategic th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to turn your passion for art <strong>in</strong>to a successful<br />

career. Keep practis<strong>in</strong>g, network<strong>in</strong>g, collaborat<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

and promot<strong>in</strong>g your work, and who knows,<br />

maybe one day you will be <strong>the</strong> next big th<strong>in</strong>g<br />

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

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Tender Sway<br />


14 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


A calm<strong>in</strong>g journey<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired by clouds and<br />

waterscapes<br />

“I want to take <strong>the</strong> viewer to a captivat<strong>in</strong>g and tranquil moment<br />

with my realistic work, which is deeply <strong>in</strong>spired by clouds and<br />

waterscapes,” says Anika Simeth.<br />

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Anika Simeth, born <strong>in</strong> 1991 <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> small<br />

town of Rod<strong>in</strong>g, Bavaria, has always<br />

been passionate about draw<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. Her artistic journey began<br />

<strong>in</strong> high school, where she took two years of<br />

advanced art courses, learn<strong>in</strong>g various<br />

techniques. Art and English were her ma<strong>in</strong><br />

subjects, and upon graduation, she pursued<br />

her dream of becom<strong>in</strong>g a professional artist.<br />

Today, Anika is a self-taught oil pa<strong>in</strong>ter,<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ually ref<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g her skills and techniques.<br />

Her realistic works are deeply <strong>in</strong>spired by clouds<br />

and waterscapes, with <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tention of tak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> viewer on a mesmeriz<strong>in</strong>g and calm<strong>in</strong>g<br />

journey. With great attention to detail, Anika<br />

aims to capture moments that stop people <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>ir busy lives, <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m to pause and<br />

appreciate <strong>the</strong> beauty around <strong>the</strong>m. Anika’s<br />

artistic <strong>in</strong>spiration stems from real-life moments,<br />

which she photographs and recreates on<br />

canvas <strong>in</strong> her unique style. She shares her<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g process with over 100,000 followers<br />

on Instagram (@asimeth_art), and her work is<br />

now collected worldwide, especially <strong>in</strong> Europe,<br />

<strong>the</strong> UK, and <strong>the</strong> US. Anika’s approach to art is<br />

grounded <strong>in</strong> her desire to evoke emotions <strong>in</strong><br />

her viewers, us<strong>in</strong>g her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs to transport<br />

<strong>the</strong>m to a peaceful and calm<strong>in</strong>g realm. Her<br />

works are a reflection of her deep appreciation<br />

for <strong>the</strong> beauty <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world around us, <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g<br />

viewers to slow down and appreciate <strong>the</strong><br />

details <strong>in</strong> life. Anika Simeth’s artistic journey<br />

is an excellent example of an artist who has<br />

turned her passion <strong>in</strong>to a thriv<strong>in</strong>g career, us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

her skillset to capture <strong>the</strong> essence of beauty<br />

and br<strong>in</strong>g peace and tranquillity to <strong>the</strong> world<br />

through her artwork.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


Indian Artist<br />

Artwork By<br />

MK GOYAL<br />

16 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


Mix<strong>in</strong>g abstract with realism to create pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired by nature and spirituality<br />

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MK Goyal is an abstract figurative<br />

artist from Delhi. Art has <strong>in</strong>trigued<br />

him s<strong>in</strong>ce childhood which led him<br />

to pursue a Master’s <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> field of<br />

F<strong>in</strong>e Art from Jamia Millia Islamia University. MK<br />

has been greatly stirred by <strong>the</strong> ancient Indian<br />

culture and its civilization which transpired <strong>in</strong><br />

his art s<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>the</strong> first time he held a brush. With<br />

Indian culture coupled with abstraction, his<br />

art took a different avenue <strong>in</strong>to depict<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

different forms of spirituality on his canvases.<br />

MK’s Bharat Series is a beam<strong>in</strong>g example<br />

of spirituality where he portrays <strong>the</strong> impact of<br />

<strong>the</strong> worldly five elements on human life and<br />

wildlife alike. His work reveals <strong>the</strong> connection<br />

between realism and abstractum. He is currently<br />

work<strong>in</strong>g on Naga, Sadhu and Aghori sadhu<br />

,Purnima and Bharam series as well.<br />

MK uses fresh vibrant colors on a dynamic<br />

transparent background to give a “never seen<br />

before” feel to <strong>the</strong> canvas.<br />

His participation <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> national and <strong>in</strong>terna-<br />

tional art exhibitions and art competitions like<br />

Jaipur Art Summit has turned a lot of heads<br />

as well.<br />

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The Appeal of Abstract Art:<br />

Discover<strong>in</strong>g artistic charm<br />

beyond realism<br />

Art has been an <strong>in</strong>tegral part of human<br />

history and culture for thousands of<br />

years, serv<strong>in</strong>g as a form of expression,<br />

storytell<strong>in</strong>g, and communication. From<br />

<strong>the</strong> earliest cave pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs to <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tricate<br />

masterpieces of <strong>the</strong> Renaissance, art has<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ued to evolve and adapt to <strong>the</strong> chang<strong>in</strong>g<br />

times and cultures. One such genre of art that<br />

has emerged <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> last century and cont<strong>in</strong>ues<br />

to ga<strong>in</strong> popularity is abstract art.<br />

Abstract art, also known as non-representational/<br />

non-objective art, is a genre that has been<br />

around for over a century and cont<strong>in</strong>ues to<br />

captivate audiences around <strong>the</strong> world. It is<br />

a form of art that seeks to break away from<br />

<strong>the</strong> traditional representations of reality and<br />

create someth<strong>in</strong>g entirely new and unique. It<br />

is an art form that does not rely on realistic<br />

depictions of <strong>the</strong> world, but <strong>in</strong>stead explores<br />

<strong>the</strong> boundaries of form, colour, texture, and<br />

composition to create works that are evocative,<br />

emotional, and thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Trac<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Orig<strong>in</strong>s of Abstract Art<br />

The orig<strong>in</strong>s of abstract art can be traced<br />

back to <strong>the</strong> early 20th century, a time of great<br />

social, political, and cultural change. Many artists<br />

at <strong>the</strong> time began to challenge <strong>the</strong> traditional<br />

methods of representation <strong>in</strong> art, which relied<br />

heavily on realistic depictions of <strong>the</strong> world. They<br />

sought to create someth<strong>in</strong>g entirely new and<br />

different that would capture <strong>the</strong> spirit of <strong>the</strong><br />

times and express a new vision of <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

One of <strong>the</strong> earliest pioneers of abstract art<br />

was Wassily Kand<strong>in</strong>sky, a Russian artist who<br />

believed that art should be an expression of<br />

<strong>the</strong> artist’s <strong>in</strong>ner emotions and ideas ra<strong>the</strong>r<br />

than an imitation of reality. In 1910, Kand<strong>in</strong>sky<br />

created <strong>the</strong> first abstract watercolour, which<br />

he called “Composition V.” The pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g was a<br />

breakthrough <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world of art, as it marked a<br />

departure from <strong>the</strong> traditional representational<br />

forms of art and opened new possibilities for<br />

artists to explore. Ano<strong>the</strong>r notable artist who<br />

contributed to <strong>the</strong> development of abstract<br />

art was Kazimir Malevich, a Russian pa<strong>in</strong>ter<br />

who is credited with creat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> first purely<br />

abstract pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, titled “Black Square,” <strong>in</strong> 1915.<br />

Malevich believed that art should be free from<br />

<strong>the</strong> constra<strong>in</strong>ts of representation and should<br />

<strong>in</strong>stead focus on <strong>the</strong> pure elements of form,<br />

colour, and texture. In addition to Kand<strong>in</strong>sky<br />

and Malevich, many o<strong>the</strong>r artists, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Piet<br />

Mondrian, Joan Miró, and Jackson Pollock, made<br />

significant contributions to <strong>the</strong> development of<br />

abstract art <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> early 20th century.<br />

Interpret<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Art that Transcends Realism<br />

Abstract art is often open to <strong>in</strong>terpretation<br />

and can evoke a wide range of emotions and<br />

reactions from viewers. As such, <strong>the</strong> mean<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and <strong>in</strong>terpretations of abstract art can vary<br />

widely depend<strong>in</strong>g on <strong>the</strong> artist’s <strong>in</strong>tention and <strong>the</strong><br />

viewer’s personal experience and perspective.<br />

Simply put, <strong>the</strong> mean<strong>in</strong>g and <strong>in</strong>terpretations<br />

of abstract art are as diverse and varied as<br />

<strong>the</strong> artists <strong>the</strong>mselves. While some works may<br />

be more easily understood than o<strong>the</strong>rs, <strong>the</strong><br />

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beauty of abstract art lies <strong>in</strong> its ability to evoke<br />

emotions, spark imag<strong>in</strong>ation, and <strong>in</strong>spire new<br />

forms of creativity and <strong>in</strong>novation.<br />

One common <strong>in</strong>terpretation of abstract art<br />

is that it is a visual representation of emotions,<br />

thoughts, and ideas. By us<strong>in</strong>g colour, form,<br />

texture, and composition, abstract artists aim<br />

to convey a sense of mood or feel<strong>in</strong>g that<br />

transcends language and speaks directly to <strong>the</strong><br />

viewer’s subconscious. Ano<strong>the</strong>r <strong>in</strong>terpretation<br />

of abstract art is that it represents a departure<br />

from <strong>the</strong> constra<strong>in</strong>ts of traditional forms of art,<br />

and <strong>in</strong>stead seeks to explore <strong>the</strong> boundaries<br />

of form and colour. By break<strong>in</strong>g away from<br />

representational forms, abstract art frees <strong>the</strong><br />

artist to create someth<strong>in</strong>g entirely new and<br />

unique, often result<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> works that are both<br />

strik<strong>in</strong>g and thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g. Some artists use<br />

abstract art as a means of social commentary<br />

or political expression. For example, <strong>the</strong> work<br />

of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo often featured<br />

abstract elements that reflected her personal<br />

struggles with physical and emotional pa<strong>in</strong>,<br />

as well as her political beliefs.<br />

Execut<strong>in</strong>g Non-Representational Art<br />

Abstract art <strong>in</strong>volves a variety of practices<br />

and techniques. Some artists use bold, vibrant<br />

colours and create dynamic, expressive<br />

brushstrokes to evoke an emotional response<br />

from <strong>the</strong> viewer. O<strong>the</strong>rs focus on texture and<br />

form, us<strong>in</strong>g unconventional materials such as<br />

sand, plaster, and metal to create abstract<br />

sculptures and <strong>in</strong>stallations. Still, o<strong>the</strong>rs use<br />

digital technology to create abstract works<br />

that are entirely computer-generated. One of<br />

<strong>the</strong> most <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g aspects of abstract art<br />

is <strong>the</strong> way <strong>in</strong> which it can be <strong>in</strong>terpreted and<br />

experienced differently by each viewer. The<br />

lack of representational elements allows for<br />

greater freedom of <strong>in</strong>terpretation, allow<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

viewer to project <strong>the</strong>ir own emotions and ideas<br />

onto <strong>the</strong> work.<br />

Abstract Art <strong>in</strong> Contemporary Light<br />

Today, abstract art cont<strong>in</strong>ues to play an<br />

important role <strong>in</strong> contemporary art and culture.<br />

Many artists cont<strong>in</strong>ue to push <strong>the</strong> boundaries of<br />

<strong>the</strong> genre, experiment<strong>in</strong>g with new materials and<br />

techniques to create works that are even more<br />

<strong>in</strong>novative and engag<strong>in</strong>g. In addition, abstract<br />

art has <strong>in</strong>fluenced a wide range of o<strong>the</strong>r creative<br />

fields, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g graphic design, fashion, and<br />

architecture. Abstract art is a fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

ever-evolv<strong>in</strong>g genre that cont<strong>in</strong>ues to captivate<br />

audiences around <strong>the</strong> world. Its orig<strong>in</strong>s can<br />

be traced back to <strong>the</strong> early 20th century when<br />

artists sought to create someth<strong>in</strong>g beyond <strong>the</strong><br />

traditional representations of reality. Today,<br />

abstract art cont<strong>in</strong>ues to push boundaries<br />

and <strong>in</strong>spire new forms of creativity, offer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a w<strong>in</strong>dow <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> vast and limitless potential<br />

of human imag<strong>in</strong>ation.<br />

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Artwork By<br />


22 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


Creativity that is <strong>in</strong>spired by emotions<br />

“In pr<strong>in</strong>ciple, anyth<strong>in</strong>g can become a <strong>the</strong>me and <strong>in</strong>spire me to create someth<strong>in</strong>g new: a film, a<br />

book, situations from everyday life, observed <strong>in</strong>terpersonal <strong>in</strong>teractions, art and travel to new<br />

places as well as new people,” says Anna Bocek<br />

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Anna Bocek studied at <strong>the</strong> Academy<br />

of F<strong>in</strong>e Arts, Faculty of Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

& Set Design and is a pa<strong>in</strong>ter. She<br />

has exhibited her works <strong>in</strong> dozens<br />

of solo and group exhibitions across various<br />

countries such as Poland, USA, Ne<strong>the</strong>rlands,<br />

Germany, Sweden, Spa<strong>in</strong>, France,<br />

UK, Italy, Austria, Greece, Czech Republic,<br />

and Taiwan.<br />

Anna draws <strong>in</strong>spiration from everyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

around her, but her strongest driv<strong>in</strong>g force<br />

of artistic activities has been <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>atre. Her<br />

creative journey started with work<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>atre, but her fasc<strong>in</strong>ation lied <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> human<br />

be<strong>in</strong>g that existed with<strong>in</strong> it, which is evident<br />

<strong>in</strong> her entire body of work. She expresses<br />

her fasc<strong>in</strong>ation through <strong>in</strong>tense colours, almost<br />

realistic figurativeness with abstraction,<br />

dynamic representation of characters,<br />

and treat<strong>in</strong>g pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs as a sort of study of<br />

human moods. Anna often creates larger<br />

formats and even expands <strong>the</strong>m by add<strong>in</strong>g<br />

additional panels while experiment<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

<strong>the</strong> comb<strong>in</strong>ation of strong, decisive colours<br />

to present such strong, diverse emotions.<br />

For Anna, <strong>the</strong> most significant and strongest<br />

aspect of her creativity are emotions. She<br />

creates <strong>in</strong>tuitively, and <strong>in</strong> order to express<br />

<strong>the</strong>m, she subconsciously chooses appropriate<br />

expressions, symbolism, and dynamic<br />

colours. Anna believes that <strong>the</strong> symbolism<br />

and message <strong>in</strong> her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are quite obvious<br />

- at first glance, <strong>the</strong>re is physical beauty<br />

and gentleness, but on <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r hand, <strong>the</strong>re<br />

is <strong>in</strong>ner power, strength, and <strong>in</strong>dependence.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Artwork By<br />


24 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


Depict<strong>in</strong>g subjects with<br />

<strong>in</strong>ner light and o<strong>the</strong>rworldly<br />

illum<strong>in</strong>ation: an artist’s<br />

fasc<strong>in</strong>ation with Asian Art<br />

“My love of Asian art began with a visit to a Japanese Museum<br />

<strong>in</strong> 1995, a time <strong>in</strong> my life when I sought to see <strong>the</strong> world from a<br />

different perspective,” says Carlos<br />

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

Carlos Delgado Aleman is a contemporary/transitional<br />

artist based<br />

<strong>in</strong> South Florida, USA. After spend<strong>in</strong>g<br />

many years as a product designer<br />

for a tech and media company, he followed<br />

his passion for art and became a part-time<br />

art teacher for young people. His artwork is<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired by his students’ love for Japanese<br />

anime and his long-held fasc<strong>in</strong>ation with Asian<br />

art. Aleman’s artwork is often described as<br />

spiritual, as many of his pieces depict subjects<br />

with <strong>in</strong>ner light or o<strong>the</strong>rworldly illum<strong>in</strong>ation. His<br />

goal is to create pieces that evoke a sense<br />

of wonder and mystery, <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> viewer to<br />

contemplate <strong>the</strong> deeper mean<strong>in</strong>g beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong><br />

images. Aleman’s work explores <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tersection<br />

of identity, pop culture, and transcendence. His<br />

artistic style is characterized by bold, vibrant<br />

colors and acrylic techniques that respond to<br />

Asian <strong>in</strong>spiration, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Ch<strong>in</strong>ese landscape<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs and Japanese woodblock pr<strong>in</strong>ts.<br />

Aleman has exhibited his work at Art Palm<br />

Beach and has been featured on PBS’s Art<br />

Loft television program and numerous gallery<br />

shows <strong>in</strong> South Florida.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



The Future of Art<br />

(overview of current trends <strong>in</strong> emerg<strong>in</strong>g art)<br />

Art has always been an <strong>in</strong>tegral<br />

part of human civilization, and as<br />

we move forward <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> future,<br />

it is evident that art will cont<strong>in</strong>ue<br />

to evolve and adapt to <strong>the</strong> chang<strong>in</strong>g times.<br />

The digital age has brought about new<br />

forms of art, and emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists are<br />

break<strong>in</strong>g boundaries and explor<strong>in</strong>g new<br />

mediums to express <strong>the</strong>mselves. In this<br />

article, we will explore <strong>the</strong> current trends<br />

<strong>in</strong> emerg<strong>in</strong>g art and what <strong>the</strong> future of<br />

art may hold.<br />

One of <strong>the</strong> most significant trends<br />

<strong>in</strong> emerg<strong>in</strong>g art is <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tegration of<br />

technology <strong>in</strong>to art. Digital art has become<br />

<strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly popular, with artists us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

various technologies to create <strong>the</strong>ir work.<br />

From virtual reality to augmented reality,<br />

artists are us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>se mediums to create<br />

immersive experiences for <strong>the</strong>ir audiences.<br />

This trend has also led to <strong>the</strong> emergence<br />

of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), which<br />

allow digital art to be sold as unique,<br />

one-of-a-k<strong>in</strong>d pieces.<br />

Ano<strong>the</strong>r trend <strong>in</strong> emerg<strong>in</strong>g art is <strong>the</strong> emphasis<br />

on susta<strong>in</strong>ability and environmental<br />

consciousness. Many artists are us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

eco-friendly materials and techniques to<br />

create <strong>the</strong>ir art, and <strong>the</strong>ir work often focuses<br />

on environmental issues such as climate<br />

change and susta<strong>in</strong>ability. This trend is<br />

not limited to visual art but extends to<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r forms of art such as fashion, where<br />

designers are us<strong>in</strong>g susta<strong>in</strong>able materials<br />

and production methods.<br />

Social and political issues are also prevalent<br />

<strong>the</strong>mes <strong>in</strong> emerg<strong>in</strong>g art. Artists are us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir art as a platform to address social<br />

<strong>in</strong>justices, political issues, and human<br />

rights abuses. Through <strong>the</strong>ir work, <strong>the</strong>y<br />

are rais<strong>in</strong>g awareness and <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g action<br />

to create positive change. This trend has<br />

been particularly evident <strong>in</strong> street art and<br />

graffiti, where artists are us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir art to<br />

protest aga<strong>in</strong>st <strong>in</strong>justices and <strong>in</strong>equalities.<br />

Collaboration and community <strong>in</strong>volvement<br />

are also essential aspects of emerg<strong>in</strong>g art.<br />

Artists are <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly collaborat<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r artists, communities, and organizations<br />

to create mean<strong>in</strong>gful works of art. This trend<br />

has led to <strong>the</strong> emergence of communitybased<br />

art projects and <strong>in</strong>stallations, where<br />

artists work with local communities to create<br />

art that reflects <strong>the</strong>ir identity, culture, and<br />

heritage.<br />

The future of art is excit<strong>in</strong>g, and <strong>the</strong><br />

possibilities are endless. As we move<br />

forward, we can expect to see art cont<strong>in</strong>ue<br />

to evolve and adapt to <strong>the</strong> chang<strong>in</strong>g times.<br />

The <strong>in</strong>tegration of technology <strong>in</strong>to art<br />

will likely cont<strong>in</strong>ue to expand, with more<br />

artists experiment<strong>in</strong>g with virtual and<br />

augmented reality, artificial <strong>in</strong>telligence,<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>r emerg<strong>in</strong>g technologies. The use<br />

of susta<strong>in</strong>able materials and eco-friendly<br />

production methods will also become more<br />

prevalent, reflect<strong>in</strong>g our grow<strong>in</strong>g concern<br />

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

Social and political issues will rema<strong>in</strong> a<br />

central <strong>the</strong>me <strong>in</strong> emerg<strong>in</strong>g art, with artists<br />

us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir work to create awareness and<br />

<strong>in</strong>spire action. Collaboration and community<br />

<strong>in</strong>volvement will cont<strong>in</strong>ue to be essential<br />

aspects of emerg<strong>in</strong>g art, with artists work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

toge<strong>the</strong>r to create mean<strong>in</strong>gful works of<br />

art that reflect <strong>the</strong> diversity and richness<br />

of our society.<br />

In conclusion, <strong>the</strong> future of art is bright,<br />

and emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists are at <strong>the</strong> forefront<br />

of this excit<strong>in</strong>g and dynamic field. They<br />

are break<strong>in</strong>g boundaries, experiment<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with new mediums and techniques, and<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g works of art that are both mean<strong>in</strong>gful<br />

and thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g. The world of art is<br />

constantly evolv<strong>in</strong>g, and we can expect<br />

to see many excit<strong>in</strong>g developments <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> years to come.<br />

26 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Artwork By<br />


28 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


Explor<strong>in</strong>g Realism <strong>in</strong><br />

pencil art: The Journey of<br />

José Escárcega<br />

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

Jose Escárcega is a remarkable pencil<br />

artist and <strong>in</strong>fluencer from Toluca,<br />

Mexico.<br />

José Escárcega is a Mexican artist<br />

<strong>in</strong> search of technical perfection, s<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

2016, his work as an <strong>in</strong>structor of illustration<br />

techniques led him to explore various media<br />

such as watercolor, colored pencils, pastel,<br />

acrylic pa<strong>in</strong>t and even scratchboard draw<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

among many o<strong>the</strong>rs, but undoubtedly<br />

what he is most passionate about is draw<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with charcoal and graphite.<br />

S<strong>in</strong>ce his childhood, José explored draw<strong>in</strong>g<br />

by copy<strong>in</strong>g characters from cartoons<br />

and anime that he saw on television. It was<br />

not until <strong>the</strong> university that he developed his<br />

skills, with studies <strong>in</strong> Industrial Design and<br />

Visual Communication. Although his life<br />

would take a complete turn when, along with<br />

a group of illustrators, <strong>the</strong>y formed a team<br />

dedicated to teach<strong>in</strong>g different illustration<br />

techniques. It is at this time that he goes<br />

from be<strong>in</strong>g a person who likes to draw to a<br />

professional <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> field of realistic draw<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

His work revolves around <strong>the</strong> human face<br />

and its expressive capacity. In his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

you can see a devotion to realism, represent<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>tricate textures and effects on <strong>the</strong><br />

sk<strong>in</strong>, an expression of his concern to know<br />

<strong>the</strong> human face down to <strong>the</strong> smallest detail.<br />

Experiment<strong>in</strong>g is part of his essence, because<br />

<strong>in</strong> each of his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs he adopts a<br />

different approach; water, paper, pa<strong>in</strong>t, metal,<br />

elements alien to <strong>the</strong> face that adorn it<br />

and enrich his work as an artist, because for<br />

José, learn<strong>in</strong>g someth<strong>in</strong>g new is a daily task.<br />

Hold<strong>in</strong>g a pencil and draw<strong>in</strong>g with it is like<br />

<strong>the</strong> air he brea<strong>the</strong>s, because <strong>the</strong>re is no day<br />

that does not pass without draw<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

His creative <strong>in</strong>spiration comes from o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

artists such as Jono Dry, Kim Deuk young,<br />

Emma Towers-Evans and Dylan Eak<strong>in</strong>, along<br />

with his partner <strong>in</strong> life, embroidery artist Ceci<br />

Santamaria.<br />

Currently, after hav<strong>in</strong>g renounced from his<br />

job as an <strong>in</strong>structor, José is <strong>in</strong> a process of<br />

personal and artistic rediscovery, transform<strong>in</strong>g<br />

his life and dedicat<strong>in</strong>g it to art one<br />

hundred percent. Occasionally, he cont<strong>in</strong>ues<br />

to offer courses to share what he knows<br />

and plans to make <strong>the</strong> transition and take his<br />

content to various platforms such as You-<br />

Tube, Twitch and Patreon, with <strong>the</strong> dream<br />

that his skills and work will lead him to know<br />

<strong>the</strong> world and o<strong>the</strong>r artists, to be able to form<br />

a global community with <strong>in</strong>credible talents<br />

and passion for shar<strong>in</strong>g everyth<strong>in</strong>g about<br />

art.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Artwork By<br />


30 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


A Unique take on absurdity<br />

and environmental<br />

awareness through Mixed<br />

Media<br />

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

Inga Markstrom is a mixed media artist and<br />

stop-motion animator with a unique take on<br />

absurdity and environmental awareness. Her<br />

work is heavily <strong>in</strong>spired by v<strong>in</strong>tage children’s<br />

book illustrations and surrealism, and she is<br />

entirely self-taught. Inga is based <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Pacific<br />

North West, where she uses primarily discarded<br />

books and magaz<strong>in</strong>es to create her art and<br />

puppets.<br />

Inga’s focus on environmental issues sets her<br />

work apart from o<strong>the</strong>r mixed media artists. She<br />

uses her art to spread awareness of problems like<br />

<strong>the</strong> garbage patch <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> oceans, microplastics<br />

<strong>in</strong> fish, genetic mutations, disposable culture,<br />

forever chemicals, and pollution. Through her<br />

work, she aims to br<strong>in</strong>g attention to <strong>the</strong>se critical<br />

issues and encourage people to take action.<br />

Inga’s art is bizarrely beautiful, with a focus<br />

on <strong>the</strong> absurdity of life. She uses her collages to<br />

explore <strong>the</strong> strange and unusual aspects of <strong>the</strong><br />

world, often <strong>in</strong>corporat<strong>in</strong>g unexpected elements<br />

like animals, <strong>in</strong>sects, and mach<strong>in</strong>es. Her stopmotion<br />

animations br<strong>in</strong>g her characters to life<br />

and add ano<strong>the</strong>r layer of depth to her work.<br />

Overall, Inga Markstrom’s art is a testament<br />

to <strong>the</strong> power of creativity and its ability to<br />

communicate important messages. She uses<br />

her unique talents and perspective to create<br />

work that is both visually stunn<strong>in</strong>g and thoughtprovok<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

challeng<strong>in</strong>g viewers to consider<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir impact on <strong>the</strong> environment and <strong>the</strong> world<br />

around <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Clematis Dancer<br />

By Joseph Awuah-Darko<br />

32 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


Joseph Awuah-Darko<br />

“Beh<strong>in</strong>d some of <strong>the</strong> most important movements historically,<br />

you f<strong>in</strong>d that African art is at <strong>the</strong> root of it,” says Joseph<br />

Awuah-Darko.<br />

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

Joseph Awuah-Darko (b. 1996,<br />

London, UK; lives and works <strong>in</strong><br />

Accra, Ghana) is a British-born<br />

Ghanaian contemporary artist best<br />

known for his multi-discipl<strong>in</strong>ary practice<br />

of pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g and woven tapestry work. His<br />

practice autobiographically references<br />

major broader <strong>the</strong>mes of depression [mental<br />

health], spirituality and identity, as well as<br />

procreative sexuality.<br />

Beyond acrylic pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, Joseph earnestly<br />

employs <strong>in</strong>terdiscipl<strong>in</strong>ary techniques rooted<br />

<strong>in</strong> local poster design with works on canvas.<br />

Additionally, Ghanaian basket weav<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

European tapestry-mak<strong>in</strong>g are also engaged<br />

to create both abstract and loosely figurative<br />

works that depict symbols of spirituality -<br />

rendered <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> dystopian be<strong>in</strong>gs he describes<br />

as Sent<strong>in</strong>els which famously reference <strong>the</strong><br />

Akuaba fertility doll orig<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g from Akan<br />

culture <strong>in</strong> Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Ghana. Often depict<strong>in</strong>g<br />

moments of conflict or amorous harmony,<br />

Awuah-Darko pulls <strong>in</strong>fluences from African<br />

literature, Ashanti poetry, and <strong>in</strong>ternalized<br />

cognitive dreams played back to himself.<br />

The tapestry process usually beg<strong>in</strong>s through<br />

<strong>the</strong> weav<strong>in</strong>g of found plastic which is a material<br />

he deliberately utilizes <strong>in</strong> acknowledgment<br />

of its complex history. Plastic acts both as<br />

an <strong>in</strong>dustrial friend and environmental foe<br />

given its domestic use yet peril towards <strong>the</strong><br />

environment respectively. With a documented<br />

autobiographical history of suicide attempts,<br />

Awuah-Darko’s work presents idiosyncratic<br />

visions of <strong>the</strong> perennial battles with mental<br />

wellness and identity, while also allud<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

<strong>the</strong> complicated histories of capitalism and<br />

systemic polic<strong>in</strong>g. Joseph utilizes segments<br />

of weaved Ghanaian basket-mak<strong>in</strong>g, and<br />

commercial dyes and <strong>in</strong>corporates sat<strong>in</strong><br />

roses to create <strong>the</strong> figurative elements<br />

with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> conceived large-scale woven<br />

tapestries. Influenced by artists such as<br />

Henri Matisse, Magdalene Odundo, El<br />

Anatsui, Andy Warhol, and Atta Kwami, he<br />

repetitively <strong>in</strong>vestigates emotion through<br />

form and shapes, <strong>in</strong>terlac<strong>in</strong>g reality with<br />

his s<strong>in</strong>gular magical escapist dream state<br />

often align<strong>in</strong>g with his global view. The<br />

artist emphasizes a sense of community as<br />

he attempts to <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly place artisanal<br />

everyday Ghanaians <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> center of his<br />

artistic production as a key attribute to his<br />

creative proliferation.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com<br />

<strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />




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ART NEWS<br />

Arabic manuscripts exhibition opens <strong>in</strong><br />

Sharjah<br />

HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan b<strong>in</strong> Mohammed<br />

Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member<br />

and Ruler of Sharjah <strong>in</strong>augurated<br />

“The Arabic Manuscripts Collection<br />

of El Escorial” Exhibition at <strong>the</strong> Sharjah Book<br />

Authority (SBA) on Sunday 02nd April. The<br />

event, which was held <strong>in</strong> collaboration with<br />

<strong>the</strong> El Escorial library, opened to <strong>the</strong> public<br />

from April 2 to April 9. This exhibition marks<br />

<strong>the</strong> first time that <strong>the</strong> largest collection of rare<br />

Arab artifacts from <strong>the</strong> El Escorial Library has<br />

been displayed outside of Spa<strong>in</strong>.<br />

Dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> event, His Highness <strong>the</strong> Ruler<br />

of Sharjah toured <strong>the</strong> exhibition, which showcases<br />

14 rare manuscripts from <strong>the</strong> 13th to<br />

16th centuries. He was briefed on <strong>the</strong> history,<br />

contents, and authors of <strong>the</strong>se rare Arabic<br />

manuscripts preserved <strong>in</strong> Spa<strong>in</strong>. The Royal<br />

Palace of Madrid has granted <strong>the</strong> manuscripts<br />

authorization to be publicly displayed <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

Emirate for <strong>the</strong> first time.<br />

The Sharjah Book Authority’s commitment<br />

to <strong>the</strong> Arab cultural movement and foster<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>tercultural dialogue with European and global<br />

cultural hubs is demonstrated through this<br />

exhibition. The Authority’s collaborative efforts<br />

with cultural and educational <strong>in</strong>stitutions, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

historical libraries dedicated to preserv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

ancient manuscripts, aim to facilitate public<br />

access to <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

The most precious manuscripts on display<br />

<strong>in</strong>clude “Kitab al-masalik wa-lmamalik” by Abu<br />

Obaid Abdullah b<strong>in</strong> Abdul Aziz b<strong>in</strong> Muhammad<br />

Al-Bakri Al-Andalusi, <strong>the</strong> oldest item at <strong>the</strong><br />

exhibition, dat<strong>in</strong>g back to <strong>the</strong> 13th century.<br />

Ano<strong>the</strong>r notable work is “Kitab sarh al-uyun fi<br />

sharh risalat Ibn Zaydun” by Jamal al-D<strong>in</strong> ibn<br />

Nabata al-Masri. The exhibition also features<br />

various o<strong>the</strong>r rare works, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g a copy of <strong>the</strong><br />

Holy Quran (known as Mushaf Moulay Zidane).<br />

The <strong>in</strong>auguration was attended by several<br />

prom<strong>in</strong>ent figures, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Sheikha Bodour<br />

b<strong>in</strong>t Sultan Al Qasimi, President of <strong>the</strong> American<br />

University of Sharjah, His Excellency Sheikh<br />

Salem b<strong>in</strong> Khalid Al Qasimi, M<strong>in</strong>ister of Culture<br />

and Youth, and His Excellency Abdul Rahman<br />

b<strong>in</strong> Muhammad Al Owais, M<strong>in</strong>ister of Health<br />

and Prevention.<br />

- news@magzoid.com<br />

36 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


Discover Excit<strong>in</strong>g & Adrenal<strong>in</strong>echarged<br />

Experiences at Fujairah<br />

Adventures Park<br />

Fujairah Adventure Park, nestled <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> heart of Al Hlaifat, is <strong>the</strong> premier<br />

dest<strong>in</strong>ation for outdoor enthusiasts<br />

seek<strong>in</strong>g an unforgettable experience.<br />

Spann<strong>in</strong>g 20 hectares, this urban park boasts<br />

expertly designed bik<strong>in</strong>g and hik<strong>in</strong>g trails,<br />

promis<strong>in</strong>g an excit<strong>in</strong>g adventure with thrill<strong>in</strong>g<br />

activities and last<strong>in</strong>g memories.<br />

Facilities <strong>in</strong>clude a coffee shop, shuttle<br />

service, restrooms with showers, c<strong>in</strong>ema<br />

area, rest<strong>in</strong>g area, medical room, and park<strong>in</strong>g<br />

area. Although food, water, and snacks are<br />

recommended, essentials like tents, wood<br />

for bonfires, and charcoal for grill<strong>in</strong>g can<br />

be rented or purchased on site.<br />

Activities at <strong>the</strong> park cater to all ages<br />

and <strong>in</strong>terests, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g pump track cycl<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

mounta<strong>in</strong> bik<strong>in</strong>g, wall climb<strong>in</strong>g, dirt jumps,<br />

hik<strong>in</strong>g trails, a kids zone, and camp<strong>in</strong>g area.<br />

An outdoor c<strong>in</strong>ema is also com<strong>in</strong>g soon! You<br />

can reserve a private cab<strong>in</strong> start<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

AED 300 per night. A full day pass for one<br />

person, which <strong>in</strong>cludes unlimited access<br />

to all rides and activities, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g bike<br />

rentals starts from AED 120.<br />

After pack<strong>in</strong>g our luggage and gett<strong>in</strong>g ready,<br />

we searched for a convenient transportation<br />

option to take us from Dubai to Fujairah. The<br />

convenience that car rentals provide was<br />

attractive, so we chose Toyota Fortuners<br />

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Step <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong><br />

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Adventure<br />

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from Ekar for <strong>the</strong>ir 4-wheel drive feature<br />

and high endurance for rocky terra<strong>in</strong>s. Our<br />

troop <strong>in</strong>cluded, Rafeez Ahmed, Rohit Bharati,<br />

Mahak, Kauna<strong>in</strong> Hyder, Sakshi Gautam,<br />

Jasm<strong>in</strong>e Jose, Basil W<strong>in</strong>fred, on a threeday,<br />

two-night adventure trip to Fujairah.<br />

The trip was around an hour from Dubai.<br />

As a small gesture, we welcomed our<br />

friends with gift boxes filled with goodies<br />

from Ajmal Perfumes, Le Meridien Dubai,<br />

Monviso Water, Shankar Trad<strong>in</strong>g snacks,<br />

and El Sabor chips and dips. We were<br />

excited to beg<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> journey <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> beautiful<br />

outdoors of Fujairah.<br />

After sett<strong>in</strong>g up <strong>the</strong> camp<strong>in</strong>g platforms<br />

and enjoy<strong>in</strong>g a delicious iftar catered by Roti<br />

Dubai, made from good fats ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g our<br />

heart health as well lip-smack<strong>in</strong>g biryanis<br />

from Karachi Darbar, we set out to explore.<br />

The Ironman 4x4 Jeep Gladiator took us<br />

v<strong>the</strong> rugged rocks, bumpy terra<strong>in</strong>s and<br />

breathtak<strong>in</strong>g landscapes. We had tables,<br />

chairs, refrigerator, oven, and even a portable<br />

hand wash made by IronMan to comfort <strong>the</strong><br />

camp<strong>in</strong>g experience. After d<strong>in</strong>ner, we all<br />

ga<strong>the</strong>red around a cozy bonfire, <strong>in</strong>dulg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> board games and relish<strong>in</strong>g shisha by<br />

OOKA. The versatility of Ooka was truly<br />

impressive, as it could be enjoyed with<br />

or without nicot<strong>in</strong>e, cater<strong>in</strong>g to everyone’s<br />

preferences. The setup was a breeze, and<br />

its portability made it even more convenient.<br />

The array of flavor pods that Ooka offered<br />

was simply amaz<strong>in</strong>g, add<strong>in</strong>g an extra layer<br />

of delight to <strong>the</strong> experience. The night with<br />

games, laughter and fun under <strong>the</strong> starry<br />

night will rema<strong>in</strong> as a memory forever.<br />

The second day began with a delicious<br />

breakfast, start<strong>in</strong>g from special Masala tea<br />

<strong>in</strong>fused with Diamond saffron, chocolate Spreads,<br />

crunchy peanut butters and mouthwater<strong>in</strong>g<br />

wraps. We <strong>the</strong>n set out for adventurous<br />

activities offered by Fujairah Adventures<br />

Park, beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g with an exhilarat<strong>in</strong>g kayak<br />

followed by hik<strong>in</strong>g with breathtak<strong>in</strong>g views of<br />

Fujairah. After a morn<strong>in</strong>g full of adventure,<br />

we <strong>in</strong>dulged <strong>in</strong> a mouthwater<strong>in</strong>g lunch with<br />

Filli’s, party box of assorted wraps, samosa<br />

box, and signature zafran tea.<br />

After a satisfy<strong>in</strong>g meal <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> park, we<br />

were <strong>in</strong> need of a quick refreshment as<br />

<strong>the</strong> sun began to set. BBQ Box had us<br />

covered with a delivery of <strong>the</strong>ir Coffee<br />

Box, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir Spanish Ice Latte and<br />

Arabic Ice Latte. Sipp<strong>in</strong>g on <strong>the</strong>se delicious<br />

and unique dr<strong>in</strong>ks, we took a moment to<br />

relax and enjoy <strong>the</strong> cool breeze and warm<br />

company. With our energy replenished, we<br />

were ready to cont<strong>in</strong>ue explor<strong>in</strong>g all <strong>the</strong><br />

wonders of <strong>the</strong> park.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> beautiful Fujairah wilderness, we<br />

spent <strong>the</strong> afternoon bik<strong>in</strong>g, hik<strong>in</strong>g, and<br />

mounta<strong>in</strong> climb<strong>in</strong>g amidst stunn<strong>in</strong>g scenery.<br />

The rugged mounta<strong>in</strong>s, roll<strong>in</strong>g hills, and lush<br />

greenery took our breath away. In <strong>the</strong> midst<br />

of our adventure <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Fujairah wilderness,<br />

we took a moment to hydrate with Monviso<br />

water eco-friendly Gable Top, we marveled<br />

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at <strong>the</strong> unspoiled beauty of our surround<strong>in</strong>gs,<br />

from <strong>the</strong> rugged mounta<strong>in</strong>s to <strong>the</strong> roll<strong>in</strong>g<br />

hills. The sunset views are just amaz<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Our d<strong>in</strong>ner <strong>in</strong>cluded DIY BBQ Boxes from<br />

Sauce and BBQ Box. They offered a variety<br />

of choices between <strong>the</strong>ir impossible Vegan<br />

burgers, Chicken Fillet Burgers and <strong>the</strong><br />

delicious Sauce Beef Sliders. The even<strong>in</strong>g<br />

was spent relax<strong>in</strong>g under <strong>the</strong> stars with<br />

cozy bonfire with board games and music<br />

while relish<strong>in</strong>g our portable shishas, OOKA.<br />

We treated ourselves with kunafas from<br />

BBQBox, which was a sweet end to a long<br />

day full of adventure.<br />

The f<strong>in</strong>al day breakfast was <strong>the</strong> best DIY<br />

Indian breakfast courtesy Shankar Trad<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

The diverse selection of treats <strong>in</strong>cluded<br />

Samara Masala Tea <strong>in</strong>fused with Diamond<br />

saffron for a rich Zafran taste, delicious<br />

cake rusks and biscuits that perfectly<br />

complemented <strong>the</strong> tea, and an amaz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

peanut butter spread. We also enjoyed <strong>the</strong><br />

excitement of Haldirams bhujia and cracker<br />

nuts, which added a burst of flavor to our<br />

morn<strong>in</strong>g feast. This delightful breakfast<br />

set <strong>the</strong> tone for a perfect day, leav<strong>in</strong>g us<br />

energized and eager to immerse ourselves<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> park’s activities one last time. As we<br />

explored Fujairah Adventures Park fur<strong>the</strong>r, we<br />

couldn’t help but feel grateful for <strong>the</strong> chance<br />

to discover <strong>the</strong> park’s natural beauty and<br />

array of experiences. When it was time to<br />

pack up and leave, we departed with fond<br />

memories and a deep appreciation for <strong>the</strong><br />

unforgettable adventures we had at Fujairah<br />

Adventures Park.<br />

We left Fujairah Adventure Park with<br />

unforgettable memories and a newfound<br />

appreciation for <strong>the</strong> great outdoors. For<br />

those seek<strong>in</strong>g a thrill<strong>in</strong>g escapade, this<br />

park is a must-visit!<br />

Important Tips:<br />

Embark<strong>in</strong>g on a visit to this stunn<strong>in</strong>g park<br />

requires a few essentials to ensure a smooth<br />

and enjoyable trip. For seamless access to<br />

<strong>the</strong> park, rent<strong>in</strong>g a car is highly recommended<br />

as public transport is limited. Don’t forget<br />

to pack sufficient water and snacks, and<br />

for those who <strong>in</strong>tend to have a BBQ, all <strong>the</strong><br />

necessities can be conveniently purchased<br />

on site at The Sailor’s Cafe. As temperatures<br />

tend to drop dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> night, a blanket,<br />

pillow, and sleep<strong>in</strong>g bag will come <strong>in</strong> handy.<br />

Lastly, don’t forget mosquito repellent to<br />

ward off those pesky bugs.<br />

To make your trip plann<strong>in</strong>g easier, you<br />

can refer to <strong>the</strong>se l<strong>in</strong>ks and prepare your<br />

bags for a “Bombastic” Trip!<br />

To Book your Private Cab<strong>in</strong>s at Fujairah<br />

Adventure Park call on +971565111660<br />

or <strong>in</strong>quire and book through enquiry@<br />

fujairahadventurepark.ae.<br />

Pack your camp<strong>in</strong>g essentials with Iron<br />

Man 4x4 : www.ironman4x4.me<br />

Don’t forget your water : https://store.<br />

monviso.com/<br />

How do we get <strong>the</strong>re? Simple. Book an<br />

Ekar! Download <strong>the</strong> app now : https://ekar.<br />

app/ae/en/carshare<br />

Snacks are a must. Get <strong>the</strong>m all here!<br />

When pack<strong>in</strong>g your snacks, add some tangy<br />

flavors of Haldirams assorted namkeens,<br />

nut crackers and flavored foxnuts!<br />

Contact Roti Dubai for some yummy<br />

curries (call +971 56 188 7449 for your<br />

book<strong>in</strong>gs) or lip smack<strong>in</strong>g biryani boxes<br />

from Karachi Darbar (call 042673131 for<br />

your cater<strong>in</strong>g orders).<br />

For our campers that enjoy <strong>the</strong> live cook<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and grill<strong>in</strong>g, BBQ Box is your best friend with<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir DIY boxes. Add to cart <strong>the</strong>ir Grill Boxes.<br />

Add <strong>the</strong> Samara Masala Tea, Mario<br />

Rusks and Biscuits, Tez Tadka Maggi,<br />

Healthy Spreads Chocolate Spread and<br />

Nutri Choice Peanut Butter to make your<br />

morn<strong>in</strong>g meals easy.<br />

Lastly, Book your portable, OOKA Shisha<br />

here: https://uae.ooka.com/ They are just<br />

an amaz<strong>in</strong>g add-on to have for any trips!<br />

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Monviso is <strong>the</strong> world’s purest and healthiest 100 %<br />

natural m<strong>in</strong>eral water. It orig<strong>in</strong>ates from Europe’s<br />

highest source, away from pollution and human<br />

settlement <strong>in</strong> Monviso Mounta<strong>in</strong>: <strong>the</strong> mounta<strong>in</strong> whose<br />

water has been celebrated for its unique rejuvenat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

properties s<strong>in</strong>ce ancient times.<br />

The water conta<strong>in</strong>s very low sodium (0.33mg/l), one of<br />

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Additionally, <strong>the</strong> packag<strong>in</strong>g features a<br />

unique Augmented Reality (AR) experience<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong> UAE. By <strong>in</strong>corporat<strong>in</strong>g AR<br />

<strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong>ir packag<strong>in</strong>g design, Monviso is<br />

demonstrat<strong>in</strong>g a commitment to <strong>in</strong>novation<br />

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while still prioritiz<strong>in</strong>g susta<strong>in</strong>ability.<br />

M<strong>in</strong>imally m<strong>in</strong>eralized and extremely light, which helps<br />

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helps ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong> optimal blood pressure and makes it<br />

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as recognized by Italy’s M<strong>in</strong>istry of Health<br />

Beyond be<strong>in</strong>g a premium m<strong>in</strong>eral water, MonViso has a<br />

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Monviso Glass Bottle Still<br />

Monviso has launched <strong>in</strong> U.A.E. <strong>the</strong> “Take Water. Give<br />

Life” – a sales donation programme, where for every<br />

litre of water sold through designated partners,<br />

AED 1 is donated for sav<strong>in</strong>g lives through medical<br />

research & education. The donations are directed to<br />

<strong>the</strong> global philanthropic Al Jalila Foundation. So far<br />

1,153,507 litres has been donated.<br />

In U.A.E. Monviso collects for free from all of its<br />

customers <strong>the</strong> empty plastic & glass bottles. The<br />

recycled plastic will be transformed <strong>in</strong>to T-shirts,<br />

ei<strong>the</strong>r 100 % recycled fiber or a 50/50 mix with cotton;<br />

<strong>the</strong> glass bottles transformed <strong>in</strong>to a a glass cullet<br />

which is used by <strong>the</strong> glass manufacturer.<br />

Susta<strong>in</strong>ability has always been at <strong>the</strong> heart of Monviso<br />

and this Year of Susta<strong>in</strong>ability, Monviso is <strong>in</strong>troduc<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a new packag<strong>in</strong>g option called Monviso Gable Top,<br />

which is 100 % recyclable. This is a significant step<br />

towards reduc<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> environmental impact of <strong>the</strong><br />

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From scroung<strong>in</strong>g for paper<br />

to exhibit<strong>in</strong>g worldwide: The<br />

artistic journey of Leeah Joo<br />

“Psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan observed that this<br />

myth revealed how animals are attracted to superficial<br />

appearances, but humans are enticed by what is hidden.<br />

My work attempts to appeal to both, our animal and<br />

human <strong>in</strong>st<strong>in</strong>cts,” says Leeah<br />

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There were never enough draw<strong>in</strong>g<br />

papers <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> house. Leeah Joo’s<br />

earliest childhood memories <strong>in</strong>clude<br />

search<strong>in</strong>g for scraps of paper to draw<br />

on. Her mo<strong>the</strong>r had to stow away all mails and<br />

bills so <strong>the</strong> toddler wouldn’t scrawl on <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

With a sculptor fa<strong>the</strong>r and an illustrator mo<strong>the</strong>r,<br />

leeah was exposed to artists and art-mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

early on. Born <strong>in</strong> Seoul South Korea <strong>in</strong> 1971,<br />

she grew up dream<strong>in</strong>g of becom<strong>in</strong>g a manga<br />

artist one day. At age ten, she moved to <strong>the</strong><br />

United States with her family. She studied<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g and art history at Indiana University<br />

<strong>in</strong> Bloom<strong>in</strong>gton, where she fell <strong>in</strong> love with <strong>the</strong><br />

traditions <strong>in</strong> Western pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. S<strong>in</strong>ce complet<strong>in</strong>g<br />

her MFA <strong>in</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g from Yale School of Art <strong>in</strong><br />

1996, her work has been widely exhibited <strong>in</strong><br />

U.S. and South Korea. She lives <strong>in</strong> Connecticut<br />

with her family where she divides her time<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g and teach<strong>in</strong>g at Sou<strong>the</strong>rn CT State<br />

University and Paier College.<br />

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Constant discovery of<br />

<strong>the</strong> unknown<br />

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Manuela Kar<strong>in</strong> Knaut, born <strong>in</strong> 1970,<br />

is an <strong>in</strong>dependent artist currently<br />

liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> Braunschweig, Germany.<br />

She acquired a Master of Arts <strong>in</strong><br />

F<strong>in</strong>e Art at <strong>the</strong> University<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Witwatersrand <strong>in</strong> Johannesburg,<br />

South Africa.<br />

She has been a member of many prestigious<br />

and <strong>in</strong>ternational art alliances such as <strong>the</strong> Bund<br />

Bildender Künstler (German Association of<br />

Visual Artists), <strong>the</strong> Association Internationale<br />

des Arts Plastiques, The Visual Arts Network of<br />

South Africa (VANSA) as well as <strong>the</strong> International<br />

Womens Association.<br />

S<strong>in</strong>ce 1990 Knaut‘s work has been shown<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternationally <strong>in</strong> numerous exhibitions and art<br />

fairs <strong>in</strong> countries all over <strong>the</strong> globe such as<br />

South Africa, Ghana, Switzerland, Denmark,<br />

UK, Austria, USA, Israel, Ch<strong>in</strong>a and Kirghistan.<br />

Her works are part of notable private and<br />

public collections across all five cont<strong>in</strong>ents.<br />

Knaut´s works can best be described as<br />

constant discovery and seek<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong> unknown.<br />

Whe<strong>the</strong>r that is on <strong>the</strong> streets, <strong>in</strong> exchange with<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r creators or onl<strong>in</strong>e- her <strong>in</strong>spiration stems<br />

from everyday life and people. Knaut plays with<br />

contrasts, restlessness and <strong>the</strong> wild, chaos and<br />

peace, abstraction and figurativeness. She<br />

<strong>in</strong>corporates many different styles, media and<br />

techniques such as silk screen pr<strong>in</strong>t, acrylics,<br />

graffiti, oils and <strong>in</strong>k.<br />

Her artworks have a very high recognition<br />

level as <strong>the</strong>y circle around similar motives and<br />

styles but never stay <strong>the</strong> same ei<strong>the</strong>r, s<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

she enjoys ventur<strong>in</strong>g on new terra<strong>in</strong>, such as<br />

her latest NFT and Augmented Reality projects<br />

to complement her pa<strong>in</strong>terly works.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Relish<strong>in</strong>g classic art <strong>in</strong><br />

contemporary light:<br />

The <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g works of<br />

Muhammad Ibrahim Al-<br />

Mangur<br />

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Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Mangur, a<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess management major at<br />

K<strong>in</strong>g Saud University, is also a<br />

passionate f<strong>in</strong>e artist hail<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His participation <strong>in</strong><br />

several art events, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Almarefa Meet at<br />

Pr<strong>in</strong>cess Noura b<strong>in</strong>t Abdul Rahman University,<br />

National Day at K<strong>in</strong>g Saud University, and a<br />

virtual gallery named Isolation ART by Saudi<br />

M<strong>in</strong>istry of Culture, speaks volumes about his<br />

artistic calibre.<br />

Al-Mangur’s art style is a blend of classic<br />

and contemporary, which sets him apart from<br />

his contemporaries. He takes <strong>in</strong>spiration<br />

from <strong>the</strong> renowned artist Rembrandt, whose<br />

expressive and personal pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs have left<br />

a last<strong>in</strong>g impression on him. Besides, his<br />

scientific knowledge of <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>ories of light<br />

and shadows is evident <strong>in</strong> his works, which<br />

he brilliantly portrays <strong>in</strong> a modern way. As an<br />

artist, Al-Mangur focuses on present<strong>in</strong>g his<br />

unique perspective on life through his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

His works embody his beliefs and ideologies,<br />

and he uses his artistic skills to communicate<br />

his message to <strong>the</strong> world. With his impressive<br />

mastery of various techniques and mediums,<br />

Al-Mangur is always explor<strong>in</strong>g new avenues<br />

to express his creativity.<br />

The goal of Al-Mangur’s artwork is to have<br />

<strong>the</strong> audience see <strong>the</strong> world as he does, to<br />

appreciate life’s complexities and beauties <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> same way he does. It’s apparent to witness<br />

his dedication, perseverance, and enthusiasm<br />

for art <strong>in</strong> his works, and he’s clearly motivated<br />

to keep encourag<strong>in</strong>g o<strong>the</strong>r artists.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Daianaz: A multifaceted artist and events<br />

producer with a passion for res<strong>in</strong> art<br />

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Daianaz is a talented and versatile artist who explores various<br />

styles of art and events production. Based <strong>in</strong> Dubai, she<br />

has produced over 800 events and art projects for <strong>the</strong> UAE.<br />

Her artistic journey <strong>in</strong>cludes various forms of creative<br />

expression such as artwork, event organiz<strong>in</strong>g, music production, and<br />

DJ<strong>in</strong>g. Her latest achievement was perform<strong>in</strong>g as <strong>the</strong> only female<br />

DJ at FIFA 2022 <strong>in</strong> Qatar for 35 days.<br />


Today, Daianaz’s career encompasses multiple talents, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g res<strong>in</strong><br />

decoration design, oil and acrylic pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, <strong>the</strong>atrical and musical production,<br />

DJ performance, radio host<strong>in</strong>g, music production, choreography, and<br />

pros<strong>the</strong>tic makeup. Her work is fueled by her unconditional love for art.<br />

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Over <strong>the</strong> years, Daianaz has experimented with various artistic<br />

techniques and materials, but it was <strong>the</strong> art of res<strong>in</strong> that captured her<br />

heart and opened a new chapter <strong>in</strong> her career. She creates unique<br />

epoxy res<strong>in</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs us<strong>in</strong>g gold petals, natural crystals, stones, mirror<br />

sand, shells, and o<strong>the</strong>r orig<strong>in</strong>al accessories to express her ideas.<br />

Daianaz’s epoxy products can seamlessly blend <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> most<br />

ref<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>in</strong>teriors, whe<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong>y imitate cut stone carv<strong>in</strong>gs or showcase<br />

abstract styles. She can create any style for <strong>in</strong>terior decoration or<br />

<strong>in</strong>dividual orders.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com<br />

<strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g love for horses, camels, and art<br />

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Joanna Patejuk was born <strong>in</strong> Poland of<br />

Ukra<strong>in</strong>ian orig<strong>in</strong>. Draw<strong>in</strong>g on <strong>the</strong> creative<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration of legendary artists who have<br />

captured her heart, Chócherko tells her<br />

own stories through prom<strong>in</strong>ent figures from<br />

film, stage, and art. She is a graduate of <strong>the</strong><br />

Academy of Physical Education <strong>in</strong> Gdañsk and<br />

has been comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g her three passions - horses,<br />

camels, and art - while travel<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> world for<br />

over 20 years. She is a professional jockey,<br />

horse rac<strong>in</strong>g tra<strong>in</strong>er, camel champion jockey<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> C1 Championship, and a self-taught<br />

artist who found her home <strong>in</strong> Dubai 13 years<br />

ago. Joanna is a partner <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> creative agency<br />

Visual Art Media Studies & Consultancies LLC<br />

and <strong>the</strong> creative director of her own brand,<br />

Chócherko Art.<br />

Chócherko Art’s “Naughty Girls & Superheroes<br />

Collection” is exclusively represented by<br />

SamaLA<strong>in</strong> Gallery, and her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs from<br />

<strong>the</strong> “Inspired Collection” are represented by<br />

<strong>the</strong> local boom<strong>in</strong>g brand Roomours at The<br />

Dubai Mall, YAS Mall, and NFT platform Virtua.<br />

Chócherko Art is dynamically develop<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> local market, cooperat<strong>in</strong>g with brands such<br />

as Rixos, Dubai Verse Cup, Hats & Horses,<br />

and Art Fusion Night. Her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g entitled<br />

“Warrior Woman” was featured <strong>in</strong> Graphic Art<br />

2021, <strong>the</strong> autumn collection of Medic<strong>in</strong>e - one<br />

of <strong>the</strong> lead<strong>in</strong>g Polish fashion brands.<br />

“I spent my childhood rid<strong>in</strong>g my beloved<br />

horses and watch<strong>in</strong>g movies <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> local c<strong>in</strong>ema<br />

where my mum worked as a projectionist. I also<br />

loved to draw. Horses have captivated me for<br />

35 years, and my passion for art was rek<strong>in</strong>dled<br />

just a few years ago. Dur<strong>in</strong>g my numerous trips<br />

related to horse rac<strong>in</strong>g, I consistently visited<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternational racecourses and art galleries.<br />

Camels jo<strong>in</strong>ed my <strong>in</strong>terests when I moved to<br />

Dubai. Draw<strong>in</strong>g on all of <strong>the</strong>se experiences,<br />

I have always promoted <strong>the</strong> art of rid<strong>in</strong>g as a<br />

deep bond between animal and rider, and I<br />

naturally seek to capture <strong>the</strong> same connection<br />

<strong>in</strong> my portraits and <strong>the</strong> art I create. I also love<br />

play<strong>in</strong>g with colors and textures, and I see my<br />

art as both ARTherapy and pure fun!” says<br />

Joanna.<br />

- www.chocherko.art<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Art that is <strong>in</strong>spired by philosophy and<br />

spirituality<br />

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Success <strong>in</strong> life does not always h<strong>in</strong>ge on<br />

a s<strong>in</strong>gle pivotal decision or a grandiose<br />

leap. Ra<strong>the</strong>r, it is <strong>the</strong> culm<strong>in</strong>ation of<br />

consistent small efforts and wise<br />

choices made at opportune moments that<br />

propel us to <strong>the</strong> summit of our ambitions. Nitish,<br />

a participant <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> highly-regarded World Art<br />

Dubai <strong>2023</strong>, saw this truth materialize before<br />

his very eyes. It was his discern<strong>in</strong>g choices that<br />

brought about a profound metamorphosis with<strong>in</strong><br />

him over <strong>the</strong> course of <strong>the</strong> four-day art exhibition<br />

- a watershed moment that he considers to<br />

be <strong>the</strong> p<strong>in</strong>nacle of his existence. In his two<br />

decades as an artist, he never fathomed that<br />

his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g would be showcased, scrut<strong>in</strong>ized,<br />

appraised, and adored by artists from around<br />

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

Nitish is not only a F<strong>in</strong>e Artist, but also a<br />

philosopher at heart and an artist of <strong>the</strong> soul.<br />

His stunn<strong>in</strong>g creations are a testament to his<br />

profound <strong>in</strong>sights <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> human experience,<br />

possess<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> power to awaken <strong>the</strong> soul and<br />

ignite <strong>the</strong> imag<strong>in</strong>ation of all who lay eyes on<br />

<strong>the</strong>m. It is thanks to <strong>the</strong> great Gibran and Rumi<br />

that he has been <strong>in</strong>stilled with an unquenchable<br />

curiosity to seek and explore <strong>the</strong> depths of<br />

artistic expression.<br />

With a natural <strong>in</strong>cl<strong>in</strong>ation towards spiritual<br />

symbolism, Nitish’s <strong>in</strong>terest <strong>in</strong> philosophy and<br />

spirituality is <strong>the</strong> driv<strong>in</strong>g force beh<strong>in</strong>d his artistry.<br />

His m<strong>in</strong>d is a constant whirlw<strong>in</strong>d of thoughts,<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired by conversations with o<strong>the</strong>rs and <strong>the</strong><br />

pages of great books. And yet, despite his<br />

demand<strong>in</strong>g role as a brand<strong>in</strong>g professional, he<br />

always makes time for his passion - creat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

mean<strong>in</strong>gful art that reflects his <strong>in</strong>nermost<br />

sensibilities through <strong>the</strong> stroke of his f<strong>in</strong>e-l<strong>in</strong>er<br />

pens. Nitish’s deep respect for <strong>the</strong> mysteries<br />

of existence imbues his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs with multiple<br />

layers and elements, each reveal<strong>in</strong>g someth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

new to those who gaze upon <strong>the</strong>m. With his<br />

sketch pens, brushes, palette, and canvas,<br />

he channels his energy <strong>in</strong>to creat<strong>in</strong>g works<br />

that will transcend time itself.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

56 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com

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Artwork By<br />


58 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com

Blend<strong>in</strong>g figures with<br />

nature <strong>in</strong> emotional art<br />

pieces<br />

“I believe that captur<strong>in</strong>g a likeness is like hav<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

superpower! People won’t look twice at a photo, but<br />

a pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g can br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m to tears,” says artist Rawa’a<br />

Altartour.<br />

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

Born <strong>in</strong> 1998, professional realistic<br />

artist Rawa’a’s artworks are a blend<br />

of human and animal figures with<br />

nature elements, attract<strong>in</strong>g several<br />

worldwide collectors. Specializ<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> pencils<br />

and oil pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, her passion for art started at<br />

a young age, when she participated <strong>in</strong> several<br />

schools and local art competitions after her first<br />

year of school. Her love for art grew stronger<br />

as a teenager, and she decided to pursue<br />

a career <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> arts. After graduat<strong>in</strong>g with a<br />

bachelor’s degree <strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>terior design from Abu<br />

Dhabi University <strong>in</strong> 2021, Rawa’a managed to<br />

accomplish several high-level projects based<br />

on deep research and attention to details, which<br />

qualified her among a few students to graduate<br />

with honours <strong>in</strong> university senior year. With her<br />

strong design sense and space plann<strong>in</strong>g skills,<br />

she br<strong>in</strong>gs a unique perspective to her artwork.<br />

Rawa’a’s artworks are ma<strong>in</strong>ly realistic, and she<br />

loves experiment<strong>in</strong>g with new materials and<br />

techniques, always striv<strong>in</strong>g to create her own<br />

orig<strong>in</strong>al unique art pieces. Her ability to capture<br />

a likeness is her ma<strong>in</strong> focus, manag<strong>in</strong>g to create<br />

mesmeriz<strong>in</strong>g and emotional artworks that leave<br />

a last<strong>in</strong>g impact on her audience. Dur<strong>in</strong>g her<br />

college years, Rawa’a began participat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>ternational art exhibitions <strong>in</strong> Abu Dhabi and<br />

Dubai, where she was fortunate enough to sell<br />

some of her artworks to collectors worldwide.<br />

Right after graduat<strong>in</strong>g, Rawa’a worked as a<br />

site eng<strong>in</strong>eer while teach<strong>in</strong>g adults and young<br />

people part-time as an artist.<br />

Artistically, Rawa’a Altartour’s journey<br />

mirrors her <strong>in</strong>nate talent and love for <strong>the</strong> arts,<br />

as evidenced by her dedication to hon<strong>in</strong>g her<br />

craft and produc<strong>in</strong>g works that provoke deep<br />

thought and strong feel<strong>in</strong>gs by <strong>in</strong>tegrat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

beauty of nature with human and animal figures.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



60 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


A master of colorful and unusual illustrations<br />

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

Taisija Kal<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>a was born <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> small town<br />

of Visag<strong>in</strong>as, Lithuania. She was born<br />

<strong>in</strong>to a family of professional artists, so<br />

from an early age she drew scribbles<br />

on <strong>the</strong> walls and furniture <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> house. Her<br />

parents encouraged her creativity and allowed<br />

little Taisija to be herself.<br />

The future artist has always been <strong>in</strong>spired<br />

by cartoons, books, comics and illustrations.<br />

She liked to come up with stories and draw<br />

<strong>the</strong>m. Later, anime culture entered her life and<br />

began to def<strong>in</strong>e Taisija’s art style.<br />

Taisija graduated from <strong>the</strong> art school<br />

“Reflection” (2010 - 2014) and <strong>in</strong> 2016 she<br />

entered <strong>the</strong> Vilnius Academy of Arts (Vilniaus<br />

Dailės Akademija). There, <strong>the</strong> artist studied<br />

for six years and received a master’s degree.<br />

Participated <strong>in</strong> various <strong>in</strong>ternational projects,<br />

symposiums, educational activities. Organized<br />

and participated <strong>in</strong> personal and group<br />

exhibitions.<br />

Study<strong>in</strong>g academic draw<strong>in</strong>g, pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, textiles<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>r creative areas, <strong>the</strong> artist ga<strong>in</strong>ed her<br />

experience and skills. She tried many techniques<br />

and searched for herself.<br />

Instagram and tiktok are an important part of<br />

her life. Thanks to social networks, Taisija has<br />

found an audience with which she is happy to<br />

share her creativity and <strong>in</strong>spiration.<br />

The artist has always had a rich imag<strong>in</strong>ation,<br />

this allows her to <strong>in</strong>vent and portray unusual<br />

characters.<br />

The artist lives <strong>in</strong> Vilnius, <strong>the</strong> capital of<br />

Lithuania. Today, <strong>the</strong> ma<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>spiration of <strong>the</strong><br />

young creator is popular culture, Japanese<br />

animation and bright colors.<br />

She is still experiment<strong>in</strong>g with different artistic<br />

techniques, depict<strong>in</strong>g realistic and stylized<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>gs and illustrations. The portrait and<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r parts of <strong>the</strong> face are <strong>the</strong> lead<strong>in</strong>g images<br />

<strong>in</strong> her social pages.<br />

Taisija believes that <strong>the</strong> ma<strong>in</strong> th<strong>in</strong>g is to be<br />

yourself and not be afraid of colors. Experiment,<br />

be <strong>in</strong>spired by o<strong>the</strong>r artists and show <strong>the</strong> world<br />

your creativity! It is important to share and<br />

receive energy!<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com<br />

<strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />




62 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


ART NEWS<br />

Sheikha Latifa b<strong>in</strong>t Mohammed <strong>in</strong>augurates 4th Edition<br />

of ‘Big Bad Wolf Books’ <strong>2023</strong><br />

H.H. Sheikha Latifa b<strong>in</strong>t Mohammed<br />

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

of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority<br />

(Dubai Culture) and Member of <strong>the</strong><br />

Dubai Council, <strong>in</strong>augurated <strong>the</strong> fourth edition<br />

of <strong>the</strong> “Big Bad Wolf Books” exhibition, <strong>the</strong><br />

world’s biggest book sale that was held from<br />

7-16 April at <strong>the</strong> Dubai Studio City, <strong>the</strong> 10-day<br />

event displayed over a million books.<br />

Dur<strong>in</strong>g her visit, H.H. Sheikha Latifa was<br />

briefed on <strong>the</strong> diverse range of books and<br />

publications on display, reflect<strong>in</strong>g Dubai and<br />

<strong>the</strong> UAE’s rich cultural diversity and its emergence<br />

as a regional hub for <strong>the</strong> publish<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustry. She also met with <strong>the</strong> organisers<br />

and commended <strong>the</strong>ir efforts <strong>in</strong> creat<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

dynamic knowledge environment that fosters<br />

read<strong>in</strong>g and lifelong learn<strong>in</strong>g. As an advocate<br />

for education, culture and <strong>in</strong>novation, Her Highness<br />

recognised <strong>the</strong> vital role of <strong>the</strong> exhibition<br />

<strong>in</strong> foster<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>tellectual growth and <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g<br />

visitors to explore new ideas.<br />

H.H. Sheikha Latifa praised <strong>the</strong> exhibition’s<br />

commitment to promot<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>tellectual exchange<br />

and cultural diversity, stress<strong>in</strong>g that this cultural<br />

ga<strong>the</strong>r<strong>in</strong>g enhances Dubai’s position as an<br />

<strong>in</strong>tellectual hub for diversified culture <strong>in</strong> l<strong>in</strong>e<br />

with <strong>the</strong> vision of <strong>the</strong> leadership who believes<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> importance of read<strong>in</strong>g and culture <strong>in</strong><br />

support<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> comprehensive development<br />

of societies. Sheikha Latifa also underp<strong>in</strong>ned<br />

<strong>the</strong> exhibition’s goals and <strong>the</strong>ir synergy with<br />

Dubai’s cultural vision, which seeks to position<br />

<strong>the</strong> emirate as a global centre for art and culture,<br />

an <strong>in</strong>cubator for creativity and a thriv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

hub for talent.<br />

- news@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Artwork By<br />

DAN LAM<br />

64 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com

Explor<strong>in</strong>g sensational<br />

dichotomies: The drippy<br />

sculptural world of a<br />

contemporary artist<br />

“While <strong>the</strong> ideas drive <strong>the</strong> work, much of my decision-mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

is found <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> process and materials. I embrace <strong>the</strong> chaos of<br />

<strong>the</strong> materials and allow <strong>the</strong>m to help guide and dictate where<br />

a piece goes,” says Dan Lam<br />

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

Armed with polyurethane foam,<br />

epoxy res<strong>in</strong>, and acrylic, artist Dan<br />

Lam sculpts technicolor forms that<br />

ooze, bubble, and trickle <strong>in</strong> long<br />

drips. She layers materials <strong>in</strong>to masses of<br />

neon color progressions and textured blobs,<br />

form<strong>in</strong>g amorphous puddles and mounds with<br />

cavernous <strong>in</strong>sides.<br />

Internationally acclaimed contemporary artist<br />

Dan Lam is an artist based out of Texas. Lam’s<br />

drippy sculptural work explores sensational<br />

dichotomies by mix<strong>in</strong>g unconventional materials,<br />

organic forms, and bright colors. With contrast<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>mes verg<strong>in</strong>g on beauty and grotesqueness<br />

at once, her art provokes its viewers to ponder<br />

mean<strong>in</strong>g and existence while <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g feel<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

of familiarity and wonder.<br />

Dan Lam was born <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Philipp<strong>in</strong>es to<br />

Vietnamese refugee parents. The small family<br />

made <strong>the</strong>ir way to Texas when she was just a<br />

baby and was established <strong>in</strong> Houston. Later,<br />

she and her mo<strong>the</strong>r would move to Dallas, TX.<br />

Always one to follow her <strong>in</strong>tuition and passion,<br />

she pursued an academic path <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>e arts.<br />

Dan obta<strong>in</strong>ed her Bachelor of F<strong>in</strong>e Arts from<br />

<strong>the</strong> University of North Texas <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> fall of 2010<br />

and went on to a Master’s program <strong>in</strong> F<strong>in</strong>e Arts<br />

at Arizona State University, graduat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

spr<strong>in</strong>g of 2014.<br />

Inspired by <strong>the</strong> great lum<strong>in</strong>aries James<br />

Turrell, Olafur Eliason, and Lynda Benglis, Lam<br />

is known for her bold and unique sculptures.<br />

Curiosity, play, and fun are <strong>the</strong> foundation of<br />

where Lam’s work beg<strong>in</strong>s. Her experimentation<br />

results <strong>in</strong> beautiful sculptures created with various<br />

materials such as foams, polyurethanes, res<strong>in</strong>s,<br />

acrylics, and polymers, which def<strong>in</strong>es her style.<br />

“While <strong>the</strong> ideas drive <strong>the</strong> work, much of<br />

my decision-mak<strong>in</strong>g is found <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> process<br />

and materials. I embrace <strong>the</strong> chaos of <strong>the</strong><br />

materials and allow <strong>the</strong>m to help guide and<br />

dictate where a piece goes. I am currently<br />

most <strong>in</strong>terested <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> viewer’s experience and<br />

how my work encourages people to engage,<br />

<strong>in</strong>teract, and feel <strong>the</strong> need to want to touch<br />

<strong>the</strong> piece,” says Lam.<br />

This approach enables her to push <strong>in</strong>to new<br />

boundaries while simultaneously reflect<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

present times and <strong>in</strong>fluenc<strong>in</strong>g o<strong>the</strong>r artists. With<br />

an impressive and dedicated social follow<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

Lam is <strong>in</strong> awe to see <strong>the</strong> impact of her work <strong>in</strong><br />

real-time, which she f<strong>in</strong>ds terrific and humbl<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Lam has exhibited at <strong>the</strong> Nasher Sculpture<br />

Center <strong>in</strong> Dallas, Texas, at venues across <strong>the</strong><br />

US, from San Francisco to New York, as well as<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world, such as Paris and Munich.<br />

“I am currently most<br />

<strong>in</strong>terested <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> viewer’s<br />

experience and how my<br />

work encourages people<br />

to engage, <strong>in</strong>teract, and<br />

feel <strong>the</strong> need to want to<br />

touch <strong>the</strong> piece,” says<br />

Lam.<br />

Her work is <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> collections of celebrity<br />

clients, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato,<br />

2 Cha<strong>in</strong>z, The Game, and Lily Aldridge, and<br />

notable art collectors like <strong>the</strong> Tisch family. Lam<br />

has collaborated with prom<strong>in</strong>ent companies,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Facebook and Virg<strong>in</strong>, and renowned<br />

art producers Meow Wolf.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Artwork By<br />


66 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com

The colorful path of Abstract pa<strong>in</strong>ter David<br />

Stephen Johnson<br />

“Possibility and uncerta<strong>in</strong>ty are <strong>in</strong>herent to my practice. Always a play between anxiety,<br />

apprehension and, sometimes, when I get lucky, exhilaration. My language is color,” says David<br />

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

David Stephen Johnson (b. Pittsburgh,<br />

1949) is an abstract pa<strong>in</strong>ter based<br />

<strong>in</strong> Westport, Connecticut. He was<br />

awarded a scholarship to college<br />

as a star quarterback, play<strong>in</strong>g for South<br />

Dakota State, and later earned his BA <strong>in</strong><br />

Bus<strong>in</strong>ess Adm<strong>in</strong>istration at <strong>the</strong> University of<br />

M<strong>in</strong>nesota, Carlson School of Management.<br />

He lived <strong>in</strong> Chicago <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 1970s and shared<br />

a studio space with a sculptor at <strong>the</strong> Chicago<br />

Art Institute. He fostered his love for art while<br />

develop<strong>in</strong>g a series of pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs for his first<br />

show at Riverside Gallery.<br />

He embraced his self-taught path <strong>in</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

build<strong>in</strong>g a deliberately unpublished body of work<br />

study<strong>in</strong>g color and shape, partly <strong>in</strong>fluenced by<br />

post-war abstract expressionists. His natural<br />

athleticism and grace led him toward <strong>the</strong> great<br />

action pa<strong>in</strong>ters. In 2017 he retired from <strong>the</strong><br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess to pursue his passion for pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

October 2021 was David’s first solo show<br />

at ArtExpo New York on Pier 36 <strong>in</strong> Manhattan<br />

with his new abstract pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs. 2022 brought<br />

an <strong>in</strong>vitation by Alpha’a to jo<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir roster of<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternational artists for participation <strong>in</strong> numerous<br />

prestigious showcases and projects happen<strong>in</strong>g<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world. Both David’s large-scale<br />

canvases as well as his new works on paper<br />

were selected to be <strong>in</strong>cluded. Currently, Indigo<br />

II hangs <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> newly opened Molteni&C flagship<br />

on Madison Avenue <strong>in</strong> New York City.<br />

David’s works are <strong>in</strong> numerous private<br />

collections <strong>in</strong> Greenwich and Westport,<br />

Connecticut, Westchester County, New York<br />

City, Palm Beach Florida as well as Nice, France.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Be The Light<br />


68 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


Internationally acclaimed artist Tracie<br />

Eaton: captur<strong>in</strong>g emotions and moments <strong>in</strong><br />

time through unique mixed media artwork<br />

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

Tracie Eaton is an Internationally<br />

acclaimed award-w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g Australian<br />

contemporary artist specializ<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

abstract, landscape, and Mixed media<br />

artwork. She has been an artist for over 15 years<br />

and her self-taught expressive style, comb<strong>in</strong>ed<br />

with her unique understand<strong>in</strong>g of how colour<br />

makes us feel ensures her artworks are emotive<br />

and passionate. Tracie’s brush strokes capture<br />

moments <strong>in</strong> time, br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> essence of <strong>the</strong><br />

unique moments to life.<br />

She does exclusive work with selected<br />

clients. Her work is based on exclusivity and<br />

she creates bespoke commissions as evident<br />

<strong>in</strong> her exclusive 5-year commission to create<br />

bespoke artwork for <strong>the</strong> Oscars nom<strong>in</strong>ees &<br />

w<strong>in</strong>ners, with an impressive list of Hollywood<br />

A-listers, such as Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio,<br />

Bradley Cooper, Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopk<strong>in</strong>s,<br />

Steven Spielberg, Michelle Yeoh, Lady Gaga<br />

and Charlize Theron just to name a few, own<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a Tracie Eaton Artwork.<br />

The artist uses mixed media, acrylic, res<strong>in</strong>,<br />

Swarovski crystals and exquisite gold leaf,<br />

which produce unequivocally highly <strong>in</strong>vestable<br />

pieces for astute art buyers <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

luxury art <strong>in</strong>vestment market. In <strong>2023</strong>-2024,<br />

Tracie will be expand<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

luxury art buy<strong>in</strong>g markets <strong>in</strong> Dubai, <strong>the</strong> US, and<br />

S<strong>in</strong>gapore where she will be part of art gallery<br />

exhibitions,<br />

<strong>in</strong>stallations<br />

and event productions<br />

for new collection<br />

releases.<br />

Tracie<br />

is super<br />

excited<br />

for her first 3D<br />

immersive exhibition <strong>in</strong> Dubai, UAE held dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>Magzoid</strong> Magz<strong>in</strong>e’s Emerg<strong>in</strong>g Art Icons <strong>2023</strong><br />

award event at The Theatre of Digital Art (TODA)<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong>. This will be <strong>the</strong> first of many<br />

exhibitions and events to come for Tracie to<br />

exhibit her body of works <strong>in</strong> Dubai.<br />

Tracie was recognised by GAA <strong>in</strong> 2021 as<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> Lead<strong>in</strong>g & Investable Contemporary<br />

Artists worldwide and was listed by Herr<strong>in</strong>gton<br />

Publications as one of <strong>the</strong> top 25 Global Woman<br />

Change Makers of <strong>the</strong> year and she is a known<br />

philanthropist who engages <strong>in</strong> support<strong>in</strong>g<br />

charities. “My art and creativity are a vehicle<br />

to not only br<strong>in</strong>g joy and beauty <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> lives<br />

of those who view my work, but to also create<br />

change by donat<strong>in</strong>g funds from every piece<br />

sold,” says Tracie.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Phoenix Attraction<br />


70 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


A spiritual journey through analytical<br />

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

“Like a spiritual journey where <strong>the</strong> goal is to discover, learn and understand. In a search<br />

for escape, for elevation, for a place that would allow a new vision of our world, I create<br />

a spiritual journey that I express through a pictorial narrative <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> manner of a travel<br />

book. Each pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g is a stage, a fragment of my journey,” says Maxence Doré<br />

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

Maxence Doré is a French artist<br />

who has been creat<strong>in</strong>g thoughtprovok<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g art for many<br />

years. He has a unique approach to<br />

his work, comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> precision of analytical<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>g with <strong>the</strong> spontaneity of graffiti to create<br />

pieces that are both visually captivat<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

<strong>in</strong>tellectually engag<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Maxence’s <strong>in</strong>terest <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> concept of man’s<br />

place <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> universe is evident <strong>in</strong> his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs,<br />

which often feature abstract and e<strong>the</strong>real<br />

landscapes that seem to exist beyond <strong>the</strong><br />

conf<strong>in</strong>es of our physical world. His work is<br />

characterized by a sense of movement and<br />

energy, with l<strong>in</strong>es and shapes overlapp<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

<strong>in</strong>tersect<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a way that suggests a deeper,<br />

underly<strong>in</strong>g order. Despite <strong>the</strong> complexity of<br />

his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, Maxence strives for simplicity<br />

and clarity <strong>in</strong> his work. He believes that art<br />

should be accessible and understandable to<br />

everyone, and he works hard to create pieces<br />

that are both visually strik<strong>in</strong>g and <strong>in</strong>tellectually<br />

stimulat<strong>in</strong>g. His use of colour is deliberate and<br />

thoughtful, with each hue and tone chosen to<br />

evoke a particular mood or emotion. Maxence<br />

has exhibited his work <strong>in</strong> galleries and exhibitions<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> Paris, Seoul,<br />

and Guangzhou. He is known for his ability to<br />

connect with audiences through his art, and his<br />

“Through an<br />

understand<strong>in</strong>g of our<br />

space, of what makes it<br />

up, we offer <strong>the</strong> possibility<br />

to our m<strong>in</strong>d to travel, an<br />

ability that potentially<br />

allows us to discover<br />

new perspectives,” says<br />

Maxence<br />

work has been praised for its ability to evoke a<br />

sense of wonder and <strong>in</strong>trospection <strong>in</strong> viewers.<br />

Maxence is an artist whose work challenges<br />

viewers to th<strong>in</strong>k deeply about <strong>the</strong>ir place <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world and <strong>the</strong> mean<strong>in</strong>g of existence. Through<br />

his contemplative approach and unique artistic<br />

vision, he <strong>in</strong>vites us to explore new perspectives<br />

and discover <strong>the</strong> beauty and complexity of <strong>the</strong><br />

universe around us.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Artwork By<br />


72 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com

Art that captivates through<br />

abstract play of colors, complex<br />

structures and a unique<br />

expressiveness<br />

“Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g is my absolute passion. S<strong>in</strong>ce childhood, pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

was and is still a break from everyday life for me. There I can<br />

lose myself completely and let my thoughts run free,” says<br />

Isabelle Breitkopf<br />

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Isabelle Breitkopf, born 1990 <strong>in</strong> Clermont-<br />

Ferrand, France, lives and works <strong>in</strong> Ma<strong>in</strong>z.<br />

There, she studied cultural anthropology and<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess adm<strong>in</strong>istration and simultaneously<br />

discovered her passion for abstract pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Her art captivates with its abstract play of colors<br />

<strong>in</strong> soft to cheerful compositions, with complex<br />

structures and a unique expressiveness.<br />

Whe<strong>the</strong>r with rags, sponges, spatulas,<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ter’s rolls or o<strong>the</strong>r everyday objects,<br />

you have every means to br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> complex<br />

structures to <strong>the</strong> canvas. The acrylic pa<strong>in</strong>t is<br />

processed <strong>in</strong> several layers on a canvas ly<strong>in</strong>g<br />

on <strong>the</strong> floor. Inspiration for <strong>the</strong> artworks can be<br />

found <strong>in</strong> her everyday environment.<br />

“My artworks<br />

should offer a<br />

small island of<br />

happ<strong>in</strong>ess, especially<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>se difficult<br />

times,” says Isabelle<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />




74 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Bold colors and female<br />

portraiture: The artistic<br />

journey of Jacey<br />

Eikenbary<br />

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

Jacey Eikenbary is a visual<br />

artist, educator, and future<br />

art <strong>the</strong>rapist from Ohio,<br />

USA. Her current body<br />

of work features her love of bold<br />

colors and abstraction along with<br />

her recent exploration of female<br />

portraiture. Jacey has had a love<br />

for creat<strong>in</strong>g s<strong>in</strong>ce she was a child<br />

and can remember draw<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

sculpt<strong>in</strong>g and illustrat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

her own stories from a<br />

young age.<br />

Jacey studied art<br />

education at Ball State<br />

University and has taught<br />

art <strong>in</strong> elementary schools<br />

and art studios for over<br />

5 years. She teaches art<br />

classes, focus<strong>in</strong>g on a<br />

variety of techniques and<br />

materials, to students of<br />

all ages with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Dubai<br />

community. She is also<br />

currently study<strong>in</strong>g for her master’s degree<br />

<strong>in</strong> art <strong>the</strong>rapy. Jacey’s aim is to br<strong>in</strong>g her<br />

lifelong passion of creat<strong>in</strong>g and her <strong>in</strong>terest<br />

<strong>in</strong> mental health toge<strong>the</strong>r to help advocate<br />

for <strong>the</strong> heal<strong>in</strong>g, expressive qualities art<br />

possesses.<br />

Jacey is currently build<strong>in</strong>g her portfolio<br />

of pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs and experiment<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with techniques to soon beg<strong>in</strong><br />

exhibit<strong>in</strong>g her work <strong>in</strong> galleries<br />

and art shows.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



oil and mo<strong>the</strong>r of<br />

pearl pigment on l<strong>in</strong>en<br />


76 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


Unveil<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>timacy of <strong>the</strong> unconscious<br />

through geometric abstraction<br />

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

Matthias Esch is a visual artist who<br />

was born <strong>in</strong> Andernach, Germany<br />

<strong>in</strong> 1988. He obta<strong>in</strong>ed his Master’s<br />

degree <strong>in</strong> F<strong>in</strong>e Arts from several<br />

<strong>in</strong>stitutions, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Kunst-hochschule<br />

<strong>in</strong> Kassel, Antwerp, and Berl<strong>in</strong> from 2009 to<br />

2015. Before pursu<strong>in</strong>g a career <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> arts, Esch<br />

completed an education <strong>in</strong> w<strong>in</strong>emak<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

2003 to 2006. He currently lives and works<br />

<strong>in</strong> Berl<strong>in</strong>.<br />

Esch’s art is characterized by a formal<br />

reduction, where he uses geometric ornaments<br />

and structures to convey a metaphysical feel<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

He aims to f<strong>in</strong>d an expression beyond <strong>the</strong><br />

concrete, us<strong>in</strong>g o<strong>the</strong>r symbols and signs when<br />

language and its semantics fail. His mistrust<br />

of language is <strong>the</strong> driv<strong>in</strong>g force beh<strong>in</strong>d his<br />

subjective systems, which convey a sense of<br />

<strong>in</strong>timacy and reveal <strong>the</strong> unconscious.<br />

Esch has exhibited his work consistently<br />

for <strong>the</strong> past ten years, both nationally and<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternationally. His latest publication, Banality<br />

of Structure, refers to <strong>the</strong> highly complex and<br />

subjective process he employs <strong>in</strong> his art.<br />

Esch’s work is a reflection of his belief that<br />

art is more than just a message, but ra<strong>the</strong>r a<br />

means of express<strong>in</strong>g someth<strong>in</strong>g deeper and<br />

more profound.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Titre DHYANA<br />


78 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


Abstract explorations: Tour<strong>in</strong>g through<br />

<strong>the</strong> work of Sébastien Chéramy<br />

“If I had to identify any constants <strong>in</strong> my work, I would analyse it this way, walk<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> streets<br />

we often f<strong>in</strong>d th<strong>in</strong>gs ... <strong>the</strong> walls are emergences, we can f<strong>in</strong>d symbolic elements. Why I have a<br />

suggestion with <strong>the</strong>se images, I have never reasoned, I am <strong>in</strong>tuitive,” says Sébastien Cheramy.<br />

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

Sébastien Chéramy is a talented French<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ter who has dedicated his life to<br />

<strong>the</strong> arts. Born <strong>in</strong> 1979, he showed an<br />

early <strong>in</strong>terest <strong>in</strong> draw<strong>in</strong>g and pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

and his passion for art only grew as he got<br />

older. After graduat<strong>in</strong>g from <strong>the</strong> sta<strong>in</strong>ed-glass<br />

trades, Chéramy pursued a PhD <strong>in</strong> Art History<br />

at <strong>the</strong> university level, which ultimately led him<br />

to focus on pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. Chéramy’s abstract style<br />

is both thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g and captivat<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

and his work has been featured <strong>in</strong> numerous<br />

exhibitions around <strong>the</strong> world. He has ga<strong>in</strong>ed<br />

<strong>the</strong> respect and admiration of collectors and<br />

fellow artists alike, and his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are highly<br />

sought after by those who appreciate <strong>the</strong><br />

power of abstract expressionism. Chéramy’s<br />

approach to art is deeply personal and <strong>in</strong>tuitive.<br />

He draws <strong>in</strong>spiration from <strong>the</strong> walls he sees<br />

around him, f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g mean<strong>in</strong>g and beauty <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> scratches, damp spots, and cracks that<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs might overlook. For Chéramy, <strong>the</strong>se<br />

imperfections are symbolic of <strong>the</strong> passage<br />

of time and <strong>the</strong> constant presence of life and<br />

death. He creates his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs slowly, build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

up layers of material until <strong>the</strong>y take on a life<br />

of <strong>the</strong>ir own, and he allows <strong>the</strong> work to evolve<br />

and take shape organically.<br />

“I don’t know if I can do<br />

it, but I would like my work<br />

to lead <strong>the</strong> viewer to reflect,<br />

to meditate <strong>in</strong> front of an<br />

abstraction that is not one,<br />

my work takes <strong>the</strong> viewer<br />

towards <strong>the</strong> “real”, at least<br />

<strong>the</strong> one I perceive,” says<br />

Sébastien<br />

In addition to his solo work, Chéramy<br />

has collaborated with several galleries and<br />

organizations. In 2022, he collaborated with<br />

<strong>the</strong> Los Angeles gallery WALL VS ME, <strong>the</strong><br />

Berl<strong>in</strong> gallery KOLLEKTION-WIEDMANN, <strong>the</strong><br />

French gallery SAUVAGE.ART, and <strong>the</strong> Ch<strong>in</strong>ese<br />

gallery YUDIAN GALLERY. In addition to his<br />

work with LEVEL 57 <strong>in</strong> Atlanta, ARTLAB <strong>in</strong><br />

Italy, GALERIE ARNAUD BARD <strong>in</strong> Paris, and<br />

GALERIE GABEL <strong>in</strong> Biot, France, he has a<br />

number of o<strong>the</strong>r partnerships set to debut <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>2023</strong> as well.<br />

Sébastien’s art reflects his <strong>in</strong>dividuality and his<br />

ability to see <strong>the</strong> extraord<strong>in</strong>ary <strong>in</strong> everyday life.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


ART Interview NEWS<br />

80 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com

Interview<br />

Natalie Clark<br />

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

What <strong>in</strong>spired you to become an artist,<br />

and how did you first get started on your<br />

artistic journey?<br />

I have always been a very curious and<br />

creative person. Even as a young child, I<br />

would dig and search for treasure <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

garden, f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g shards of pottery and fossils.<br />

I always felt very connected to <strong>the</strong> natural<br />

world and <strong>the</strong> beauty with<strong>in</strong> it. Later, I was<br />

exposed to ceramics and started my journey<br />

<strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> 3-dimensional world.<br />

How have your travels around <strong>the</strong> world<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluenced your art and creative process?<br />

Hav<strong>in</strong>g been lucky enough to circumnavigate<br />

<strong>the</strong> globe numerous times, I have been<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong> th<strong>in</strong>gs that connect us as<br />

humans. The similarities and differences<br />

have <strong>in</strong>spired me and have been important<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> creation of my work.<br />

Could you describe your process for<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g large-scale sculptures <strong>in</strong> various<br />

mediums, such as steel, natural materials,<br />

ceramics, and snow?<br />

I have worked with many different materials<br />

throughout my career, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g natural<br />

materials such as Prairie grasses and snow,<br />

steel, marble, ceramics, and currently bronze.<br />

Creat<strong>in</strong>g large-scale sculptures is not for<br />

<strong>the</strong> fa<strong>in</strong>t-hearted. There are many factors<br />

to be considered, and it’s more of a fusion<br />

of architecture and eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g. Mov<strong>in</strong>g 10<br />

1/2 tons of marble around <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> studio can<br />

be a matter of life or death, but that makes<br />

it even more challeng<strong>in</strong>g and <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Can you share more about <strong>the</strong> concept<br />

and <strong>in</strong>spiration beh<strong>in</strong>d your collection<br />

“The Forms of Orig<strong>in</strong>,” which explores<br />

<strong>the</strong> fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e div<strong>in</strong>e, sacred geometry, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> story of life expressed <strong>in</strong> sculpture?<br />

In “Forms of Orig<strong>in</strong>,” I dug deep <strong>in</strong>to<br />

myself and what it means to be a woman<br />

<strong>in</strong> this society, particularly as a woman of<br />

a certa<strong>in</strong> age. Women are often dismissed<br />

and considered not very vital anymore<br />

after <strong>the</strong>ir childbear<strong>in</strong>g years. In “Forms<br />

of Orig<strong>in</strong>,” I wanted to express <strong>the</strong> power<br />

and beauty of all women, regardless of<br />

size, race, age, or economics. I wanted to<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


Interview<br />

show <strong>the</strong> universal essence of beauty <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

curves, <strong>the</strong> sensuality <strong>in</strong> an elegant, graceful,<br />

and universal way, not <strong>in</strong> a sexualized<br />

trivial manner. Tapp<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to nature, natural<br />

cycles, and sacred geometry helped with<br />

<strong>the</strong> realization of <strong>the</strong>se powerful, beautiful<br />

marble and bronze forms - soft and hard,<br />

hard beauty.<br />

How has your experience teach<strong>in</strong>g at<br />

<strong>the</strong> university level <strong>in</strong>formed or <strong>in</strong>fluenced<br />

your art practice?<br />

When I taught at <strong>the</strong> university level,<br />

I found it very <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>in</strong>spire o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

creative m<strong>in</strong>ds and help <strong>the</strong>m realize <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

creative potential. It’s powerful.<br />

Your work often <strong>in</strong>tegrates ethnographic<br />

styles and <strong>in</strong>digenous art forms. How do<br />

you approach <strong>in</strong>corporat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>se cultural<br />

elements respectfully and au<strong>the</strong>ntically<br />

<strong>in</strong> your art?<br />

Part of <strong>the</strong> magic <strong>in</strong> visit<strong>in</strong>g completely<br />

different cultures is that you start to see<br />

patterns and similar elements specific to <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>digenous core of that culture. The various<br />

peoples and places, and of course always<br />

<strong>the</strong> thread of <strong>the</strong> natural world <strong>in</strong> which<br />

we all <strong>in</strong>habit, helps <strong>in</strong>form and enrich my<br />

practice and visual language.<br />

How did you approach <strong>the</strong> challenge of<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g life, breath, and fluidity to rigid<br />

Carrara marble <strong>in</strong> your latest work, for<br />

which you personally obta<strong>in</strong>ed blocks<br />

from a Carrara quarry <strong>in</strong> Italy?<br />

The challenges <strong>in</strong>volved <strong>in</strong> work<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

large-scale, heavy pieces of marble are not<br />

for <strong>the</strong> fa<strong>in</strong>t-hearted. I travel to Carrara, Italy,<br />

and go directly to <strong>the</strong> quarries to collect<br />

and select my stones. I <strong>the</strong>n transport <strong>the</strong>se<br />

pieces back to my Spanish studio tucked<br />

away <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Catalonian hills and beg<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

long and challeng<strong>in</strong>g process of transform<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>se <strong>in</strong>animate blocks <strong>in</strong>to fluid, lum<strong>in</strong>ous,<br />

poetic forms. I use traditional stone carv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

tools - <strong>the</strong>re is no quick way with marble.<br />

Can you share <strong>in</strong>sights on your Spirit of<br />

Hathor sculpture, its concept, <strong>in</strong>spiration,<br />

and significance <strong>in</strong> your body of work?<br />

I was very excited when I was asked to<br />

participate <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 2022 Art D’Egypte exhibition<br />

<strong>in</strong> front of <strong>the</strong> Great Pyramids of <strong>the</strong> Giza<br />

plateau. I wanted to honor this important<br />

sacred space, but I also wanted to not stray<br />

too far away from my DNA as an artist and my<br />

current body of work. I researched various<br />

Egyptian deities and connected with Hathor.<br />

She really represented every woman; she<br />

was a sky goddess; she was a consort of<br />

RA and Horus. She had <strong>the</strong> head of a cow<br />

and held <strong>the</strong> sun with<strong>in</strong> her horns which<br />

would illum<strong>in</strong>ate <strong>the</strong> great pyramids. I chose<br />

to use very mascul<strong>in</strong>e materials of Corten<br />

steel and marble and manipulate <strong>the</strong>m <strong>in</strong> a<br />

very fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e way to create an abstraction<br />

of her essence. I th<strong>in</strong>k <strong>the</strong> significance of<br />

this piece with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> journey of my body<br />

of work was important, <strong>the</strong> standout be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> unique opportunity to place one of my<br />

pieces <strong>in</strong> front of one of <strong>the</strong> seven wonders<br />

of <strong>the</strong> world. Arguably, <strong>the</strong> pyramids are <strong>the</strong><br />

most iconic and famous sculptures <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world! It was a very humbl<strong>in</strong>g experience,<br />

but I’m very proud of my piece and how it<br />

all came toge<strong>the</strong>r. I felt <strong>the</strong> “Spirit of Hathor”<br />

smile and sh<strong>in</strong>e upon me.<br />

How do you balance <strong>the</strong> demands of<br />

runn<strong>in</strong>g two studios <strong>in</strong> different parts of<br />

<strong>the</strong> world and juggl<strong>in</strong>g various projects<br />

simultaneously?<br />

I enjoy <strong>the</strong> challenge of hav<strong>in</strong>g two different<br />

studios <strong>in</strong> two completely different parts of<br />

<strong>the</strong> world - <strong>the</strong> majestic Teton Mounta<strong>in</strong>s and<br />

<strong>the</strong> stunn<strong>in</strong>g Catalan hills both give me <strong>the</strong><br />

opportunity to be immersed with<strong>in</strong> nature,<br />

which I love and f<strong>in</strong>d complete <strong>in</strong>spiration<br />

from both extraord<strong>in</strong>ary sett<strong>in</strong>gs. I’m lucky.<br />

A lot of my projects are all over <strong>the</strong> world,<br />

so I f<strong>in</strong>d myself tapp<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to my various<br />

communities and resources depend<strong>in</strong>g on<br />

where <strong>the</strong> project will end up and organiz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

my schedule and work location based on that.<br />

How does your artistic practice reflect<br />

your values and beliefs, such as your<br />

appreciation for diverse cultures and<br />

your connection to nature?<br />

My artistic practice allows me to reflect<br />

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Interview<br />

on many th<strong>in</strong>gs and aspects of life, love,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> pursuit of happ<strong>in</strong>ess! I love people,<br />

I love diversity, I love <strong>the</strong> diversity with<strong>in</strong><br />

various cultures, and especially with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

natural world. It’s easy to be fueled as an<br />

artist and <strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong>se connect<strong>in</strong>g<br />

elements.<br />

How has your work been received <strong>in</strong><br />

different countries and cultural contexts,<br />

and have you noticed any differences <strong>in</strong><br />

how it is perceived or <strong>in</strong>terpreted?<br />

Art, to me, is a universal language. When<br />

you connect with this div<strong>in</strong>e energy of oneness<br />

with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> universe and translate that <strong>in</strong>to<br />

physical objects, people, no matter what<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir spoken language is, can relate to that.<br />

There<strong>in</strong> lies <strong>the</strong> magic, <strong>the</strong> challenge, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> drive to cont<strong>in</strong>ue explor<strong>in</strong>g this language.<br />

How do you see your art evolv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

future, and are <strong>the</strong>re any new <strong>the</strong>mes or<br />

mediums you are <strong>in</strong>terested <strong>in</strong> explor<strong>in</strong>g?<br />

As I travel <strong>the</strong> path of my creative and<br />

sculptural journey, my only desire is to reach<br />

for a more profound connection with <strong>the</strong><br />

voice with<strong>in</strong> me. To cont<strong>in</strong>ue to push <strong>the</strong><br />

boundaries with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> materials I’m us<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

My latest body of work that I am <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

process of creat<strong>in</strong>g has a work<strong>in</strong>g title of<br />

“The Garden of <strong>the</strong> Universe”. Still th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g<br />

about <strong>the</strong> power of woman and <strong>the</strong> fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e<br />

div<strong>in</strong>e, but mov<strong>in</strong>g to a space slightly more<br />

mystical, reach<strong>in</strong>g for <strong>the</strong> spirits - one hand<br />

stretched to <strong>the</strong> div<strong>in</strong>e, <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r grounded<br />

on <strong>the</strong> earth. I’m excited about this new<br />

direction.<br />

How does it feel to have your sculptures<br />

exhibited at <strong>the</strong> DIFC Sculpture Park <strong>in</strong><br />

Dubai alongside o<strong>the</strong>r prestigious galleries<br />

and <strong>in</strong>dependent artists? What do you<br />

hope viewers take away from experienc<strong>in</strong>g<br />

your art <strong>in</strong> this context?<br />

I was truly honored to be <strong>in</strong>vited by <strong>the</strong><br />

Leila Heller gallery to exhibit <strong>in</strong> this year’s<br />

exhibition. To be <strong>in</strong>cluded <strong>in</strong> such a roster<br />

of world-renowned sculptors and respected<br />

galleries like Leila Heller is truly a dream. I<br />

hope that viewers will enjoy my piece, ‘Spirit<br />

of Hathor,’ as much as I enjoyed creat<strong>in</strong>g it.<br />

Website: www.natalieclark.com<br />

Instagram: @natalieclarkstudio<br />

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Art Exhibitions<br />

and Events to look out for<br />


Artist’s Rooms: Daniele Genadry<br />

Daniele Genadry’s Bl<strong>in</strong>d Light (2017) artwork and her latest creations <strong>in</strong>fluenced by her recent research <strong>in</strong> la Rochelle and Cassis, France,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Grand Canyon, USA are showcased <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> exhibition. Genadry’s artistic approach <strong>in</strong>volves us<strong>in</strong>g diverse media to scrut<strong>in</strong>ize <strong>the</strong><br />

impact of distance, light, and movement on visual encounters. She concentrates on <strong>in</strong>vestigat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> connection between pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

photography, explor<strong>in</strong>g how an image can generate its own temporality through light, and how a mediated field of vision can heighten our<br />

awareness.<br />

Exhibition Dates: Until 14 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Location: Jameel Arts Center<br />

The Nyuad Art gallery’ The<br />

only constant<br />

The NYUAD Art Gallery is tak<strong>in</strong>g steps to promote<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>ability issues, <strong>in</strong> light of <strong>the</strong> grow<strong>in</strong>g worldwide<br />

concern regard<strong>in</strong>g climate change and <strong>the</strong> UAE’s focus<br />

on susta<strong>in</strong>ability <strong>in</strong> <strong>2023</strong>. In this regard, <strong>the</strong> gallery has<br />

organized an exhibition titled ‘The Only Constant’, curated<br />

by <strong>May</strong>a Alison, which exam<strong>in</strong>es human-landscape<br />

<strong>in</strong>teractions as represented <strong>in</strong> contemporary art across <strong>the</strong><br />

globe. The exhibition delves <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> artists’ perspectives<br />

on our present world and highlights <strong>the</strong> juncture at which<br />

human activity impacts <strong>the</strong> landscape and vice versa. The<br />

exhibition explores a broad spectrum of <strong>the</strong>mes, rang<strong>in</strong>g<br />

from depictions of paradise to concepts of development<br />

and <strong>the</strong> human desire for technology.<br />

Exhibition Date: until 4th June<br />

Location: The Art Gallery at NYU Abu Dhabi,<br />

Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi<br />

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Artist’s Rooms: Ayesha Sultana<br />

The exhibition displays <strong>the</strong> latest works on paper by Ayesha Sultana, highlight<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> artist’s endur<strong>in</strong>g fasc<strong>in</strong>ation with <strong>the</strong> materiality and<br />

mundane iconography of her hometown, Dhaka. Through her art, Sultana captures <strong>the</strong> diverse forms of street corners, architectural elements,<br />

wall textures, and discarded construction materials she encounters while navigat<strong>in</strong>g her daily life <strong>in</strong> Dhaka and o<strong>the</strong>r cities she visits. These<br />

impressions gradually accumulate <strong>in</strong> her subconscious and manifest <strong>the</strong>mselves <strong>in</strong> her artworks. Sultana’s artistic approach is not solely<br />

focused on form but also on material, movement, and distance, which have captivated her attention over an extended period.<br />

Exhibition Dates: until 14 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Location: Jameel Arts Centre<br />

Artist’s Rooms: Risham Syed<br />

The exhibition showcases Risham Syed’s artwork titled The Seven Seas (2012), which is a set of large-scale quilts that <strong>in</strong>terweave <strong>the</strong><br />

complexities of contemporary geopolitics with <strong>the</strong> cotton trade of <strong>the</strong> British Empire dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> 19th and early 20th centuries. Syed sourced<br />

<strong>the</strong> fabrics used <strong>in</strong> her artwork dur<strong>in</strong>g her travels to Turkey, Bangladesh, <strong>the</strong> U.A.E, Sri Lanka, U.K., India, and Pakistan. Her quilts depict 20thcentury<br />

maps of port cities that played a strategic role <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> European colonial trade, such as Izmir <strong>in</strong> Turkey, Kandy <strong>in</strong> Sri Lanka, Mumbai <strong>in</strong><br />

India, and Ras al-Khaimah <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> U.A.E. These cities were not only trade gateways but also sites of resistance and rebellion aga<strong>in</strong>st imperial<br />

powers. Syed employs various techniques to create each quilt, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g stitch<strong>in</strong>g and layer<strong>in</strong>g of fabric, which serve to mirror <strong>the</strong> layer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

of historical and post-colonial narratives. Through her art, Syed explores <strong>the</strong> location-specific craft of textile production and its significance<br />

<strong>in</strong> political resistance.<br />

Exhibition Dates: until 14 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Location: Jameel Arts Centre<br />

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And The Mirrors Are Many<br />

The exhibition titled “And The Mirrors Are Many” explores <strong>the</strong> role of <strong>in</strong>stitutional repositories of memory such as museums, memorials,<br />

and archives. It poses two fundamental questions - why do we remember and how do we remember? The exhibition scrut<strong>in</strong>izes <strong>the</strong>se<br />

contemporary methods of remembrance and <strong>the</strong>ir relationship with history. It reflects on <strong>the</strong> various aes<strong>the</strong>tics, techniques, provenance, and<br />

language used <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> process of creat<strong>in</strong>g memories. The exhibition takes its title from a Mahmoud Darwish poem, “On <strong>the</strong> Last Even<strong>in</strong>g on<br />

This Earth,” and urges us to exam<strong>in</strong>e our collective histories from <strong>the</strong> perspective of an ongo<strong>in</strong>g catastrophe that has plagued human history.<br />

Exhibition Dates: Until 8 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Location: Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi<br />

Th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g Historically <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Present<br />

The Sharjah Biennial 15: Th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g Historically <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Present (SB15) exhibition, curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, pays tribute to <strong>the</strong> late Okwui<br />

Enwezor and his remarkable contributions to <strong>the</strong> contemporary art world. Enwezor’s visionary work revolutionized contemporary art and<br />

<strong>in</strong>troduced an ambitious <strong>in</strong>tellectual project that has had a profound impact on <strong>the</strong> evolution of <strong>in</strong>stitutions and biennials globally. The SB15<br />

exhibition is a reflection of Enwezor’s legacy and honors his significant achievements.<br />

Exhibition Dates: Until 11th June <strong>2023</strong><br />

Location: Sharjah Art Foundation<br />

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The Russian artist Wassily Kand<strong>in</strong>sky is often credited as one of<br />

<strong>the</strong> pioneers of abstract art. He believed that art should be a visual<br />

representation of <strong>in</strong>ner emotions and ideas, ra<strong>the</strong>r than a depiction<br />

of <strong>the</strong> external world.<br />

The American artist Jackson Pollock is famous for his “drip pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs,”<br />

which he created by dripp<strong>in</strong>g and splatter<strong>in</strong>g pa<strong>in</strong>t onto a canvas<br />

laid on <strong>the</strong> floor. His abstract expressionist style was <strong>in</strong>fluenced by<br />

<strong>the</strong> ideas of Kand<strong>in</strong>sky and o<strong>the</strong>r early abstract artists.<br />

The Swiss-German artist Paul Klee was an important figure <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> development of abstract art. He once said, “Art does not<br />

reproduce <strong>the</strong> visible; ra<strong>the</strong>r, it makes visible.”<br />

The Dutch artist Piet Mondrian was known for his geometric abstract<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, which featured simple shapes and primary colours. He<br />

believed that art should reflect <strong>the</strong> universal pr<strong>in</strong>ciples of harmony<br />

and balance.<br />

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The Japanese artist Kazimir Malevich created a series of<br />

abstract pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs called “Black Square,” which featured a black<br />

square on a white background. He believed that this pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

represented <strong>the</strong> ultimate form of abstraction.<br />

The Brazilian artist Lygia Clark was part of <strong>the</strong> Neo-Concrete<br />

movement, which sought to bridge <strong>the</strong> gap between abstract art and<br />

<strong>the</strong> viewer. She created <strong>in</strong>teractive sculptures that were meant to be<br />

touched and manipulated by <strong>the</strong> viewer.<br />

The American artist Mark Rothko is known for his large, colour field<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs that feature two or more rectangles of colour. He believed<br />

that his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs could evoke a spiritual experience <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> viewer.<br />

The French artist Yves Kle<strong>in</strong> is best known for his monochromatic<br />

blue pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, which he called “International Kle<strong>in</strong> Blue.” He<br />

believed that this colour represented <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>f<strong>in</strong>ite and <strong>the</strong> void.<br />

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Designer's<br />

Corner<br />

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The Shard, also known as <strong>the</strong> Shard London Bridge and<br />

formerly known as London Bridge Tower, is a 72-storey<br />

skyscraper located <strong>in</strong> London, England.<br />

It stands at 310 meters tall and is <strong>the</strong> tallest build<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> United K<strong>in</strong>gdom. It was designed by Italian architect<br />

Renzo Piano and was opened to <strong>the</strong> public <strong>in</strong> 2012. The<br />

build<strong>in</strong>g conta<strong>in</strong>s office spaces, apartments, restaurants,<br />

and a hotel.<br />

The Shard’s dist<strong>in</strong>ctive design features a glass facade that<br />

reflects <strong>the</strong> surround<strong>in</strong>g skyl<strong>in</strong>e, and <strong>the</strong> build<strong>in</strong>g’s shape<br />

tapers as it rises, creat<strong>in</strong>g a pyramid-like effect. The top<br />

floors of <strong>the</strong> build<strong>in</strong>g provide panoramic views of London,<br />

mak<strong>in</strong>g it a popular tourist attraction.<br />

In addition to its impressive height and design, The Shard<br />

is also notable for its susta<strong>in</strong>able features, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

use of recycled materials and ra<strong>in</strong>water harvest<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

THE SHARD -<br />

LONDON<br />

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The Atomium is a modernist landmark <strong>in</strong> Brussels, Belgium, consist<strong>in</strong>g of a giant model of an iron crystal<br />

lattice structure magnified 165 billion times.<br />

It was built for <strong>the</strong> 1958 Brussels World Exposition and stands at a height of 102 meters. The Atomium has n<strong>in</strong>e<br />

<strong>in</strong>terconnected spheres, each with a diameter of 18 meters, which represent <strong>the</strong> n<strong>in</strong>e prov<strong>in</strong>ces of Belgium.<br />

Visitors can take a high-speed elevator to <strong>the</strong> top sphere and enjoy panoramic views of Brussels. The spheres<br />

also house various exhibitions, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g a permanent exhibition about <strong>the</strong> Atomium’s history and significance,<br />

as well as temporary exhibitions on art, science, and culture.<br />

The Atomium serves as an established landmark of Brussels and a notable illustration of mid-century architecture<br />

and design. It is a popular tourist dest<strong>in</strong>ation as well as a representation of Belgium’s technological and<br />

scientific accomplishments.<br />

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A tribute to a model from 1956, this 18K<br />

p<strong>in</strong>k gold watch is <strong>the</strong> first tourbillon from<br />

<strong>the</strong> Fiftysix collection. The Maltese cross –<br />

a Vacheron Constant<strong>in</strong> icon – is found on<br />

<strong>the</strong> tourbillon cage, <strong>the</strong> crown, and more<br />

subtly, on <strong>the</strong> horns. Its movement, fitted<br />

with a power reserve of more than 3 days, is<br />

equipped with a 22K gold peripheral mass<br />

reveal<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> entire movement through <strong>the</strong><br />

openworked caseback<br />

www.vacheron-constant<strong>in</strong>.com<br />


Patek Philippe gives <strong>the</strong> Reference<br />

6002 Sky Moon Tourbillon a new look by<br />

comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> warm glow of rose gold with<br />

a Grand Feu brown enamel decoration. The<br />

double-faced case, crowns, slide piece,<br />

hour/m<strong>in</strong>ute hands and fold-over clasp are<br />

entirely hand-engraved with volutes and<br />

arabesques. The front dial comb<strong>in</strong>es Grand<br />

Feu champlevé and cloisonné enamel<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

www.patek.com<br />

ROLEX<br />

This oyster perpetual Cosmograph Daytona<br />

<strong>in</strong> plat<strong>in</strong>um with an ice-blue dial and an<br />

oyster bracelet, features a chestnut brown<br />

cerachrom bezel with tachymetric scale.<br />

This chronograph was designed to be<br />

<strong>the</strong> ultimate tim<strong>in</strong>g tool for endurance<br />

rac<strong>in</strong>g drivers. More than 50 years after<br />

its creation, <strong>the</strong> cosmograph Daytona<br />

rema<strong>in</strong>s <strong>in</strong> a class of its own among sport<br />

chronographs and cont<strong>in</strong>ues to transcend<br />

time.<br />

www.rolex.com<br />


Inspired by <strong>the</strong> great 19th century<br />

timepieces, <strong>the</strong> Master Grande Tradition<br />

Tourbillon Cyl<strong>in</strong>drique à Quantième<br />

Perpétuel p<strong>in</strong>k gold watch comb<strong>in</strong>es<br />

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s historic heritage with its<br />

ultra-contemporary watchmak<strong>in</strong>g expertise.<br />

A model of exquisite ref<strong>in</strong>ement.<br />

www.jaeger-lecoultre.com<br />


Classique “Grande Complication”<br />

wristwatch <strong>in</strong> plat<strong>in</strong>um, with tw<strong>in</strong> rotat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

tourbillons. Two <strong>in</strong>dependent tourbillons<br />

affixed by a bridge to a centre plate<br />

complet<strong>in</strong>g a rotation <strong>in</strong> 12 hours. Balance<br />

spr<strong>in</strong>gs with Breguet overcoil. Manually<br />

engraved hand-wound movement.<br />

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A rocket on <strong>the</strong> wrist The new high-tech<br />

watchmak<strong>in</strong>g masterpiece developed by<br />

Ulysse Nard<strong>in</strong> is tak<strong>in</strong>g off, driven by a<br />

powerful solar w<strong>in</strong>d. Ulysse Nard<strong>in</strong> looked<br />

to <strong>the</strong> brightest stars of <strong>the</strong> cosmos for<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration for this new <strong>in</strong>terpretation of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Freak. At first glance, <strong>the</strong> brand’s<br />

pioneer<strong>in</strong>g new watch resembles a space<br />

vessel with tw<strong>in</strong> reactors, which will f<strong>in</strong>d its<br />

f<strong>in</strong>est expression on <strong>the</strong> wrists of those who<br />

never doubt.<br />

www.mirajcollections.com<br />

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A true technological and aes<strong>the</strong>tic<br />

revolution, <strong>the</strong> M<strong>in</strong>ute Repeater Tri-Axial<br />

Tourbillon epitomises <strong>the</strong> contemporary<br />

approach to horological complications<br />

adopted by <strong>the</strong> Manufacture Girard-<br />

Perregaux. Crafted <strong>in</strong> titanium so as to<br />

chime with greater <strong>in</strong>tensity.<br />

www.girard-perregaux.com<br />


HUBLOT<br />

The Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph<br />

All Black Shepard Fairey, featur<strong>in</strong>g Shepard<br />

Fairey’s signature star mandala and Hublot’s<br />

All Black iconic design signature. Hublot<br />

and Shepard Fairey chose aga<strong>in</strong> a watch<br />

from <strong>the</strong> Classic Fusion collection with <strong>the</strong><br />

Mandala as <strong>the</strong> centrepiece, anchor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> All Black design elements so unique to<br />

Hublot that <strong>in</strong>tricately layer upon each o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

to add unexpected depth to <strong>the</strong> monotonal<br />

creation.<br />

www.hublot.com<br />


The Premier Automatic 31mm is a<br />

sophisticated timepiece with a da<strong>in</strong>ty 31mm<br />

gold case and a ref<strong>in</strong>ed comb<strong>in</strong>ation of<br />

diamonds and mo<strong>the</strong>r-of-pearl. Employ<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> classical decorative technique of<br />

engrav<strong>in</strong>g on its dial, this model is not<br />

only elegant, but also a highly accurate<br />

timekeep<strong>in</strong>g companion.<br />

www.harryw<strong>in</strong>ston.com<br />


The Pasha de Cartier is a high-end 41mm<br />

steel watch with a skeletonized mechanical<br />

movement and automatic w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g caliber<br />

9624 MC. It features blued-steel diamondshaped<br />

hands and skeletonized bridges<br />

for Arabic numerals. The fluted crown cap<br />

and crown are set with sapphires, and <strong>the</strong><br />

steel bracelet has a “SmartL<strong>in</strong>k” adjustment<br />

system with an <strong>in</strong>terchangeable deployant<br />

buckle.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

PIAGET<br />

The Altiplano Ultimate Concept created<br />

<strong>in</strong> a special cobalt alloy with <strong>the</strong> ultra-th<strong>in</strong><br />

manual-w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g 900P-UC caliber is a bold<br />

declaration of love to our heritage of Swiss<br />

High Watchmak<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>the</strong> Altiplano Ultimate<br />

Concept is a magnificent ultra-th<strong>in</strong> watch<br />

created entirely <strong>in</strong>-house.<br />

www.al-harameen.com<br />


The chronograph’s sta<strong>in</strong>less-steel case<br />

is comb<strong>in</strong>ed with a dark green dial<br />

and bracelet that creates an elegant<br />

monochrome look. The Manufacture has<br />

created a contemporary double curved<br />

sapphire crystal, whose tense, arched<br />

profile plays with depth, perspective and<br />

light for a unique optic experience. While<br />

its <strong>in</strong>ternal surface is shaped like a dome,<br />

it is vertically curved from 6 to 12 o’clock.<br />

Green dial, green counters and rhodiumtoned<br />

external zone, green counter at 6,<br />

white gold hour-markers and hands with<br />

lum<strong>in</strong>escent coat<strong>in</strong>g, green <strong>in</strong>ner bezel.<br />

www.audemarspiguet.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />





Captur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> delicacy of a bow, freshly tied by hand, every precious<br />

curve of <strong>the</strong> Tilda’s Bow diamond stud earr<strong>in</strong>gs is set with round and<br />

baguette cut diamonds. Each of <strong>the</strong> baguette cut diamonds has been<br />

<strong>in</strong>dividually shaped by master cutters to fit <strong>the</strong> design, requir<strong>in</strong>g great<br />

patience and skill. Featur<strong>in</strong>g removable p<strong>in</strong>s to transform <strong>in</strong>to a clip<br />

earr<strong>in</strong>g style.<br />

www.graff.com<br />

Pear Shape and Marquise Cut Diamond<br />

Pendant GRAFF<br />

Inspired by <strong>the</strong> natural beauty and fire of a Graff<br />

diamond, <strong>the</strong> Classic Graff pendant features a unique<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>ation of pear shape and marquise cut diamonds,<br />

arranged to evoke <strong>the</strong> petals of a flower. Each diamond<br />

is delicately angled to burst with life upon <strong>the</strong> pendant,<br />

with <strong>the</strong> spray of diamonds extend<strong>in</strong>g outwards to jo<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> delicate white gold cha<strong>in</strong>.<br />

www.graff.com<br />


The dreamy, exquisitely airy Nuage jewels trace <strong>the</strong> outl<strong>in</strong>es<br />

of a semi-circular floret. An iconic stylistic Chopard signature,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Precious Lace high jewelry collection offers a modern<br />

take on classicism through em<strong>in</strong>ently contemporary fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e<br />

creations <strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong> e<strong>the</strong>real weightlessness of lace and<br />

<strong>the</strong> mastery of craft skills.<br />

www.chopard.com<br />


An enchant<strong>in</strong>g composition of 47 rubellites surrounded by<br />

turquoise and diamonds, <strong>the</strong> Amalfi necklace pa<strong>in</strong>ts an <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g<br />

portrait of <strong>the</strong> Amalfi Coast’s p<strong>in</strong>k bouga<strong>in</strong>villea petals and prist<strong>in</strong>e<br />

Mediterranean waters.<br />

www.harryw<strong>in</strong>ston.com<br />


More modern than ever, <strong>the</strong> Bois de Rose collection<br />

pays homage to Christian Dior’s favorite flower,<br />

<strong>the</strong> rose, by re<strong>in</strong>terpret<strong>in</strong>g its stem <strong>in</strong> a stunn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

abstraction. Punctuated with golden thorns or<br />

diamonds, it wraps delicately around <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>ger, wrist or<br />

ear as a symbol of attachment.<br />

www.dior.com<br />


The Galanterie de Cartier r<strong>in</strong>g is a mesmeriz<strong>in</strong>g work of art crafted<br />

from 18K white gold, set with a stunn<strong>in</strong>g 1.31 to 1.49 carat brilliant-cut<br />

diamond center stone, and surrounded by a halo of sparkl<strong>in</strong>g brilliantcut<br />

diamonds. This exquisite r<strong>in</strong>g showcases <strong>the</strong> perfect blend of<br />

sophistication and elegance.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

96 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com



With its breathtak<strong>in</strong>g architecture and monumental frescos, Palazzo<br />

Barber<strong>in</strong>i set unprecedented standards of beauty. A true manifesto<br />

of Baroque artistry, <strong>the</strong> Roman landmark <strong>in</strong>spired <strong>the</strong> magnificent<br />

Blue Fantasy High Jewellery necklace. Large festoons, epic stuccos,<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ted statues and superlative decorations are conjured by <strong>the</strong><br />

jewel’s lavish design and sumptuous gemstones — touchable<br />

expressions of Bvlgari’s “Mai troppo” creative approach.<br />

www.bulgari.com<br />



The House of Harry W<strong>in</strong>ston presents <strong>the</strong> W<strong>in</strong>ston<br />

Kaleidoscope Collection, an array of dazzl<strong>in</strong>g pendants<br />

and exceptional timepieces that are at once works of art<br />

and precious jewels. Inspired by Mr. W<strong>in</strong>ston’s masterful<br />

balanc<strong>in</strong>g of light, color, texture, and dimensionality, <strong>the</strong><br />

W<strong>in</strong>ston Kaleidoscope Rubellite Pendant highlights <strong>the</strong><br />

House’s commitment to perfection and craftsmanship.<br />

www.harryw<strong>in</strong>ston.com<br />

Paloma’s Melody R<strong>in</strong>g TIFFANY & CO.<br />

The lyrical Paloma’s Melody collection is crafted from<br />

<strong>in</strong>terlock<strong>in</strong>g bands that gently shift shape as <strong>the</strong>y<br />

glide with <strong>the</strong> body, always fall<strong>in</strong>g back toge<strong>the</strong>r as<br />

a whole. Dazzl<strong>in</strong>g diamonds trace <strong>the</strong> five bands of<br />

this stunn<strong>in</strong>g r<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />


Experience <strong>the</strong> generosity and bountiful beauty of a bed of<br />

roses with this tourmal<strong>in</strong>e r<strong>in</strong>g from <strong>the</strong> Piaget Rose collection.<br />

This exquisite flower bursts out from rose gold <strong>in</strong> this luxury<br />

r<strong>in</strong>g. Expertly crafted roses of different sizes are forged from<br />

rose gold and expertly set with diamonds.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />


& CO.<br />

Traced <strong>in</strong> sc<strong>in</strong>tillat<strong>in</strong>g diamonds, <strong>the</strong><br />

beveled edge design of this large circle<br />

pendant makes a powerful style statement.<br />

A re<strong>in</strong>vention of a Tiffany icon, Tiffany T1<br />

designs represent <strong>in</strong>dividual strength and<br />

perpetual power, worn outwardly to express<br />

what lies with<strong>in</strong>. Layer this design with o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

Tiffany T necklaces and pendants for a bold<br />

look, or simply wear it on its own.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />


Bracelet <strong>in</strong> yellow and white gold set with diamonds. The<br />

rigato effect, obta<strong>in</strong>ed by handmade engrav<strong>in</strong>g, reaches<br />

its peak of virtuosity <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Macri Collection. The surface<br />

is wavy and embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds set <strong>in</strong><br />

t<strong>in</strong>y star-shaped rosettes. Small and sh<strong>in</strong>y gold beads play<br />

with <strong>the</strong> opaque texture and <strong>the</strong> light of <strong>the</strong> diamonds.<br />

www.buccellati.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



CHANEL<br />

This Chanel belt is made of lambsk<strong>in</strong><br />

lea<strong>the</strong>r, which is known for its softness and<br />

durability. The belt features a black color,<br />

which is a classic and versatile choice that<br />

can be worn with a variety of outfits.<br />

The hardware on <strong>the</strong> belt is silver-tone<br />

metal, which provides a sleek and<br />

sophisticated look. Additionally, <strong>the</strong> belt<br />

is adorned with strass, which is a type<br />

of crystal that is often used <strong>in</strong> high-end<br />

fashion. The strass adds a touch of<br />

glamour and sparkle to <strong>the</strong> belt, mak<strong>in</strong>g it a<br />

statement piece that can elevate any outfit.<br />

www.chanel.com<br />

GUCCI<br />

The Gucci Men’s Loafer with Tassels is a timeless and<br />

sophisticated shoe that blends traditional design elements<br />

with modern details. The shoe’s unique curve perfectly<br />

contours <strong>the</strong> foot’s shape, provid<strong>in</strong>g comfort and style. The<br />

loafer features <strong>the</strong> iconic Gucci Web stripe and Interlock<strong>in</strong>g<br />

G logo, add<strong>in</strong>g a touch of luxury and brand recognition.<br />

www.gucci.com<br />


The LOUIS VUITTON Classique Monogram<br />

Shawl is a luxurious and stylish accessory<br />

that comb<strong>in</strong>es classic design with premium<br />

materials. The shawl is made from soft and<br />

lightweight fabric, mak<strong>in</strong>g it comfortable to<br />

wear year-round. The elegant black color<br />

complements <strong>the</strong> iconic LOUIS VUITTON<br />

Monogram pattern, creat<strong>in</strong>g a timeless<br />

and sophisticated look. Whe<strong>the</strong>r worn<br />

as a statement piece or a subtle accent,<br />

this shawl is a must-have for any fashionforward<br />

wardrobe.<br />

www.louisvuitton.com<br />

HERMES<br />

The Hermes Oz Mule is a luxurious and stylish shoe that is<br />

perfect for those who want to make a statement with <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

footwear. Made from high-quality calfsk<strong>in</strong> lea<strong>the</strong>r and fr<strong>in</strong>ged<br />

H canvas, this mule features an iconic palladium-plated Kelly<br />

buckle that adds an extra touch of sophistication. The fr<strong>in</strong>ged<br />

detail<strong>in</strong>g on <strong>the</strong> H canvas creates a chic and dar<strong>in</strong>g look that<br />

is sure to turn heads. Whe<strong>the</strong>r worn with casual or formal attire,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Hermes Oz Mule is a versatile and timeless addition to any<br />

wardrobe.<br />

www.hermes.com<br />


The DG Crossed Sunglasses are a stylish and functional<br />

accessory that provide 100% UV protection. The universal fitt<strong>in</strong>g<br />

ensures that <strong>the</strong>se sunglasses will fit snugly on anyone, provid<strong>in</strong>g<br />

maximum protection from <strong>the</strong> sun’s harmful rays. The classic<br />

design features <strong>the</strong> iconic DG logo, which is crossed to create a<br />

unique and modern look. Whe<strong>the</strong>r worn as a statement piece or<br />

a subtle accessory, <strong>the</strong>se sunglasses are a must-have for anyone<br />

who values both style and function.<br />

www.dolcegabbana.com<br />

98 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com



The Ocelle Necklace is a stunn<strong>in</strong>g piece of jewelry<br />

that pays tribute to <strong>the</strong> peacock, one of <strong>the</strong> most<br />

fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g birds <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world. The ocelli, or spots <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> peacock’s plumage, are stylized and multiplied,<br />

with each motif highlighted by an onyx trim. The<br />

fea<strong>the</strong>rs overlap and are mobile, thanks to <strong>in</strong>visible<br />

articulations that provide extreme suppleness. The<br />

opals and emerald are cut and mounted on <strong>the</strong><br />

pavilion to allow an <strong>in</strong>visible sett<strong>in</strong>g, while <strong>the</strong> upper<br />

opal can be detached and worn as a brooch. The<br />

Ocelle Necklace is a true masterpiece that comb<strong>in</strong>es<br />

exquisite design with exceptional craftsmanship.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />


The Polo Ralph Lauren Suede-<br />

Trim Trail Backpack is a rugged<br />

and stylish accessory that blends<br />

classic mounta<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g-<strong>in</strong>spired<br />

details with Ralph Lauren’s iconic<br />

wilderness-<strong>the</strong>med patches. The<br />

backpack features a roughout<br />

suede base and lea<strong>the</strong>r trim,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g functional lash tabs. The<br />

result is a durable and versatile<br />

backpack that can handle anyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

from a day hike to a weekend<br />

adventure. With its spacious<br />

<strong>in</strong>terior and multiple pockets, this<br />

backpack is perfect for carry<strong>in</strong>g all<br />

your essentials while on <strong>the</strong> go.<br />

www.ralphlauren.com<br />

PRADA<br />

The Prada Embroidered Striped Organza Dress<br />

is a stunn<strong>in</strong>g piece that exudes fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>ity and<br />

elegance. The transparent organza fabric<br />

features vertical stripes that create a beautiful<br />

p<strong>in</strong>stripe effect. The dress is designed with<br />

a shirt collar, removable belt, and a slip that<br />

adds a layered look to <strong>the</strong> style. The pocket is<br />

embroidered with <strong>the</strong> Prada logo, add<strong>in</strong>g an<br />

iconic touch to this already beautiful garment.<br />

www.prada.com<br />

DIOR<br />

The Dior New Gardener’s Jacket <strong>in</strong> M<strong>in</strong>t Green Cotton is a<br />

stylish and versatile addition to any wardrobe. This jacket<br />

stands out with organza details at <strong>the</strong> cuffs and chest<br />

pocket, contrast<strong>in</strong>g grosgra<strong>in</strong> galloons on <strong>the</strong> sleeve cuffs,<br />

and tonal topstitch<strong>in</strong>g. The pocket is embellished with<br />

metallic Dior rivets, add<strong>in</strong>g a touch of luxury to <strong>the</strong> jacket’s<br />

workwear-<strong>in</strong>spired design. The deconstructed silhouette<br />

offers a slightly fitted cut with an off-center button placket<br />

on <strong>the</strong> front.<br />

www.dior.com<br />


The Loubi54 clutch by Christian Loubout<strong>in</strong> is a true reflection of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Maison’s sophistication and elegance. This clutch is crafted<br />

<strong>in</strong> multicolored monogrammed coated fabric and adorned with a<br />

silver CL monogram. The clutch features a detachable lea<strong>the</strong>rre<strong>in</strong>forced<br />

cha<strong>in</strong> strap that allows for carry<strong>in</strong>g by hand or over<br />

<strong>the</strong> shoulder.<br />

www.christianloubout<strong>in</strong>.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />



Vans, an American footwear and apparel<br />

brand, has been a ma<strong>in</strong>stay <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

skat<strong>in</strong>g and streetwear scenes for <strong>the</strong><br />

better part of five decades. The brand<br />

was founded <strong>in</strong> 1966 by The Van Doren Rubber<br />

Company <strong>in</strong> California and quickly became<br />

known for its durable and stylish skate shoes.<br />

Vans has always been deeply rooted <strong>in</strong> skate<br />

culture and has contributed significantly to <strong>the</strong><br />

development of <strong>the</strong> sport. The brand’s classic<br />

models, such as <strong>the</strong> Old Skool and Era, have<br />

become a staple for skateboarders around<br />

<strong>the</strong> world, and <strong>the</strong> company has cont<strong>in</strong>ued to<br />

<strong>in</strong>novate with new collaborations and updates<br />

to its classic silhouettes. Vans has expanded<br />

its product l<strong>in</strong>e by add<strong>in</strong>g styles appropriate<br />

for various sports, spann<strong>in</strong>g surf<strong>in</strong>g and BMX,<br />

and currently offers a broad range of footwear<br />

and apparel for men, women, and children,<br />

featur<strong>in</strong>g sneakers, boots, sandals, and clo<strong>the</strong>s.<br />

In addition to its skate shoes, Vans also offers<br />

a range of lifestyle footwear, The brand’s slip-on<br />

shoes have become a cultural phenomenon<br />

thanks to <strong>the</strong>ir simple and versatile design. Its<br />

lifestyle footwear comes <strong>in</strong> a variety of materials,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g canvas, lea<strong>the</strong>r, and suede, and is<br />

available <strong>in</strong> a wide range of colors and patterns.<br />

Vans’ commitment to quality and performance<br />

is evident not only <strong>in</strong> its footwear but also <strong>in</strong><br />

its apparel offer<strong>in</strong>gs. The brand’s cloth<strong>in</strong>g l<strong>in</strong>e<br />

embodies its casual and laid-back California<br />

style, featur<strong>in</strong>g graphic pr<strong>in</strong>ts and bold colors<br />

that reflect its youthful and adventurous spirit.<br />

The brand’s cloth<strong>in</strong>g offer<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong>clude t-shirts,<br />

hoodies, jackets, and accessories for men,<br />

women, and children. In addition to its highquality<br />

products, Vans is also known for its<br />

commitment to sponsor<strong>in</strong>g professional athletes <strong>in</strong><br />

a variety of sports, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g snowboard<strong>in</strong>g, BMX,<br />

skat<strong>in</strong>g, and surf<strong>in</strong>g. The brand has managed<br />

to stay au<strong>the</strong>ntic throughout <strong>the</strong> decades while<br />

also rema<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g a fashion staple, mak<strong>in</strong>g it a<br />

popular choice for athletes and consumers<br />

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

One of <strong>the</strong> key elements of Vans’ brand identity<br />

is its logo, which has become a recognizable<br />

symbol of <strong>the</strong> brand’s commitment to skate<br />

culture and youth lifestyle. The logo features<br />

<strong>the</strong> letter<strong>in</strong>g “Vans” with a horizontal l<strong>in</strong>e over<br />

<strong>the</strong> letters A, N, and S, which beg<strong>in</strong>s from <strong>the</strong><br />

top right of V, mak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> letter look like <strong>the</strong><br />

ma<strong>the</strong>matical root sign. This design aspect<br />

is crucial and has become <strong>the</strong> key feature<br />

of Vans’ visual brand identity. The letters are<br />

symmetrical and uppercase, and <strong>the</strong> dashes<br />

have <strong>the</strong> same length and width. Most l<strong>in</strong>es<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ish at right angles, and <strong>the</strong>re are no serifs<br />

at <strong>the</strong> marg<strong>in</strong>s. Under <strong>the</strong> rectangle, <strong>the</strong>re are<br />

a pair of quotation marks around <strong>the</strong> “Off <strong>the</strong><br />

Wall” phrase. The company’s motto is rendered<br />

<strong>in</strong> black, but with a similar font to <strong>the</strong> rest of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Vans logo. The Vans logo has undergone<br />

several iterations s<strong>in</strong>ce its <strong>in</strong>ception, but <strong>the</strong><br />

dist<strong>in</strong>ctive “Off <strong>the</strong> Wall” emblem has rema<strong>in</strong>ed<br />

a constant feature. The brand has become<br />

synonymous with skate culture and youth lifestyle.<br />

Its high-quality footwear and apparel cater to<br />

a variety of lifestyles, whe<strong>the</strong>r you’re hitt<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

skate park, <strong>the</strong> beach, or <strong>the</strong> city streets. With<br />

a commitment to quality and performance, Vans<br />

has rema<strong>in</strong>ed a trusted and popular choice for<br />

over five decades. Its iconic logo has become<br />

a symbol of <strong>the</strong> brand’s commitment to skate<br />

culture and youth lifestyle.<br />

100 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com





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