12.06.2023 Views

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

Art has always had the power to touch our souls and transport us on incredible journeys, and it will continue to do so. In this edition of Magzoid Magazine, we shed light on the emerging art scene, delving into its rich diversity and showcasing some of the most inspiring artists who have graced us with their incredible stories. Our cover proudly displays the vibrant and captivating artwork of Tiffany Anna, a talented artist renowned for her expert use of color to breathe life into her masterpieces. The Content Creator in Focus for this month is the enigmatic Rafeez Ahmed. Join us as he shares his valuable opinions and reflects on his personal journey. Discover the secrets to breaking into the mainstream as an emerging artist, and delve into the intriguing topic of how technology is shaping the world of emerging art. Come along on this artistic exploration, where every page invites you to immerse yourself in the captivating world of art and discover the endless possibilities it holds.

Art has always had the power to touch our souls and transport us on incredible journeys, and it will continue to do so. In this edition of Magzoid Magazine, we shed light on the emerging art scene, delving into its rich diversity and showcasing some of the most inspiring artists who have graced us with their incredible stories.

Our cover proudly displays the vibrant and captivating artwork of Tiffany Anna, a talented artist renowned for her expert use of color to breathe life into her masterpieces.
The Content Creator in Focus for this month is the enigmatic Rafeez Ahmed. Join us as he shares his valuable opinions and reflects on his personal journey. Discover the secrets to breaking into the mainstream as an emerging artist, and delve into the intriguing topic of how technology is shaping the world of emerging art.

Come along on this artistic exploration, where every page invites you to immerse yourself in the captivating world of art and discover the endless possibilities it holds.

SHOW MORE
SHOW LESS

You also want an ePaper? Increase the reach of your titles

YUMPU automatically turns print PDFs into web optimized ePapers that Google loves.

<strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Speak No Evil<br />

Artwork by Tiffany Anna<br />

UAE - AED 120 | USA - USD 33<br />

KSA - SR 122 | Qatar - QAR 120<br />

Oman - OMR 12.6 | Bahra<strong>in</strong> - BD 12.4<br />

Kuwait - KWD 10 | UK - £24 | EU - €28


A GIFT<br />

FOR EVERY<br />

OCCASION


F<strong>in</strong>d MAVALA products<br />

at <strong>the</strong> nearest pharmacy.<br />

www.mavala.com


AUGUST 2022<br />

UAE - AED 60 | USA - USD 16.5<br />

KSA - SR 61 | Qatar - QAR 60<br />

Oman - OMR 6.3 | Bahra<strong>in</strong> - BD 6.2<br />

Kuwait - KWD 5 | UK - £12 | EU - €14<br />

OCTOBER 2022<br />

UAE - AED 60 | USA - USD 16.5<br />

KSA - SR 61 | Qatar - QAR 60<br />

Oman - OMR 6.3 | Bahra<strong>in</strong> - BD 6.2<br />

Kuwait - KWD 5 | UK - £12 | EU - €14<br />

Exclusive<br />

INDEX 2022<br />

GET YOUR EID MAKEUP RIGHT<br />

& MUCH MORE<br />

UAE - AED 60 | USA - USD 16.5<br />

KSA - SR 61 | Qatar - QAR 60<br />

Oman - OMR 6.3 | Bahra<strong>in</strong> - BD 6.2<br />

Kuwait - KWD 5 | UK - £12 | EU - €14<br />

SEPTEMBER 2022<br />

UAE - AED 60 | USA - USD 16.5<br />

KSA - SR 61 | Qatar - QAR 60<br />

By Michael Angelo Guadalupe<br />

Oman - OMR 6.3 | Bahra<strong>in</strong> - BD 6.2<br />

Kuwait - KWD 5 | UK - £12 | EU - €14<br />

www.magzoid.com September 2022 1<br />

JUNE 2022<br />

Exclusive coverage of<br />

The Wall of <strong>Creative</strong>s<br />

TRIBUTE TO SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN<br />

FATHER'S DAY<br />

UAE - AED 60 | USA - USD 16.5<br />

KSA - SR 61 | Qatar - QAR 60<br />

Oman - OMR 6.3 | Bahra<strong>in</strong> - BD 6.2<br />

Kuwait - KWD 5 | UK - £12 | EU - €14<br />

Contact us on:<br />

subscribe@magzoid.com<br />

+971 58 591 0344<br />

MAY <strong>2023</strong> APRIL <strong>2023</strong> MARCH <strong>2023</strong><br />

FEBRUARY <strong>2023</strong><br />

JANUARY <strong>2023</strong><br />

DECEMBER 2022<br />

JUNE <strong>2023</strong><br />

Contemporary<br />

Art<br />

By Ira Valkova<br />

Mythical<br />

Magic<br />

NOVEMBER 2022<br />

OCTOBER 2022<br />

SEPTEMBER 2022<br />

@magzoidmagaz<strong>in</strong>e<br />

www.magzoid.com<br />

JULY 2022<br />

Grab your soft copies on<br />

pressreader.com<br />

The World<br />

Around Us<br />

By Igor Dubovoy<br />

coverage of <strong>the</strong><br />

Be<strong>in</strong>gShe<br />

Excellence<br />

Awards 2022<br />

TOP DESTINATIONS TO EXPLORE THIS EID<br />

LAKES THAT LOOK LIKE PIECE OF ART<br />

BEST PLACES TO DINE-IN THIS EID<br />

Modern<br />

Calligraphic Art<br />

Art by Fazel Shams<br />

WORLD MUSIC DAY<br />

& MUCH MORE<br />

Wild Art<br />

By Ir<strong>in</strong>a Kukrusova<br />

AUGUST 2022<br />

JULY 2022<br />

JUNE 2022


Advertisers advertised <strong>in</strong> this guide are <strong>in</strong>cluded on a sponsored basis. Details are correct at <strong>the</strong> time of go<strong>in</strong>g to press, but offers and prices may change.<br />

Contact:<br />

+971 58 591 0344<br />

Get your story featured:<br />

artist@magzoid.com<br />

Order a pr<strong>in</strong>ted copy:<br />

pr<strong>in</strong>t@magzoid.com<br />

Advertisement queries<br />

advertise@magzoid.com<br />

Art gallery promotion<br />

gallery@magzoid.com<br />

Editorial:<br />

editor@magzoid.com<br />

Press Release<br />

press@magzoid.com<br />

For Art News<br />

news@magzoid.com<br />

Published By:<br />

MCFILL MEDIA &<br />

PUBLISHING GROUP<br />

Approved and Licensed By:<br />

National Media Council,UAE<br />

<strong>Magzoid</strong> has taken constant efforts to make sure that<br />

content is accurate as on <strong>the</strong> date of publication. The<br />

published articles, editorials, material, adverts and all<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r content is published <strong>in</strong> a good faith and op<strong>in</strong>ions and<br />

views are not necessarily those of <strong>the</strong> publishers. We regret<br />

that we cannot guarantee and accept no liability for any<br />

loss or damage of any k<strong>in</strong>d caused by this magaz<strong>in</strong>e and<br />

errors and for <strong>the</strong> accuracy of claims <strong>in</strong> any forms by any<br />

advertisers or readers. We advise <strong>the</strong> readers to seek <strong>the</strong><br />

advice of specialists before act<strong>in</strong>g on <strong>in</strong>formation published<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> magaz<strong>in</strong>e. The trademarks, logos, pictures, doma<strong>in</strong><br />

names and service marks (collectively <strong>the</strong> "Trademarks")<br />

displayed on this magaz<strong>in</strong>e are registered and unregistered<br />

Trademarks of <strong>Magzoid</strong> and its content providers. All<br />

rights reserved and noth<strong>in</strong>g can be partially or <strong>in</strong> whole be<br />

repr<strong>in</strong>ted or reproduced or stored <strong>in</strong> a retrieval system or<br />

transmitted <strong>in</strong> any form without a written consent.<br />

Please recycle <strong>the</strong> magaz<strong>in</strong>e once you've f<strong>in</strong>ished read<strong>in</strong>g it<br />

Art That Matters<br />

Art That Matters<br />

“If I could say it <strong>in</strong> words <strong>the</strong>re would be no reason to<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t.” — Edward Hopper<br />

"Beauty is beyond what <strong>the</strong> eyes see"<br />

Welcome to <strong>the</strong> vibrant and captivat<strong>in</strong>g world of <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

We've all heard <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong>! <strong>the</strong> expression Step <strong>in</strong>side "beauty <strong>the</strong> is pages <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> of eye <strong>June</strong> of <strong>the</strong> <strong>2023</strong> beholder," edition and but be<br />

how many of transported us understand to a realm what of it actually boundless means? creativity Butterflies and <strong>in</strong>spiration. cannot<br />

perceive <strong>the</strong>ir Our beauty, cover but features everyone bright around artwork <strong>the</strong>m from does; <strong>the</strong> talented <strong>the</strong> same Tiffany is<br />

true for humans. Anna, an There artist who is beauty specializes all around <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> us, vivid but and not vibrant everyone use can of color perceive to create it.<br />

It is determ<strong>in</strong>ed lively masterpieces. by your heart and thoughts. Each person def<strong>in</strong>es beauty <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

own unique In manner. this edition, we take a deep dive <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> captivat<strong>in</strong>g world of Emerg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

We all know<br />

Art, explor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

that beauty<br />

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

isn't perfect,<br />

movements<br />

yet it may<br />

and currents.<br />

sh<strong>in</strong>e through<br />

Discover<br />

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

amaz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

flaws. True<br />

artists<br />

beauty is<br />

<strong>in</strong>side,<br />

about<br />

shar<strong>in</strong>g<br />

be<strong>in</strong>g comfortable<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir personal<br />

<strong>in</strong> one's<br />

journeys<br />

own<br />

and<br />

sk<strong>in</strong>;<br />

showcas<strong>in</strong>g<br />

sk<strong>in</strong> tones or<br />

some<br />

wr<strong>in</strong>kles<br />

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

on <strong>the</strong><br />

most<br />

breathtak<strong>in</strong>g works <strong>in</strong> sections like “Inspire & Empower” and “Featured Artist.”<br />

eyes have noth<strong>in</strong>g to do with it. It's all about streng<strong>the</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g what you have so that<br />

Read about “The effects of Technology on Emerg<strong>in</strong>g Art,” How to crack <strong>the</strong><br />

you can sh<strong>in</strong>e. Many people believe that beauty is all about how much makeup<br />

ma<strong>in</strong>stream as an emerg<strong>in</strong>g artist,” and “Explor<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Diversity of Emerg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

you wear, <strong>the</strong> nice clo<strong>the</strong>s and accessories you own, pretty and silky hair, and<br />

Art”.<br />

nice colored eyes, but true beauty is seen throughout life when someone gets<br />

This month, we celebrate World Environment Day, Autistic Pride Day, World<br />

lost <strong>in</strong> music, when nature looks prettier by <strong>the</strong> day, and when a mo<strong>the</strong>r holds her<br />

Music Day, International Yoga Day, World Fa<strong>the</strong>r’s Day, and Eid Al Adha.<br />

child for <strong>the</strong> first time. Similarly, every October, we are rem<strong>in</strong>ded of how beautiful<br />

Instagram Influencer Table For One shares his excit<strong>in</strong>g story dur<strong>in</strong>g an<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dividuals who fight breast cancer are with <strong>the</strong>ir amaz<strong>in</strong>g fortitude and efforts<br />

<strong>in</strong>terview we held with him.<br />

that go beyond our thoughts.<br />

Our photography section captures life’s most precious moments, showcas<strong>in</strong>g<br />

This edition commemorates such beautiful people, beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g with <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> beauty and wonder of <strong>the</strong> world around us.<br />

magnificent cover by artist Ira Valkova, which demonstrates that p<strong>in</strong>k is more<br />

Art has <strong>the</strong> power to nurture our <strong>in</strong>tuition, embrace uncerta<strong>in</strong>ty, and awaken<br />

powerful than we realize, symboliz<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> tenacity of <strong>the</strong> warriors who combat<br />

our <strong>in</strong>ner creativity. Let us celebrate its boundless beauty and <strong>in</strong>f<strong>in</strong>ite potential<br />

this exasperat<strong>in</strong>g illness all <strong>the</strong> way to <strong>the</strong> Heroes Corner, where we speak about<br />

<strong>in</strong> this edition of <strong>Magzoid</strong> <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong>.<br />

<strong>the</strong> current combats of <strong>the</strong> disease and a special section on how art acts as a<br />

In our Designer’s Corner, discover a curated selection of bespoke watches,<br />

tool of awareness.<br />

jewelry, fashion,<br />

Enjoy<br />

and<br />

read<strong>in</strong>g<br />

lifestyle<br />

this<br />

items,<br />

magaz<strong>in</strong>e<br />

each<br />

and<br />

one<br />

relish<br />

a testament<br />

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

to <strong>the</strong><br />

around<br />

power of<br />

you till we art meet and aga<strong>in</strong> design. <strong>in</strong> And <strong>the</strong> next don’t issue! miss our Architectural Wonders section, where we<br />

showcase <strong>the</strong> awe-<strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g Nagoya Science Museum and Planetarium, Japan<br />

and Cumulus Build<strong>in</strong>g, Denmark.<br />

We hope you f<strong>in</strong>d joy, <strong>in</strong>spiration, and engagement <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> pages of this<br />

edition. Let <strong>Magzoid</strong> <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong> enrich your soul and br<strong>in</strong>g joy to your world!<br />

Editor<br />

Saleha Khanam<br />

saleha@magzoid.com<br />

Editor<br />

Saleha Khanam<br />

saleha@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com October <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> 2022 7 7


SPECIAL DAY<br />

World Environment Day 11<br />

International Yoga Day 13<br />

COVER STORY 28<br />

Autistic Pride Day 39 Eid Al Adha 41<br />

Speak No Evil by Tiffany Anna<br />

Content Creator In Focus<br />

World Fa<strong>the</strong>r’s Day 45 World Music Day 47<br />

ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Diletta Innocenti Fagni ......................... 16<br />

Ikenchukwu Solomon ........................... 22<br />

Jan Kaláb ............................................. 24<br />

Jonewa ................................................. 30<br />

Joris Graaf ........................................... 32<br />

Rafeez Ahmed Syed @tableeforone<br />

74<br />

Nebolisa Kelly Chieloka ....................... 34<br />

Silas Onoja ........................................... 48<br />

Yue M<strong>in</strong>jun ........................................... 50<br />

8 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


EDITORIAL<br />

FEATURED ARTIST<br />

Afra Al Dhaheri ..................................... 52<br />

Joy Nabil Najm ..................................... 54<br />

Tannaz Khaleghian ............................... 55<br />

Micky Goldste<strong>in</strong> .................................... 56<br />

Explor<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> diversity<br />

of emerg<strong>in</strong>g art<br />

14<br />

Antonia Pia Gordon .............................. 57<br />

Alymamah Rashed ............................... 58<br />

Ammar Al Attar ..................................... 60<br />

Maitha Abdalla ..................................... 62<br />

Majd Alloush ......................................... 64<br />

Salama Nasib ....................................... 70<br />

Sarah Almehairi .................................... 72<br />

Emerg<strong>in</strong>g art: Current trends and<br />

movements<br />

20<br />

Nasser Alzayani ................................... 68<br />

Art news .............................................. 38<br />

Art news .............................................. 67<br />

Art exhibitions and events .................... 76<br />

Art Facts ............................................... 78<br />

Featured Artworks ................................ 80<br />

Architectural Wonders .......................... 84<br />

How to crack <strong>the</strong> ma<strong>in</strong>stream as<br />

an emerg<strong>in</strong>g artist - Steps to follow<br />

26<br />

Brand Logo .......................................... 92<br />

86-91 Designers Corner<br />

The Effects of Technology on<br />

Emerg<strong>in</strong>g Art<br />

42<br />

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

9


PICTURE STORY<br />

PHOTO BY @SHARANPAGADALA ON UNSPLASH<br />

10 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


SPECIAL DAY<br />

World Environment Day<br />

World Environment Day is a global<br />

<strong>in</strong>itiative aimed at promot<strong>in</strong>g<br />

environmental awareness and<br />

encourag<strong>in</strong>g action towards a<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>able future. Observed annually on <strong>June</strong><br />

5th, this day serves as a rem<strong>in</strong>der that we all<br />

have a role to play <strong>in</strong> protect<strong>in</strong>g our planet and<br />

its precious natural resources. Climate change,<br />

pollution, deforestation, and loss of biodiversity<br />

are some of <strong>the</strong> major environmental challenges<br />

fac<strong>in</strong>g our world today. World Environment Day<br />

provides an opportunity for <strong>in</strong>dividuals, organizations,<br />

and governments to come toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

and act towards address<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>se issues. The<br />

<strong>the</strong>me of World Environment Day changes every<br />

year, with a focus on different environmental<br />

concerns. One of <strong>the</strong> key aspects of World<br />

Environment Day is its emphasis on <strong>in</strong>dividual<br />

action. While governments and organizations<br />

have a crucial role to play <strong>in</strong> address<strong>in</strong>g environmental<br />

challenges, it is ultimately up to<br />

each one of us to make a difference. On World<br />

Environment Day, <strong>in</strong>dividuals are encouraged<br />

to make small changes <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir daily lives that<br />

can have a significant impact on <strong>the</strong> environment.<br />

This could be anyth<strong>in</strong>g from us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

public transport or cycl<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>stead of driv<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

reduc<strong>in</strong>g s<strong>in</strong>gle-use plastic consumption, or<br />

try<strong>in</strong>g to recycle. In addition to <strong>in</strong>dividual action,<br />

World Environment Day is also an opportunity<br />

for governments and organizations to commit<br />

to ambitious environmental goals. World Environment<br />

Day is coord<strong>in</strong>ated worldwide by<br />

<strong>the</strong> United Nations Environment Programme<br />

(UNEP), which collaborates with governments,<br />

NGOs, and o<strong>the</strong>r stakeholders to create plans<br />

and programmes to address environmental<br />

threats. The natural world is also a focus of<br />

World Environment Day celebrations. Around<br />

<strong>the</strong> world, people participate <strong>in</strong> plant<strong>in</strong>g trees,<br />

beach clean-ups, and nature walks to mark<br />

<strong>the</strong> occasion. Such ga<strong>the</strong>r<strong>in</strong>gs help people<br />

appreciate nature and understand <strong>the</strong> value<br />

of protect<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> planet’s natural resources.<br />

The annual observance of World Environment<br />

Day serves as an important rem<strong>in</strong>der of<br />

<strong>the</strong> importance of tak<strong>in</strong>g action to preserve<br />

our planet and advance susta<strong>in</strong>ability on a<br />

worldwide basis. We can create a better, more<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>able future for everyone us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>dividual<br />

effort, government policy, and partnerships<br />

across many groups and <strong>in</strong>terests. Take this<br />

opportunity to consider your personal environmental<br />

footpr<strong>in</strong>t and make an approach<br />

to foster a more susta<strong>in</strong>able future.<br />

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

11


PICTURE STORY<br />

PHOTO BY @DANIELAPODACA ON UNSPLASH<br />

12 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


SPECIAL DAY<br />

International Yoga Day is an annual celebration<br />

of <strong>the</strong> ancient practice of yoga.<br />

Observed on <strong>June</strong> 21st, it is a day for people<br />

all over <strong>the</strong> world to come toge<strong>the</strong>r and<br />

celebrate <strong>the</strong> many benefits of yoga for <strong>the</strong><br />

m<strong>in</strong>d, body, and spirit. Yoga has been practiced<br />

for thousands of years and has grown<br />

<strong>in</strong> popularity <strong>in</strong> recent years due to its many<br />

health benefits. Incorporat<strong>in</strong>g physical postures<br />

with breath<strong>in</strong>g exercises, meditation, and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

practises, yoga is more than merely a physical<br />

practise, it is an all-encompass<strong>in</strong>g method of<br />

improv<strong>in</strong>g a person’s wellness. In addition to<br />

help<strong>in</strong>g people deal with stress, this practise<br />

has been shown to have positive effects on an<br />

array of psychological and physical variables.<br />

On International Yoga Day, people around <strong>the</strong><br />

world ga<strong>the</strong>r to participate <strong>in</strong> yoga classes,<br />

workshops, and o<strong>the</strong>r events to promote <strong>the</strong><br />

practice of yoga. It is an opportunity for people<br />

to come toge<strong>the</strong>r and celebrate <strong>the</strong> many<br />

benefits of yoga and share <strong>the</strong>ir experiences<br />

with o<strong>the</strong>rs. Many yoga studios and gyms offer<br />

free classes and workshops on this day,<br />

mak<strong>in</strong>g it accessible to people who may not<br />

have tried yoga before. International Yoga Day<br />

is also a day to celebrate <strong>the</strong> many assorted<br />

styles and traditions of yoga. From Hatha to<br />

Ashtanga, <strong>the</strong>re are many different forms of<br />

yoga, each with its unique benefits and approaches.<br />

It is a day to honour <strong>the</strong> rich history<br />

and diversity of this ancient practice and to<br />

acknowledge <strong>the</strong> many ways <strong>in</strong> which it can<br />

enhance our lives. One of <strong>the</strong> key aspects of<br />

International Yoga Day is its emphasis on unity<br />

and <strong>in</strong>terconnectedness. Yoga is a practice that<br />

recognizes <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>terdependence of all be<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

and promotes harmony and balance with<strong>in</strong><br />

us and with <strong>the</strong> world around us. On this day,<br />

people from diverse backgrounds, cultures,<br />

and religions come toge<strong>the</strong>r to celebrate <strong>the</strong><br />

shared values and pr<strong>in</strong>ciples of yoga. In addition<br />

to its many physical and mental health<br />

benefits, yoga can also be a powerful tool for<br />

social change. Through yoga, we can cultivate<br />

greater awareness, compassion, and empathy,<br />

which can lead to positive action and social<br />

transformation.<br />

On <strong>June</strong> 21st, <strong>the</strong> world comes toge<strong>the</strong>r to<br />

celebrate <strong>the</strong> transformative impact of yoga<br />

on <strong>the</strong> body, <strong>the</strong> m<strong>in</strong>d, and <strong>the</strong> soul. It is an<br />

opportunity to reflect on how this traditional<br />

ritual has endured and cultivated, and to celebrate<br />

all <strong>the</strong> ways it has improved our lives and<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluenced <strong>the</strong> globe. So, lay out your yoga mat<br />

and experience <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternational celebration<br />

<strong>in</strong> appreciation of Yoga Day!<br />

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

13


DIVERSITY<br />

14 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


DIVERSITY<br />

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

diversity of<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g art<br />

Art is an expression of human creativity<br />

and has always played a vital role<br />

<strong>in</strong> shap<strong>in</strong>g society. The art world is<br />

constantly evolv<strong>in</strong>g, and emerg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artists br<strong>in</strong>g new perspectives and fresh ideas.<br />

These artists represent a diverse range<br />

of backgrounds and experiences, and <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

work reflects <strong>the</strong>ir unique perspectives. The<br />

diversity of emerg<strong>in</strong>g art reflects <strong>the</strong> chang<strong>in</strong>g<br />

times <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> contemporary era. It reflects<br />

<strong>the</strong> complex, multicultural, and multifaceted<br />

world we live <strong>in</strong>. Emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists come from<br />

diverse backgrounds and br<strong>in</strong>g with <strong>the</strong>m a<br />

unique set of experiences, which <strong>the</strong>y channel<br />

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

Art has always been a medium of communication,<br />

and emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists use it to express<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir thoughts and feel<strong>in</strong>gs on a range of social<br />

and political issues. The work of emerg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artists can be thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g, challeng<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

and sometimes controversial, but it always<br />

provides a fresh perspective. In recent years,<br />

<strong>the</strong>re has been a grow<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>terest <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> work<br />

of emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists. The rise of social media<br />

has made it easier for artists to showcase <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

work and reach a broader audience. This has<br />

led to a democratization of <strong>the</strong> art world, where<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists are gett<strong>in</strong>g more exposure<br />

and recognition.<br />

The diversity of emerg<strong>in</strong>g art can be seen<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> range of mediums and techniques used<br />

by <strong>the</strong>se artists. Some use traditional mediums<br />

like pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g and sculpture, while o<strong>the</strong>rs<br />

explore new and unconventional mediums like<br />

digital art and <strong>in</strong>stallations. This diversity is a<br />

testament to <strong>the</strong> fact that emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists are<br />

not afraid to experiment and push boundaries.<br />

One of <strong>the</strong> excit<strong>in</strong>g th<strong>in</strong>gs about emerg<strong>in</strong>g art<br />

is <strong>the</strong> unpredictability of it. Emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists are<br />

not bound by conventions, and <strong>the</strong>y are free<br />

to explore <strong>the</strong>ir creativity <strong>in</strong> new and excit<strong>in</strong>g<br />

ways. This results <strong>in</strong> art that is fresh, unique,<br />

and often challeng<strong>in</strong>g. Ano<strong>the</strong>r <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g<br />

aspect of emerg<strong>in</strong>g art is <strong>the</strong> way it engages<br />

with technology. Many emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists are<br />

us<strong>in</strong>g technology to create new and excit<strong>in</strong>g<br />

works of art. This has led to a fusion of art and<br />

technology, result<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> works that are <strong>in</strong>novative<br />

and thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g. The diversity of<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g art can also be seen <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>mes<br />

and subjects explored by <strong>the</strong>se artists. Many<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists are focused on issues such<br />

as identity, race, gender, and social justice.<br />

They are us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir art to challenge <strong>the</strong> status<br />

quo and br<strong>in</strong>g attention to issues that are<br />

often ignored.<br />

One of <strong>the</strong> challenges fac<strong>in</strong>g emerg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artists is gett<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir work seen by a wider<br />

audience. The art world can be competitive, and<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists may f<strong>in</strong>d it challeng<strong>in</strong>g to get<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir foot <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> door. However, <strong>the</strong>re are many<br />

opportunities for emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists to showcase<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir work, such as art fairs, exhibitions, and<br />

onl<strong>in</strong>e platforms. In recent years, <strong>the</strong>re has<br />

been a grow<strong>in</strong>g trend towards art collectives<br />

and artist-run spaces. These spaces provide<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists with a platform to showcase<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir work and collaborate with o<strong>the</strong>r artists.<br />

They also provide a sense of community and<br />

support, which is essential for artists at <strong>the</strong><br />

beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong>ir careers. Ano<strong>the</strong>r way <strong>in</strong> which<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists are gett<strong>in</strong>g exposure is through<br />

collaborations with brands and companies. Many<br />

brands are recogniz<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> value of work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists, as it allows <strong>the</strong>m to tap<br />

<strong>in</strong>to new and excit<strong>in</strong>g creative talent. This has<br />

led to some excit<strong>in</strong>g collaborations, result<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> art that is both commercially viable and<br />

artistically significant. It is surely excit<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

witness <strong>the</strong> changes emerg<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art world<br />

and what lies ahead <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> near future.<br />

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

15


ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Study<br />

By Diletta Innocenti Fagni<br />

16 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


Scenes of private moments seek<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> evocative power of images<br />

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

Diletta Innocenti Fagni is a talented<br />

contemporary artist, born <strong>in</strong> Florence<br />

<strong>in</strong> 1988. She began study<strong>in</strong>g art dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

high school and later pursued<br />

her passion by complet<strong>in</strong>g her studies <strong>in</strong> Art,<br />

<strong>the</strong>ater, and film at <strong>the</strong> University of Rome.<br />

In her work, Diletta draws <strong>in</strong>spiration from<br />

mnemonic images and visual resources, explor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>mes of <strong>in</strong>timacy, emotions, and<br />

identity <strong>in</strong> both <strong>the</strong> present and <strong>the</strong> past. Her<br />

artwork primarily consists of scenes from private<br />

moments, imbued with <strong>the</strong> evocative power<br />

of images. She has a keen eye for detail, and<br />

her <strong>in</strong>timate pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs employ soft, warm, and<br />

sensual brushstrokes that celebrate fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>ity<br />

while showcas<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> union between nature<br />

and <strong>the</strong> human be<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a romantic, delicate,<br />

and contemporary vision.<br />

In addition to her artistic pursuits, Diletta is<br />

also an accomplished writer, with numerous<br />

publications to her name. Her work has been<br />

featured <strong>in</strong> several group exhibitions, where<br />

she has had <strong>the</strong> opportunity to collaborate with<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r artists and showcase her unique vision.<br />

Currently based between Rome and Tuscany,<br />

Diletta has held two solo exhibitions, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> 2022 View<strong>in</strong>g Room <strong>in</strong> Italy and <strong>the</strong> 2020<br />

In My Feel<strong>in</strong>gs exhibition <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> United Arab<br />

Emirates. Her work has been widely acclaimed<br />

and appreciated by art enthusiasts and collectors<br />

worldwide.<br />

Diletta Innocenti Fagni is a versatile artist<br />

and writer whose work explores <strong>the</strong> nuances<br />

of human emotions and identity. Her <strong>in</strong>timate<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs and publications showcase her unique<br />

artistic vision and highlight her ability to captivate<br />

audiences with her evocative imagery.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

17


ART PICTURE NEWSTORY<br />

PHOTO BY @JONTYSON ON UNSPLASH<br />

18 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHS<br />

1<br />

2<br />

3<br />

1<br />

@art_man_wan<br />

@artbasel<br />

@artdrunk<br />

2<br />

@artistgeorgecondo<br />

@artpo<strong>in</strong>tdubai<br />

@ceciliesigg<br />

3<br />

@fortgansevoort<br />

@guxx17<br />

@hauserwirth<br />

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

19


TRENDS<br />

Emerg<strong>in</strong>g art: Current trends<br />

and movements<br />

Art is a fluid discipl<strong>in</strong>e that reflects <strong>the</strong><br />

various social, cultural, and political<br />

shifts <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world around us. Emerg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artists alter <strong>the</strong> art world by provid<strong>in</strong>g<br />

novel perspectives and challeng<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

regular norms. Emerg<strong>in</strong>g art has witnessed a<br />

phenomenal transformation <strong>in</strong> recent years, with<br />

a variety of captivat<strong>in</strong>g contemporary trends<br />

and movements emerg<strong>in</strong>g. These trends and<br />

movements deliver <strong>in</strong>sight <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> broad diverse<br />

world of emerg<strong>in</strong>g art.<br />

The creative application of technology is an<br />

<strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>g trend <strong>in</strong> emerg<strong>in</strong>g art. Technology<br />

has altered <strong>the</strong> way we create, consume, and<br />

engage with art. Novel forms of digital art,<br />

such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and<br />

<strong>in</strong>teractive <strong>in</strong>stallations, are be<strong>in</strong>g explored by<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists. These experimental forms<br />

of art transcend <strong>the</strong> boundaries of traditional<br />

art, enabl<strong>in</strong>g artists to generate immersive and<br />

<strong>in</strong>teractive experiences for <strong>the</strong>ir audiences.<br />

Technology has also made it accessible for<br />

artists to share <strong>the</strong>ir work with a broader demographic<br />

us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>ternet platforms and social<br />

media. The <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>g focus on political and<br />

social issues is ano<strong>the</strong>r emerg<strong>in</strong>g trend <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

art world. Many emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists are us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

art to express social and political statements<br />

about issues such as climate change, social<br />

justice, and identity politics. Not only are <strong>the</strong>se<br />

artists rais<strong>in</strong>g awareness about <strong>the</strong>se concerns,<br />

but <strong>the</strong>y are also question<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> status quo<br />

and demand<strong>in</strong>g change. Their art is provocative<br />

and even confrontational, encourag<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> audience to engage with <strong>the</strong> problems<br />

and contemplate <strong>the</strong>ir perspective. There has<br />

also been a surge of <strong>in</strong>terest <strong>in</strong> street art and<br />

graffiti as legitimate forms of artwork lately.<br />

Street art orig<strong>in</strong>ated as an <strong>in</strong>strument of political<br />

protest dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> counter-culture movement.<br />

However, it has become more ma<strong>in</strong>stream <strong>in</strong><br />

recent years, with many emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists ga<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

recognition for <strong>the</strong>ir work <strong>in</strong> this genre. Street<br />

art provides artists with a dist<strong>in</strong>ctive opportunity<br />

for <strong>in</strong>teract<strong>in</strong>g with <strong>the</strong> public and create work<br />

that is accessible to everyone. It also disrupts<br />

<strong>the</strong> art world’s conventional conf<strong>in</strong>es by operat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

beyond <strong>the</strong> exhibition environment. Yet<br />

ano<strong>the</strong>r emerg<strong>in</strong>g movement <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art world<br />

is <strong>the</strong> emphasis on susta<strong>in</strong>ability and eco-art.<br />

Many emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists develop art that is both<br />

aes<strong>the</strong>tically appeal<strong>in</strong>g and environmentally<br />

conscious. The traditional art world, which has<br />

been condemned for its consumerism and<br />

contempt for <strong>the</strong> environment, is be<strong>in</strong>g challenged<br />

by <strong>the</strong> contemporary movement. Eco-art<br />

is more than just mak<strong>in</strong>g art out of recycled<br />

materials; it is also about us<strong>in</strong>g art to raise<br />

awareness about environmental challenges<br />

and encourage reform.<br />

Interest<strong>in</strong>gly, <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>g trend of artists<br />

explor<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir own identity and personal narratives<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir artwork. Many emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists<br />

are explor<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir heritage, culture, and identity<br />

and how it relates to <strong>the</strong>ir artwork. This trend<br />

has resulted <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> creation of art that is more<br />

personal and au<strong>the</strong>ntic, often resonat<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

audiences on a deeper level. It is also a way<br />

for artists to reclaim <strong>the</strong>ir narratives and challenge<br />

<strong>the</strong> dom<strong>in</strong>ant cultural narratives. Moreover,<br />

<strong>the</strong> impact of globalization on emerg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

art also emerges as a key shift witnessed <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> contemporary creative sphere. With <strong>the</strong><br />

world becom<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly <strong>in</strong>terconnected,<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists are be<strong>in</strong>g exposed to different<br />

20 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


TRENDS<br />

cultures and perspectives, which is reflected<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir artwork. The cross-cultural exchange<br />

of ideas and perspectives has resulted <strong>in</strong> a<br />

more diverse and <strong>in</strong>clusive art world, with artists<br />

<strong>in</strong>corporat<strong>in</strong>g various cultural components<br />

<strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong>ir work. This trend has also led to <strong>the</strong><br />

creation of hybrid art forms <strong>in</strong>corporat<strong>in</strong>g diverse<br />

cultural <strong>in</strong>fluences and methodologies.<br />

Additionally, emerg<strong>in</strong>g artwork markets <strong>in</strong><br />

Asia and <strong>the</strong> Middle East have also had a big<br />

impact on <strong>the</strong> art world. These novel avenues<br />

have enabled aspir<strong>in</strong>g artists to showcase <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

work to a larger demographic and achieve<br />

worldwide recognition. The expansion of <strong>the</strong>se<br />

new markets is also underm<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Western<br />

art world’s rout<strong>in</strong>e dom<strong>in</strong>ance, which has long<br />

been seen as <strong>the</strong> epicentre of <strong>the</strong> art <strong>in</strong>dustry.<br />

Such a market expansion of <strong>the</strong> art <strong>in</strong>dustry is<br />

largely beneficial for aspir<strong>in</strong>g and emerg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artists that are keen on push<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> boundaries<br />

around <strong>the</strong> artistic <strong>in</strong>dustry. Interest<strong>in</strong>gly,<br />

<strong>the</strong> popularity of social network<strong>in</strong>g sites and<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternet platforms has aided <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> democratisation<br />

of <strong>the</strong> art <strong>in</strong>dustry, which has had<br />

an <strong>in</strong>strumental impact on contemporary art.<br />

Emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists are no longer reliant on conventional<br />

gatekeepers such as galleries and<br />

art entities for showcas<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir work. They can<br />

<strong>in</strong>stead reach a broader demographic through<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternet platforms and social media, result<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> a more diverse and <strong>in</strong>clusive creative world.<br />

For <strong>the</strong> tech-savvy ecosystem we’re liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>,<br />

it is encourag<strong>in</strong>g to witness emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists<br />

leverage <strong>the</strong> possibilities of <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternet to boost<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir artistic endeavours.<br />

The emerg<strong>in</strong>g art world is constantly evolv<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

with new trends and movements emerg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

every day. From <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>corporation of technology<br />

to explor<strong>in</strong>g personal narratives, emerg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artists are push<strong>in</strong>g boundaries and challeng<strong>in</strong>g<br />

conventional norms. The traditional art<br />

world has had to adapt and evolve to keep<br />

up with <strong>the</strong> rapidly evolv<strong>in</strong>g times, with contemporary<br />

artists challeng<strong>in</strong>g conventional<br />

norms and push<strong>in</strong>g boundaries. As a result,<br />

<strong>the</strong> art world is <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly becom<strong>in</strong>g more<br />

diverse and <strong>in</strong>clusive, with prom<strong>in</strong>ent galleries<br />

and art <strong>in</strong>stitutions encourag<strong>in</strong>g young artists<br />

and <strong>the</strong>ir unconventional approaches to art.<br />

The burgeon<strong>in</strong>g art scene has also motivated<br />

veteran artists to explore novel approaches<br />

and ideas, foster<strong>in</strong>g a more dynamic and imag<strong>in</strong>ative<br />

art world. The impact of globalization<br />

and <strong>the</strong> democratization of <strong>the</strong> art <strong>in</strong>dustry has<br />

also resulted <strong>in</strong> a more diverse and <strong>in</strong>clusive<br />

art world, with artists from different cultures<br />

and backgrounds com<strong>in</strong>g toge<strong>the</strong>r to create<br />

<strong>in</strong>novative and mean<strong>in</strong>gful art. The traditional<br />

art world has had to adapt and evolve to keep<br />

up with <strong>the</strong> chang<strong>in</strong>g times, result<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a more<br />

dynamic and <strong>in</strong>novative art world. It will be<br />

<strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g to see how emerg<strong>in</strong>g art cont<strong>in</strong>ues<br />

to evolve and impact <strong>the</strong> creative sphere <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> com<strong>in</strong>g years.<br />

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

21


ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Hiddleston<br />

Artwork By IKENCHUKWU SOLOMON<br />

22 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


Us<strong>in</strong>g Hyperrealism to express appreciation<br />

for life<br />

“My art is born out of errors and <strong>in</strong> my mistakes, presents an opportunity for perfection,” says<br />

Ikenchukwu Solomon<br />

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

Ikenchukwu Solomon, popularly known<br />

as Solomon Iken, was born and work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> Nigeria as a hyperrealist artist and art<br />

tutor; graduated from Babcock University<br />

with a B.Sc <strong>in</strong> International Law and Diplomacy.<br />

“Early <strong>in</strong> my life, I always had a lik<strong>in</strong>g for<br />

everyth<strong>in</strong>g related to pencil on paper and<br />

now despite my degree I f<strong>in</strong>d myself be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a full-time pencil artist specialised <strong>in</strong> portrait<br />

realism through <strong>the</strong> medium of graphite and<br />

charcoal,” says Ikenchukwu Solomon. Solomon’s<br />

love for creat<strong>in</strong>g realistic portraits was<br />

ignited at a very young age all thanks to his<br />

late Elder bro<strong>the</strong>r who taught him a great<br />

deal of what he knows and has improved on<br />

today. He told him that “we were all beautifully<br />

carved <strong>in</strong>to be<strong>in</strong>g and that means we can<br />

as well create beauty.” Solomon was greatly<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired by his draw<strong>in</strong>gs grow<strong>in</strong>g up and<br />

now has learned that art can set <strong>the</strong> eyes of<br />

<strong>the</strong> world on normal human be<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> category of Hyperrealism, he sees<br />

his draw<strong>in</strong>gs as <strong>the</strong> most real means through<br />

which he can express his appreciation for<br />

life while seek<strong>in</strong>g to achieve a logical expression<br />

of <strong>the</strong> human essence. Solomon<br />

loves to draw faces and capture emotion<br />

with great attention to detail and all that<br />

makes a countenance! “Work<strong>in</strong>g with charcoal<br />

has been a great deal to achiev<strong>in</strong>g<br />

that. Art speaks to <strong>the</strong> hearts of viewers, art<br />

evokes emotion and sparks desire, art helps<br />

us see and understand perspectives and<br />

art listens to whispers of <strong>the</strong> soul - this is my<br />

mission whenever I hold a pencil,” describes<br />

Ikenchukwu Solomon.<br />

“My art is born out of errors and <strong>in</strong> my<br />

mistakes, presents an opportunity for perfection,”<br />

says Ikenchukwu Solomon. He<br />

draws <strong>in</strong>spiration from life experiences (especially<br />

his own) and <strong>in</strong> most cases anyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

that acknowledges <strong>the</strong> presence, <strong>the</strong><br />

essence of and appreciation for life, happ<strong>in</strong>ess<br />

and beauty as expressed through facial<br />

emotional gestures and body postures<br />

of draw<strong>in</strong>g subjects.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

“I love shar<strong>in</strong>g my<br />

process as well as<br />

motivat<strong>in</strong>g o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

aspir<strong>in</strong>g artists - this<br />

has made draw<strong>in</strong>g a lot<br />

more blissful and I aim<br />

to keep grow<strong>in</strong>g”<br />

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

23


ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Artwork By<br />

JAN KALÁB<br />

24 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


Universal beauty <strong>in</strong> an unseen and novel<br />

perspective<br />

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

Born <strong>in</strong> 1978 <strong>in</strong> Prague, Czechoslovakia,<br />

Jan Kaláb is one of <strong>the</strong> country’s<br />

most notable contemporary<br />

artists’ today. A found<strong>in</strong>g pioneer of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Prague underground graffiti, and street<br />

art scene, formerly known as Cakes, and<br />

with his crew, The DSK - toge<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong>y animated<br />

city streets, and spent many sleepless<br />

nights <strong>in</strong> tra<strong>in</strong> yards.<br />

Follow<strong>in</strong>g those glory days, Jan’s work<br />

has evolved to 3-D graffiti, light suspended<br />

<strong>in</strong>stallations, animated NFTs, pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, and<br />

sculptures. His pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs teeter on <strong>the</strong> edge<br />

of sculpture and his sculptures are mostly<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ted. All <strong>the</strong> while, shape and color are<br />

<strong>the</strong> ma<strong>in</strong> characters of his work, which he<br />

pushes and blends toge<strong>the</strong>r to exaggerate,<br />

or m<strong>in</strong>imize, forms. Sometimes Jan’s work<br />

may resemble a particular shape, but it is<br />

never his <strong>in</strong>tention to capture, nor replicate<br />

an exist<strong>in</strong>g image or narrative. Ra<strong>the</strong>r, he<br />

seeks universal beauty <strong>in</strong> an unseen and<br />

novel perspective, and redirects <strong>the</strong> known<br />

<strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> unknown; <strong>in</strong>to a new dimension. The<br />

sensations of déjà vu, like when remember<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a special moment or melody; this is <strong>the</strong><br />

ultimate feel<strong>in</strong>g, Jan strives to achieve and<br />

wishes to resonate with his audience.<br />

A Masters graduate from <strong>the</strong> Academy of<br />

F<strong>in</strong>e Arts of Prague <strong>in</strong> 2006, Jan had his first<br />

solo exhibition shortly <strong>the</strong>reafter <strong>in</strong> 2008 at<br />

<strong>the</strong> acclaimed Trafo Gallery, an exclusive art<br />

space notorious for show<strong>in</strong>g only outstand<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artists with limited shows of six per year.<br />

S<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>the</strong>n, Jan has exhibited <strong>in</strong> high profile<br />

galleries around <strong>the</strong> world, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g New<br />

York, Miami, London, Paris, Shanghai, and<br />

Rio de Janeiro.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

25


KNOWLEDGE BASE<br />

How to crack <strong>the</strong> ma<strong>in</strong>stream as<br />

an emerg<strong>in</strong>g artist - Steps to follow<br />

As an emerg<strong>in</strong>g artist, break<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> ma<strong>in</strong>stream can be a<br />

challeng<strong>in</strong>g task, but with <strong>the</strong><br />

right m<strong>in</strong>dset and approach, it<br />

is possible to achieve success. Here is<br />

a comprehensive list of necessary steps<br />

to follow to crack <strong>the</strong> ma<strong>in</strong>stream as an<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g artist and establish yourself:<br />

1. Create a consistent body of work -<br />

Consistency is key when it comes to<br />

build<strong>in</strong>g a successful art career. Develop<br />

a consistent style and technique<br />

that can be applied to a variety of<br />

mediums and create a cohesive body<br />

of work that showcases your talents<br />

and versatility. Consider develop<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a series of works that tell a cohesive<br />

story or explore a particular <strong>the</strong>me<br />

or concept.<br />

2. Leverage technology - In today’s digital<br />

age, technology is an essential<br />

tool for emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists to reach a<br />

wider audience. Utilize social media<br />

platforms, onl<strong>in</strong>e marketplaces, and<br />

e-commerce sites to showcase your<br />

work, attract new followers, and sell<br />

your art. Consider creat<strong>in</strong>g a website<br />

to display your portfolio and provide a<br />

centralized hub for your onl<strong>in</strong>e presence.<br />

3. Network effectively - Build<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

strong network of <strong>in</strong>dustry professionals,<br />

peers, and potential buyers<br />

is critical to success as an emerg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artist. Attend art events, exhibitions,<br />

and conferences to meet people <strong>in</strong><br />

your <strong>in</strong>dustry, collaborate with o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

artists, and make valuable connections.<br />

Engage with your followers and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

artists on social media platforms and<br />

participate <strong>in</strong> onl<strong>in</strong>e forums and discussions<br />

related to your artistic niche.<br />

4. Experiment with different mediums<br />

- Explor<strong>in</strong>g new mediums and techniques<br />

can help you ref<strong>in</strong>e your skills,<br />

develop your artistic voice, and stand<br />

out <strong>in</strong> a crowded market. Consider<br />

experiment<strong>in</strong>g with mixed media, digital<br />

art, and o<strong>the</strong>r emerg<strong>in</strong>g mediums to<br />

create unique pieces that are dist<strong>in</strong>ct<br />

from traditional forms of art.<br />

5. Develop a strong work ethic - Develop<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a strong work ethic is critical to<br />

success as an emerg<strong>in</strong>g artist. This<br />

means dedicat<strong>in</strong>g time and effort to your<br />

craft, stay<strong>in</strong>g focused on your goals,<br />

and be<strong>in</strong>g persistent and resilient <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> face of challenges and setbacks.<br />

Remember that success as an artist is<br />

often a long-term journey, and build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a susta<strong>in</strong>able career requires patience,<br />

dedication, and hard work.<br />

6. Attend workshops and classes - Attend<strong>in</strong>g<br />

workshops and classes can<br />

help you hone your skills and stay<br />

up to date with <strong>the</strong> latest trends <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dustry. Look for classes and<br />

workshops that are relevant to your<br />

style and aes<strong>the</strong>tic and make a po<strong>in</strong>t<br />

to attend regularly.<br />

7. Build a strong team - As an artist,<br />

you need to focus on your craft. That’s<br />

why build<strong>in</strong>g a strong team is crucial.<br />

Consider work<strong>in</strong>g with a manager,<br />

agent, or publicist to help you with<br />

market<strong>in</strong>g, promotions, and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess-related tasks.<br />

8. Seek professional representation<br />

- Work<strong>in</strong>g with a reputable gallery or<br />

agent can provide valuable exposure<br />

and support <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art world. Consider<br />

research<strong>in</strong>g galleries or agents that<br />

represent artists work<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> your medium<br />

and style and submit a portfolio and<br />

artist statement for consideration. Be<br />

prepared to demonstrate your commitment<br />

and professionalism and be<br />

open to feedback and direction from<br />

your representative.<br />

9. Utilize crowdfund<strong>in</strong>g and o<strong>the</strong>r fund<strong>in</strong>g<br />

opportunities - Fund<strong>in</strong>g can be a<br />

major challenge for emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists.<br />

Consider utiliz<strong>in</strong>g crowdfund<strong>in</strong>g platforms<br />

such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo<br />

to raise funds for your projects. You<br />

can also look for grants, scholarships,<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>r fund<strong>in</strong>g opportunities that<br />

are available to artists.<br />

10. Establish a clear brand and identity<br />

- Your brand is what sets you apart<br />

from o<strong>the</strong>r artists. It should reflect your<br />

unique style, values, and aes<strong>the</strong>tics.<br />

Take some time to consider what sets<br />

you apart and how you want to be<br />

perceived. Once you’ve established<br />

your brand, use it consistently across all<br />

your platforms, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g your website,<br />

social media accounts, and portfolio.<br />

11. Enter juried shows and competitions<br />

- Participat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> juried shows<br />

and competitions can be a great way to<br />

ga<strong>in</strong> exposure and build your resume.<br />

Look for opportunities that align with<br />

your style and medium and submit<br />

your strongest work. W<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g or be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

selected for exhibitions and competitions<br />

can help boost your credibility and<br />

provide valuable exposure to potential<br />

collectors and gallerists.<br />

26 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


KNOWLEDGE BASE<br />

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

27


COVER ARTIST<br />

P<strong>in</strong>k Pan<strong>the</strong>r<br />

by TIFFANY ANNA<br />

28 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


Vivid and vibrant colors depict<strong>in</strong>g wild animals<br />

and <strong>the</strong> cosmos<br />

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

Tiffany Anna is a Guernsey-born artist<br />

who launched her first pieces <strong>in</strong> 2020<br />

and has s<strong>in</strong>ce become an <strong>in</strong>dependent<br />

artist with astound<strong>in</strong>g success <strong>in</strong><br />

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

Her signature acrylic masterpieces are<br />

known for <strong>the</strong>ir vivid and vibrant use of color,<br />

complemented beautifully by pigmented spray<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t, gemstones, and pure gold leaf. Tiffany<br />

focuses primarily on wild animals, with her<br />

secondary <strong>in</strong>spiration com<strong>in</strong>g from <strong>the</strong> cosmos.<br />

She aims to take her audience on a journey<br />

through space and time with her unique and<br />

spectral fusions of bright colors, striv<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

transcend <strong>the</strong> ord<strong>in</strong>ary. Her artistic ethic is<br />

that “Art doesn’t need to be serious...it just<br />

needs to make you smile.”<br />

In 2021, Tiffany launched her brand through<br />

multiple pop-up shops and exhibitions on <strong>the</strong><br />

island, later branch<strong>in</strong>g out to open displays <strong>in</strong><br />

social capitals across <strong>the</strong> UK, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Chelsea<br />

and Central London. After be<strong>in</strong>g featured<br />

on Sky News’ Big Ideas broadcast <strong>in</strong> 2021,<br />

Tiffany was <strong>in</strong>vited to display two consecutive<br />

exhibitions to mark <strong>the</strong> reopen<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>augural Battersea power station dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

Festival of Power.<br />

Tiffany has s<strong>in</strong>ce ventured <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> NFT digital<br />

art world, sell<strong>in</strong>g her one-of-a-k<strong>in</strong>d physically<br />

backed NFT collections with sensational success.<br />

Most recently, her acrylic masterpieces<br />

were unveiled <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> famed Raffles nightclub<br />

<strong>in</strong> London to mark <strong>the</strong> reopen<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong> club’s<br />

VIP section.<br />

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

29


ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Artwork By<br />

JONEWA<br />

30 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


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

cultures and social<br />

issues<br />

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

Jonewa is a prom<strong>in</strong>ent contemporary<br />

visual artist hail<strong>in</strong>g from Kenya. He<br />

is best known for his artistic contributions<br />

to African art, particularly as<br />

<strong>the</strong> founder of JONEWART, <strong>the</strong> first art label<br />

<strong>in</strong> Africa. Jonewa’s primary goal with JONE-<br />

WART is to identify and collaborate with<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists to promote <strong>the</strong> purpose of<br />

art throughout Kenya and <strong>the</strong> rest of <strong>the</strong> cont<strong>in</strong>ent.<br />

Jonewa’s artistic vision is rooted <strong>in</strong> explor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

various social and historical aspects of<br />

Africa’s diverse cultures. Through his artwork,<br />

he seeks to reflect on societal issues<br />

and offer potential solutions while rais<strong>in</strong>g<br />

awareness about critical problems. His portfolio<br />

features a broad range of projects, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

“Power of Money,” “Hidden Identity,”<br />

“Inside my Sk<strong>in</strong>,” “Freedom,” “Mursi Teen,”<br />

and “Turkana Girl.”<br />

Jonewa has showcased his work <strong>in</strong> numerous<br />

exhibitions and shows around <strong>the</strong><br />

world, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Lov<strong>in</strong>g Day Exhibition <strong>in</strong><br />

California, <strong>the</strong> Flair by Betty Exhibition, and<br />

several solo exhibitions <strong>in</strong> Kenya. His art has<br />

earned him critical acclaim and appreciation<br />

from art enthusiasts and collectors globally.<br />

In conclusion, Jonewa is a trailblazer and<br />

visionary artist who has made a significant<br />

contribution to <strong>the</strong> African art scene. His<br />

dedication to promot<strong>in</strong>g emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists<br />

and tackl<strong>in</strong>g social issues through his art has<br />

earned him a reputation as one of <strong>the</strong> most<br />

<strong>in</strong>novative contemporary artists <strong>in</strong> Africa.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

31


ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Artwork By<br />

JORIS GRAAF<br />

32 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


Emotional works that take<br />

<strong>the</strong> viewer to a different<br />

space and time<br />

“My work is purely emotional. There are no hidden messages.<br />

For me, it’s all about creat<strong>in</strong>g an atmosphere. Just like a song<br />

can transport <strong>the</strong> listener to a different space and time,” says<br />

Joris<br />

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

In his abstract photographic art, self-taught<br />

visual artist Joris Graaf (The Hague, 1980)<br />

seeks to create tension by form<strong>in</strong>g a syn<strong>the</strong>sis<br />

of opposites: melody and noise, rhythm<br />

and chaos, darkness and light. His work is<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired by music and contemporary abstract<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. He is fasc<strong>in</strong>ated by <strong>the</strong> emotive power<br />

of colour and shape.<br />

“When see<strong>in</strong>g my work for <strong>the</strong> first time, most<br />

people believe <strong>the</strong>y’re look<strong>in</strong>g at pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs,<br />

but <strong>the</strong>y’re actually look<strong>in</strong>g at photographic<br />

artworks. To make <strong>the</strong>se images, I start with<br />

multiple-exposed photographs of scenes that I<br />

ei<strong>the</strong>r f<strong>in</strong>d or build myself with various materials.<br />

Then I <strong>in</strong>tuitively process <strong>the</strong>se images <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

digital realm to remove, accentuate or alter<br />

elements of <strong>the</strong> composition. Both phases are<br />

equally important <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> creation of <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>al<br />

image,” says Joris<br />

Joris has a background <strong>in</strong> earth sciences<br />

and worked as a geologist for over a decade<br />

before shift<strong>in</strong>g his focus to <strong>the</strong> arts. Recurr<strong>in</strong>g<br />

stylistic elements <strong>in</strong> his work are <strong>the</strong> use of an<br />

altered, m<strong>in</strong>imal but <strong>in</strong>tense colour palette and<br />

an <strong>in</strong>terplay of order and confusion, of spontaneity<br />

and restra<strong>in</strong>t. Joris’ work is on display<br />

<strong>in</strong> galleries <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Ne<strong>the</strong>rlands and Belgium.<br />

He works and resides <strong>in</strong> Water<strong>in</strong>gen, <strong>the</strong><br />

Ne<strong>the</strong>rlands.<br />

“My work is purely emotional. There are<br />

no hidden messages. For me, it’s all about<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g an atmosphere. Just like a song can<br />

transport <strong>the</strong> listener to a different space and<br />

time, even if <strong>the</strong> lyrics are not clear, I want my<br />

images to move people, to take <strong>the</strong>m on a trip<br />

to a fictional place or situation, to a different<br />

relationship with different people. I want to take<br />

<strong>the</strong>m to a place where emotions are <strong>in</strong>tense,”<br />

says Joris Graaf<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

33


ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Artwork By<br />

Nebolisa Kelly Chieloka<br />

34 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


Apply<strong>in</strong>g hyperrealism and eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

formulas to evoke emotions and<br />

relatable feel<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

“I’m <strong>in</strong>spired by young people, <strong>the</strong> fun, <strong>the</strong> challenges, <strong>the</strong> struggles and <strong>the</strong> ups and lows that<br />

come as a result of be<strong>in</strong>g part of this present generation,” says Nebolisa<br />

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

Nebolisa Kelly Chieloka was born <strong>in</strong><br />

1998, he is a self-taught Nigerian<br />

artist, born and raised <strong>in</strong> Lagos,<br />

Nigeria. He specializes <strong>in</strong> a genre<br />

of art known as hyperrealism. A graduate of<br />

Chemical Eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g from <strong>the</strong> University of<br />

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra<br />

State. From as early as he could remember,<br />

Nebolisa kelly began draw<strong>in</strong>g at a very<br />

young age, he started off by draw<strong>in</strong>g his<br />

favorite cartoon characters and eventually<br />

matured <strong>in</strong>to a full-time artist explor<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

use of charcoal, graphite pencil, pastel,<br />

pr<strong>in</strong>ts and acrylic on paper/canvas. He is<br />

best known for his realistic life-size portraits<br />

mostly of young people, relat<strong>in</strong>g to matters<br />

of mental health, love, social and political<br />

activism. He is known for <strong>the</strong> emotion his<br />

art evokes <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> viewer and often time he<br />

applies Eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g formulas <strong>in</strong> his artworks<br />

which fur<strong>the</strong>r expla<strong>in</strong>s <strong>the</strong> unique concept<br />

beh<strong>in</strong>d his art. He believes that <strong>the</strong>re is a<br />

strong relationship between science and<br />

art, he often says ‘Even Science is a work<br />

of Art’. The hyper-realistic artist sets out to<br />

arouse relatable feel<strong>in</strong>gs and always passes<br />

a societal judgment on what should be. He’s<br />

always keen to deliver a message through<br />

his art. He works mostly with reference images<br />

and through his imag<strong>in</strong>ation. Nebolisa<br />

Kelly is currently based <strong>in</strong> Awka, Anambra<br />

State, Nigeria and has participated <strong>in</strong> a<br />

group exhibition titled Talented Individual<br />

Art Festival, Portharcout Nigeria (2020).<br />

“I’m <strong>in</strong>spired by young people, <strong>the</strong> fun, <strong>the</strong><br />

challenges, <strong>the</strong> struggles and <strong>the</strong> ups and<br />

lows that come as a result of be<strong>in</strong>g part<br />

of this present generation. I always want<br />

to arouse relatable feel<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> my viewers<br />

and be <strong>in</strong>tentional about pass<strong>in</strong>g a societal<br />

judgment on what should be and what is not<br />

. This <strong>in</strong>spired God’s Eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g series, <strong>the</strong><br />

urge to direct people from <strong>the</strong> usual lifestyle<br />

<strong>the</strong>y know to how God really eng<strong>in</strong>eered it<br />

to be. It’s a series of Enlightenment and<br />

revelations of God’s m<strong>in</strong>d,” says Nebolisa<br />

kelly Chieloka.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

35


ART PICTURE NEWSTORY<br />

PHOTO BY @MARIANNASMILEY ON UNSPLASH<br />

36 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHS<br />

4<br />

5<br />

6<br />

4<br />

@hauserwirthlosangeles<br />

@jonasburgertofficial<br />

@mg.zakhem<br />

5<br />

@rashidjohnson<br />

@sanartclub<br />

@<strong>the</strong>.c.a.d<br />

6<br />

@<strong>the</strong>_guston_foundation<br />

@tiffanie.delune<br />

@zaid.doodle<br />

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

37


ART NEWS<br />

Stone Age hunt<strong>in</strong>g traps discovered <strong>in</strong> Saudi<br />

Arabia and Jordan<br />

Archaeologists have made an extraord<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

f<strong>in</strong>d <strong>in</strong> Saudi Arabia and Jordan,<br />

uncover<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> oldest-known<br />

architectural plans that date back<br />

over 9,000 years. The plans, etched on stone<br />

slabs, depict detailed designs of Stone Age<br />

hunt<strong>in</strong>g traps called “kites.” These traps were<br />

used to capture wild animals and consisted<br />

of converg<strong>in</strong>g walls that drove <strong>the</strong> animals<br />

toward a central corral surrounded by deep<br />

pits. Over 6,000 such structures have been<br />

found across <strong>the</strong> Middle East and Asia, with<br />

<strong>the</strong> highest concentration <strong>in</strong> present-day Saudi<br />

Arabia, sou<strong>the</strong>rn Syria, and eastern Jordan.<br />

In 2015, archaeologists discovered two<br />

engraved slabs <strong>in</strong> Saudi Arabia and Jordan<br />

that shed light on <strong>the</strong>se ancient structures. The<br />

engrav<strong>in</strong>gs found <strong>in</strong> Jordan were on a stone<br />

estimated to be around 7,000 years old and<br />

revealed eight previously identified hunt<strong>in</strong>g<br />

kites near Jibal al-Khashabiyeh. In Saudi Arabia’s<br />

Jebel az-Zilliyat region, a larger engraved<br />

stone nearly 13 feet <strong>in</strong> length depicted two<br />

dist<strong>in</strong>ct kites located close to each o<strong>the</strong>r and<br />

was estimated to be around 8,000 years old.<br />

The study conducted on <strong>the</strong>se discoveries<br />

revealed that <strong>the</strong> engraved plans accurately<br />

represented <strong>the</strong> shape, layout, and proportions<br />

of <strong>the</strong> actual kites found <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> field. While<br />

<strong>the</strong> size of <strong>the</strong> Jordanian kite was 425 times<br />

larger than its plan, <strong>the</strong> Saudi Arabian kite was<br />

depicted at a scale of 1:175, mak<strong>in</strong>g it 175<br />

times larger than <strong>the</strong> engrav<strong>in</strong>g. The draw<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

on <strong>the</strong> slabs displayed remarkable accuracy<br />

and realism, ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g proper proportions<br />

and card<strong>in</strong>al directions.<br />

Although <strong>the</strong> representation of <strong>the</strong> deep pits<br />

on <strong>the</strong> engrav<strong>in</strong>gs did not adhere to scale<br />

and appeared as simple circles, <strong>the</strong> construction<br />

of <strong>the</strong>se kites showcases <strong>the</strong> impressive<br />

spatial awareness and collaborative efforts<br />

of <strong>the</strong> ancient communities <strong>in</strong>volved. These<br />

kites were among <strong>the</strong> largest structures built<br />

by humans at that time and likely required<br />

extensive collaboration to successfully hunt<br />

a large number of animals.<br />

These recent discoveries provide valuable<br />

<strong>in</strong>sights <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>genuity and advanced skills<br />

of our ancient ancestors. By study<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>se ancient<br />

architectural plans, researchers can better<br />

understand <strong>the</strong> behaviors, technologies, and<br />

cooperative practices of Stone Age societies.<br />

This newfound knowledge contributes to our<br />

evolv<strong>in</strong>g understand<strong>in</strong>g of human history and<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tricate complexities of early civilizations.<br />

- news@magzoid.com<br />

38 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


SPECIAL DAY<br />

Autistic<br />

Pride Day<br />

Celebrate neurodiversity and <strong>the</strong><br />

special perspectives shared by<br />

<strong>in</strong>dividuals on <strong>the</strong> autism spectrum<br />

with this special day, Autistic Pride<br />

Day. Each year, on <strong>June</strong> 18th, we celebrate<br />

and honour <strong>the</strong> many contributions that people<br />

with autism make to our world. Autistic disorder<br />

is a neurodevelopmental disorder that<br />

impacts social <strong>in</strong>teraction, communication, and<br />

behaviour. Autistic <strong>in</strong>dividuals have different<br />

ways of experienc<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> world, which can<br />

be challeng<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a society that often expects<br />

everyone to th<strong>in</strong>k and behave <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> same way.<br />

Autistic Pride Day is a chance to celebrate<br />

<strong>the</strong> strengths and positive qualities of autism<br />

and to promote greater acceptance and understand<strong>in</strong>g<br />

of neurodiversity.<br />

Autistic <strong>in</strong>dividuals have unique perspectives<br />

and talents that should be celebrated and<br />

valued. Autistic Pride Day provides a platform<br />

for <strong>in</strong>dividuals with autism to showcase <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

strengths and abilities. It is a day to celebrate<br />

<strong>the</strong> diversity of <strong>the</strong> autism community and to<br />

raise awareness about <strong>the</strong> challenges that<br />

autistic <strong>in</strong>dividuals face. The day is also an<br />

opportunity to advocate for greater acceptance<br />

and <strong>in</strong>clusion of autistic <strong>in</strong>dividuals <strong>in</strong><br />

all aspects of society. On Autistic Pride Day,<br />

people around <strong>the</strong> world organize events and<br />

activities that celebrate <strong>the</strong> contributions of<br />

autistic <strong>in</strong>dividuals. These events can <strong>in</strong>clude<br />

art exhibitions, concerts, and performances<br />

by autistic musicians, workshops on autistic<br />

culture, and conferences on autism research.<br />

Some organizations and <strong>in</strong>dividuals may also<br />

take <strong>the</strong> opportunity to share <strong>the</strong>ir personal<br />

experiences with autism and <strong>the</strong> challenges<br />

<strong>the</strong>y have faced. Autistic Pride Day emphasizes<br />

<strong>the</strong> importance of promot<strong>in</strong>g acceptance and<br />

<strong>in</strong>clusion of autistic <strong>in</strong>dividuals <strong>in</strong> society. It<br />

is a rem<strong>in</strong>der that every <strong>in</strong>dividual has <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

unique set of strengths and challenges, and it<br />

is up to society to create an environment that<br />

supports and values diversity. Autistic <strong>in</strong>dividuals<br />

should be celebrated for <strong>the</strong>ir unique<br />

contributions, talents, and perspectives. The<br />

day is an essential celebration that recognizes<br />

<strong>the</strong> diversity and strengths of <strong>the</strong> autism community.<br />

It is a day to raise awareness about <strong>the</strong><br />

challenges that autistic <strong>in</strong>dividuals face and<br />

to promote greater acceptance and <strong>in</strong>clusion<br />

<strong>in</strong> society. Let us take <strong>the</strong> opportunity to learn<br />

more about <strong>the</strong> autism community, celebrate<br />

<strong>the</strong> unique contributions of autistic <strong>in</strong>dividuals,<br />

and work towards creat<strong>in</strong>g a more <strong>in</strong>clusive<br />

and accept<strong>in</strong>g world for everyone.<br />

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

39


ART PICTURE NEWSTORY<br />

PHOTO BY @MARJANBLAN ON UNSPLASH<br />

40 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


SPECIAL DAY<br />

Eid Al Adha, also known as <strong>the</strong> Feast<br />

of Sacrifice, is a significant religious<br />

holiday celebrated by <strong>the</strong> Muslims<br />

community across <strong>the</strong> world. The<br />

occasion is observed on <strong>the</strong> 10th day of Dhu<br />

al-Hijjah/ 28th of <strong>June</strong> to 1st of July <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

It commemorates <strong>the</strong> will<strong>in</strong>gness of <strong>the</strong><br />

Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Abrahamic<br />

religions) to sacrifice his son as an act of<br />

obedience to God, who <strong>the</strong>n <strong>in</strong>tervened and<br />

provided a lamb to be sacrificed <strong>in</strong>stead. Eid<br />

Al Adha is a time of boundless joy, reflection,<br />

and spiritual renewal for Muslims. It is a time<br />

for Muslims to remember <strong>the</strong> importance of<br />

sacrifice, obedience, and faith <strong>in</strong> God. The<br />

day is marked by congregational prayers,<br />

special meals, and <strong>the</strong> exchange of gifts and<br />

greet<strong>in</strong>gs among friends and family members.<br />

The festival reflects <strong>the</strong> diverse cultural<br />

and traditional practices of <strong>the</strong> Muslim world.<br />

Traditions vary from country to country,<br />

but <strong>the</strong> underly<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>me of k<strong>in</strong>dness and<br />

generosity is shared by all. Muslims are encouraged<br />

to give to charity, help <strong>the</strong> needy,<br />

and share <strong>the</strong>ir bless<strong>in</strong>gs with those less<br />

fortunate. It is an occasion that re<strong>in</strong>forces <strong>the</strong><br />

values of family and community. It is a time<br />

for families and friends to come toge<strong>the</strong>r and<br />

celebrate <strong>the</strong> bless<strong>in</strong>gs of God. It is a rem<strong>in</strong>der<br />

that no matter how different we may<br />

appear on <strong>the</strong> surface, we are all part of <strong>the</strong><br />

same human family, united <strong>in</strong> our common<br />

values and beliefs. The day of Eid Al Adha<br />

is also a rem<strong>in</strong>der of <strong>the</strong> importance of moderation<br />

and balance <strong>in</strong> our lives. Muslims are<br />

encouraged to celebrate <strong>the</strong> occasion with<br />

joy and gratitude, but to do so responsibly<br />

and m<strong>in</strong>dfully, without <strong>in</strong>dulg<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> excess<br />

or extravagance. It is a time to appreciate<br />

<strong>the</strong> bless<strong>in</strong>gs of God and to show gratitude<br />

for all that we have. As much as Eid Al Adha<br />

is a time to reflect on <strong>the</strong> past, it is also a<br />

rem<strong>in</strong>der of <strong>the</strong> present and <strong>the</strong> promise of<br />

<strong>the</strong> future. It is a time to reflect on our own<br />

lives and renew our commitment to our faith,<br />

our families, and our communities. It is a time<br />

to strive for excellence and to work towards<br />

mak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> world a better place for all.<br />

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

41


ART & TECH<br />

The Effects of Technology on<br />

Emerg<strong>in</strong>g Art<br />

Technology has had a significant<br />

impact on <strong>the</strong> art world. As technology<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ues to advance, it has<br />

presented new opportunities for<br />

artists to create and express <strong>the</strong>mselves.<br />

Emerg<strong>in</strong>g art has become <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly<br />

diverse, with new media and technologies<br />

allow<strong>in</strong>g for <strong>in</strong>novative forms of artistic<br />

expression. In this editorial, we will explore<br />

<strong>the</strong> impact of technology on emerg<strong>in</strong>g art<br />

and how it has <strong>in</strong>fluenced artists and <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

work along with discuss<strong>in</strong>g what challenges<br />

emerge as we transition <strong>in</strong>to an<br />

<strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly digitalized ecosystem.<br />

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

technology on emerg<strong>in</strong>g art is <strong>the</strong> ability to<br />

create art that is <strong>in</strong>teractive and immersive.<br />

Virtual reality (VR) has been particularly<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluential <strong>in</strong> this regard, allow<strong>in</strong>g artists to<br />

create fully immersive environments that<br />

viewers can <strong>in</strong>teract with. VR technology<br />

has been used to create art <strong>in</strong>stallations,<br />

performances, and even entire exhibitions.<br />

For <strong>in</strong>stance, artist Laurie Anderson created<br />

a VR <strong>in</strong>stallation called “Chalkroom,”<br />

which allows viewers to explore a virtual<br />

space filled with words and draw<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

Ano<strong>the</strong>r way that technology has affected<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g art is by enabl<strong>in</strong>g artists<br />

to create art that is more collaborative<br />

and participatory. Social media platforms<br />

like Instagram and TikTok have provided<br />

artists with new channels to share <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

work and engage with audiences. Artists<br />

can now easily collaborate with o<strong>the</strong>r artists<br />

from all over <strong>the</strong> world, shar<strong>in</strong>g ideas<br />

and feedback through digital channels. In<br />

addition to collaboration, technology has<br />

also provided emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists with new<br />

tools to create <strong>the</strong>ir work. Digital tools like<br />

Photoshop and Illustrator have enabled<br />

artists to create complex works that would<br />

have been impossible to create by hand.<br />

For example, artist Joshua Davis uses<br />

code and algorithms to create complex,<br />

dynamic visual art pieces.<br />

However, technology’s impact on<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g art isn’t just limited to positive<br />

effects, it goes well beyond that. One of<br />

<strong>the</strong> most significant negative impacts is<br />

<strong>the</strong> commodification of art. With <strong>the</strong> rise<br />

of onl<strong>in</strong>e art marketplaces, artists can<br />

now easily sell <strong>the</strong>ir work directly to collectors<br />

without go<strong>in</strong>g through traditional<br />

galleries. While this has allowed artists<br />

to reach new audiences and earn more<br />

money from <strong>the</strong>ir work, it has also led to<br />

an oversaturation of <strong>the</strong> art market and a<br />

focus on commercial success over artistic<br />

merit. Ano<strong>the</strong>r negative effect of technology<br />

on emerg<strong>in</strong>g art is <strong>the</strong> potential for<br />

artistic ideas to be co-opted and exploited<br />

by corporations. For example, <strong>the</strong> use of<br />

street art by corporations for advertis<strong>in</strong>g<br />

purposes has been a controversial issue<br />

<strong>in</strong> recent years. While street art has always<br />

been a form of public expression, <strong>the</strong><br />

rise of social media has made it easier<br />

for corporations to appropriate and profit<br />

from this art form without compensat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> orig<strong>in</strong>al artists.<br />

Despite <strong>the</strong>se negative effects, technology<br />

has undoubtedly had a net positive<br />

impact on emerg<strong>in</strong>g art. It has opened<br />

up new possibilities for artistic expression<br />

and provided artists with new tools<br />

to create <strong>the</strong>ir work. In addition, it has<br />

enabled artists to reach new audiences<br />

and collaborate with o<strong>the</strong>r artists from all<br />

over <strong>the</strong> world. Look<strong>in</strong>g forward, technology<br />

will cont<strong>in</strong>ue to play an <strong>in</strong>strumental<br />

role <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world of emerg<strong>in</strong>g art. With <strong>the</strong><br />

rapid pace of technological change, artists<br />

will need to stay updated with <strong>the</strong> latest<br />

tools and techniques to rema<strong>in</strong> relevant.<br />

However, it is important that artists also<br />

rema<strong>in</strong> aware of <strong>the</strong> potential negative<br />

effects of technology on <strong>the</strong> art world and<br />

work to mitigate <strong>the</strong>se risks. Technology<br />

is here to stay and change <strong>the</strong> way we<br />

exist, it’d be excit<strong>in</strong>g to see how <strong>the</strong> art<br />

world expands its collaborations with<br />

technology and works on develop<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>able artistic ecosystem with <strong>the</strong><br />

chang<strong>in</strong>g technology.<br />

42 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


ART & TECH<br />

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

43


ART PICTURE NEWSTORY<br />

PHOTO BY @MARTINOPIETROPOLI ON UNSPLASH<br />

44 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


SPECIAL DAY<br />

World Fa<strong>the</strong>r’s Day<br />

World Fa<strong>the</strong>r’s Day is an annual<br />

celebration of <strong>the</strong> significant role<br />

that paternal figures play <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

children’s lives. Observed on <strong>the</strong><br />

third Sunday <strong>in</strong> <strong>June</strong>, 18th <strong>June</strong> of <strong>2023</strong>, it is a<br />

day to honour fa<strong>the</strong>rs, fa<strong>the</strong>r figures and male<br />

role models and to acknowledge <strong>the</strong> countless<br />

ways <strong>in</strong> which <strong>the</strong>y contribute to <strong>the</strong> development<br />

and wellbe<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong>ir children. Fa<strong>the</strong>rs have<br />

been celebrated s<strong>in</strong>ce ancient times, but <strong>the</strong><br />

modern version of Fa<strong>the</strong>r’s Day was established<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> early 20th century, <strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong> success<br />

of Mo<strong>the</strong>r’s Day. The day is now observed <strong>in</strong><br />

many countries around <strong>the</strong> world. On World<br />

Fa<strong>the</strong>r’s Day, people take <strong>the</strong> opportunity to<br />

express <strong>the</strong>ir gratitude and appreciation for<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir fa<strong>the</strong>rs and to celebrate <strong>the</strong>ir presence<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir lives. It is a day to acknowledge <strong>the</strong><br />

many roles that fa<strong>the</strong>rs play, from provid<strong>in</strong>g<br />

emotional support and guidance to be<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

source of <strong>in</strong>spiration and motivation. Fa<strong>the</strong>rs<br />

also play an essential role <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> development<br />

of children, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir physical, emotional,<br />

and social well-be<strong>in</strong>g. It is also an opportunity<br />

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

fa<strong>the</strong>rhood and <strong>the</strong> challenges that fa<strong>the</strong>rs<br />

endure. Many fa<strong>the</strong>rs struggle to balance <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

work and family responsibilities and face barriers<br />

while participat<strong>in</strong>g fully <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir children’s<br />

lives. On this day, we can reflect on <strong>the</strong> ways<br />

<strong>in</strong> which we can support fa<strong>the</strong>rs and promote<br />

policies that enable <strong>the</strong>m to be active and<br />

engaged parents. Like o<strong>the</strong>r special days,<br />

World Fa<strong>the</strong>r’s Day is also a day to celebrate<br />

diversity and <strong>in</strong>clusion. Fa<strong>the</strong>rs come from all<br />

walks of life and backgrounds, and <strong>the</strong>re are<br />

many different ways <strong>in</strong> which <strong>the</strong>y express<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir love and support for <strong>the</strong>ir children. Some<br />

fa<strong>the</strong>rs are biological, while o<strong>the</strong>rs may be<br />

adoptive or stepfa<strong>the</strong>rs. All fa<strong>the</strong>rs, regardless<br />

of <strong>the</strong>ir circumstances, deserve to be loved,<br />

appreciated, and respected.<br />

On this special occasion, people around <strong>the</strong><br />

world come toge<strong>the</strong>r to celebrate and honour<br />

fa<strong>the</strong>rs and fa<strong>the</strong>r figures. From simple gestures<br />

of gratitude to elaborate celebrations,<br />

<strong>the</strong> day provides an opportunity to reflect on<br />

<strong>the</strong> many ways <strong>in</strong> which fa<strong>the</strong>rs contribute to<br />

our lives and to express our appreciation for<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir love and support. So, take a moment to<br />

celebrate <strong>the</strong> special fa<strong>the</strong>rs <strong>in</strong> your life, and<br />

let <strong>the</strong>m know how much <strong>the</strong>y are valued and<br />

cherished. Happy World Fa<strong>the</strong>r’s Day!<br />

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

45


ART PICTURE NEWSTORY<br />

PHOTO BY @MATTHEWBRODEUR ON UNSPLASH<br />

46 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


SPECIAL DAY<br />

World Music Day is an occasion<br />

that celebrates <strong>the</strong> universal<br />

language of music and its ability<br />

to connect people across<br />

borders and cultures. Observed every year<br />

on <strong>June</strong> 21st, this day provides an opportunity<br />

to honour <strong>the</strong> impact of music on our<br />

lives and society. It is a day to recognize<br />

and appreciate <strong>the</strong> diversity of musical traditions,<br />

styles, and genres that enrich our<br />

world. Music has <strong>the</strong> power to move us, to<br />

express emotions that words alone cannot<br />

convey, and to br<strong>in</strong>g us toge<strong>the</strong>r <strong>in</strong> joy and<br />

celebration. Whe<strong>the</strong>r it is classical, pop,<br />

rock, jazz, hip-hop, or folk, music can unite<br />

us, transcend language barriers, and <strong>in</strong>spire<br />

us to come toge<strong>the</strong>r as a global community.<br />

World Music Day is not just a celebration<br />

of music but also a recognition of <strong>the</strong> artists<br />

who create it. It is a day to honour <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

talent, dedication, and creativity, and to<br />

appreciate <strong>the</strong> artistry that goes <strong>in</strong>to mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

music. It is an opportunity to support and<br />

encourage emerg<strong>in</strong>g artists and to ensure<br />

that <strong>the</strong> music <strong>in</strong>dustry rema<strong>in</strong>s a vibrant and<br />

diverse space for creative expression. The<br />

day is celebrated around <strong>the</strong> world through<br />

concerts, music festivals, and performances.<br />

Musicians of all levels, from amateur to<br />

professional, come toge<strong>the</strong>r to share <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

music with audiences and to celebrate <strong>the</strong><br />

joy and power of music. Music schools and<br />

community organizations often hold special<br />

events and workshops to <strong>in</strong>troduce people<br />

to new musical styles and <strong>in</strong>struments. But<br />

World Music Day is not just about celebrat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

music for one day of <strong>the</strong> year, it is<br />

much more than a celebration. It is also a<br />

call to action to support and promote music<br />

as a vital part of our daily lives. Whe<strong>the</strong>r it<br />

is through attend<strong>in</strong>g concerts, listen<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

music, or learn<strong>in</strong>g to play an <strong>in</strong>strument,<br />

we can all participate <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> celebration of<br />

music. Music can br<strong>in</strong>g people toge<strong>the</strong>r and<br />

transcend <strong>the</strong> barriers that language, culture,<br />

and ideology can create. It serves as<br />

a poignant rem<strong>in</strong>der of our shared humanity<br />

and <strong>the</strong> power of music to unite people from<br />

all walks of life <strong>in</strong> joy and peace. As we celebrate<br />

World Music Day, let us recognize <strong>the</strong><br />

profound impact that music has on our lives<br />

and our world. Let us honour <strong>the</strong> artists who<br />

create it and let us commit to promot<strong>in</strong>g music<br />

as a means of br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g people toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

and creat<strong>in</strong>g positive change.<br />

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

47


ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Artwork By<br />

SILAS ONOJA<br />

48 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


Hyperrealistic depictions of struggle, peace,<br />

freedom, and happ<strong>in</strong>ess<br />

“My environment <strong>in</strong>spires me every time. See<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> daily activities of people <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

society, <strong>the</strong> hustl<strong>in</strong>g and bustl<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>the</strong> good and <strong>the</strong> bad, <strong>the</strong> daily struggles of an average<br />

Nigerian, and people <strong>in</strong> general. The works of some great artists also <strong>in</strong>spire me, pa<strong>in</strong>ters<br />

and sculptors with<strong>in</strong> and outside <strong>the</strong> country. But most importantly, my environment is<br />

my greatest source of <strong>in</strong>spiration.” – Says, Silas.<br />

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

Silas Onoja is a Nigerian contemporary<br />

artist born <strong>in</strong> Makurdi, Benue State,<br />

Nigeria. He grew up as a kid who<br />

loves draw<strong>in</strong>g with so much passion<br />

for <strong>the</strong> arts, and so, he went on to study F<strong>in</strong>e<br />

Art at <strong>the</strong> Benue State Polytechnic, Benue,<br />

Nigeria. His forte is creat<strong>in</strong>g realistic and lifelike<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, which attract emotions and attention,<br />

and some of his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs have been exhibited<br />

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

Silas Onoja depicts Nigerians <strong>in</strong> different<br />

forms. A man smil<strong>in</strong>g on <strong>the</strong> street, a child<br />

hav<strong>in</strong>g a bath or a swim. His work transports<br />

you to that moment immediately, <strong>the</strong> same<br />

way a good book does. When you look at<br />

Silas Onoja’s art, you are rem<strong>in</strong>ded of simple<br />

moments that made you happy.<br />

His medium of pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g is oil on canvas and<br />

he is more <strong>in</strong>terested <strong>in</strong> hyperrealism. Which<br />

is why his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are hyper-realistic.<br />

Each of Silas’ pieces not only tell a story, but<br />

also evoke emotion. It makes you th<strong>in</strong>k and ask<br />

“There are so many hyperrealism<br />

artists <strong>in</strong> Nigeria who use different<br />

mediums like pencils, pyrography,<br />

and sculpt<strong>in</strong>g, amongst o<strong>the</strong>rs – I<br />

choose to use oil on canvas as my<br />

medium. Very few Nigerians use it.<br />

Also, I use oil on canvas because it’s<br />

time-consum<strong>in</strong>g and challeng<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

I enjoy good challenges.” – says,<br />

Silas.<br />

yourself a thousand questions about <strong>the</strong> mean<strong>in</strong>g<br />

of freedom and <strong>the</strong> notion of enslavement <strong>in</strong> our<br />

society. He portrays struggle, peace, freedom,<br />

and happ<strong>in</strong>ess through his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

49


ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Artwork By<br />

YUE MINJUN<br />

50 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


Hysterically laugh<strong>in</strong>g figures<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluenced by Pop Art and Surrealism<br />

“I’m actually try<strong>in</strong>g to make sense of <strong>the</strong> world, <strong>the</strong>re’s noth<strong>in</strong>g cynical or absurd <strong>in</strong> what<br />

I do,” says Yue<br />

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

Yue M<strong>in</strong>jun, a contemporary Ch<strong>in</strong>ese<br />

artist renowned for his <strong>in</strong>novative<br />

approach to self-portraiture, is often<br />

associated with <strong>the</strong> Cynical Realism<br />

movement <strong>in</strong> Ch<strong>in</strong>a, alongside fellow artists<br />

Fang Lijun and Liu Wei. However, he rejects<br />

such label<strong>in</strong>g of his work. His vividly hued<br />

portrayals of hysterically laugh<strong>in</strong>g figures are<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluenced by both Pop Art and Surrealism, and<br />

<strong>the</strong>y function as a subtle form of social and<br />

political critique that addresses both Ch<strong>in</strong>ese<br />

history and <strong>the</strong> Western art canon. M<strong>in</strong>jun<br />

himself stated that his art is an attempt to<br />

comprehend <strong>the</strong> world, and that <strong>the</strong>re is noth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

cynical or absurd about his creations. M<strong>in</strong>jun<br />

was born <strong>in</strong> 1962 <strong>in</strong> Daq<strong>in</strong>g City, Ch<strong>in</strong>a, and<br />

tra<strong>in</strong>ed as a pa<strong>in</strong>ter, sculptor, and pr<strong>in</strong>tmaker<br />

at Hebei Normal University <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 1980s. After<br />

witness<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> repressive regime that culm<strong>in</strong>ated<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Tiananmen Square massacre<br />

of protesters, he began employ<strong>in</strong>g his art to<br />

grasp <strong>the</strong> societal transformations unfold<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

Ch<strong>in</strong>a <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> subsequent decades. In 2008, he<br />

collaborated with KAWS to produce a series<br />

of figur<strong>in</strong>es that blend <strong>the</strong>ir two dist<strong>in</strong>ct styles.<br />

Currently resid<strong>in</strong>g and work<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> Beij<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

Ch<strong>in</strong>a, M<strong>in</strong>jun’s pieces are held <strong>in</strong> collections<br />

of prestigious <strong>in</strong>stitutions such as <strong>the</strong> Denver<br />

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

<strong>the</strong> San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

51


FEATURED ARTIST<br />

Artwork By<br />

AFRA AL DHAHERI<br />

52 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


Explorations of time and notions<br />

of rigor and fragility<br />

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

Afra Al Dhaheri is an Emirati artist<br />

whose work is <strong>in</strong>formed by her upbr<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> Abu Dhabi and <strong>the</strong> UAE.<br />

Her artistic practice spans various<br />

mediums, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g mixed media, sculpture,<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>g, pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>in</strong>stallation, photography,<br />

and pr<strong>in</strong>tmak<strong>in</strong>g, and is characterized by explorations<br />

of time and adaptation, as well as<br />

notions of rigor and fragility.<br />

Born <strong>in</strong> 1988 <strong>in</strong> Abu Dhabi, Al Dhaheri earned<br />

her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> United States <strong>in</strong> 2017. She completed<br />

residencies with The Salama b<strong>in</strong>t Hamdan<br />

Emerg<strong>in</strong>g Artists Fellowship, <strong>in</strong> partnership<br />

with <strong>the</strong> Rhode Island School of Design <strong>in</strong><br />

2014, and at Porthmeor Studios <strong>in</strong> St. Ives,<br />

Cornwall, UK, <strong>in</strong> 2019. She currently works as<br />

an Assistant Professor <strong>in</strong> Visual Arts at Zayed<br />

University <strong>in</strong> Abu Dhabi.<br />

Al Dhaheri’s unique vocabulary of references<br />

shapes her approach to each experiment,<br />

with repetition serv<strong>in</strong>g as both a method for<br />

extend<strong>in</strong>g time and a means of fully experienc<strong>in</strong>g<br />

or realiz<strong>in</strong>g each stage of a work.<br />

Her solo exhibitions <strong>in</strong>clude Split Ends at <strong>the</strong><br />

Green Art Gallery <strong>in</strong> Dubai, UAE (2021) and<br />

Inevitable Ephemera at <strong>the</strong> T + H Gallery <strong>in</strong><br />

Boston, USA (2016). Her work has also been<br />

featured <strong>in</strong> several group exhibitions, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Beyond: Emerg<strong>in</strong>g Artists at Cromwell Place<br />

<strong>in</strong> London, UK (2021), Conscious Becom<strong>in</strong>g<br />

at Tatjana Pieters <strong>in</strong> Ghent, Belgium (2021),<br />

and Beyond: Emerg<strong>in</strong>g Artist at Manarat Al<br />

Saadiyat <strong>in</strong> Abu Dhabi, UAE (2020). O<strong>the</strong>r<br />

exhibitions <strong>in</strong>clude From With<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong> Riyadh,<br />

KSA (2019), Avoid Bad Dreams at <strong>the</strong> Green<br />

Art Gallery <strong>in</strong> Dubai, UAE (2019), Barcelona<br />

to Abu Dhabi at Manarat Al Saadiyat <strong>in</strong> Abu<br />

Dhabi, UAE (2018), and Emirati Expressions<br />

at Manarat Al Saadiyat <strong>in</strong> Abu Dhabi, UAE<br />

(2011 and 2015).<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

53


FEATURED ARTIST<br />

Multidiscipl<strong>in</strong>ary artistic identity<br />

reflected <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> expression of strong and<br />

vibrant emotions<br />

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

Born <strong>in</strong> Lebanon, Joy Nabil Najm grew<br />

up <strong>in</strong> an artistic family where she was<br />

exposed to a rich world of culture, art,<br />

and music at a very young age. The<br />

early seeds of talent, flourished and evolved<br />

with practice and passion. She studied her<br />

bachelor’s degree <strong>in</strong> advertis<strong>in</strong>g and Market<strong>in</strong>g<br />

from Notre Dame University, worked <strong>in</strong> Qatar<br />

and is currently liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> Dubai. With time, Joy<br />

Najm crafted her own multidiscipl<strong>in</strong>ary artistic<br />

identity that was reflected <strong>in</strong> her work where<br />

she expressed her strong and vibrant emotions.<br />

From <strong>the</strong> age of 6 to 14 years old, Joy learned<br />

to use different pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g techniques and to<br />

play various musical piano style. She had a<br />

promis<strong>in</strong>g journey that had to be put on hold<br />

because of several medical circumstances.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

54 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


FEATURED ARTIST<br />

Comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g Realism, Expressionism<br />

and Abstract Art to convey feel<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

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

Tannaz Khaleghian is a Persian artist<br />

based <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE s<strong>in</strong>ce 2001. She<br />

began her professional art career<br />

at <strong>the</strong> age of 8, be<strong>in</strong>g mentored by<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternationally renowned artists such as Abbas<br />

Katouzian and Alireza Sadaghdar from<br />

Iran. She has mastered <strong>the</strong> ability to comb<strong>in</strong>e<br />

multiple pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g styles like Realism,<br />

Contemporary Expressionism, and Abstract<br />

to convey her feel<strong>in</strong>gs through her artworks,<br />

which acknowledge <strong>the</strong> hardships that many<br />

of us can relate to and create an <strong>in</strong>stant<br />

emotional connection with viewers.<br />

She has received numerous awards<br />

and certificates from solo and group exhibitions<br />

<strong>in</strong> Iran, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> UAE. She is a member of <strong>the</strong> Iran<br />

Pa<strong>in</strong>ters Institute. She has participated <strong>in</strong><br />

various galleries and art shows as an artist<br />

and jury member, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Index, Big5,<br />

Global Village, MOTB, Dubai Art Week, Art<br />

Fusion Night, Dubai Design District, <strong>the</strong><br />

50th National Day Art Show by Artoze, and<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternationally <strong>in</strong> events such as <strong>the</strong> Istanbul<br />

Art Fair, Helvet Switzerland, Fajr Art Festival<br />

Iran, Art Fes Venice, and more.<br />

The artist has extensive experience<br />

teach<strong>in</strong>g art techniques and styles to children<br />

and adults <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE and Iran for over<br />

20 years.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

55


FEATURED ARTIST<br />

Micky Goldste<strong>in</strong><br />

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

Micky Goldste<strong>in</strong>, an artist based <strong>in</strong><br />

Israel, has been pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g s<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

childhood. His passion for art<br />

led him to pursue a degree <strong>in</strong><br />

design at WIZO Haifa College, specializ<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> illustration and animation. Throughout<br />

his career, Goldste<strong>in</strong> has received national<br />

and <strong>in</strong>ternational awards for his exceptional<br />

work.<br />

In addition to his commercial design endeavors,<br />

Goldste<strong>in</strong> has illustrated children’s<br />

books,<br />

textbooks, and political<br />

cartoons for prom<strong>in</strong>ent<br />

publications.<br />

He also<br />

collaborated<br />

with pa<strong>in</strong>ters<br />

on <strong>the</strong> autism<br />

spectrum,<br />

an experience<br />

that<br />

greatly <strong>in</strong>fluenced<br />

his artistic<br />

perspective.<br />

This<br />

mutual<br />

exchange<br />

of<br />

knowledge and creativity has shaped his<br />

approach to art, allow<strong>in</strong>g him to create without<br />

self-judgment.<br />

Goldste<strong>in</strong>’s artistic journey has undergone<br />

a significant transformation. Previously<br />

focused on figurative and impressionistic<br />

styles, he now embraces a m<strong>in</strong>imalist approach<br />

that captures <strong>the</strong> essence of <strong>the</strong><br />

human soul. His recent works comb<strong>in</strong>e illustration<br />

and quotes, provid<strong>in</strong>g a graphic and<br />

expressive portrayal of iconic characters.<br />

Around 20 years ago, Goldste<strong>in</strong> faced<br />

a personal crisis that prompted him to fully<br />

commit to pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. This shift from planned<br />

precision to emotionally driven art marked<br />

a significant turn<strong>in</strong>g po<strong>in</strong>t <strong>in</strong> his career. He<br />

views this evolution as an ongo<strong>in</strong>g process<br />

that fuels his creativity.<br />

Throughout his life, Goldste<strong>in</strong>’s multicultural<br />

background and travels have enriched<br />

his artistic perspective. Hav<strong>in</strong>g lived <strong>in</strong><br />

various cities, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Santiago, Chile, and<br />

Paris, France, he draws <strong>in</strong>spiration from his<br />

blended cultures. This diverse upbr<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g<br />

has allowed him to avoid conform<strong>in</strong>g to predeterm<strong>in</strong>ed<br />

artistic norms.<br />

Goldste<strong>in</strong>’s artistic vision extends beyond<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. He has developed a lifestyle brand<br />

that encompasses fashion, design, and var-<br />

ious creative expressions. The fusion of art,<br />

<strong>in</strong>terior design, fashion, and more creates a<br />

vibrant and ever-evolv<strong>in</strong>g artistic universe.<br />

In summary, Micky Goldste<strong>in</strong> is an accomplished<br />

artist whose lifelong passion<br />

for pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g has shaped his artistic journey.<br />

With a background <strong>in</strong> design and illustration,<br />

he has created award-w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g works<br />

and collaborated with artists on <strong>the</strong> autism<br />

spectrum. His recent artistic style comb<strong>in</strong>es<br />

m<strong>in</strong>imalism and expression, captur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

human soul <strong>in</strong> a unique way. Goldste<strong>in</strong>’s<br />

dedication to his craft and cont<strong>in</strong>uous exploration<br />

make him an artist to watch as he<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ues to create and <strong>in</strong>spire.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

Scan QR to watch <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>terview<br />

56 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


FEATURED ARTIST<br />

Antonia Pia Gordon<br />

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

Antonia Pia Gordon is a visionary artist<br />

whose expressive works reflect a<br />

unique creative talent, cultured elegance,<br />

and balanced <strong>in</strong>telligence,<br />

all complemented by a powerful and energetic<br />

aura. She is a global citizen with an <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

outlook, not def<strong>in</strong>ed by age or social status.<br />

Her choices are driven by <strong>the</strong> pleasure she<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ds <strong>in</strong> us<strong>in</strong>g aes<strong>the</strong>tics to tell her life story.<br />

Antonia’s work is a language of its own,<br />

a narrative that unfolds through her abstract<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, sculptures, and <strong>in</strong>stallations, and is<br />

<strong>the</strong>n re<strong>in</strong>terpreted through unexpected mediums<br />

such as fashion, home design, and lifestyle.<br />

Her passion for design, texture, and contrast<strong>in</strong>g<br />

colors, comb<strong>in</strong>ed with her diverse range of artistic<br />

creations spann<strong>in</strong>g different moods, make<br />

her works a source of atmospheric ambiance<br />

for a wide range of sett<strong>in</strong>gs, from high-end<br />

luxury spaces to everyday contemporary or<br />

traditional environments.<br />

As a well-traveled artist, Antonia draws<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluences from <strong>the</strong> various places she has<br />

called home, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Paris, London, Dubai,<br />

St. Moritz, Turks and Caicos Islands, Kampen<br />

on <strong>the</strong> island Sylt, and her native Hamburg. She<br />

considers her blended cultures as <strong>the</strong> catalyst<br />

for her art, provid<strong>in</strong>g a unique perspective that<br />

allows her to defy categorization.<br />

Her diversified <strong>in</strong>terests and talents were<br />

evident from an early age, reflected <strong>in</strong> her<br />

choice of studies <strong>in</strong> French, art, design, and<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess adm<strong>in</strong>istration. She studied French at<br />

<strong>the</strong> Sorbonne <strong>in</strong> Paris, bus<strong>in</strong>ess management <strong>in</strong><br />

Zurich, and attended INSEAD <strong>in</strong> Fonta<strong>in</strong>ebleau,<br />

while also participat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> numerous artistic<br />

projects.<br />

Antonia <strong>in</strong>vites Art Galleries, Interior Designers<br />

for large projects and Fashion Designers<br />

to jo<strong>in</strong> her <strong>in</strong> revolutioniz<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> art market<br />

with apgart.com—an all-<strong>in</strong>-one e-commerce<br />

platform for physical artworks, NFT’s, licensed<br />

designs, and enterta<strong>in</strong>ment. Let’s forge strong<br />

partnerships and evolve toge<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

www.apgart.com<br />

hello@apgart.com<br />

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

57


FEATURED ARTIST<br />

Artwork By<br />

ALYMAMAH RASHED<br />

58 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


Explor<strong>in</strong>g identity and <strong>the</strong> natural<br />

environment<br />

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

Alymamah Rashed is a talented<br />

Kuwaiti visual artist whose work<br />

explores <strong>the</strong>mes of identity and <strong>the</strong><br />

natural environment, often through<br />

<strong>the</strong> lens of her own body and experiences.<br />

Through her art, she skillfully navigates her<br />

female subjectivity <strong>in</strong> relation to local folklore,<br />

<strong>the</strong> mundane objects of everyday life, and her<br />

encounters with botanical specimens found<br />

<strong>in</strong> her home country.<br />

Alymamah obta<strong>in</strong>ed her MFA <strong>in</strong> F<strong>in</strong>e Arts<br />

from Parsons School of Design <strong>in</strong> 2019 and her<br />

BFA <strong>in</strong> F<strong>in</strong>e Arts from The School of Visual Arts<br />

<strong>in</strong> 2016. Dur<strong>in</strong>g her time <strong>in</strong> New York City, she<br />

participated <strong>in</strong> several exhibitions, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

at <strong>the</strong> Czech Center, Parsol Projects, and The<br />

New School. She has also been recognized<br />

for her exceptional talent and dedication to<br />

her craft, receiv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Masters Scholarship<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Merit Scholarship program from <strong>the</strong><br />

Kuwait M<strong>in</strong>istry of Higher Education. She was<br />

also a fellow at <strong>the</strong> Professional Development<br />

Initiative Program sponsored by <strong>the</strong> National<br />

U.S-Arab Chamber of Commerce, Kuwait<br />

M<strong>in</strong>istry of Higher Education, Embassy of<br />

Kuwait, and <strong>the</strong> Kuwait Foundation for <strong>the</strong><br />

Advancement of Sciences.<br />

Alymamah’s work has been featured <strong>in</strong> a<br />

number of prestigious publications, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Vogue Arabia,<br />

Architectural Digest, and Farfetch. She has<br />

also been featured <strong>in</strong> The Visionary Project,<br />

a platform dedicated to promot<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

highlight<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> work of Arab artists, and her<br />

art has been <strong>in</strong>cluded <strong>in</strong> 7 Days: Expanded<br />

Edition by AC Books.<br />

In her art, Alymamah offers a fresh and<br />

thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g perspective on <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tersection<br />

of identity, culture, and <strong>the</strong> natural world.<br />

Her work is marked by a deep curiosity and<br />

sensitivity, and she expertly uses a range of<br />

mediums to explore <strong>the</strong>se <strong>the</strong>mes. Whe<strong>the</strong>r<br />

through pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, sculpture, or mixed media,<br />

Alymamah’s art <strong>in</strong>vites viewers to engage with<br />

complex ideas <strong>in</strong> a way that is both accessible<br />

and deeply mov<strong>in</strong>g. As she cont<strong>in</strong>ues to<br />

push <strong>the</strong> boundaries of her craft, Alymamah<br />

is sure to leave an <strong>in</strong>delible mark on <strong>the</strong> art<br />

world and beyond.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

59


FEATURED ARTIST<br />

Photograph By<br />

AMMAR AL ATTAR<br />

60 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


Explor<strong>in</strong>g Emirati identity through<br />

photography and Mixed Media: The art<br />

of Ammar Al Attar<br />

“I began by photograph<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> places <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE that were part of my daily life, driv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> my car for hours after my government job ended each afternoon, roll<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> driver’s<br />

side w<strong>in</strong>dow down and shoot<strong>in</strong>g with my Leica,” says Ammar<br />

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

Ammar Al Attar is a photographer and<br />

mixed media artist. Born <strong>in</strong> 1981, he<br />

lives <strong>in</strong> Ajman <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> United Arab<br />

Emirates. Completely self-taught, Al<br />

Attar’s practice seeks to not only document<br />

and translate but also methodically research<br />

and exam<strong>in</strong>e aspects of Emirati ritual, material<br />

culture, and geographic orientation that are<br />

<strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly illusive <strong>in</strong> his rapidly globaliz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

society.<br />

Al Attar often <strong>in</strong>corporates retro photographic<br />

equipment <strong>in</strong>to his shoots. He hoards everyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

from slide projectors to large format cameras,<br />

dog-eared postcards and orphaned negatives<br />

and meticulously catalogs <strong>the</strong>se clues to <strong>the</strong><br />

past on <strong>the</strong> shelves of his Sharjah studio. His<br />

ongo<strong>in</strong>g research project, Reverse Moments<br />

a collaboration with various long time studio<br />

photographers, collects stories and artifacts<br />

that compose <strong>the</strong> history of photography <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

UAE, and curates <strong>the</strong>se flashes <strong>in</strong>to a critical<br />

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

Al Attar’s first solo show Prayer Rooms,<br />

brought viewers <strong>in</strong>to Muslim sacred spaces<br />

from impermanent ‘porta-mosques’ on roadsides,<br />

and simple neighborhood mosques,<br />

to sleek shopp<strong>in</strong>g mall and office complex<br />

prayer rooms <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE, Bahra<strong>in</strong>, and Saudi<br />

Arabia. Sibeel Water, which was shown at Dubai’s<br />

Cuadro Gallery <strong>in</strong> 2013, <strong>in</strong>vestigated both<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dustrial and decorative range of public<br />

water founta<strong>in</strong>s positioned outside homes and<br />

government build<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE as a form<br />

of charitable giv<strong>in</strong>g to workers and passerby<br />

compell<strong>in</strong>g viewers to consider <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>me of<br />

resource conservation <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> desert alongside<br />

Islamic geometric patterns and a hospitality<br />

that is slowly dy<strong>in</strong>g out.<br />

With Index 1.0, a series commissioned by<br />

Maraya Art Centre, Al Attar shot large format<br />

portraits of 50 artists, patrons, curators, and<br />

writers who paved <strong>the</strong> way for <strong>the</strong> established<br />

contemporary art hub that <strong>the</strong> UAE has come<br />

to be recognized as over <strong>the</strong> course of <strong>the</strong> past<br />

decade. The show marked a shift for Al Attar<br />

from portraits of places to portraits of people<br />

a pattern that cont<strong>in</strong>ued with Salah, his 2015<br />

solo show at Cuadro Gallery, which immersed<br />

viewers <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> movements, meta-movements<br />

and mean<strong>in</strong>g of prayer <strong>in</strong> Islam through stark<br />

self portraits and <strong>the</strong> artist’s first performance<br />

piece, <strong>in</strong> which he filmed himself pray<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> midst of busy <strong>in</strong>tersections and noted how<br />

passerby responded.<br />

“Although I will always value research and<br />

documentation, particularly as it is grounded<br />

<strong>in</strong> my country’s culture, my work is now mov<strong>in</strong>g<br />

beyond borders and neat labels,” says <strong>the</strong> artist.<br />

Al Attar’s work has been <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly shown<br />

with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE and Gulf, and is held <strong>in</strong> prestigious<br />

public and private collections <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Sharjah Art Foundation, Barjeel Art Foundation,<br />

and Maraya Art Centre, <strong>the</strong> forthcom<strong>in</strong>g Zayed<br />

National Museum, and o<strong>the</strong>rs. He is represented<br />

by Cuadro Gallery <strong>in</strong> Dubai.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

61


Featured Artist<br />

Artwork By<br />

MAITHA ABDALLA<br />

62 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


Explor<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> boundaries of art and<br />

performance: The unique approach of<br />

Maitha Abdalla<br />

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

Maitha Abdalla is a highly talented<br />

multi-discipl<strong>in</strong>ary artist hail<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

<strong>the</strong> UAE. Born <strong>in</strong> 1989, Maitha’s<br />

art practice comb<strong>in</strong>es a range of<br />

mediums <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g film, photography, sculpture,<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, draw<strong>in</strong>g, and performance. Maitha’s<br />

work is known for its unique approach to tackl<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>mes that explore folklore, mythology, gender,<br />

social condition<strong>in</strong>g, and psychology. She<br />

often employs <strong>the</strong> performative and constructed<br />

character of <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>atre as a means of confront<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and destabiliz<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> social constructs<br />

that she has encountered throughout her life.<br />

Abdalla’s art often takes on a fantastical<br />

quality, shift<strong>in</strong>g between abstraction and representation<br />

and charged with both drama and<br />

melancholy. Her work is a cont<strong>in</strong>uous <strong>in</strong>vesti-<br />

gation <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> self, with <strong>the</strong> artist construct<strong>in</strong>g<br />

characters that embody different facets of her<br />

persona. Her characters are often portrayed<br />

as be<strong>in</strong>g constra<strong>in</strong>ed with<strong>in</strong> tight domestic<br />

spaces, which expose <strong>the</strong>ir vulnerability and<br />

amplify <strong>the</strong> emotions that <strong>the</strong>y convey.<br />

One of <strong>the</strong> most notable aspects of Abdalla’s<br />

practice is her approach to pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, which she<br />

considers a cont<strong>in</strong>uation of <strong>the</strong> performance.<br />

She employs a bodily approach to pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

often apply<strong>in</strong>g dense layers of oil and acrylic<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t with her f<strong>in</strong>gertips and trac<strong>in</strong>g around<br />

her own figure with gestural smears of charcoal.<br />

This tactile approach allows <strong>the</strong> artist to<br />

create a deeper connection between her body,<br />

<strong>the</strong> artwork, and <strong>the</strong> viewer, blurr<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> l<strong>in</strong>es<br />

between performance and visual art.<br />

Maitha Abdalla’s work has been exhibited<br />

<strong>in</strong> various prestigious <strong>in</strong>stitutions <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Sharjah Art Foundation, where<br />

she participated <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 2019 edition of <strong>the</strong><br />

Sharjah Biennial. Her work has also been<br />

exhibited <strong>in</strong>ternationally, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> France<br />

and Italy. Abdalla’s unique and highly personal<br />

approach to art has earned her a grow<strong>in</strong>g<br />

reputation as one of <strong>the</strong> most excit<strong>in</strong>g young<br />

artists to emerge from <strong>the</strong> UAE <strong>in</strong> recent years.<br />

With her will<strong>in</strong>gness to explore <strong>the</strong> boundaries<br />

between different artistic mediums and her<br />

commitment to creat<strong>in</strong>g emotionally charged,<br />

thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g work, she is undoubtedly<br />

an artist to watch <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> com<strong>in</strong>g years.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

63


FEATURED ARTIST<br />

Artwork By<br />

MAJD ALLOUSH<br />

64 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


Challeng<strong>in</strong>g borders through <strong>in</strong>terdiscipl<strong>in</strong>ary art<br />

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

Majd Alloush is a Syrian <strong>in</strong>terdiscipl<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

artist born <strong>in</strong> Dubai, UAE<br />

<strong>in</strong> 1996. He earned his Bachelor<br />

of F<strong>in</strong>e Arts degree from <strong>the</strong> University<br />

of Sharjah <strong>in</strong> 2018 and is currently<br />

pursu<strong>in</strong>g his Master of F<strong>in</strong>e Arts <strong>in</strong> Art and<br />

Media at NYU Abu Dhabi. Alloush’s work<br />

spans multiple discipl<strong>in</strong>es <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g pr<strong>in</strong>tmak<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

sculpture, photography, mov<strong>in</strong>g<br />

image, <strong>in</strong>stallation, and performance, and<br />

his creative practice challenges <strong>the</strong> notion<br />

of borders <strong>in</strong> concept, content, and medium.<br />

He explores issues such as psychology,<br />

geopolitics, social and environmental<br />

issues, and <strong>the</strong> ramifications of war and<br />

displacement. Alloush strategically creates<br />

work with multiple possible <strong>in</strong>terpretations,<br />

requir<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> viewer’s own worldview to<br />

<strong>in</strong>form <strong>the</strong> mean<strong>in</strong>g. His work is situated<br />

with<strong>in</strong> contemporary hybrid practice, at <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>tersection of traditional processes and<br />

<strong>in</strong>novative methodology.<br />

Ra<strong>the</strong>r than be<strong>in</strong>g steered by a developed<br />

skill set, Alloush beg<strong>in</strong>s with ideas and concepts,<br />

which <strong>the</strong>n guide his process towards<br />

discover<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> most appropriate means<br />

and mediums of creation. He is <strong>in</strong>terested <strong>in</strong><br />

processes with an unattachment to results,<br />

often not know<strong>in</strong>g how <strong>the</strong> work will turn<br />

out until late <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> process. Alloush is <strong>in</strong>fluenced<br />

by Richard Hamilton’s approach, who<br />

always questioned which medium would be<br />

best suited to express <strong>the</strong> idea or address a<br />

problem, say<strong>in</strong>g “A medium need not sit <strong>in</strong><br />

isolated purity. It has always been my contention<br />

that <strong>the</strong> first objective is to achieve a<br />

compell<strong>in</strong>g image and that aim demands a<br />

felicity <strong>in</strong> its implementation.”<br />

Alloush’s works have been exhibited <strong>in</strong>-<br />

ternationally, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> recent exhibitions<br />

such as Intimaa at NYU Abu Dhabi (2020),<br />

Vantage Po<strong>in</strong>t Sharjah <strong>in</strong> Sharjah, UAE<br />

(2019), 31st Festival Les Instants Video <strong>in</strong><br />

Marseilles, France (2019), and RENT’S DUE<br />

at North Street Collective & Unit 5 Gallery <strong>in</strong><br />

London, UK (2018).<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com<br />

<strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

65


PICTURE STORY<br />

PHOTO BY @MIKEVON ON UNSPLASH<br />

66 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


ART NEWS<br />

Louvre Abu Dhabi announces five upcom<strong>in</strong>g<br />

major exhibitions<br />

Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced that<br />

it will host five major exhibitions <strong>in</strong> its<br />

upcom<strong>in</strong>g <strong>2023</strong>-2024 cultural season,<br />

start<strong>in</strong>g this summer. The exhibitions<br />

will showcase stories of artistic and cultural<br />

connections around <strong>the</strong> world and provide a<br />

platform for local and regional artists to showcase<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir talents. The museum will also offer a<br />

range of cultural programm<strong>in</strong>g and events to<br />

engage and connect with <strong>the</strong> community, such<br />

as performances, masterclasses, health and<br />

wellness offer<strong>in</strong>gs, curatorial talks, and more.<br />

The first exhibition, Pictur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Cosmos,<br />

will be held <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Children’s Museum from 18<br />

July <strong>2023</strong> to <strong>June</strong> 2025. It will take children<br />

on a journey through representations of space<br />

<strong>in</strong> art and address questions such as why<br />

humans have always been fasc<strong>in</strong>ated by <strong>the</strong><br />

cosmos and how <strong>the</strong> sky has been a source of<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration and imag<strong>in</strong>ation through <strong>the</strong> ages.<br />

The exhibition aims to help children develop<br />

<strong>the</strong> observational and analytical skills needed<br />

to become space explorers.<br />

The second exhibition, Letters of Light, will<br />

be held from 13 September <strong>2023</strong> to 14 January<br />

2024. It will explore <strong>the</strong> Holy Books of <strong>the</strong> three<br />

Abrahamic religions – <strong>the</strong> Quran, <strong>the</strong> Christian<br />

Bible, and <strong>the</strong> Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) – and <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

associated scholarly, talismanic, and mystical<br />

practices. Curated by Laurent Héricher and<br />

Dr. Souraya Noujaim, <strong>the</strong> exhibition will foster<br />

a dialogue between <strong>the</strong> mono<strong>the</strong>istic traditions<br />

while respect<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> unique characteristics<br />

of each.<br />

The third exhibition, Cartier, Islamic Inspiration<br />

and Modern Design, will be held from 15 November<br />

<strong>2023</strong> to 24 March 2024. It will highlight<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>fluence of Islamic art on Cartier’s iconic<br />

designs and is co-organized with <strong>the</strong> Musée<br />

des Arts Décoratifs, <strong>the</strong> Musée du Louvre,<br />

France Muséums, with <strong>the</strong> support of Cartier.<br />

Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here <strong>2023</strong> will showcase<br />

works by artists shortlisted for <strong>the</strong> third<br />

Richard Mille Art Prize from 21 November <strong>2023</strong><br />

to February 2024. The fifth and f<strong>in</strong>al exhibition,<br />

Fables from East and West: from Kalila wa<br />

Dimna to <strong>the</strong> Fables of La Fonta<strong>in</strong>e, will be<br />

held from 20 March 2024 to 14 July 2024. It<br />

will showcase <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>fluence of animal fables<br />

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

Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu<br />

Dhabi, said that <strong>the</strong> museum’s mission has<br />

always centred around provid<strong>in</strong>g an <strong>in</strong>clusive<br />

and engag<strong>in</strong>g space where a plethora of voices,<br />

ideas, and stories are told. The upcom<strong>in</strong>g<br />

exhibitions and events are a testament to <strong>the</strong><br />

museum’s endur<strong>in</strong>g commitment to serv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

its community, which are at <strong>the</strong> heart of all it<br />

does. Dr. Souraya Noujaim, Scientific, Curatorial,<br />

and Collections Management Director, Louvre<br />

Abu Dhabi, added that <strong>the</strong> exhibitions and<br />

programm<strong>in</strong>g celebrate <strong>the</strong> shared creativity<br />

of humanity and offer visitors of all ages and<br />

backgrounds an opportunity to explore a world<br />

of wonder through art.<br />

- news@magzoid.com<br />

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

67


ARTIST IN FOCUS<br />

68 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


Explor<strong>in</strong>g collective experience<br />

through research-driven art<br />

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

Nasser Alzayani is a Bahra<strong>in</strong>i-American<br />

artist born <strong>in</strong> 1991 <strong>in</strong> Manama,<br />

Bahra<strong>in</strong>, currently liv<strong>in</strong>g and work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> Abu Dhabi. His practice focuses<br />

on document<strong>in</strong>g time and place through<br />

text, image, lost and found and cast objects.<br />

Alzayani’s work is rooted <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>mes of factual and<br />

fictional archaeology and explores alternative<br />

narratives of collective experience.<br />

Alzayani has participated <strong>in</strong> numerous group<br />

exhibitions, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g And The Mirrors Are Many<br />

(421, Abu Dhabi, UAE, <strong>2023</strong>), The Memory In<br />

Our Bones (Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE,<br />

2022), and Post Fiction: Manama (Alriwaq Art<br />

<strong>Space</strong>, Bahra<strong>in</strong>, 2022). He was also part of Art<br />

Here 2021 at <strong>the</strong> Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE, and<br />

The Youth Takeover at <strong>the</strong> Jameel Art Centre,<br />

Dubai, UAE, <strong>in</strong> 2020. Alzayani’s work has also<br />

been featured <strong>in</strong> exhibitions <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> USA, such<br />

as Kiss<strong>in</strong>g Through A Curta<strong>in</strong> at MASS MoCA <strong>in</strong><br />

North Adams, Glass Triennial at <strong>the</strong> Sol Koffler<br />

Gallery <strong>in</strong> Providence, and scapes at Gelman<br />

Gallery <strong>in</strong> Providence, both <strong>in</strong> 2019.<br />

Alzayani’s accolades <strong>in</strong>clude <strong>the</strong> Louvre<br />

Abu Dhabi Richard Mille Art Prize (2021), <strong>the</strong><br />

Fundación Casa Wabi x ArtReview Residency<br />

(2017), <strong>the</strong> Villa Lena Foundation Residency<br />

(2018), and <strong>the</strong> Cultural Foundation Residency<br />

<strong>in</strong> Abu Dhabi (2021).<br />

Alzayani holds a BArch from American University<br />

of Sharjah (2015) and an MFA <strong>in</strong> Glass<br />

from <strong>the</strong> Rhode Island School of Design (2019).<br />

Alzayani’s journey as an artist started when<br />

his school teachers <strong>in</strong> Bahra<strong>in</strong> recognized his<br />

talent. After earn<strong>in</strong>g a degree <strong>in</strong> architecture,<br />

he pursued an MFA <strong>in</strong> glass, which gave shape<br />

to his research-based practice. Alzayani’s<br />

multifaceted artwork exam<strong>in</strong>es <strong>the</strong> notions of<br />

memory, erasure, documentation, preservation<br />

of history, and storytell<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Alzayani’s use of glass, particularly glass-cast<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

explores <strong>the</strong> poetic and metaphorical<br />

characteristics of transparency, opacity, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> fragility of material to drive a narrative<br />

forward. The artist’s personal connection to<br />

sand, as a primary material <strong>in</strong> daily life, led<br />

him to create his latest project, “Water<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

distant, desert<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> near.”<br />

The <strong>in</strong>stallation, showcased at Louvre Abu<br />

Dhabi <strong>in</strong> 2021, features ancient-like tablets made<br />

of dis<strong>in</strong>tegrat<strong>in</strong>g damp sand, conta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g traces<br />

of Arabic <strong>in</strong>scriptions related to A<strong>in</strong> Adhari, a<br />

now-dried-out freshwater spr<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> Bahra<strong>in</strong>.<br />

The title of <strong>the</strong> project is a phrase common<br />

to Bahra<strong>in</strong> and is mentioned <strong>in</strong> “Adhari,” a<br />

melancholic poem with political undertones<br />

written by Bahra<strong>in</strong>i poet Ali Abdulla Khalifa,<br />

which addresses <strong>the</strong> spr<strong>in</strong>g and gives it an<br />

identity.<br />

Overall, Alzayani’s research-driven practice<br />

and use of various media allow him to create<br />

thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g and visually stunn<strong>in</strong>g artworks<br />

that shed light on collective experiences and<br />

<strong>the</strong> preservation of history.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

69


FEATURED ARTIST<br />

Artwork By<br />

SALAMA NASIB<br />

70 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


Salama Nasib: A Pr<strong>in</strong>tmak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artist captur<strong>in</strong>g memories and<br />

emotions<br />

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

Salama Nasib is an accomplished<br />

<strong>in</strong>structor of Visual Arts at Zayed<br />

University, UAE. She acquired an<br />

MA <strong>in</strong> Pr<strong>in</strong>t from <strong>the</strong> prestigious Royal<br />

College of Art <strong>in</strong> London, UK. Before jo<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

Zayed University, Nasib worked as a Studio/<br />

Membership Coord<strong>in</strong>ator at Tashkeel <strong>in</strong> Dubai,<br />

where she rema<strong>in</strong>ed up-to-date with <strong>the</strong> latest<br />

art trends. While <strong>the</strong>re, she managed seven<br />

studios, organized artistic and collaborative<br />

workshops, and co-curated upcom<strong>in</strong>g exhibitions.<br />

Nasib has exhibited her work at both<br />

local and <strong>in</strong>ternational venues, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Meem<br />

Gallery and Emirates Palace, as well as The Eli<br />

and Edy<strong>the</strong> Broad Art Museum <strong>in</strong> Michigan,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Berl<strong>in</strong> Art Week 2017 <strong>in</strong> Berl<strong>in</strong>. She was<br />

also part of <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>augural batch of <strong>the</strong> Salama<br />

Emerg<strong>in</strong>g Artist fellowship, provided by <strong>the</strong><br />

Salama b<strong>in</strong>t Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation<br />

and <strong>in</strong> collaboration with Rhode Island School<br />

of Design. Nasib was <strong>the</strong> guest artist of Past<br />

Forward: Exhibitions from <strong>the</strong> UAE, hosted <strong>in</strong><br />

East Lans<strong>in</strong>g (Michigan) <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> USA, as <strong>the</strong> fifth<br />

dest<strong>in</strong>ation of <strong>the</strong> tour<strong>in</strong>g exhibition. Recently,<br />

she embarked on a six-week residency at<br />

Dundee Contemporary Arts <strong>in</strong> Scotland, <strong>in</strong><br />

collaboration with Tashkeel and <strong>the</strong> British<br />

Council. Nasib has collaborated with major<br />

organizations such as Louvre Abu Dhabi, while<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>u<strong>in</strong>g to pursue her goal of establish<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a diverse pr<strong>in</strong>t community <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE by<br />

<strong>in</strong>troduc<strong>in</strong>g pr<strong>in</strong>t to her clients and teach<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Salama Nasib’s art is best described as<br />

<strong>in</strong>timate, meditative, and <strong>in</strong>teractive. She is<br />

<strong>in</strong>timate with her subject matter, meditative with<br />

her pr<strong>in</strong>t application, and <strong>in</strong>teractive with her<br />

audience. Her art centers around <strong>the</strong> subject<br />

of memory and all <strong>the</strong> ideas associated with<br />

it, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g remember<strong>in</strong>g, forgett<strong>in</strong>g, and<br />

false memories. Her personal struggle to hold<br />

onto certa<strong>in</strong> precious memories has heavily<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluenced her recent practice, lead<strong>in</strong>g her to<br />

f<strong>in</strong>d pr<strong>in</strong>tmak<strong>in</strong>g as <strong>the</strong> best outlet to depict this<br />

struggle and meditate. Nasib’s recent research<br />

<strong>in</strong>volves us<strong>in</strong>g old family photo albums as a<br />

reference to <strong>the</strong> past and transition<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong><br />

realistic present and desired future through <strong>the</strong><br />

multiple layer<strong>in</strong>g and applications of various<br />

pr<strong>in</strong>t techniques, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g photo-lithography,<br />

solar pr<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, and bl<strong>in</strong>d emboss<strong>in</strong>g. Her recent<br />

experiments also <strong>in</strong>volve record<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

compos<strong>in</strong>g her own voice as an added layer to<br />

<strong>the</strong> pr<strong>in</strong>ts, giv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> illusion of spoken pr<strong>in</strong>ts,<br />

or better described as spoken memories. By<br />

<strong>in</strong>corporat<strong>in</strong>g sound alongside her pr<strong>in</strong>ts, Nasib<br />

successfully engages her audience with her<br />

work, immers<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m <strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>timate dialogues<br />

for unforgettable experiences.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

71


FEATURED ARTIST<br />

72 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


Narrative and abstract work depict<strong>in</strong>g<br />

identity, language, materiality and memory<br />

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

Sarah Almehairi, born <strong>in</strong> 1998, is a<br />

practic<strong>in</strong>g artist from Abu Dhabi,<br />

United Arab Emirates, and an Art<br />

and Art History major at New York<br />

University Abu Dhabi, class of 2019. Al Mehairi<br />

expresses herself <strong>in</strong> different mediums,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g mixed media, sculpture, pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

book art, and fiber art. Her art explores <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>mes of identity, language, materiality and<br />

memory through narrative work as well as abstraction.<br />

Al Mehairi also authors poetry that<br />

<strong>in</strong>spire and are <strong>in</strong>corporated <strong>in</strong> her artwork.<br />

Her works challenge conventional modes of<br />

artistic production and questions <strong>the</strong> cultural<br />

and social constructs of traditional artistic practices.<br />

She has worked with Shoofi Art Calendar,<br />

<strong>in</strong>terned with Abu Dhabi Art and <strong>the</strong> NYUAD<br />

Art Gallery. Al Mehairi has been a part of <strong>the</strong><br />

2019 Youth Takeover group show at Jameel<br />

Arts Centre, Tashkeel’s 2019 group exhibition<br />

“Play”, exhibited at <strong>the</strong> CultureSummit Abu<br />

Dhabi 2018, <strong>the</strong> 35th Annual Emirates F<strong>in</strong>e Art<br />

Society Exhibition <strong>in</strong> 2018, and exhibited her<br />

f<strong>in</strong>al capstone solo show <strong>in</strong> NYUAD’s Project<br />

<strong>Space</strong> titled “Between”.<br />

“A thread is pulled through to make a mark.<br />

Time and time aga<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> motion cont<strong>in</strong>ues to<br />

complete a whole. With this, with every thread,<br />

a part of a story is be<strong>in</strong>g told. My art practice<br />

occurs at <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tersection of narrative and abstraction.<br />

I explore ideas of place by look<strong>in</strong>g<br />

at locations directly connected to my identity<br />

but know least about, while also engag<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with geometric shapes, materials and form.<br />

New compositions–maps–are created, fitt<strong>in</strong>g<br />

shapes, mak<strong>in</strong>g a place, “piec<strong>in</strong>g” an identity.<br />

Through <strong>the</strong> process, moments of unfold<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and reposition<strong>in</strong>g take place, order is imposed<br />

and language asserts a structure. As a result,<br />

<strong>the</strong>se elements towards tell<strong>in</strong>g a story is not<br />

so explicit, it is one explor<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> push and<br />

pull of conceal<strong>in</strong>g and reveal<strong>in</strong>g.” Says Sarah<br />

“Through this, I have ga<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>in</strong>spiration and<br />

access to my <strong>in</strong>herited heritage. I use family<br />

archives of photos, recipes, and letters to ask<br />

questions; to f<strong>in</strong>d a way to position myself<br />

between it all. My artwork is ma<strong>in</strong>ly 2D, us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

fabric and paper, with subtle sculptural elements.<br />

I work with a restricted neutral color<br />

palette, and language, to lend structure to<br />

this <strong>in</strong>vestigation. My work fluctuates between<br />

image and poetry, narrative and abstract. Elements<br />

of l<strong>in</strong>es and layers are used throughout<br />

my pieces to explore clarity and organization.<br />

The threads are used <strong>in</strong> an attempt to tie it all<br />

toge<strong>the</strong>r.” Adds <strong>the</strong> artist<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

73


ART CONTENT NEWSCREATOR IN FOCUS<br />

74 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


Rafeez Ahmed Syed<br />

@tableeforone<br />

CONTENT CREATOR IN FOCUS<br />

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

Can you tell us about your journey as<br />

a food, travel, and lifestyle blogger? How<br />

did you get started and what <strong>in</strong>spired<br />

you to focus on <strong>the</strong>se specific niches?<br />

This has been a beautiful journey for me<br />

so far, spann<strong>in</strong>g two years. I started this<br />

page exactly two years ago with no idea or<br />

plann<strong>in</strong>g. The sole purpose of start<strong>in</strong>g this<br />

was simply because I was jobless, and I’m<br />

not someone who can sit idle do<strong>in</strong>g noth<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Just to keep myself busy, I got <strong>in</strong>to this.<br />

That’s how simple my journey started with<br />

my page. With no niche, no idea or vision,<br />

plann<strong>in</strong>g, or what I was go<strong>in</strong>g to do with <strong>the</strong><br />

page. I simply trusted <strong>the</strong> process.<br />

What is <strong>the</strong> story beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong> name<br />

“Table For One”? How does it relate to<br />

your content and overall brand?<br />

The name “Table For One” literally describes<br />

my personality because I’m someone who<br />

enjoys my own company ra<strong>the</strong>r than be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

surrounded by lots of people. S<strong>in</strong>ce 2017,<br />

I’ve been stay<strong>in</strong>g alone and far away from<br />

my parents, so most of <strong>the</strong> th<strong>in</strong>gs I used<br />

to do were by myself, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g out<br />

alone. That’s one th<strong>in</strong>g I’m used to say<strong>in</strong>g<br />

whenever I visit any restaurant.<br />

As a blogger, how do you come up<br />

with new content ideas to keep your<br />

audience engaged? Can you share some<br />

of your creative processes or sources of<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration?<br />

I always tell myself not to get pressured<br />

to create content. That’s why, if you notice,<br />

you can see that 99% of <strong>the</strong> content I create<br />

is as natural as possible. I always th<strong>in</strong>k from<br />

<strong>the</strong> audience’s perspective and f<strong>in</strong>d out<br />

what <strong>the</strong>y are look<strong>in</strong>g to watch on my profile,<br />

and that’s how I do it. It’s very important to<br />

listen to your audience and f<strong>in</strong>d out what<br />

<strong>the</strong>y exactly need to stay relevant.<br />

With so many food, travel, and lifestyle<br />

bloggers out <strong>the</strong>re, how do you differentiate<br />

yourself and carve out your own unique<br />

brand and presence? What sets you apart<br />

from o<strong>the</strong>rs <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dustry?<br />

As I mentioned <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> previous answer, I<br />

make sure to stay as relevant and as natural<br />

as possible with my content. That itself<br />

makes me stand out from o<strong>the</strong>rs. Everyone<br />

has <strong>the</strong>ir own personality, and when I<br />

showcase my true personality to <strong>the</strong> public<br />

naturally, I tend to believe I stand out <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

crowd. Also, I come from a photographer/<br />

videographer background, which gives me<br />

an added advantage over many o<strong>the</strong>rs out<br />

<strong>the</strong>re, <strong>in</strong> general, to showcase <strong>the</strong> content<br />

<strong>in</strong> a visually pleas<strong>in</strong>g way.<br />

Could you describe your target audience?<br />

Who do you primarily create content for,<br />

and how do you tailor your posts to cater<br />

to <strong>the</strong>ir <strong>in</strong>terests and needs?<br />

From my research and knowledge, I firmly<br />

believe my target audience is university<br />

students and newly married couples. But I<br />

create any content keep<strong>in</strong>g one simple th<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> m<strong>in</strong>d: whe<strong>the</strong>r it’s students or couples, I<br />

make sure my content is relatable and, most<br />

importantly, shareable to o<strong>the</strong>rs.<br />

In terms of food blogg<strong>in</strong>g, what k<strong>in</strong>d<br />

of cuis<strong>in</strong>es or d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g experiences do you<br />

enjoy featur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> most? Are <strong>the</strong>re any<br />

specific regional or <strong>in</strong>ternational cuis<strong>in</strong>es<br />

that you f<strong>in</strong>d particularly <strong>in</strong>trigu<strong>in</strong>g?<br />

I mostly love featur<strong>in</strong>g delicious eateries<br />

at affordable prices, consider<strong>in</strong>g what my<br />

audience is look<strong>in</strong>g for. But personally, I love<br />

Italian cuis<strong>in</strong>e, especially pasta.<br />

When it comes to travel, what are some<br />

of <strong>the</strong> factors that <strong>in</strong>fluence your choice<br />

of dest<strong>in</strong>ations? Do you prioritize certa<strong>in</strong><br />

types of experiences or locations that<br />

align with your brand’s vision?<br />

Be<strong>in</strong>g a traveler, I always make sure to<br />

consider what excit<strong>in</strong>g factors <strong>the</strong> place has<br />

to offer me. That makes my job even more<br />

<strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g and easier to grab my audience’s<br />

attention. And most importantly, I make sure<br />

to showcase to my audience how to travel<br />

to any place at an affordable.<br />

As a blogger, build<strong>in</strong>g a strong onl<strong>in</strong>e<br />

presence is crucial. How do you engage<br />

with your audience and foster a sense<br />

of community? Are <strong>the</strong>re any specific<br />

strategies or platforms that you f<strong>in</strong>d<br />

particularly effective?<br />

Yes, Onl<strong>in</strong>e presence is very important <strong>in</strong><br />

this field. There are 100 o<strong>the</strong>r new creators<br />

and bloggers com<strong>in</strong>g out every day. To stay<br />

relevant and mostly to be “Remembered”<br />

among all is <strong>the</strong> most challeng<strong>in</strong>g factor.<br />

What I do is stay as natural as possible<br />

with my audiences by constantly shar<strong>in</strong>g<br />

my personal <strong>in</strong>formation and day-to-day<br />

activities to keep <strong>the</strong>m connected with<br />

me always.<br />

Look<strong>in</strong>g ahead, what are your future<br />

plans and goals for your blog? Are <strong>the</strong>re<br />

any excit<strong>in</strong>g projects, collaborations, or<br />

expansions <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> pipel<strong>in</strong>e that you can<br />

share with us?<br />

Until this moment as I speak to you, just<br />

like <strong>the</strong> name says. I am a One Man Army.<br />

I do everyth<strong>in</strong>g all by myself and I have<br />

come to a po<strong>in</strong>t now to grow my page with<br />

many o<strong>the</strong>r creative people. So, I’m look<strong>in</strong>g<br />

forward to expand<strong>in</strong>g my team <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> com<strong>in</strong>g<br />

days. There are plenty of projects which I’m<br />

work<strong>in</strong>g on right now. One of <strong>the</strong>m is direct<br />

with <strong>the</strong> Government of UAE.<br />

How do you stay updated with <strong>the</strong><br />

latest trends and developments <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

food, travel, and lifestyle <strong>in</strong>dustries? Are<br />

<strong>the</strong>re any resources or platforms you rely<br />

on for <strong>in</strong>dustry <strong>in</strong>sights?<br />

There’s noth<strong>in</strong>g such as resources I rely<br />

on. I simply follow my fellow creators and<br />

stay updated <strong>in</strong> general with whatever is<br />

happen<strong>in</strong>g to keep my content updated.<br />

What advice would you give to aspir<strong>in</strong>g<br />

food, travel, and lifestyle bloggers who are<br />

look<strong>in</strong>g to make <strong>the</strong>ir mark <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> onl<strong>in</strong>e<br />

world? What are some key lessons you’ve<br />

learned along <strong>the</strong> way?<br />

I don’t know if I’m yet able to give advice.<br />

But, from what I’ve learned <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>se 2 years,<br />

I’d say, stay<strong>in</strong>g consistent is <strong>the</strong> most<br />

important factor <strong>in</strong> this field. Doesn’t matter<br />

if you get 10 views or 1 million views. Put<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> same amount of hard work <strong>in</strong> every<br />

content you create and make sure you are<br />

consistent. Because if you aren’t, people<br />

won’t remember you and <strong>the</strong>y will just move<br />

on to ano<strong>the</strong>r person.<br />

Lastly, what message would you like<br />

to give to <strong>Magzoid</strong> <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong> readers?<br />

To all <strong>the</strong> <strong>Magzoid</strong> readers. Thank you so<br />

much for support<strong>in</strong>g me and o<strong>the</strong>r fellow<br />

creators out <strong>the</strong>re. People like you is <strong>the</strong><br />

reason why people like me are do<strong>in</strong>g what<br />

we are do<strong>in</strong>g right now. Thank you so very<br />

much<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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

75


ART EVENTS<br />

Art Exhibitions<br />

and Events to look out for<br />

Jameel Prize: Poetry to Politics<br />

Dubai’s Jameel Arts Centre is host<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> sixth edition of <strong>the</strong> Jameel Prize, titled ‘Poetry to Politics’, focused on contemporary design. The exhibition<br />

features eight f<strong>in</strong>alists, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g w<strong>in</strong>ner Ajlan Gharem, announced <strong>in</strong> September 2021 for his ‘Paradise Has Many Gates’ <strong>in</strong>stallation.<br />

The world’s lead<strong>in</strong>g award for contemporary art and design <strong>in</strong>spired by Islamic tradition, <strong>the</strong> Jameel Prize, was founded <strong>in</strong> 2009 by <strong>the</strong> V&A<br />

and Art Jameel. The exhibition has toured several locations, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g London’s V&A, Santiago’s Centro Cultural La Moneda, and El Museo<br />

Prov<strong>in</strong>cial de Bellas Artes Frankl<strong>in</strong> Rawson <strong>in</strong> Argent<strong>in</strong>a.<br />

Exhibition Dates: 8 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> to 7 January 2024<br />

Location: Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai<br />

Sara Sadik – They will end<br />

up <strong>in</strong> rav<strong>in</strong>es<br />

The Moroccan- Algerian artist Sara Sadik employs a range<br />

of mediums to create com<strong>in</strong>g-of-age stories that feature<br />

young men overcom<strong>in</strong>g obstacles and seek<strong>in</strong>g moral and<br />

physical transformation. Her videos <strong>in</strong>corporate elements<br />

of video games, science fiction, everyday life, and French<br />

rap music to portray her subjects’ struggles and aspirations.<br />

In her latest <strong>in</strong>stallation, “Ils f<strong>in</strong>iront dans des rav<strong>in</strong>s”<br />

(They Will End Up <strong>in</strong> Rav<strong>in</strong>es), Sadik draws <strong>in</strong>spiration from<br />

gam<strong>in</strong>g arenas to present a multi-screen narrative of protagonists<br />

who <strong>in</strong>vent <strong>the</strong>ir own society and devise strategies<br />

to safeguard <strong>the</strong>ir environment. Through <strong>the</strong> characters’<br />

words, Sadik explores <strong>the</strong>mes of resistance, self-love,<br />

and community, while also critiqu<strong>in</strong>g systems of coercion<br />

and social exclusion.<br />

Exhibition Date: 1 March <strong>2023</strong> to 20 August <strong>2023</strong><br />

Location: Jameel Arts Centre<br />

76 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


ART EVENTS<br />

Dubai Men’s Arab Fashion Week SS24<br />

Dubai Fashion Week <strong>2023</strong> is gear<strong>in</strong>g up to be a highly anticipated event, showcas<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> best of contemporary couture and creativity <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

region. The event’s focus on promot<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>novation and creativity, coupled with <strong>the</strong> participation of globally recognized fashion houses, is sure<br />

to make it a memorable experience for all attendees. DFW <strong>2023</strong> is expected to be a dazzl<strong>in</strong>g display of contemporary couture and creativity,<br />

featur<strong>in</strong>g an impressive l<strong>in</strong>eup of designers such as Mosch<strong>in</strong>o, Jean Paul Gaultier, Blssd, Dhruv Kapoor, and more. The event will showcase<br />

<strong>the</strong> Spr<strong>in</strong>g/Summer Men’s collection from 6 to 8 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong>, at Dubai Design District, a region known for its unique approach to architecture<br />

and recreation <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> city.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> past, Dubai Design Week has <strong>in</strong>troduced menswear showcases and even a runway for plus-size models, creat<strong>in</strong>g ripples <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dustry.<br />

DFW <strong>2023</strong> promises to deliver an even more stunn<strong>in</strong>g and spectacular event, with <strong>the</strong> city of Dubai provid<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> perfect backdrop for <strong>the</strong><br />

celebration of creativity and fashion. With a multitude of designers showcas<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir unique styles and collections, DFW <strong>2023</strong> is expected to<br />

be a feast for <strong>the</strong> eyes, featur<strong>in</strong>g an array of fashion houses such as Bouguessa, Bluemar<strong>in</strong>e, Ezra Tuba, Emergency Room, and Kel by Elena<br />

Kondratova. The event will provide an opportunity for fashion enthusiasts to witness <strong>the</strong> latest trends and designs firsthand, establish<strong>in</strong>g Dubai<br />

as a fashion hub and cement<strong>in</strong>g its place <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> global fashion <strong>in</strong>dustry.<br />

Exhibition Dates: 6 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> to 8 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Location: Dubai Design District<br />

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

77


ART FACTS<br />

The term “virtual reality art” refers to an up-and-com<strong>in</strong>g genre that<br />

makes use of VR technology to produce <strong>in</strong>teractive and immersive<br />

artworks. Any type of artistic expression conceived for a virtual<br />

reality environment falls under this category.<br />

As an emerg<strong>in</strong>g branch of artistic endeavors, “performance<br />

art” describes <strong>the</strong> production of <strong>in</strong>-<strong>the</strong>-moment performances<br />

that explore <strong>the</strong> porous boundaries between <strong>the</strong> aes<strong>the</strong>tic and<br />

<strong>the</strong> practical. Anyth<strong>in</strong>g that pushes <strong>the</strong> boundaries of traditional<br />

<strong>the</strong>atre can fall <strong>in</strong>to this category, from <strong>in</strong>teractive <strong>in</strong>stallations to<br />

experimental performances.<br />

“Interactive art” is a new art form that <strong>in</strong>vites <strong>the</strong> viewer to engage<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> creation or experience of <strong>the</strong> artwork. This can range from<br />

<strong>in</strong>stallations that react to <strong>the</strong> viewer’s motions to sculptures that are<br />

meant to be handled and engaged with.<br />

An <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly popular artistic practice, “upcycl<strong>in</strong>g art” <strong>in</strong>cludes<br />

reus<strong>in</strong>g and repurpos<strong>in</strong>g exist<strong>in</strong>g materials to make new artwork.<br />

Everyth<strong>in</strong>g from sculptures assembled from found materials to<br />

cloth<strong>in</strong>g designed from upcycled materials falls under this category.<br />

78 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


ART FACTS<br />

“NFT art” is an emerg<strong>in</strong>g art form that uses non-fungible tokens<br />

(NFTs) to represent digital artworks. This has opened new<br />

possibilities for artists to sell and showcase <strong>the</strong>ir work <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

digital realm.<br />

“Street art” is a relatively new artistic movement that has been ga<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

momentum <strong>in</strong> recent years. This encompasses <strong>the</strong> entire spectrum<br />

of street art, from graffiti to massive murals that completely alter<br />

cityscapes.<br />

“Body art” is an emerg<strong>in</strong>g art form that <strong>in</strong>volves <strong>the</strong> use of <strong>the</strong><br />

human body as <strong>the</strong> medium for artistic expression. This can<br />

<strong>in</strong>clude everyth<strong>in</strong>g from tattoos and pierc<strong>in</strong>gs to performance art<br />

that explores <strong>the</strong>mes such as gender identity and sexuality.<br />

“Holographic art” is an emerg<strong>in</strong>g art form that uses holographic<br />

technology to create three-dimensional artworks that appear to float<br />

<strong>in</strong> space. This can <strong>in</strong>clude everyth<strong>in</strong>g from holographic sculptures<br />

to <strong>in</strong>stallations that create immersive environments.<br />

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

79


FEATURED ARTWORKS ARTWORKS<br />

Alia Am<strong>in</strong><br />

Diana áBakoush<br />

Anitha Praveen<br />

Hasan Deeb<br />

Assem<br />

Daghustani<br />

Jacey Eikenbary<br />

Daniela<br />

Arkhangelskaya<br />

Gunjan Bhatt<br />

Rubab Zahra<br />

Edcel Cabalan<br />

Emel Cevikan<br />

To get featured send your artworks to<br />

artworks@magzoid.com<br />

Chris Aboutar<br />

80<br />

70<br />

October <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> 2022<br />

www.magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com


FEATURED ARTWORKS<br />

FEATURED ARTWORKS<br />

Alia Am<strong>in</strong><br />

Anaishaan Sidhwa<br />

Anitha Praveen<br />

Assem<br />

Daghustani<br />

Tracie Eaton<br />

Daniela<br />

Arkhangelskaya<br />

To get featured send your artworks to<br />

artworks@magzoid.com<br />

Edcel Cabalan<br />

Priya Yabalyuri<br />

Emel Cevikan<br />

70<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>June</strong> October <strong>2023</strong> 2022<br />

www.magzoid.com 81


PICTURE STORY<br />

PHOTO BY @GABRIELSOLLMANN ON UNSPLASH<br />

82 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


The<br />

Designer's<br />

Corner<br />

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

83<br />

www.magzoid.com October 2022 73


ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS<br />

The Cumulus Build<strong>in</strong>g is located <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Danfoss Universe<br />

Science and Technology Park <strong>in</strong> Nordborg, Denmark.<br />

The build<strong>in</strong>g was designed by German firm J. Mayer H.<br />

Architects and completed <strong>in</strong> 2007.<br />

Its metallic facades and tar roofs give it a modern, <strong>in</strong>dustrial<br />

look that blends with <strong>the</strong> surround<strong>in</strong>g landscape.<br />

The build<strong>in</strong>g’s design <strong>in</strong>corporates <strong>the</strong> outdoor environment,<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g an active ground that modulates based on <strong>the</strong><br />

program and location with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> park.<br />

Inside, visitors are greeted by a strik<strong>in</strong>g space that blurs<br />

<strong>the</strong> l<strong>in</strong>e between <strong>the</strong> build<strong>in</strong>g and <strong>the</strong> park, with endpo<strong>in</strong>ts<br />

that offer <strong>in</strong>side-out spaces for exhibition and projection<br />

surfaces related to <strong>the</strong> temporary exhibitions <strong>in</strong>side.<br />

Cumulus Build<strong>in</strong>g -<br />

Denmark<br />

84 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.magzoid.com


ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS<br />

Nagoya Science Museum<br />

and Planetarium - Japan<br />

The Nagoya Science Museum and Planetarium is a modern<br />

architectural wonder located <strong>in</strong> Nagoya, Japan.<br />

Completed <strong>in</strong> 1962, <strong>the</strong> build<strong>in</strong>g is characterized by its<br />

sleek, futuristic design and is covered <strong>in</strong> reflective glass<br />

panels.<br />

The museum houses a vast collection of scientific exhibits<br />

and is a popular dest<strong>in</strong>ation for visitors of all ages.<br />

One of <strong>the</strong> largest planetariums <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world is located <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> museum, which boasts high-tech equipment and an<br />

immersive experience.<br />

The Nagoya Science Museum and Planetarium is an<br />

impressive testament to Japan’s technological and scientific<br />

achievements and a marvel of eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g and design.<br />

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

85


WATCHES IN FOCUS<br />

PATEK PHILIPPE<br />

The Reference 5930 self-w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g World<br />

Time flyback chronograph is available <strong>in</strong><br />

a new version comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> brilliance of<br />

plat<strong>in</strong>um with a green dial and strap. A<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>ation of classicism and boldness<br />

that re<strong>in</strong>forces <strong>the</strong> personality of this cult<br />

model. The dial center illustrates Patek<br />

Philippe’s mastery of f<strong>in</strong>e craftsmanship<br />

skills through a circular hand-guilloched<br />

pattern.<br />

www.patek.com<br />

VACHERON CONSTANTIN<br />

Horological expertise, <strong>in</strong>imitable chic and<br />

ref<strong>in</strong>ed style: The Traditionnelle tourbillon<br />

watch features all <strong>the</strong> attributes of its<br />

proud l<strong>in</strong>eage. Endowed with a stepped<br />

round case and lugs, slender bezel and<br />

a fluted caseback, railway-type m<strong>in</strong>ute<br />

track, Dauph<strong>in</strong>e-type hands, it is driven<br />

by <strong>the</strong> caliber 2160 self-w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>-house<br />

movement. This movement, fitted with<br />

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 />

ROLEX<br />

As <strong>the</strong> successor to <strong>the</strong> model presented<br />

<strong>in</strong> 1955 and adopted by airl<strong>in</strong>e pilots, <strong>the</strong><br />

GMT-Master II has become <strong>the</strong> ultimate<br />

cosmopolitan watch. With an additional<br />

24-hour hand and a two-colour rotatable<br />

graduated bezel, it displays a second<br />

time zone. It also allows each wearer to<br />

streng<strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong>ir connection with <strong>the</strong>ir own<br />

personal “somewhere out <strong>the</strong>re”, whe<strong>the</strong>r<br />

it be from memories, dream dest<strong>in</strong>ations or<br />

future journeys.<br />

www.rolex.com<br />

JAEGER-LECOULTRE<br />

Everyth<strong>in</strong>g about this timepiece expresses<br />

generosity and preciousness. The form of<br />

its case. The form of its floral numerals.<br />

The rows of its diamonds. The delicacy of<br />

its function. The mo<strong>the</strong>r-of-pearl of its dial.<br />

The precision of its automatic movement.<br />

Extremely ref<strong>in</strong>ed, <strong>the</strong> Dazzl<strong>in</strong>g Rendez-<br />

Vous Night & Day watch embodies all <strong>the</strong><br />

assets and f<strong>in</strong>ery of such timeless objects<br />

that offer women <strong>the</strong> opportunity to sh<strong>in</strong>e<br />

through <strong>the</strong> night.<br />

www.jaeger-lecoultre.com<br />

BREGUET<br />

Classique wristwatch <strong>in</strong> 18-carat gold.<br />

Selfw<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g extra-th<strong>in</strong> movement with date,<br />

power-reserve <strong>in</strong>dicator and phases and<br />

age of <strong>the</strong> moon. Balance spr<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> silicon.<br />

Dial <strong>in</strong> gold, hand-engraved on a rose<br />

eng<strong>in</strong>e. Sapphire caseback. Water-resistant<br />

to 3 bar (30m).<br />

www.breguet.com<br />

DIVER X SKELETON<br />

An unparalleled div<strong>in</strong>g watch The Diver X<br />

Skeleton is a perfect blend of technical f<strong>in</strong>e<br />

watchmak<strong>in</strong>g and sports watches. Encased<br />

<strong>in</strong> titanium, its streaml<strong>in</strong>ed silhouette is<br />

cloaked <strong>in</strong> white. Audacity, technicality,<br />

power, and explosive energy characterise<br />

this model, which is utterly unique <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world of watchmak<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

www.ulysse-nard<strong>in</strong>.com<br />

86 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


GIRARD-PERREGAUX<br />

Designed like a “secret” watch, for <strong>the</strong> first<br />

time <strong>the</strong> new <strong>in</strong>terpretation of La Esmeralda<br />

features a cover protect<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> back of<br />

<strong>the</strong> model. This element fur<strong>the</strong>r adds to<br />

<strong>the</strong> precious nature of this creation and<br />

promotes a special sense of privileged<br />

<strong>in</strong>timacy with <strong>the</strong> wearer. The entirely<br />

hand-engraved p<strong>in</strong>k gold case picks up<br />

<strong>the</strong> brilliantly executed motifs adorn<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

1889 model.<br />

www.girard-perregaux.com<br />

WATCHES IN FOCUS<br />

HUBLOT<br />

This Hublot watch features a strik<strong>in</strong>gly<br />

bold and modern design. The case is<br />

crafted from high-quality materials, with<br />

a comb<strong>in</strong>ation of brushed and polished<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ishes. The dial is sleek and m<strong>in</strong>imalist,<br />

with contrast<strong>in</strong>g markers and hands that<br />

are easy to read. The watch is powered by<br />

precise and reliable movement, ensur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

accurate timekeep<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

www.hublot.com<br />

HARRY WINSTON<br />

A true classic has a design that transcends<br />

time, while still ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g an orig<strong>in</strong>al<br />

aes<strong>the</strong>tic and appeal, as is <strong>the</strong> case with<br />

Harry W<strong>in</strong>ston’s Midnight Date Moon Phase<br />

Automatic 42mm. The model features three<br />

arches, a tribute to <strong>the</strong> House’s heritage<br />

and New York flagship salon, as well as<br />

a date <strong>in</strong>dicator and a moon display,<br />

offer<strong>in</strong>g precise <strong>in</strong>formation <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> most<br />

sophisticated fashion.<br />

www.harryw<strong>in</strong>ston.com<br />

CARTIER<br />

The Ronde Louis Cartier watch is a<br />

luxurious timepiece featur<strong>in</strong>g a sandblasted<br />

beige dial with blued-steel sword-shaped<br />

hands, set <strong>in</strong> an 18K rose gold case and<br />

beaded crown with a blue sapphire. It runs<br />

on an accurate and reliable mechanical<br />

movement with automatic w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g, with<br />

a power reserve of 40 hours and water<br />

resistance up to 3 bar. The semi-matte gray<br />

alligator lea<strong>the</strong>r strap has an 18K rose gold<br />

deployant buckle.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

PIAGET<br />

The Possession watch by Piaget is a<br />

luxurious timepiece designed with <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>est<br />

materials and exquisite craftsmanship. Its<br />

29 mm case is made of 18K rose gold,<br />

set with 42 brilliant-cut diamonds total<strong>in</strong>g<br />

approximately 1.04 carats, add<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

touch of glamour and luxury. The natural<br />

malachite dial is unique and eye-catch<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

The watch comes with an <strong>in</strong>terchangeable<br />

bracelet for versatility.<br />

www.al-harameen.com<br />

AUDEMARS PIGUET<br />

The AUDEMARS PIGUET watch is a<br />

stunn<strong>in</strong>g timepiece that exudes luxury and<br />

elegance. The 18-carat p<strong>in</strong>k gold case and<br />

bracelet are expertly crafted to perfection,<br />

with <strong>the</strong> bezel adorned with 32 baguettecut<br />

amethysts that add a touch of glamour<br />

to <strong>the</strong> watch. The dial of <strong>the</strong> watch is an<br />

impressive display of purple hues that<br />

play with <strong>the</strong> light, creat<strong>in</strong>g a mesmeriz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

effect. The watch is also equipped with<br />

glare proofed sapphire crystal and a screwlocked<br />

crown, ensur<strong>in</strong>g durability and<br />

longevity.<br />

www.audemarspiguet.com<br />

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

87


JEWELLERY<br />

HARRY WINSTON<br />

SECRET CLUSTER DIAMOND NECKLACE<br />

The Harry W<strong>in</strong>ston Secret Cluster Diamond Necklace is a luxurious<br />

and sophisticated piece of jewelry. Its sett<strong>in</strong>g showcases 530<br />

marquise, pear-shaped, and round brilliant diamonds weigh<strong>in</strong>g<br />

around 81.85 carats. The unique cluster pendant doubles as a<br />

locket and can be worn <strong>in</strong> seven different configurations, add<strong>in</strong>g<br />

versatility to this stunn<strong>in</strong>g necklace. Its <strong>in</strong>tricate details and expert<br />

craftsmanship make it a true masterpiece of <strong>the</strong> jewelry world, perfect<br />

for those who appreciate luxury and glamour.<br />

HARRY WINSTON 718 Marble<br />

Marquetry Ruby and Diamond Necklace<br />

27 pear-shaped rubies enlivened by 192 sparkl<strong>in</strong>g<br />

diamonds sh<strong>in</strong>e <strong>in</strong> this exquisite high jewelry necklace,<br />

part of <strong>the</strong> 718 collections of jewels. Meticulously set<br />

<strong>in</strong> plat<strong>in</strong>um by <strong>the</strong> House’s master craftsmen, <strong>the</strong> jewel<br />

recalls <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tricate marble detail<strong>in</strong>g of Harry W<strong>in</strong>ston’s<br />

Flagship Salon at 718 Fifth Avenue.<br />

www.graff.com<br />

www.harryw<strong>in</strong>ston.com<br />

BUCCELLATI ROMBI ETERNELLE<br />

This Buccellati r<strong>in</strong>g is a true work of art, showcas<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

brand’s exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. The<br />

Eternelle R<strong>in</strong>g features a stunn<strong>in</strong>g comb<strong>in</strong>ation of white gold<br />

and yellow gold, with scalloped yellow gold borders that add<br />

a touch of elegance and sophistication to <strong>the</strong> design. The<br />

r<strong>in</strong>g is set with dazzl<strong>in</strong>g diamonds, which sparkle and sh<strong>in</strong>e<br />

from every angle, add<strong>in</strong>g a touch of glamour and luxury to <strong>the</strong><br />

piece.<br />

www.chopard.com<br />

GRAFF<br />

LAURENCE GRAFF SIGNATURE DIAMOND BANGLE<br />

Inspired by <strong>the</strong> multi-faceted beauty of a diamond, <strong>the</strong> white gold<br />

Laurence Graff Signature diamond bangle is both modern and<br />

m<strong>in</strong>imalist. Showcas<strong>in</strong>g a sc<strong>in</strong>tillat<strong>in</strong>g round diamond <strong>in</strong> a faceted<br />

bezel sett<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>the</strong> expertly articulated bangle is designed to<br />

embrace <strong>the</strong> wrist with exquisite comfort.<br />

www.graff.com<br />

PIAGET<br />

PIAGET TREASURES BRACELET<br />

The Piaget Treasures bracelet is a stunn<strong>in</strong>g piece of<br />

jewelry that exudes luxury and sophistication. Crafted<br />

from rhodium f<strong>in</strong>ish 18K white gold, <strong>the</strong> bracelet<br />

features a captivat<strong>in</strong>g array of brilliant-cut diamonds,<br />

cushion-cut diamonds, and marquise-cut diamonds, all<br />

perfectly set to showcase <strong>the</strong>ir exceptional quality and<br />

beauty.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

GRAFF CLASSIC BUTTERFLY PEAR<br />

SHAPE DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS<br />

Presented on elegant diamond swan hooks, <strong>the</strong> timeless allure of a<br />

butterfly is beautifully captured <strong>in</strong> our Classic Butterfly Diamond Drop<br />

Earr<strong>in</strong>gs. A strik<strong>in</strong>gly simple composition of pear-shape and marquise<br />

diamonds recreates <strong>the</strong> iconic silhouette of this captivat<strong>in</strong>g creature.<br />

Designed to catch <strong>the</strong> light with <strong>the</strong> wearer’s every gesture, elegant pear<br />

shape diamonds are suspended beneath each butterfly.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

88 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


JEWELLERY<br />

BLUE FANTASY NECKLACE BVLGARI<br />

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 />

CHOPARD HAPPY SPIRIT<br />

EARRINGS<br />

Chopard’s Happy Spirit earr<strong>in</strong>g is an exquisite piece of<br />

jewelry that is both elegant and mesmeriz<strong>in</strong>g. It features<br />

<strong>the</strong> iconic danc<strong>in</strong>g diamonds that <strong>the</strong> brand is famous<br />

for, add<strong>in</strong>g a touch of glamour to <strong>the</strong> earr<strong>in</strong>g. The<br />

earr<strong>in</strong>g is designed to be a talisman for <strong>the</strong> woman who<br />

wears it, exud<strong>in</strong>g charm and grace. It is a true work of<br />

art, with <strong>the</strong> danc<strong>in</strong>g diamonds creat<strong>in</strong>g a liv<strong>in</strong>g tableau<br />

that captivates anyone who observes it <strong>in</strong> action.<br />

www.chopard.com<br />

CARTIER<br />

JUSTE UN CLOU BRACELET<br />

The Cartier Juste un Clou bracelet is a classic piece of<br />

jewelry that exudes luxury and elegance. Crafted from 18K<br />

rose gold, it features 374 brilliant-cut diamonds total<strong>in</strong>g<br />

2.26 carats. The diamonds are expertly set to showcase<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir brilliance, add<strong>in</strong>g a touch of glamour to <strong>the</strong> bracelet.<br />

The bracelet is perfect for those who appreciate <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>er<br />

th<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> life and is designed to be worn as a statement<br />

piece, elevat<strong>in</strong>g any outfit to new heights of sophistication.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

DIOR<br />

COUTURE DIOR NECKLACE<br />

The Couture Dior capsule collection celebrates <strong>the</strong> unbreakable<br />

bond between jewelry and <strong>the</strong> House’s <strong>in</strong>novative spirit. Materials,<br />

pleat<strong>in</strong>g, drap<strong>in</strong>g and embroidery are among <strong>the</strong> examples of savoirfaire<br />

re<strong>in</strong>terpreted <strong>in</strong> exceptional jewelry pieces. For this creation,<br />

Victoire de Castellane draws <strong>in</strong>spiration from <strong>the</strong> Diorama dress<br />

designed by Christian Dior and revealed at <strong>the</strong> Spr<strong>in</strong>g-Summer 1951<br />

Haute Couture fashion show as part of <strong>the</strong> Naturelle l<strong>in</strong>e.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

TIFFANY & CO.<br />

DIAMOND VINE BYPASS RING<br />

IN PLATINUM<br />

The Tiffany Victoria bypass r<strong>in</strong>g is a true<br />

celebration of <strong>the</strong> brilliance and beauty<br />

of Tiffany diamonds. The organic v<strong>in</strong>e<br />

motif of <strong>the</strong> r<strong>in</strong>g adds a touch of nature<strong>in</strong>spired<br />

elegance to <strong>the</strong> piece, beautifully<br />

complement<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> mixed-cut diamonds set<br />

with<strong>in</strong> it. The diamonds <strong>the</strong>mselves are of<br />

exceptional quality and are expertly cut to<br />

maximize <strong>the</strong>ir light dispersion and sparkle,<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g an unparalleled <strong>in</strong>tensity that rivals<br />

<strong>the</strong> night sky.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />

TIFFANY & CO.<br />

APOLLO EAR CLIPS<br />

These Jean Schlumberger earr<strong>in</strong>gs are truly a masterpiece<br />

of jewelry design, captur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> essence of his visionary<br />

creations. Inspired by <strong>the</strong> electrons circl<strong>in</strong>g an atom,<br />

<strong>the</strong>se earr<strong>in</strong>gs are both strik<strong>in</strong>g and mesmeriz<strong>in</strong>g, sure to<br />

turn heads wherever <strong>the</strong>y go. Expertly crafted from 18k<br />

gold and plat<strong>in</strong>um, <strong>the</strong> earr<strong>in</strong>gs are adorned with round<br />

brilliant diamonds total<strong>in</strong>g 5.93 carats, add<strong>in</strong>g a touch of<br />

sophistication and glamour to <strong>the</strong> design.<br />

www.buccellati.com<br />

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

89


FASHION & LIFESTYLE<br />

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN<br />

LOUIS STRASS MOUCHARABIEH SNEAKERS<br />

The Christian Loubout<strong>in</strong> Louis Strass<br />

Moucharabieh sneakers are <strong>the</strong> epitome<br />

of luxury and style. Made from lam<strong>in</strong>ated<br />

Nappa and suede lea<strong>the</strong>r, <strong>the</strong>y offer<br />

unparalleled comfort and durability. The<br />

sneakers feature a unique Moucharabieh<br />

design that is adorned with dazzl<strong>in</strong>g<br />

crystals, add<strong>in</strong>g a touch of casual cool to<br />

<strong>the</strong> overall look. These sneakers are perfect<br />

for those who want to make a statement<br />

with <strong>the</strong>ir footwear, whe<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong>y’re travel<strong>in</strong>g<br />

or attend<strong>in</strong>g a high-end event.<br />

ae.christianloubout<strong>in</strong>.com<br />

MANOLO BLAHNIK NORTON<br />

Dark brown calf lea<strong>the</strong>r lace up shoes featur<strong>in</strong>g brogue<br />

detail<strong>in</strong>g, waxed cotton laces and lugged rubber outsole.<br />

This season’s sleek, polished styles are <strong>in</strong>spired by stylish<br />

London borough of Chelsea, <strong>in</strong> particular, from <strong>the</strong> years<br />

where timeless classical architecture met <strong>the</strong> progressive<br />

social scene of artists and rock stars.<br />

www.manoloblahnik.com<br />

RALPH LAUREN<br />

LARGE BELLPORT TOTE<br />

This iteration of our reversible large<br />

Bellport tote features lea<strong>the</strong>r trim and a<br />

straw exterior, which is woven <strong>in</strong> Italy. Its<br />

canvas-l<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>in</strong>terior construction allows it<br />

to be flexible while ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g its shape.<br />

Designed with versatility <strong>in</strong> m<strong>in</strong>d, this<br />

spacious bag delivers two looks <strong>in</strong> one:<br />

a classic tote silhouette and a trapezoidshaped<br />

silhouette, which is achieved by<br />

loop<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> lea<strong>the</strong>r strap on <strong>the</strong> top right<br />

through <strong>the</strong> D-r<strong>in</strong>g on <strong>the</strong> top left.<br />

www.ralphlauren.com<br />

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN<br />

LOUBITOWN MESSENGER BAG<br />

Step up your style game with <strong>the</strong> Loubitown messenger bag<br />

from Christian Loubout<strong>in</strong>. Crafted from <strong>the</strong> brand’s signature<br />

Techno CL monogram fabric, this bag is designed to make<br />

a statement. The black and white fabric is outl<strong>in</strong>ed with<br />

Loubout<strong>in</strong>’s signature spikes and <strong>the</strong> rubber side is adorned<br />

with <strong>the</strong> creator’s signature. Versatile and practical, it comes with<br />

a detachable and adjustable strap so you can carry it by hand,<br />

over <strong>the</strong> shoulder, or crossbody. The bag is spacious with a front<br />

zipped pocket, two <strong>in</strong>terior zipped compartments, and six credit<br />

card slots, mak<strong>in</strong>g it perfect for both work and play.<br />

www.christianloubout<strong>in</strong>.com<br />

CHANEL<br />

N°5 EAU DE PARFUM<br />

A fragrance that unfolds like a bouquet of abstract flowers, N°5<br />

Parfum is <strong>the</strong> qu<strong>in</strong>tessence of fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>ity. Top notes of neroli from<br />

Grasse blend <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> sensual, floral notes of 2 exceptional raw<br />

materials: May rose and Grasse jasm<strong>in</strong>e. Aldehydes provide an<br />

airy freshness.<br />

www.chanel.com<br />

90 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


FASHION & LIFESTYLE<br />

HERMES<br />

FAUBOURG POLKA WATCH<br />

Indulge <strong>in</strong> luxury with this Hermes diamond-set white gold<br />

watch. The 15.5mm diameter diamond-set white gold dial is<br />

set <strong>in</strong> a diamond-set white gold bracelet that exudes elegance<br />

and sophistication. Crafted <strong>in</strong> France, this stunn<strong>in</strong>g timepiece<br />

boasts unparalleled craftsmanship and exquisite attention to<br />

detail. It’s <strong>the</strong> perfect accessory to add a touch of glamour to<br />

any outfit, mak<strong>in</strong>g a bold statement of sophistication and luxury.<br />

www.hermes.com<br />

CASADEI<br />

BLADE ASTRO SANDALS<br />

Maison Casadei presents <strong>the</strong><br />

Astro family for <strong>the</strong> bridal market:<br />

elegance and ref<strong>in</strong>ement are <strong>the</strong><br />

watchwords for <strong>the</strong>se models.<br />

The clear, ref<strong>in</strong>ed form is covered<br />

<strong>in</strong> two-tone lurex-blend l<strong>in</strong>en with<br />

rh<strong>in</strong>estone-studded jute braid<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to embellish <strong>the</strong> upper; a f<strong>in</strong>e ankle<br />

strap and iconic blade heel make<br />

this a classy shoe that’s perfect for<br />

<strong>the</strong> most important celebrations.<br />

www.casadei.com<br />

GUCCI<br />

WOMEN’S GG SANDAL<br />

The latest collections take reference from <strong>the</strong> archives of <strong>the</strong> ‘90s and<br />

early ‘2000s, with pieces <strong>in</strong>spired from Tom Ford’s era <strong>in</strong> Gucci. The<br />

new idea of fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>ity shows glamorous details, such as lace, crystals<br />

and sheer fabrics. This pair of sandals are presented <strong>in</strong> a black mesh<br />

with a sparkl<strong>in</strong>g GG motif.<br />

www.gucci.com<br />

ARMANI DEER-PRINT LEATHER<br />

SHOULDER BAG WITH CHAIN STRAP<br />

This bag has an <strong>in</strong>formal, whimsical look. Its geometric,<br />

m<strong>in</strong>imalist volumes can be teamed with an array of outfits<br />

thanks to its clean, essential l<strong>in</strong>es. Shoulder bag made<br />

of fully raw-edged deer-pr<strong>in</strong>t cowhide featur<strong>in</strong>g a cha<strong>in</strong><br />

shoulder strap with a lea<strong>the</strong>r shoulder pad. The bag,<br />

which can also be worn as a clutch bag, conta<strong>in</strong>s a m<strong>in</strong>i<br />

document holder pouch and a match<strong>in</strong>g credit card holder.<br />

www.armani.com<br />

MISSONI<br />

COAT WITH LONG<br />

SLEEVES MULTICOLOUR<br />

An overlapp<strong>in</strong>g of a colourful<br />

mosaic of geometric patterns and<br />

chevron punctuates <strong>the</strong> texture<br />

of <strong>the</strong> long coat for women, <strong>in</strong><br />

lightweight knitted fabric, with<br />

lapel collar, long sleeves and<br />

belt to tie at <strong>the</strong> waist. Missoni<br />

presents <strong>the</strong> recognizability of<br />

its imag<strong>in</strong>ative style <strong>in</strong> a s<strong>in</strong>gular<br />

and precious way, result<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> an<br />

outerwear that comb<strong>in</strong>es rigour<br />

of l<strong>in</strong>e and flair of workmanship.<br />

www.missoni.com<br />

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

91


BRAND LOGO<br />

Burberry, a high-end brand, has been<br />

a fixture of <strong>the</strong> fashion world for more<br />

than a century and a half. British entrepreneur<br />

Thomas Burberry founded<br />

<strong>the</strong> bus<strong>in</strong>ess <strong>in</strong> 1856. The brand’s trademark<br />

trench coat, checkered scarf, and plaid pattern<br />

are all hallmarks of <strong>the</strong> popular British style<br />

for which <strong>the</strong> label is renowned. Burberry’s<br />

products are known for <strong>the</strong>ir craftsmanship,<br />

attention to detail, and timeless design, mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>m a favourite among fashion-conscious<br />

consumers around <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

Burberry has always been associated with<br />

luxury and sophistication, cater<strong>in</strong>g to a discern<strong>in</strong>g<br />

clientele that appreciates high-quality<br />

craftsmanship and timeless style. The brand’s<br />

cloth<strong>in</strong>g and accessories are made with <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>est<br />

materials and are designed to stand <strong>the</strong> test of<br />

time. Burberry’s classic trench coat, which was<br />

orig<strong>in</strong>ally designed for British soldiers dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

World War I, has become a fashion staple, worn<br />

by everyone from royalty to celebrities. The<br />

brand’s signature plaid pattern, which features<br />

a beige base with black, white, and red stripes,<br />

has become synonymous with <strong>the</strong> Burberry<br />

name and is <strong>in</strong>stantly recognizable around<br />

<strong>the</strong> world. In addition to its classic pieces,<br />

Burberry has also cont<strong>in</strong>ued to <strong>in</strong>novate and<br />

stay relevant by collaborat<strong>in</strong>g with designers<br />

and artists, such as Vivienne Westwood and<br />

Gosha Rubch<strong>in</strong>skiy, and by embrac<strong>in</strong>g digital<br />

technology. Burberry was one of <strong>the</strong> first<br />

luxury brands to embrace social media and<br />

e-commerce, and it has cont<strong>in</strong>ued to be at<br />

<strong>the</strong> forefront of digital <strong>in</strong>novation, us<strong>in</strong>g virtual<br />

reality and augmented reality to enhance <strong>the</strong><br />

customer experience.<br />

One of <strong>the</strong> key elements of Burberry’s brand<br />

identity is its logo, which has gone through<br />

several iterations over <strong>the</strong> years but has rema<strong>in</strong>ed<br />

<strong>in</strong>stantly recognizable. The current<br />

logo features <strong>the</strong> word “BURBERRY” <strong>in</strong> bold,<br />

uppercase letters, with a knight on horseback<br />

above it. The logo is often featured prom<strong>in</strong>ently<br />

on Burberry’s products and has become a symbol<br />

of <strong>the</strong> brand’s commitment to quality, heritage,<br />

and British style. The tone of Burberry’s brand<br />

voice is sophisticated, elegant, and ref<strong>in</strong>ed,<br />

reflect<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> brand’s heritage and commitment<br />

to quality. Burberry’s target audience is high-end<br />

consumers who appreciate <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>er th<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong><br />

life, and <strong>the</strong> brand’s messag<strong>in</strong>g is tailored to<br />

appeal to this demographic. Burberry’s market<strong>in</strong>g<br />

campaigns often feature high-profile<br />

celebrities and models, such as Kate Moss and<br />

Cara Delev<strong>in</strong>gne, and are designed to convey a<br />

sense of glamour and luxury. Burberry’s brand<br />

style is classic and timeless, with a focus on<br />

quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.<br />

The brand’s products are made with <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>est<br />

materials and are designed to last, reflect<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> brand’s commitment to susta<strong>in</strong>ability and<br />

ethical production. Burberry’s signature plaid<br />

pattern, which has become a hallmark of <strong>the</strong><br />

brand, is often featured on its products, from<br />

scarves to bags, and is <strong>in</strong>stantly recognizable<br />

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

92 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> www.magzoid.com


GROW YOUR<br />

BUSINESS<br />

We make Short / Long Term<br />

Investments <strong>in</strong> Grow<strong>in</strong>g Bus<strong>in</strong>essess<br />

www.wasaya<strong>in</strong>vestments.com

Hooray! Your file is uploaded and ready to be published.

Saved successfully!

Ooh no, something went wrong!