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“Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.” Gunter Grass Welcome to the vibrant realm of Magzoid Magazine's Summer Edition! Embrace the warmth and creativity of the season as we delve into the captivating world of charcoal art. Featuring the exceptional talents of Annie Murphy, Cole Stirling, Elidh Mitchell, Gray Malin, Kasia Umińska, and Kisoo Chai, witness the mastery of form and shadow in their breathtaking works. Our editorials uncover the intricate psychology of color, embrace the vibrancy of summer's palette, and introduce you to the prestigious Venice Biennale. Join us in celebrating Global Love Day, Mother's Day, World Laughter Day, and World Red Cross Day, fostering love, joy, and compassion worldwide. Join us as we explore the depths of artistic expression, embrace the vibrancy of summer, and celebrate the beauty surrounding us. Happy reading!

“Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.”
Gunter Grass

Welcome to the vibrant realm of Magzoid Magazine's Summer Edition! Embrace the warmth and creativity of the season as we delve into the captivating world of charcoal art. Featuring the exceptional talents of Annie Murphy, Cole Stirling, Elidh Mitchell, Gray Malin, Kasia Umińska, and Kisoo Chai, witness the mastery of form and shadow in their breathtaking works.

Our editorials uncover the intricate psychology of color, embrace the vibrancy of summer's palette, and introduce you to the prestigious Venice Biennale. Join us in celebrating Global Love Day, Mother's Day, World Laughter Day, and World Red Cross Day, fostering love, joy, and compassion worldwide.

Join us as we explore the depths of artistic expression, embrace the vibrancy of summer, and celebrate the beauty surrounding us. Happy reading!


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Welcome to <strong>the</strong> vibrant realm of <strong>Magzoid</strong> <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong>’s Summer Edition! Embrace <strong>the</strong><br />

warmth and creativity of <strong>the</strong> season as we delve <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> captivat<strong>in</strong>g world of charcoal<br />

art. Featur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> exceptional talents of Annie Murphy, Cole Stirl<strong>in</strong>g, Elidh Mitchell, Gray<br />

Mal<strong>in</strong>, Kasia Um<strong>in</strong>ska, and Kisoo Chai, witness <strong>the</strong> mastery of form and shadow <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

breathtak<strong>in</strong>g works.<br />

Our editorials uncover <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tricate psychology of color, embrace <strong>the</strong> vibrancy of<br />

summer’s palette, and <strong>in</strong>troduce you to <strong>the</strong> prestigious Venice Biennale. Jo<strong>in</strong> us <strong>in</strong> celebrat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

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foster<strong>in</strong>g love, joy, and compassion worldwide.<br />

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10 Annie Murphy<br />

16 Cole Stirl<strong>in</strong>g<br />

24 Gray Mal<strong>in</strong>’s<br />

30 Eilidh Mitchell<br />

38 Kasia Um<strong>in</strong>ska<br />

44 Kisoo Chai<br />


13 Global Love Day<br />

21 Mo<strong>the</strong>r’s Day<br />

33 World Laughter Day<br />

37 World Red Cross Day<br />


14<br />

Unravel<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Mysteries of<br />

Seurat’s Masterpiece<br />


22<br />

Master<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Medium: A Guide to<br />

Us<strong>in</strong>g Charcoal <strong>in</strong> Art<br />

ZAWYEH<br />

28<br />

Whispers of Legends: Leila<br />

Eskandari’s Mythical Exploration<br />

Debuts at Zawyeh<br />

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Uncover<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Human Experience Palette:<br />

Investigat<strong>in</strong>g Color Psychology<br />

Embrac<strong>in</strong>g Summer’s Vibrancy: Exam<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> Season’s Palette<br />

What is <strong>the</strong> Venice Biennale and Why<br />

Should You Know About It?<br />


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10 Fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g Art Facts About Summer<br />


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Architectural Wonders<br />

Art Exhibitions & Events<br />

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Exclusive<br />


ANNIE<br />

MURPHY<br />

Annie Murphy-Rob<strong>in</strong>son is a trailblazer whose work defies convention<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world of contemporary art, where limitations are cont<strong>in</strong>ually<br />

pushed and orig<strong>in</strong>ality has no bounds. With a deeply personal past and<br />

an <strong>in</strong>ventive and compell<strong>in</strong>g approach, Murphy-Rob<strong>in</strong>son transports<br />

spectators to a realm where imag<strong>in</strong>ation and memories collide and<br />

emotion is freely expressed us<strong>in</strong>g sandpaper and charcoal.<br />

10 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong> www.magzoid.com

Murphy-Rob<strong>in</strong>son, who was born<br />

<strong>in</strong> 1967, turned to art as a way<br />

of self-expression and as a haven<br />

from lonel<strong>in</strong>ess <strong>in</strong> addition to<br />

seek<strong>in</strong>g creative fulfillment. Art became her<br />

haven as a young child, a place where she<br />

could delve deeply <strong>in</strong>to her own experiences<br />

and feel<strong>in</strong>gs, amidst <strong>the</strong> turmoil of a blended<br />

family.<br />

Murphy-Rob<strong>in</strong>son’s work, which has its<br />

roots <strong>in</strong> her own story, is a monument to <strong>the</strong><br />

strength of memory and <strong>the</strong> malleability of<br />

truth. She produces hyper-realistic draw<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

that conflate perception and reality by use<br />

sandpaper to embed layers of charcoal <strong>in</strong>to<br />

strong pr<strong>in</strong>tmak<strong>in</strong>g paper. Every gra<strong>in</strong> of<br />

sandpaper or charcoal stroke is a purposeful<br />

act of reclamation and redef<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g memories—both<br />

imag<strong>in</strong>ed and real.<br />

Murphy-Rob<strong>in</strong>son’s use of her children’s<br />

imagery to convey <strong>the</strong> subject of youth<br />

and <strong>in</strong>nocence runs throughout her body<br />

of work. Her characters are vulnerable and<br />

real, frequently depicted <strong>in</strong> periods of silent<br />

reflection or engagement with animals. The<br />

audience is given a glimpse <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>timate<br />

realm of <strong>the</strong> fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e experience dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>se times, which is marked by hesitancy,<br />

<strong>in</strong>security, and a deep realization of one’s<br />

own power.<br />

But beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>in</strong>nocence’s surface comes<br />

a deeper, more menac<strong>in</strong>g beauty that is at<br />

once hurt<strong>in</strong>g and allur<strong>in</strong>g. Murphy-Rob<strong>in</strong>son<br />

pays close attention to every little detail,<br />

even <strong>the</strong> creases <strong>in</strong> cloth<strong>in</strong>g or <strong>the</strong> hair of an<br />

animal, giv<strong>in</strong>g each piece a unique mean<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and significance. She poses concerns about<br />

identity, connection, and <strong>the</strong> frailty of life to<br />

<strong>the</strong> audience through her artwork.<br />

Murphy-Rob<strong>in</strong>son views art as a path of<br />

self-discovery and heal<strong>in</strong>g as well as a tool<br />

for expression. She confronts her past traumas<br />

through her draw<strong>in</strong>gs, turn<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m <strong>in</strong>to<br />

sources of resiliency and strength. “I take <strong>the</strong><br />

power out of <strong>the</strong> trauma through draw<strong>in</strong>g,”<br />

she said.<br />

The universal human condition—its joys<br />

and tragedies as well as <strong>the</strong> never-end<strong>in</strong>g<br />

search for mean<strong>in</strong>g and connection—is conveyed<br />

via Annie Murphy-Rob<strong>in</strong>son’s art, <strong>in</strong><br />

addition to her <strong>in</strong>dividual experiences. She<br />

challenges us to look closer, consider our<br />

own lives, and f<strong>in</strong>d comfort <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> beauty of<br />

vulnerable vulnerability with every swipe of<br />

charcoal.<br />

Annie Murphy-Rob<strong>in</strong>son’s work is a light of<br />

honesty <strong>in</strong> a world where <strong>the</strong> dist<strong>in</strong>ction between<br />

reality and illusion is becom<strong>in</strong>g more<br />

and more hazy. It serves as a rem<strong>in</strong>der that<br />

somewhere deep <strong>in</strong> memory and emotion<br />

lies a profound truth that is just wait<strong>in</strong>g to be<br />

unear<strong>the</strong>d.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />




12 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />






As <strong>May</strong> blooms <strong>in</strong>to its full splendor,<br />

hearts around <strong>the</strong> world beat to <strong>the</strong><br />

rhythm of a special celebration:<br />

Global Love Day. This day, nestled<br />

with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> arms of spr<strong>in</strong>g, serves as a<br />

rem<strong>in</strong>der of <strong>the</strong> profound connection that<br />

b<strong>in</strong>ds us all – <strong>the</strong> thread of love that weaves<br />

through <strong>the</strong> tapestry of human existence. In<br />

this <strong>May</strong> edition, we dedicate a segment to<br />

<strong>the</strong> essence of Global Love Day and explore<br />

how art transcends barriers, speak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

universal language of compassion.<br />

Global Love Day, observed on <strong>May</strong> 1st<br />

annually, <strong>in</strong>vites us to pause and reflect on<br />

<strong>the</strong> transformative power of love <strong>in</strong> foster<strong>in</strong>g<br />

harmony, understand<strong>in</strong>g, and unity among<br />

all be<strong>in</strong>gs. It transcends boundaries of race,<br />

religion, nationality, and ideology, rem<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g<br />

us of our shared humanity. In a world often<br />

marked by division and strife, this celebration<br />

serves as a beacon of hope, illum<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> path toward a more compassionate and<br />

<strong>in</strong>clusive society.<br />

Art, with its unparalleled ability to evoke<br />

emotions and communicate across cultures,<br />

plays a pivotal role <strong>in</strong> amplify<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> message<br />

of love and unity on Global Love Day.<br />

Through various mediums – from pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and sculpture to music, dance, and literature<br />

– artists harness <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>effable essence<br />

of love and translate it <strong>in</strong>to tangible expressions<br />

that resonate with audiences worldwide.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> realm of visual arts, <strong>the</strong> canvas becomes<br />

a sacred space where artists channel<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir <strong>in</strong>nermost emotions, <strong>in</strong>fus<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

creations with <strong>the</strong> essence of love. Vibrant<br />

strokes of color dance across <strong>the</strong> surface,<br />

convey<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> spectrum of human experiences<br />

– from joy and passion to empathy<br />

and solidarity. Each brushstroke becomes a<br />

testament to <strong>the</strong> universal long<strong>in</strong>g for connection<br />

and belong<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g viewers to<br />

immerse <strong>the</strong>mselves <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> beauty of shared<br />

humanity.<br />

Sculptors mold clay and carve stone with<br />

reverence, shap<strong>in</strong>g forms that embody <strong>the</strong><br />

essence of love <strong>in</strong> its myriad manifestations.<br />

From tender embraces frozen <strong>in</strong> time to abstract<br />

representations of boundless compassion,<br />

each sculpture serves as a monument<br />

to <strong>the</strong> endur<strong>in</strong>g power of love to transcend<br />

<strong>the</strong> limitations of <strong>the</strong> physical world.<br />

Music, often hailed as <strong>the</strong> language of<br />

<strong>the</strong> soul, carries <strong>the</strong> melodies of love across<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ents and cultures. Whe<strong>the</strong>r it’s <strong>the</strong><br />

haunt<strong>in</strong>g stra<strong>in</strong>s of a classical symphony or<br />

<strong>the</strong> rhythmic beats of a global fusion ensemble,<br />

music has <strong>the</strong> power to stir hearts and<br />

ignite <strong>the</strong> flames of love with<strong>in</strong> us. Through<br />

lyrics that speak of long<strong>in</strong>g, loss, and redemption,<br />

musicians craft an<strong>the</strong>ms of love<br />

that resonate with <strong>the</strong> collective consciousness<br />

of humanity.<br />

Dance, with its graceful movements and<br />

expressive gestures, becomes a physical<br />

embodiment of love’s transformative energy.<br />

From <strong>the</strong> sacred rituals of <strong>in</strong>digenous cultures<br />

to <strong>the</strong> contemporary choreography of<br />

urban dance forms, dancers weave stories<br />

of love, resilience, and unity through <strong>the</strong> language<br />

of movement. Each step becomes a<br />

prayer, each gesture a declaration of solidarity,<br />

as dancers unite <strong>in</strong> a celebration of <strong>the</strong><br />

human spirit.<br />

Literature, with its capacity to transport us<br />

to distant realms and illum<strong>in</strong>ate <strong>the</strong> depths<br />

of <strong>the</strong> human psyche, becomes a vessel for<br />

<strong>the</strong> exploration of love <strong>in</strong> all its complexity.<br />

Poets weave verses that capture <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>effable<br />

beauty of love’s tender embrace, while<br />

authors sp<strong>in</strong> tales of romance, redemption,<br />

and reconciliation that resonate with readers<br />

of all ages and backgrounds.<br />

As we immerse ourselves <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> rich tapestry<br />

of artistic expressions on Global Love<br />

Day, let us embrace <strong>the</strong> transformative power<br />

of love to heal, <strong>in</strong>spire, and unite us as<br />

a global community. Through art, we transcend<br />

barriers of language and culture,<br />

forg<strong>in</strong>g connections that rem<strong>in</strong>d us of our<br />

shared humanity. <strong>May</strong> this celebration serve<br />

as a beacon of hope, guid<strong>in</strong>g us toward a<br />

future where love reigns supreme, and compassion<br />

knows no bounds.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />







Few pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> history of art are as captivat<strong>in</strong>g and thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g as Georges<br />

Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on <strong>the</strong> Island of La Grande Jatte.” Viewers are transported <strong>in</strong>to<br />

a realm where solitude and leisure coexist, where pa<strong>in</strong>stak<strong>in</strong>g brushstrokes create a tapestry<br />

of contemporary life frozen <strong>in</strong> time, while <strong>the</strong>y stare at this enormous pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. Analys<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Seurat’s masterwork <strong>in</strong> fur<strong>the</strong>r detail reveals not just a picture but also a comprehensive<br />

<strong>in</strong>vestigation of art, society, and <strong>the</strong> human condition.<br />

The goal of Seurat’s artistic vision was<br />

to convey <strong>the</strong> timeless ra<strong>the</strong>r than just<br />

a scene of bourgeois leisure. Seurat’s<br />

Neo-Impressionist method, with<br />

its roots <strong>in</strong> classical ideals but firmly rooted<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> rapidly emerg<strong>in</strong>g contemporary era,<br />

revolutionized <strong>the</strong> art world and gave rise<br />

to a new movement known as Divisionism<br />

or Po<strong>in</strong>tillism. Seurat created a symphony of<br />

light and shadow by pa<strong>in</strong>stak<strong>in</strong>gly arrang<strong>in</strong>g<br />

dots and colors, provok<strong>in</strong>g viewers to reflect<br />

on <strong>the</strong> complexity of life.<br />

A scientific <strong>in</strong>vestigation of <strong>the</strong> properties<br />

of color and perception forms <strong>the</strong> basis of<br />

Seurat’s method. Draw<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>spiration from<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>ories of physicist Ogden Rood and<br />

chemist Michel Eugène Chevreul, Seurat<br />

aimed to capture <strong>the</strong> dramatic effect produced<br />

by <strong>the</strong> contrast of complimentary<br />

colors. From a distance, each pa<strong>in</strong>stak<strong>in</strong>gly<br />

placed dot on <strong>the</strong> canvas functions as both<br />

a brushstroke and a pixel <strong>in</strong> a bigger mosaic,<br />

blend<strong>in</strong>g toge<strong>the</strong>r to create a dazzl<strong>in</strong>g<br />

whole.<br />

However, <strong>the</strong>re is a deeper story of social<br />

critique hidden beneath <strong>the</strong> technical proficiency.<br />

In addition to be<strong>in</strong>g a celebration<br />

of wealth, Seurat’s depiction of <strong>the</strong> Parisian<br />

bourgeoisie loung<strong>in</strong>g on <strong>the</strong> banks of <strong>the</strong><br />

Se<strong>in</strong>e River is also a reflection of <strong>the</strong> social<br />

dynamics of <strong>the</strong> day. A sense of melancholy<br />

permeates <strong>the</strong> scene due to <strong>the</strong> rigid composition,<br />

<strong>the</strong> palpable distance between<br />

characters, and <strong>the</strong> lack of narrative, which<br />

all allude to <strong>the</strong> lonel<strong>in</strong>ess and alienation that<br />

lie beyond <strong>the</strong> surface of affluence.<br />

14 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong> www.magzoid.com


The paradoxes of contemporary life are<br />

brought to light for viewers as <strong>the</strong>y immerse<br />

<strong>the</strong>mselves <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world of La Grande Jatte.<br />

The serene park environment contrasts with<br />

<strong>the</strong> turbulent changes brought about by urbanization<br />

and <strong>in</strong>dustrialization, and <strong>the</strong> motionless<br />

people suggest a sense of eternal<br />

beauty <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> face of unrelent<strong>in</strong>g advancement.<br />

We are rem<strong>in</strong>ded of <strong>the</strong> transient nature<br />

of life itself and <strong>the</strong> frailty of human connection<br />

by Seurat’s brushstrokes.<br />

In unravel<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> mysteries of Seurat’s<br />

masterpiece, we are rem<strong>in</strong>ded of <strong>the</strong> endur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

power of art to transcend boundaries and<br />

provoke <strong>in</strong>trospection. “A Sunday Afternoon<br />

on <strong>the</strong> Island of La Grande Jatte” cont<strong>in</strong>ues<br />

to captivate audiences, its enigmatic beauty<br />

<strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g endless <strong>in</strong>terpretation and contemplation.<br />

As we gaze upon Seurat’s canvas,<br />

we are confronted not just with a pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

but with a mirror reflect<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> complexities<br />

of our own existence.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Exclusive<br />


COLE<br />


A young Cole Stirl<strong>in</strong>g found refuge <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> wild landscapes of Zimbabwe,<br />

deep <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> heart of Africa. He was raised <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> wilderness and was born<br />

<strong>the</strong>re, and thus his love of <strong>the</strong> natural world began at a young age. Every<br />

m<strong>in</strong>ute he spent <strong>in</strong> nature, from <strong>the</strong> wide stretches of Hwange National<br />

Park to <strong>the</strong> tranquil allure of waterholes, became a brushstroke on <strong>the</strong><br />

canvas that was his life.<br />

16 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


Cole saw art as a fundamental way to<br />

express his abid<strong>in</strong>g love of <strong>the</strong> wilderness<br />

ra<strong>the</strong>r than just as a hobby.<br />

He started a voyage to capture <strong>the</strong><br />

essence of Africa’s biodiversity by draw<strong>in</strong>g<br />

his boyhood favorites. He developed as an<br />

artist at Rhodes University <strong>in</strong> South Africa,<br />

where he earned a degree <strong>in</strong> f<strong>in</strong>e art. Draw<strong>in</strong>g<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ued to be an essential component<br />

of his creative toolkit, flow<strong>in</strong>g naturally <strong>in</strong>to<br />

his photographic vision even if his primary<br />

focus was on shoot<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Cole’s artistic journey cont<strong>in</strong>ued with a<br />

new chapter <strong>in</strong> London. Even <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> middle<br />

of <strong>the</strong> bustle of <strong>the</strong> city, he never wavered <strong>in</strong><br />

his commitment to captur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> splendor of<br />

<strong>the</strong> natural world. He took advantage of every<br />

chance he got to enter <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dustry, us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

every second as fuel for his <strong>in</strong>ventions.<br />

In 2015, his quest for knowledge brought<br />

him certifications as a field and trail guide<br />

<strong>in</strong> South Africa, which enhanced his knowledge<br />

and appreciation of <strong>the</strong> wilderness.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



His aes<strong>the</strong>tic perspective is def<strong>in</strong>ed by a<br />

deep respect for <strong>the</strong> nostalgia and simplicity<br />

of monochromatic imagery. Even though he<br />

is colorbl<strong>in</strong>d, <strong>the</strong> strik<strong>in</strong>g contrasts and strik<strong>in</strong>g<br />

tones of black and white provide him with<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration and comfort. His creativity thrives<br />

<strong>in</strong> this grayscale world, where each charcoal<br />

stroke or shutter click captures <strong>the</strong> essence<br />

of his subjects.<br />

Cole aims for simplicity <strong>in</strong> his artwork,<br />

captur<strong>in</strong>g his subjects’ spirit <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir most<br />

basic forms. He aims to arouse feel<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong><br />

viewers by br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> heart of<br />

<strong>the</strong> African bush, where every l<strong>in</strong>e whispers<br />

of age-old rhythms and every shadow tells<br />

a tale.<br />

18 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong> www.magzoid.com

Cole Stirl<strong>in</strong>g’s creative tapestry serves as<br />

a mov<strong>in</strong>g rem<strong>in</strong>der of <strong>the</strong> fleet<strong>in</strong>g beauty of<br />

<strong>the</strong> natural world as he cont<strong>in</strong>ues to weave.<br />

He asks us to stop, th<strong>in</strong>k, and re-establish<br />

a connection with <strong>the</strong> wild energy that each<br />

of us carries with<strong>in</strong> us with every creation.<br />

His artwork serves as a beacon of peace <strong>in</strong><br />

a world full of chaos and noise, prov<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

cont<strong>in</strong>u<strong>in</strong>g power of nature’s ageless appeal.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


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As <strong>the</strong> fragrant blooms of <strong>May</strong> unfurl,<br />

usher<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> warmth of spr<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

hearts across <strong>the</strong> world beat <strong>in</strong> unison<br />

to honor a timeless pillar of love<br />

and strength: Mo<strong>the</strong>r’s Day. It is a day when<br />

we pay homage to <strong>the</strong> profound <strong>in</strong>fluence of<br />

maternal figures <strong>in</strong> shap<strong>in</strong>g our lives, nurtur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

our dreams, and foster<strong>in</strong>g our growth.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> realm of art, Mo<strong>the</strong>r’s Day becomes<br />

a canvas upon which artists express <strong>the</strong><br />

beauty, complexity, and depth of <strong>the</strong> maternal<br />

bond.<br />

Embrac<strong>in</strong>g Mo<strong>the</strong>rhood <strong>in</strong> Art:<br />

Art has long served as a medium to celebrate<br />

<strong>the</strong> essence of mo<strong>the</strong>rhood, captur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

its myriad hues and emotions with grace<br />

and reverence. From classical pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs to<br />

contemporary <strong>in</strong>stallations, artists have immortalized<br />

<strong>the</strong> maternal figure <strong>in</strong> all her glory,<br />

embody<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> epitome of sacrifice, resilience,<br />

and unconditional love.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> strokes of a brush or <strong>the</strong> chisel of<br />

a sculptor, we witness <strong>the</strong> tender embrace<br />

of a mo<strong>the</strong>r cradl<strong>in</strong>g her child, <strong>the</strong> gentle<br />

lullabies whispered <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> quiet of night,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> silent strength that emanates from<br />

a maternal gaze. Each artwork becomes a<br />

testament to <strong>the</strong> universal language of love<br />

spoken between a mo<strong>the</strong>r and her child,<br />

transcend<strong>in</strong>g barriers of time and space.<br />

Explor<strong>in</strong>g Themes of Mo<strong>the</strong>rhood:<br />

Through art, we delve <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> multifaceted<br />

nature of mo<strong>the</strong>rhood, explor<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>mes<br />

of joy, sorrow, hope, and resilience. Artists<br />

draw <strong>in</strong>spiration from <strong>the</strong>ir own experiences<br />

or <strong>the</strong> collective stories of mo<strong>the</strong>rs around<br />

<strong>the</strong> world, <strong>in</strong>fus<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir creations with au<strong>the</strong>nticity<br />

and empathy.<br />

From <strong>the</strong> joyful chaos of a bustl<strong>in</strong>g household<br />

to <strong>the</strong> quiet moments of <strong>in</strong>trospection,<br />

artworks reflect <strong>the</strong> diverse experiences of<br />

mo<strong>the</strong>rhood. They depict <strong>the</strong> laughter that<br />

echoes through family ga<strong>the</strong>r<strong>in</strong>gs, <strong>the</strong> tears<br />

shed <strong>in</strong> moments of vulnerability, and <strong>the</strong> unwaver<strong>in</strong>g<br />

strength that mo<strong>the</strong>rs embody <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> face of adversity.<br />

Honor<strong>in</strong>g Maternal Legacies:<br />

Mo<strong>the</strong>r’s Day also provides an opportunity<br />

to honor <strong>the</strong> legacies of maternal figures<br />

who have left an <strong>in</strong>delible mark on <strong>the</strong> world<br />

through <strong>the</strong>ir artistry, wisdom, and compassion.<br />

Whe<strong>the</strong>r renowned artists <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir own<br />

right or unsung hero<strong>in</strong>es of everyday life,<br />

mo<strong>the</strong>rs leave beh<strong>in</strong>d a legacy of love that<br />

transcends generations.<br />

Through art exhibitions, galleries, and<br />

virtual showcases, we celebrate <strong>the</strong> contributions<br />

of mo<strong>the</strong>rs to <strong>the</strong> cultural tapestry<br />

of society. Their creativity, resilience, and<br />

unwaver<strong>in</strong>g support serve as a source of <strong>in</strong>spiration<br />

for artists and art enthusiasts alike,<br />

rem<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g us of <strong>the</strong> profound impact of maternal<br />

love on <strong>the</strong> human spirit.<br />

A Timeless Tribute:<br />

As we commemorate Mo<strong>the</strong>r’s Day <strong>in</strong> <strong>May</strong>,<br />

let us pause to reflect on <strong>the</strong> profound significance<br />

of <strong>the</strong> maternal bond <strong>in</strong> our lives.<br />

Through art, we honor <strong>the</strong> mo<strong>the</strong>rs, grandmo<strong>the</strong>rs,<br />

aunts, and maternal figures who<br />

have shaped our journeys with <strong>the</strong>ir love,<br />

wisdom, and nurtur<strong>in</strong>g presence.<br />

<strong>May</strong> each stroke of pa<strong>in</strong>t, each sculpted<br />

form, and each artistic expression serve as<br />

a timeless tribute to <strong>the</strong> irreplaceable role of<br />

mo<strong>the</strong>rs <strong>in</strong> our lives. For it is through <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

love that we f<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong> courage to soar, <strong>the</strong><br />

strength to persevere, and <strong>the</strong> joy to embrace<br />

life’s <strong>in</strong>f<strong>in</strong>ite possibilities.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> canvas of our hearts, let us pa<strong>in</strong>t<br />

a masterpiece of gratitude, reverence, and<br />

love for <strong>the</strong> mo<strong>the</strong>rs who have shaped our<br />

world with <strong>the</strong>ir boundless love.<br />

Happy Mo<strong>the</strong>r’s Day to all <strong>the</strong> remarkable<br />

women who embody <strong>the</strong> essence of maternal<br />

grace and strength. <strong>May</strong> your legacy of<br />

love cont<strong>in</strong>ue to <strong>in</strong>spire generations to come.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



A GUIDE TO<br />


Charcoal, with its deep, rich blacks and versatile application, has been a beloved medium among<br />

artists for centuries. From expressive sketches to <strong>in</strong>tricate draw<strong>in</strong>gs, charcoal offers a wide range<br />

of possibilities for artists to explore. Whe<strong>the</strong>r you’re a seasoned professional or just beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

experiment with this classic medium, master<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> art of charcoal requires understand<strong>in</strong>g its unique<br />

properties and techniques. In this guide, we’ll delve <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> fundamentals of us<strong>in</strong>g charcoal effectively<br />

<strong>in</strong> your artwork.<br />

22 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Understand<strong>in</strong>g Charcoal:<br />

Charcoal is a carbonaceous<br />

material that is created by burn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

wood <strong>in</strong> a low-oxygen environment.<br />

It comes <strong>in</strong> various forms, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g v<strong>in</strong>e<br />

charcoal, compressed charcoal, and charcoal<br />

pencils. V<strong>in</strong>e charcoal is soft and produces<br />

lighter marks, mak<strong>in</strong>g it ideal for <strong>in</strong>itial<br />

sketches and broad strokes. Compressed<br />

charcoal, on <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r hand, is denser and<br />

darker, allow<strong>in</strong>g for richer tones and f<strong>in</strong>er details.<br />

Charcoal pencils offer <strong>the</strong> convenience<br />

of a pencil while still reta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> expressive<br />

qualities of charcoal.<br />

Materials Needed:<br />

Before div<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to your charcoal artwork,<br />

ga<strong>the</strong>r your materials. You’ll need:<br />

• Charcoal sticks or pencils (vary<strong>in</strong>g<br />

hardness for different effects)<br />

• Paper suitable for charcoal (textured<br />

paper holds <strong>the</strong> charcoal better)<br />

• Kneaded eraser and/or gum eraser<br />

• Blend<strong>in</strong>g tools (such as blend<strong>in</strong>g<br />

stumps or tortillons)<br />

• Fixative spray (optional, to preserve<br />

your f<strong>in</strong>ished work)<br />

Basic Techniques:<br />

Contour Draw<strong>in</strong>g:<br />

Beg<strong>in</strong> by lightly sketch<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> outl<strong>in</strong>es of<br />

your subject with v<strong>in</strong>e charcoal. Focus on<br />

captur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> basic shapes and proportions<br />

without worry<strong>in</strong>g too much about details.<br />

This technique helps establish <strong>the</strong> overall<br />

composition of your artwork.<br />

Block<strong>in</strong>g In:<br />

Once you have your contours <strong>in</strong> place,<br />

use compressed charcoal to fill <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> darker<br />

areas and establish <strong>the</strong> values of your draw<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Start with broad strokes to def<strong>in</strong>e <strong>the</strong><br />

shadows and gradually build up <strong>the</strong> layers<br />

for depth and dimension.<br />

Layer<strong>in</strong>g:<br />

Charcoal is a forgiv<strong>in</strong>g medium that allows<br />

for layer<strong>in</strong>g to achieve different tones and<br />

textures. Experiment with apply<strong>in</strong>g multiple<br />

layers of charcoal to create subtle variations<br />

<strong>in</strong> value and add depth to your artwork.<br />

Blend<strong>in</strong>g:<br />

Blend<strong>in</strong>g is a crucial technique <strong>in</strong> charcoal<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>g that helps smooth out harsh<br />

l<strong>in</strong>es and create softer transitions between<br />

tones. Use blend<strong>in</strong>g tools like tortillons or<br />

blend<strong>in</strong>g stumps, or even your f<strong>in</strong>gers, to<br />

gently blend <strong>the</strong> charcoal on <strong>the</strong> paper. Be<br />

m<strong>in</strong>dful not to over-blend, as it can muddy<br />

your draw<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Highlight<strong>in</strong>g:<br />

Use your erasers to selectively lift off charcoal<br />

and create highlights or add details to<br />

your draw<strong>in</strong>g. A kneaded eraser is excellent<br />

for lift<strong>in</strong>g off large areas of charcoal, while<br />

a gum eraser can create sharper highlights.<br />

Advanced Techniques:<br />

Once you’ve mastered <strong>the</strong> basic techniques<br />

of charcoal draw<strong>in</strong>g, you can explore<br />

more advanced methods to push <strong>the</strong> boundaries<br />

of your artwork. Experiment with:<br />

Negative Draw<strong>in</strong>g:<br />

Instead of draw<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> subject itself, focus<br />

on draw<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> spaces around and between<br />

objects. This technique can help create<br />

a sense of depth and perspective <strong>in</strong> your<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

Texture and Detail<strong>in</strong>g:<br />

Charcoal is excellent for captur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>tricate<br />

textures, such as fur, fabric, or foliage.<br />

Experiment with different mark-mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

techniques, such as stippl<strong>in</strong>g, hatch<strong>in</strong>g, or<br />

cross-hatch<strong>in</strong>g, to convey texture and detail<br />

<strong>in</strong> your artwork.<br />

Mixed Media:<br />

Charcoal can be comb<strong>in</strong>ed with o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

mediums, such as graphite, pastels, or <strong>in</strong>k,<br />

to create mixed media artworks with unique<br />

visual effects. Explore <strong>the</strong> possibilities of<br />

comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g charcoal with o<strong>the</strong>r mediums to<br />

add color, texture, or additional layers to<br />

your artwork.<br />

Once your charcoal artwork is complete,<br />

it’s essential to protect it from smudg<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

fad<strong>in</strong>g over time. Consider spray<strong>in</strong>g a fixative<br />

spray over your f<strong>in</strong>ished draw<strong>in</strong>g to seal<br />

<strong>the</strong> charcoal and prevent it from smudg<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Be sure to follow <strong>the</strong> manufacturer’s <strong>in</strong>structions<br />

when us<strong>in</strong>g fixative spray and apply it<br />

<strong>in</strong> a well-ventilated area.<br />

In conclusion, master<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> art of charcoal<br />

requires practice, experimentation, and<br />

a will<strong>in</strong>gness to explore its versatile possibilities.<br />

Whe<strong>the</strong>r you’re creat<strong>in</strong>g expressive<br />

sketches or highly detailed draw<strong>in</strong>gs, charcoal<br />

offers endless opportunities for artistic<br />

expression. By understand<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> fundamentals<br />

of charcoal and experiment<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

various techniques, you can unlock its full<br />

potential and create stunn<strong>in</strong>g works of art<br />

that captivate and <strong>in</strong>spire viewers.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Exclusive<br />

GRAY<br />

MALIN’S<br />


Take a unique visual journey as we explore <strong>the</strong> fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g world of Gray<br />

Mal<strong>in</strong>, a pioneer<strong>in</strong>g photographer whose lens acts as a portal to a place<br />

where fantasy and reality collide.<br />

24 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong> www.magzoid.com

From Garage Sales to Helicopter<br />

Rides<br />

Imag<strong>in</strong>e this: a small 10 × 10 stall,<br />

a humm<strong>in</strong>g Sunday market, and Gray<br />

Mal<strong>in</strong> with noth<strong>in</strong>g except his love of photography.<br />

What started out as a modest attempt<br />

to share his artistic talent with <strong>the</strong> world has<br />

grown <strong>in</strong>to a worldwide sensation that is<br />

push<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> limits of modern photography.<br />

An Inclusive Canvas<br />

With a brilliant <strong>in</strong>sight, Mal<strong>in</strong> saw that art<br />

needed to become more accessible to <strong>the</strong><br />

general public, clos<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> gap between galleries<br />

and <strong>the</strong> general public. He transcends<br />

cultural boundaries and fosters a sense of<br />

collective awe by <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g spectators from<br />

all walks of life to immerse <strong>the</strong>mselves <strong>in</strong> his<br />

entranc<strong>in</strong>g creations through <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>fusion of<br />

<strong>in</strong>clusivity <strong>in</strong>to his work.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



26 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong> www.magzoid.com

Wanderlust on W<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

Get ready to go on an excit<strong>in</strong>g journey as<br />

we follow Mal<strong>in</strong>’s nomadic lifestyle. His nomadic<br />

travels, which take him from <strong>the</strong> sunkissed<br />

beaches of Hawaii to <strong>the</strong> untamed<br />

landscapes of Australia, encapsulate <strong>the</strong><br />

spirit of wanderlust and provide a seductive<br />

w<strong>in</strong>dow <strong>in</strong>to a world where every corner<br />

seems full of opportunity.<br />

Beyond <strong>the</strong> Frame: A Revolution <strong>in</strong><br />

Lifestyle<br />

Mal<strong>in</strong>, however, is a visionary entrepreneur<br />

with an <strong>in</strong>ventive eye <strong>in</strong> addition to be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a talented photographer. With a brilliant<br />

move, he turned his artwork <strong>in</strong>to a lifestyle<br />

company that sells carefully chosen goods<br />

that are <strong>the</strong> epitome of escape. Every item,<br />

from puzzles pr<strong>in</strong>ted on <strong>the</strong>m to beach towels<br />

featur<strong>in</strong>g his trademark images, acts as a<br />

ticket to a world where ord<strong>in</strong>ary rout<strong>in</strong>es are<br />

swapped out for carefree times.<br />

The Influence of Recreation<br />

The power of play is <strong>the</strong> basic yet deep<br />

reality at <strong>the</strong> center of Mal<strong>in</strong>’s work. He encourages<br />

us to appreciate <strong>the</strong> beauty of <strong>the</strong><br />

world around us, to recover our sense of<br />

wonder, and to embrace <strong>the</strong> joy of discovery<br />

via his lens. We f<strong>in</strong>d comfort, <strong>in</strong>spiration,<br />

and a brief glimpse of paradise <strong>in</strong> his photographs;<br />

<strong>the</strong>y serve as a gentle rem<strong>in</strong>der<br />

that, despite <strong>the</strong> bustle of contemporary life,<br />

<strong>the</strong>re is a tranquil haven just wait<strong>in</strong>g to be<br />

discovered.<br />

A Light Legacy<br />

We are rem<strong>in</strong>ded of <strong>the</strong> transform<strong>in</strong>g ability<br />

of art to reveal <strong>the</strong> deepest recesses of our<br />

souls as we consider Mal<strong>in</strong>’s <strong>in</strong>credible journey.<br />

Not only has he caught moments via his<br />

lens, but he has also recorded memories—<br />

slices of time encased <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> amber glow of<br />

rem<strong>in</strong>iscence. His photographs serve as a<br />

mirror of who we are and a monument to <strong>the</strong><br />

resilience of <strong>the</strong> human spirit and our never-end<strong>in</strong>g<br />

need for adventure, beauty, and a<br />

sense of belong<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Gray Mal<strong>in</strong> gives us a glimmer of optimism<br />

<strong>in</strong> an uncerta<strong>in</strong> world, a lighthouse <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> darkness. Through his artwork, he serves<br />

as a gentle rem<strong>in</strong>der of <strong>the</strong> small joys life<br />

has to offer, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> sound of laughter<br />

from loved ones, <strong>the</strong> warmth of <strong>the</strong> sun on<br />

our sk<strong>in</strong>, and <strong>the</strong> comfort<strong>in</strong>g embrace of <strong>the</strong><br />

ocean. Raise your glasses, <strong>the</strong>n, to this dar<strong>in</strong>g<br />

traveler, dream merchant, and master of<br />

<strong>the</strong> escapist style. Because when it comes<br />

to Grey Mal<strong>in</strong>, every day really is a vacation.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


ZAWYEH<br />

Zawyeh Gallery showcases “Whispers<br />

of Legends,” by Iranian artist<br />

Leila Eskandari. The exhibition<br />

which opened on <strong>May</strong> 5th will last till<br />

July 28th, <strong>2024</strong>, mark<strong>in</strong>g her debut exhibition<br />

at <strong>the</strong> gallery.<br />

In “Whispers of Legends,” Leila Eskandari<br />

transports us <strong>in</strong>to a realm where myth and<br />

reality <strong>in</strong>tertw<strong>in</strong>e, creat<strong>in</strong>g dynamic compositions<br />

that draw from Iranian<br />

folklore and personal reflections.<br />

The exhibition serves as<br />

a visual journey through <strong>the</strong><br />

artist’s imag<strong>in</strong>ation, explor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> timeless power of storytell<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to transcend cultural<br />

boundaries and resonate with<br />

<strong>the</strong> human experience.<br />

Eskandari’s <strong>in</strong>spiration for<br />

this series stems from <strong>the</strong><br />

Shahnameh, or <strong>the</strong> Book of<br />

K<strong>in</strong>gs, an ancient Persian<br />

epic poem filled with mythical<br />

figures and historical tales.<br />

S<strong>in</strong>ce childhood, Eskandari<br />

has been fasc<strong>in</strong>ated by <strong>the</strong><br />

rich narratives woven with<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> Shahnameh, and <strong>in</strong><br />

“Whispers of Legends,” she<br />

brea<strong>the</strong>s life <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong>se stories<br />

through vibrant colors, fluid<br />

forms, and <strong>in</strong>tricate patterns.<br />






“Everywhere I have ventured,<br />

I have endeavored to<br />

forge connections between <strong>the</strong><br />

spaces and characters from<br />

those tales and <strong>the</strong> environment<br />

that surrounds me,” says<br />

Eskandari. Her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs blur<br />

<strong>the</strong> l<strong>in</strong>es between myth and<br />

reality, explor<strong>in</strong>g a world where<br />

mounta<strong>in</strong>s merge with <strong>the</strong><br />

sky, and hybrid figures dance<br />

amidst domestic sett<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

Through her <strong>in</strong>tense color<br />

palette and undulat<strong>in</strong>g l<strong>in</strong>es,<br />

Eskandari captures ephemeral<br />

moments that evoke a sense of<br />

hope amidst darkness. Each<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g serves as a collage<br />

of cultural references, personal<br />

memories, and emotional<br />

states with<strong>in</strong> Eskandari’s mythical<br />

realm.<br />

“Whispers of Legends” not<br />

only celebrates <strong>the</strong> timeless<br />

allure of ancient myths but also serves as<br />

a testament to <strong>the</strong> endur<strong>in</strong>g power of art<br />

to transcend time and space. Eskandari’s<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs embark on a journey through both<br />

<strong>the</strong> familiar and <strong>the</strong> fantastical, where stories<br />

of courage, hope, and triumph come to life<br />

on canvas. The exhibition will be open till<br />

July 28th, <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

28 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong> www.magzoid.com

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Exclusive<br />


EILIDH<br />


Nestled close to <strong>the</strong> vibrant city of Glasgow, <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> heart of Scotland,<br />

lives a gifted pa<strong>in</strong>ter whose brushstrokes br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> beauty of animals<br />

and <strong>the</strong> beloved company of pets to life on canvas. Renowned for her<br />

amaz<strong>in</strong>g creativity, Eilidh Mitchell has made a name for herself <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

field of visual expression thanks to her extraord<strong>in</strong>ary talent and love of<br />

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

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Just as fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g as Eilidh’s artistic<br />

achievements are her artistic journeys.<br />

After earn<strong>in</strong>g her degree from<br />

<strong>the</strong> esteemed University of Glasgow,<br />

she started her academic career by study<strong>in</strong>g<br />

French and English literature. Eilidh developed<br />

her observational and <strong>in</strong>terpretive<br />

talents dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>se early years; <strong>the</strong>se traits<br />

would eventually show up on her canvases.<br />

2019 saw Eilidh reconnect to her artistic<br />

roots at a turn<strong>in</strong>g po<strong>in</strong>t. She started a new<br />

creative project, us<strong>in</strong>g her passion for animals<br />

as <strong>in</strong>spiration, and used soft pastels to<br />

capture <strong>the</strong> soul of cherished pets. Her first<br />

dog sketch was <strong>the</strong> start of an <strong>in</strong>credible<br />

adventure <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> realm of pet portraiture,<br />

where each brushstroke seems to capture<br />

<strong>the</strong> dist<strong>in</strong>ct essence and character of her<br />

creatures.<br />

Eilidh found <strong>in</strong>spiration and comfort <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

peace of nature <strong>in</strong> 2020, as <strong>the</strong> globe struggled<br />

with <strong>the</strong> problems presented by <strong>the</strong><br />

pandemic. She added stunn<strong>in</strong>g images of<br />

animals <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir native sett<strong>in</strong>gs to her portfolio,<br />

driven by her deep connection to <strong>the</strong><br />

world around her. Her works evoke awe and<br />

reverence <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> viewer, allow<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m to fully<br />

experience <strong>the</strong> beauty of <strong>the</strong> natural world.<br />

Eilidh’s creative pursuits have not gone<br />

ignored; her artwork has been exhibited <strong>in</strong><br />

multiple wildlife exhibitions, receiv<strong>in</strong>g praise<br />

and appreciation from both enthusiasts and<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r artists. Her natural talent and constant<br />

commitment to her craft are evident <strong>in</strong> her<br />

ability to arouse emotion and spark <strong>the</strong><br />

imag<strong>in</strong>ation via her artwork.<br />

A deep appreciation for <strong>the</strong> complex<br />

beauty of <strong>the</strong> environment surround<strong>in</strong>g Eilidh<br />

is at <strong>the</strong> heart of her artistic talent. Every<br />

work of art is <strong>in</strong>fused with awe and respect<br />

for <strong>the</strong> wonders of nature, whe<strong>the</strong>r it depicts<br />

<strong>the</strong> regal presence of a wild animal or <strong>the</strong><br />

amus<strong>in</strong>g antics of a cherished pet.<br />

The artwork of Eilidh Mitchell acts as a<br />

subdu<strong>in</strong>g rem<strong>in</strong>der of <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>nate beauty that<br />

permeates our surround<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> a world too<br />

frequently dom<strong>in</strong>ated by chaos and uncerta<strong>in</strong>ty.<br />

She <strong>in</strong>spires us to stop, th<strong>in</strong>k, and take<br />

comfort <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> endur<strong>in</strong>g beauty of nature with<br />

her deft brushwork and acute attention to<br />

detail. Eilidh Mitchell is a constant source of<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration, <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g us all to treasure and<br />

recognize <strong>the</strong> beauty that exists both with<strong>in</strong><br />

and beyond <strong>the</strong> canvas as she works her<br />

magic.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


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DAY<br />

In a world often marked by its challenges<br />

and uncerta<strong>in</strong>ties, <strong>the</strong>re’s a profound<br />

need for moments of levity and joy. World<br />

Laughter Day, celebrated on <strong>the</strong> first Sunday<br />

of <strong>May</strong>, serves as a poignant rem<strong>in</strong>der<br />

of <strong>the</strong> power of laughter to unite, heal, and<br />

uplift. As we embrace this special day, let<br />

us explore how laughter <strong>in</strong>tertw<strong>in</strong>es with <strong>the</strong><br />

world of art, enrich<strong>in</strong>g our lives <strong>in</strong> myriad<br />

ways.<br />

The Art of Laughter:<br />

Laughter, a universal language, transcends<br />

barriers of culture, language, and<br />

geography. Its expression <strong>in</strong> art is as diverse<br />

as humanity itself. From whimsical pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

captur<strong>in</strong>g scenes of mirth to sculptures<br />

evok<strong>in</strong>g playful gestures, artists throughout<br />

history have immortalized <strong>the</strong> essence of<br />

laughter <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir creations.<br />

One cannot overlook <strong>the</strong> role of humor <strong>in</strong><br />

contemporary art, where satire and wit serve<br />

as potent tools for social commentary. Artists<br />

such as Banksy, with his thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g<br />

street art, or <strong>the</strong> irreverent sculptures of Jeff<br />

Koons, <strong>in</strong>fuse <strong>the</strong>ir work with a dose of humor<br />

that challenges viewers to reconsider<br />

societal norms with a smile.<br />

Laughter <strong>in</strong> Performance Art:<br />

Performance art, with its immediacy and<br />

rawness, offers a unique platform for explor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

laughter <strong>in</strong> its various forms. Whe<strong>the</strong>r<br />

through comedic improvisation, absurd <strong>the</strong>atrics,<br />

or <strong>in</strong>teractive <strong>in</strong>stallations, performers<br />

engage audiences <strong>in</strong> shared moments of<br />

hilarity and reflection.<br />

From <strong>the</strong> slapstick antics of Charlie Chapl<strong>in</strong><br />

to <strong>the</strong> avant-garde antics of Dadaist<br />

performers, laughter has been a constant<br />

companion <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> realm of performance art.<br />

Even <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> most experimental and boundary-push<strong>in</strong>g<br />

acts, laughter f<strong>in</strong>ds its place as<br />

a catalyst for connection and understand<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Laughter as Catharsis:<br />

Beyond its surface-level joviality, laughter<br />

possesses a profound capacity for heal<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and catharsis. Through humor, artists and<br />

audiences alike confront life’s complexities,<br />

f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g solace and resilience amidst adversity.<br />

In times of crisis, laughter emerges as a<br />

beacon of hope, offer<strong>in</strong>g a brief respite from<br />

<strong>the</strong> weight of <strong>the</strong> world. In this sense, art becomes<br />

a sanctuary where laughter reigns<br />

supreme, rem<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g us of our shared humanity<br />

and <strong>the</strong> resilience of <strong>the</strong> human spirit.<br />

Celebrat<strong>in</strong>g World Laughter Day Through<br />

Art:<br />

As we commemorate World Laughter Day,<br />

let us embrace <strong>the</strong> transformative power of<br />

laughter <strong>in</strong> all its forms. Whe<strong>the</strong>r through a<br />

visit to a comedy club, a stroll through an<br />

art gallery, or a shared moment of merriment<br />

with loved ones, let us revel <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> joy that<br />

laughter br<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

In a world often fraught with division and<br />

despair, art serves as a rem<strong>in</strong>der that laughter<br />

knows no boundaries. It is a force that<br />

unites us, uplifts us, and rem<strong>in</strong>ds us of <strong>the</strong><br />

beauty and absurdity of <strong>the</strong> human experience.<br />

So, on this World Laughter Day, let us<br />

come toge<strong>the</strong>r as a global community, celebrat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> art of laughter <strong>in</strong> all its glory. In<br />

do<strong>in</strong>g so, may we f<strong>in</strong>d solace, connection,<br />

and above all, a reason to smile.<br />

As <strong>the</strong> world pauses to celebrate World<br />

Laughter Day, let us not underestimate <strong>the</strong><br />

profound impact of laughter <strong>in</strong> our lives.<br />

Through art, we f<strong>in</strong>d a canvas upon which<br />

to express our joy, our pa<strong>in</strong>, and our humanity.<br />

So, let us laugh freely, create boldly, and<br />

cherish <strong>the</strong> moments of mirth that br<strong>in</strong>g light<br />

<strong>in</strong>to our world. Happy World Laughter Day!<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />






Color is a bright thread <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> tapestry of human existence, profoundly impact<strong>in</strong>g our feel<strong>in</strong>gs, actions,<br />

and perceptions. The power of color transcends aes<strong>the</strong>tics, as seen by <strong>the</strong> passionate emotion sparked<br />

by crimson hues or <strong>the</strong> calm<strong>in</strong>g embrace of a cerulean sky. This editorial explores <strong>the</strong> fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g field<br />

of color psychology, which reveals a complex tapestry of cultural symbolism, emotional resonance, and<br />

cognitive <strong>in</strong>fluence through <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>teraction between hues and human experience.<br />

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The Influence of Color on Communication<br />

and Design<br />

Color is a powerful element <strong>in</strong> design and<br />

communication that can be used to express<br />

ideas, evoke feel<strong>in</strong>gs, and change people’s<br />

perceptions. Companies use <strong>the</strong> psychological<br />

undertones of color to create unique<br />

identities, elicit strong feel<strong>in</strong>gs, and <strong>in</strong>fluence<br />

consumer behaviour. The color choices we<br />

make have a significant impact on how we<br />

<strong>in</strong>teract with <strong>the</strong> world around us. Examples<br />

of this <strong>in</strong>clude <strong>the</strong> trustworthy blue used <strong>in</strong><br />

corporate logos and <strong>the</strong> warm orange used<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g environments.<br />

Understand<strong>in</strong>g color psychology’s <strong>in</strong>tricate<br />

nature and cultural context is crucial as<br />

we negotiate its complexity. Someth<strong>in</strong>g that<br />

<strong>in</strong> one culture is associated with purity may<br />

cause grief <strong>in</strong> ano<strong>the</strong>r, emphasis<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> importance<br />

of tact and knowledge <strong>in</strong> cross-cultural<br />

communication. By accept<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

richness of color symbolism and realis<strong>in</strong>g<br />

its tremendous <strong>in</strong>fluence on <strong>the</strong> human condition,<br />

we may create stronger bonds and<br />

cultivate more empathy <strong>in</strong> a society where<br />

connections are becom<strong>in</strong>g more important.<br />

Let us celebrate <strong>the</strong> kaleidoscope of<br />

hues that enrich our lives and illum<strong>in</strong>ate our<br />

shared humanity. From <strong>the</strong> tranquil blues of<br />

serenity to <strong>the</strong> fiery passions ignited by crimson<br />

flames, color beckons us to explore <strong>the</strong><br />

depths of our emotions and <strong>the</strong> boundless<br />

possibilities of human expression. As we<br />

embark on this journey through <strong>the</strong> realm of<br />

color psychology, may we embrace <strong>the</strong> full<br />

spectrum of human experience and revel <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> beauty of our shared existence.<br />

An Exploration <strong>in</strong>to Color Psychology<br />

Beyond only <strong>the</strong> study of visual perception,<br />

color psychology explores <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tricate<br />

work<strong>in</strong>gs of human thought and emotion.<br />

Our understand<strong>in</strong>g of color is profoundly<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluenced by centuries of cultural, social,<br />

and <strong>in</strong>dividual factors, as well as our evolutionary<br />

past. The study of color psychology<br />

sheds light on <strong>the</strong> complex dance between<br />

sensory <strong>in</strong>put and emotional response, from<br />

<strong>the</strong> antiquated methods of chromo<strong>the</strong>rapy<br />

to <strong>the</strong> contemporary <strong>in</strong>vestigation of color’s<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluence on mental health.<br />

Utilis<strong>in</strong>g Color Psychology <strong>in</strong> Practice<br />

Color psychology is useful <strong>in</strong> a variety of<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustries, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g healthcare and education,<br />

<strong>in</strong> addition to design and brand<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

While educators use color’s mnemonic power<br />

to improve learn<strong>in</strong>g and memory retention,<br />

hospitals use calm<strong>in</strong>g color schemes<br />

to encourage heal<strong>in</strong>g and overall well-be<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Color has heal<strong>in</strong>g properties that can be applied<br />

to holistic heal<strong>in</strong>g, br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g relief and<br />

renewal to <strong>the</strong> m<strong>in</strong>d, body, and soul.<br />

Handl<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Intricacies of Color<br />

Significance and Symbolism <strong>in</strong> Culture<br />

Colors have different connotations and<br />

mean<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> different cultures and civilizations,<br />

which represent <strong>the</strong> various fabric of<br />

<strong>the</strong> human experience. Every part of life is<br />

<strong>in</strong>fused with <strong>the</strong> cultural importance of color,<br />

from <strong>the</strong> tranquil blues of Mediterranean<br />

vistas to <strong>the</strong> auspicious reds of Ch<strong>in</strong>ese ceremonies.<br />

In spite of this diversity, though,<br />

<strong>the</strong>re are recurr<strong>in</strong>g patterns that show how<br />

colors have a similar emotional resonance <strong>in</strong><br />

many different cultures.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />




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As <strong>May</strong> blooms <strong>in</strong>to its vibrant glory,<br />

<strong>the</strong> world prepares to honor a<br />

beacon of compassion, courage,<br />

and humanitarianism – World Red<br />

Cross Day. This <strong>May</strong> edition, we embark on a<br />

journey where art <strong>in</strong>tertw<strong>in</strong>es with <strong>the</strong> noble<br />

ethos of <strong>the</strong> Red Cross movement, echo<strong>in</strong>g<br />

its pr<strong>in</strong>ciples and celebrat<strong>in</strong>g its remarkable<br />

contributions to humanity.<br />

A Brushstroke of Compassion:<br />

Art has long been a powerful medium to<br />

depict human emotions, struggles, and triumphs.<br />

Through strokes of pa<strong>in</strong>t and l<strong>in</strong>es of<br />

graphite, artists convey <strong>the</strong> essence of compassion<br />

and resilience that lie at <strong>the</strong> heart<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Red Cross movement. From poignant<br />

portraits of aid workers offer<strong>in</strong>g solace to <strong>the</strong><br />

afflicted, to landscapes depict<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> aftermath<br />

of disasters and <strong>the</strong> hope of rebuild<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

art captures <strong>the</strong> spirit of compassion that def<strong>in</strong>es<br />

<strong>the</strong> Red Cross.<br />

Captur<strong>in</strong>g Resilience <strong>in</strong> Photographs:<br />

Photography, with its ability to freeze moments<br />

<strong>in</strong> time, serves as a potent tool to document<br />

<strong>the</strong> resilience of communities supported<br />

by <strong>the</strong> Red Cross. Through <strong>the</strong> lens<br />

of photographers, we witness <strong>the</strong> strength<br />

of survivors, <strong>the</strong> dedication of volunteers,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> transformative impact of humanitarian<br />

aid. Each snapshot tells a story of hope<br />

amidst adversity, rem<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g us of <strong>the</strong> unwaver<strong>in</strong>g<br />

commitment to alleviate suffer<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

restore dignity.<br />

Sculpt<strong>in</strong>g Stories of Survival:<br />

In <strong>the</strong> hands of sculptors, raw materials<br />

are transformed <strong>in</strong>to symbols of resilience<br />

and solidarity. Sculptures depict<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Red<br />

Cross emblem stand as monuments to <strong>the</strong><br />

unwaver<strong>in</strong>g pr<strong>in</strong>ciples of humanity, impartiality,<br />

neutrality, <strong>in</strong>dependence, voluntary service,<br />

unity, and universality. These tangible<br />

manifestations of <strong>the</strong> Red Cross spirit serve<br />

as beacons of <strong>in</strong>spiration, urg<strong>in</strong>g us to stand<br />

<strong>in</strong> solidarity with those <strong>in</strong> need and uphold<br />

<strong>the</strong> values of compassion and empathy.<br />

The Canvas of Community:<br />

Art is not conf<strong>in</strong>ed to galleries; it thrives<br />

with<strong>in</strong> communities, foster<strong>in</strong>g dialogue, understand<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

and unity. Through community<br />

art projects, <strong>in</strong>dividuals come toge<strong>the</strong>r to<br />

express <strong>the</strong>ir shared humanity and support<br />

for <strong>the</strong> Red Cross mission. Murals adorn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

city walls, collaborative <strong>in</strong>stallations <strong>in</strong> public<br />

spaces, and art workshops for children<br />

affected by conflict or disaster – <strong>the</strong>se <strong>in</strong>itiatives<br />

amplify <strong>the</strong> message of compassion<br />

and resilience, ignit<strong>in</strong>g a collective sense of<br />

belong<strong>in</strong>g and solidarity.<br />

A Call to Action:<br />

As we commemorate World Red Cross<br />

Day, let us harness <strong>the</strong> power of art to raise<br />

awareness, <strong>in</strong>spire action, and promote empathy.<br />

Whe<strong>the</strong>r through pa<strong>in</strong>tbrushes, cameras,<br />

chisels, or collective creativity, let us<br />

pay tribute to <strong>the</strong> tireless efforts of <strong>the</strong> Red<br />

Cross and Red Crescent volunteers, who<br />

selflessly serve humanity with courage and<br />

compassion.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> tapestry of human history, art and<br />

humanitarianism are <strong>in</strong>tertw<strong>in</strong>ed threads,<br />

weav<strong>in</strong>g a narrative of empathy and hope.<br />

This World Red Cross Day, let us celebrate<br />

<strong>the</strong> transformative power of art to illum<strong>in</strong>ate<br />

<strong>the</strong> path towards a more compassionate and<br />

resilient world.<br />

Let every stroke, every snapshot, and every<br />

sculpture be a testament to <strong>the</strong> endur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

spirit of humanity, echo<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> words of<br />

Henry Dunant, <strong>the</strong> founder of <strong>the</strong> Red Cross:<br />

“The need is great, but <strong>the</strong> human race is<br />

greater.”<br />

Art is not just a reflection of reality; it is a<br />

catalyst for change.<br />

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KASIA<br />


Kasia Um<strong>in</strong>ska, a Polish artist born <strong>in</strong> 1983 <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> bustl<strong>in</strong>g city of Warsaw,<br />

has forged a unique career for herself <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art world by fus<strong>in</strong>g her<br />

classical tra<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g with modern vision. She lives and works <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> sundrenched<br />

haven of Ibiza, Spa<strong>in</strong>, where <strong>the</strong> azure waters meet <strong>the</strong> golden<br />

sands.<br />

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Um<strong>in</strong>ska’s artistic career started with<br />

a deep understand<strong>in</strong>g of its historical<br />

background. Equipped with a<br />

Polish degree <strong>in</strong> art history and enhanced<br />

by a Master’s degree <strong>in</strong> Advanced<br />

Studies <strong>in</strong> art history from <strong>the</strong> University of<br />

Barcelona, she devoted herself to <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>oretical<br />

<strong>in</strong>vestigation of art, f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>spiration<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> works of <strong>the</strong> great artists of history.<br />

However, it was her natural desire for artistic<br />

expression that ultimately <strong>in</strong>spired her to<br />

leave <strong>the</strong> academic sett<strong>in</strong>g and pursue a career<br />

as an artist.<br />

The turn<strong>in</strong>g po<strong>in</strong>t was when Um<strong>in</strong>ska set<br />

out on a radical artistic journey <strong>in</strong> 2016 and<br />

sought direct <strong>in</strong>struction from well-known<br />

modern artists. Her artistic development was<br />

accelerated by this all-encompass<strong>in</strong>g experience,<br />

which encouraged her to experiment<br />

with novel methods and viewpo<strong>in</strong>ts. She<br />

adopted charcoal and graphite as her ma<strong>in</strong><br />

media and set out to meticulously capture<br />

<strong>the</strong> spirit of reality, add<strong>in</strong>g a feel<strong>in</strong>g of mystery<br />

and fasc<strong>in</strong>ation to every brushstroke.<br />

Um<strong>in</strong>ska’s unique style of figurative realism,<br />

<strong>in</strong> which <strong>the</strong> l<strong>in</strong>es between <strong>the</strong> actual<br />

and <strong>the</strong> imag<strong>in</strong>ary blend toge<strong>the</strong>r to create<br />

an enthrall<strong>in</strong>g illusionistic tapestry, is what<br />

dist<strong>in</strong>guishes her work. She creates images<br />

with such skill and attention to detail that<br />

<strong>the</strong>y appear to float beyond <strong>the</strong> boundaries<br />

of <strong>the</strong> canvas, lur<strong>in</strong>g viewers <strong>in</strong>to a world<br />

where fantasy and reality collide.<br />

Um<strong>in</strong>ska sums up her artistic philosophy<br />

thusly: “I th<strong>in</strong>k <strong>the</strong> artist’s imag<strong>in</strong>ation fills<br />

his works with creativity and turns <strong>the</strong>m <strong>in</strong>to<br />

unique and mysterious creations.” She sees<br />

art as a gateway to o<strong>the</strong>r realms where <strong>the</strong><br />

bounds of possibility are pushed to <strong>the</strong> absolute,<br />

ra<strong>the</strong>r than just a representation of<br />

reality.<br />

One f<strong>in</strong>ds a symphony of contrasts <strong>in</strong><br />

Um<strong>in</strong>ska’s creations: <strong>the</strong> commonplace and<br />

<strong>the</strong> sublime, <strong>the</strong> tangible and <strong>the</strong> e<strong>the</strong>real,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> familiar and <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>rworldly. Every<br />

piece she creates demonstrates her ability<br />

to transcend <strong>the</strong> constra<strong>in</strong>ts of traditional<br />

representation by fus<strong>in</strong>g diverse aspects<br />

<strong>in</strong>to a beautiful whole.<br />

Presently situated <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> picturesque environs<br />

of Ibiza, Um<strong>in</strong>ska persists <strong>in</strong> push<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> limits of her artistic manifestation, f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g<br />

motivation <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> island’s abundant cultural<br />

diversity and scenic splendor. She immerses<br />

herself <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> creative process <strong>in</strong> her studio,<br />

which has a view of <strong>the</strong> Mediterranean Sea,<br />

<strong>in</strong>corporat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> essence of her environment<br />

<strong>in</strong>to her artwork.<br />

One th<strong>in</strong>g is guaranteed as Um<strong>in</strong>ska’s<br />

artistic journey develops: her capacity to<br />

enthrall and motivate audiences with her<br />

mov<strong>in</strong>g works. She <strong>in</strong>vites us on a voyage<br />

of discovery where <strong>the</strong> boundaries between<br />

reality and fiction dissolve and <strong>the</strong> commonplace<br />

is elevated to <strong>the</strong> extraord<strong>in</strong>ary via her<br />

mastery of deception and her steadfast devotion<br />

to creative <strong>in</strong>tegrity.<br />

Um<strong>in</strong>ska’s artwork rem<strong>in</strong>ds us of <strong>the</strong> limitless<br />

possibilities of human imag<strong>in</strong>ation,<br />

sh<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g like a beacon of beauty and wonder<br />

<strong>in</strong> a world where reality often feels fractured<br />

and ephemeral. She is a tribute to <strong>the</strong> eternal<br />

ability of art to transcend <strong>the</strong> limitations<br />

of <strong>the</strong> everyday and uplift <strong>the</strong> human spirit.<br />

With every brushstroke, she encourages us<br />

to gaze beyond <strong>the</strong> veil of <strong>the</strong> commonplace<br />

and glimpse <strong>the</strong> hidden depths of existence.<br />

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There’s a discernible change <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> surround<strong>in</strong>gs as <strong>the</strong> days grow longer and <strong>the</strong> sun heats us.<br />

Summertime is a symphony of color, with every shade express<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> season’s vigour and drive.<br />

Summer’s hues entice our senses and <strong>in</strong>spire feel<strong>in</strong>gs of joy and adventure, from <strong>the</strong> sun’s golden<br />

beams to <strong>the</strong> ocean’s deep blues.<br />

Yellow, <strong>the</strong> hue of sunlight and joy,<br />

br<strong>in</strong>gs warmth and creativity <strong>in</strong>to our<br />

days. We become clearer-headed<br />

and make decisions based on <strong>the</strong><br />

optimism that yellow represents as we bask<br />

<strong>in</strong> its brightness. Yellow serves as a gentle<br />

rem<strong>in</strong>der to accept life’s joys, whe<strong>the</strong>r it be<br />

through <strong>the</strong> vivid petals of sunflowers or <strong>the</strong><br />

soft glow of morn<strong>in</strong>g sunsh<strong>in</strong>e.<br />

The purity and brightness of white act as<br />

a blank canvas that accentuates <strong>the</strong> summertime<br />

colors. White extends an <strong>in</strong>vitation<br />

to start fresh and make new discoveries,<br />

much like a blank page ready to be filled. Its<br />

neutrality calms our spirits and encourages<br />

us to perceive <strong>the</strong> world uncluttered by <strong>the</strong><br />

messes of daily existence.<br />

The color ochre evokes feel<strong>in</strong>gs of warmth<br />

and nostalgia s<strong>in</strong>ce it is suggestive of earth<br />

and clay. Beaches turn rich ochre hues when<br />

<strong>the</strong> sun sets on a warm even<strong>in</strong>g, transport<strong>in</strong>g<br />

us back to bygone eras and treasured<br />

memories. Its endur<strong>in</strong>g beauty grounds us<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> splendour of nature and speaks to <strong>the</strong><br />

spirit.<br />

Blue, calm, and serene, provide relief<br />

from summer’s heat. Blue envelops us with<br />

a sense of stability and tranquillity, from <strong>the</strong><br />

deep aquamar<strong>in</strong>e of <strong>the</strong> ocean to <strong>the</strong> gentle<br />

baby blue of <strong>the</strong> sky. Blue serves as a<br />

constant rem<strong>in</strong>der to rema<strong>in</strong> composed and<br />

grounded among life’s ups and downs, ak<strong>in</strong><br />

to a stable anchor amidst a sea of flux.<br />

Vibrant and energis<strong>in</strong>g, orange piques<br />

our curiosity and <strong>in</strong>spires optimism. Orange,<br />

<strong>the</strong> hue of summer fruit and sunsets, <strong>in</strong>spires<br />

us to accept new opportunities and experiences<br />

by putt<strong>in</strong>g joy and courage <strong>in</strong>to our<br />

hearts. Every moment is <strong>in</strong>fused with excitement<br />

and passion due to its warmth and vibrancy.<br />

Let’s welcome <strong>the</strong> brightness and energy<br />

that <strong>the</strong> summertime hues provide as we immerse<br />

ourselves <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>m. Let us honour <strong>the</strong><br />

splendour of <strong>the</strong> season and <strong>the</strong> limitless opportunities<br />

it presents, from <strong>the</strong> golden glow<br />

of dawn to <strong>the</strong> flam<strong>in</strong>g tones of sunset. In <strong>the</strong><br />

grand scheme of th<strong>in</strong>gs, summer is when all<br />

<strong>the</strong> colors are most vibrant.<br />

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As <strong>the</strong> warm breeze of summer drifts<br />

<strong>in</strong>, it br<strong>in</strong>gs with it a vibrant energy<br />

that has <strong>in</strong>spired artists for centuries.<br />

From <strong>the</strong> joyful colors of sunsets<br />

to <strong>the</strong> leisurely days spent by <strong>the</strong> beach,<br />

summer has been a perennial muse for creatives<br />

across various mediums. Let’s delve<br />

<strong>in</strong>to 10 fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g art facts that capture <strong>the</strong><br />

essence of summer <strong>in</strong> all its splendor:<br />

Impressionist’s Love Affair with Light:<br />

The Impressionist movement, with lum<strong>in</strong>aries<br />

such as Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste<br />

Renoir, celebrated <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>terplay of light<br />

and color like no o<strong>the</strong>r. Summer landscapes<br />

became <strong>the</strong>ir playground, where <strong>the</strong>y captured<br />

<strong>the</strong> fleet<strong>in</strong>g moments of sunlight dappl<strong>in</strong>g<br />

through leaves, creat<strong>in</strong>g an atmosphere<br />

of warmth and serenity.<br />

Hokusai’s Great Wave:<br />

While not explicitly a summer scene, Katsushika<br />

Hokusai’s iconic woodblock pr<strong>in</strong>t,<br />

“The Great Wave off Kanagawa,” evokes <strong>the</strong><br />

power and grandeur of <strong>the</strong> ocean—a motif<br />

closely associated with summer. This masterpiece<br />

rema<strong>in</strong>s one of <strong>the</strong> most recognizable<br />

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

Nordic Midnight Sun:<br />

In <strong>the</strong> nor<strong>the</strong>rn latitudes, summer br<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

<strong>the</strong> phenomenon of <strong>the</strong> midnight sun, where<br />

<strong>the</strong> sun rema<strong>in</strong>s visible even at midnight. Artists<br />

from Nordic countries such as Norway<br />

and Sweden have captured this surreal experience<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, depict<strong>in</strong>g landscapes<br />

ba<strong>the</strong>d <strong>in</strong> an e<strong>the</strong>real golden glow.<br />

Beach Scenes <strong>in</strong> Modern Art:<br />

From <strong>the</strong> bustl<strong>in</strong>g shores of Coney Island<br />

depicted by Reg<strong>in</strong>ald Marsh to <strong>the</strong> dreamlike<br />

beaches of <strong>the</strong> Mediterranean pa<strong>in</strong>ted<br />

by Henri Matisse, modern artists have<br />

explored <strong>the</strong> cultural and leisurely aspects<br />

of summer through vibrant beach scenes,<br />

showcas<strong>in</strong>g sunba<strong>the</strong>rs, swimmers, and<br />

seaside activities.<br />

Renoir’s Luncheon of <strong>the</strong> Boat<strong>in</strong>g Party:<br />

Pierre - Auguste Renoir’s masterpiece,<br />

“Luncheon of <strong>the</strong> Boat<strong>in</strong>g Party,” epitomizes<br />

<strong>the</strong> joie de vivre of summer leisure. Set on<br />

a terrace overlook<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Se<strong>in</strong>e, <strong>the</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

captures a convivial ga<strong>the</strong>r<strong>in</strong>g of friends enjoy<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a sunny afternoon, complete with refresh<strong>in</strong>g<br />

dr<strong>in</strong>ks and lively conversation.<br />

Summer Solstice Celebrations:<br />

Across cultures, <strong>the</strong> summer solstice has<br />

been celebrated with festivals and rituals<br />

that honor <strong>the</strong> sun and <strong>the</strong> abundance of<br />

nature. Artists have depicted <strong>the</strong>se celebrations<br />

<strong>in</strong> various forms, from ancient cave<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs depict<strong>in</strong>g solstice rituals to modern<br />

<strong>in</strong>terpretations of midsummer festivals <strong>in</strong><br />

vibrant canvases.<br />

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Desert Landscapes:<br />

While not conventionally associated with<br />

summer, Georgia O’Keeffe’s pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs of<br />

<strong>the</strong> American Southwest evoke <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tense<br />

heat and arid beauty of desert summers.<br />

Her iconic flower pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, such as “Jimson<br />

Weed” and “Oriental Poppies,” radiate with<br />

<strong>the</strong> vibrant colors of summer blooms.<br />

Japanese Ukiyo-e Pr<strong>in</strong>ts:<br />

The Japanese tradition of Ukiyo-e pr<strong>in</strong>ts<br />

often featured scenes of summer leisure and<br />

nature, such as fireworks festivals (Hanabi),<br />

cool<strong>in</strong>g off by rivers, and traditional summer<br />

attire like yukata. Artists like Utagawa Hiroshige<br />

and Kitagawa Utamaro captured <strong>the</strong><br />

essence of summer <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir delicate woodblock<br />

pr<strong>in</strong>ts.<br />

Surrealist Dreamscapes:<br />

Surrealist artists, fasc<strong>in</strong>ated by <strong>the</strong> subconscious<br />

m<strong>in</strong>d and <strong>the</strong> irrational, often depicted<br />

dreamlike summer landscapes that<br />

defied conventional reality. Artists like Salvador<br />

Dalí and René Magritte created whimsical<br />

scenes where <strong>the</strong> boundaries between<br />

dreams and wak<strong>in</strong>g life blur, evok<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> surreal<br />

quality of hot summer days.<br />

Photography’s Capture of Summer<br />

Moments:<br />

With <strong>the</strong> advent of photography, summer<br />

moments became immortalized with a click<br />

of a shutter. From snapshots of family vacations<br />

to candid street scenes ba<strong>the</strong>d <strong>in</strong> summer<br />

light, photographers have captured <strong>the</strong><br />

essence of summer <strong>in</strong> all its spontaneity and<br />

beauty.<br />

Summer has been a timeless source of<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration for artists across <strong>the</strong> globe, from<br />

<strong>the</strong> Impressionists’ celebration of light to<br />

<strong>the</strong> surreal dreamscapes of <strong>the</strong> Surrealists.<br />

Through pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, pr<strong>in</strong>ts, and photographs,<br />

artists have immortalized <strong>the</strong> joy, warmth,<br />

and vitality of <strong>the</strong> summer season, <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g<br />

viewers to bask <strong>in</strong> its splendor for generations<br />

to come.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


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KISOO<br />

CHAI<br />

Kisoo Chai, a visionary artist whose journey began amid <strong>the</strong> maritime<br />

backdrop of his hometown, has s<strong>in</strong>ce traversed cont<strong>in</strong>ents and cultures,<br />

weav<strong>in</strong>g his experiences <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> rich tapestry of his art. A young boy<br />

found solace <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> strokes of his brush <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> bustl<strong>in</strong>g port city of Yeosu,<br />

South Korea, where <strong>the</strong> rhythmic dance of ships and tra<strong>in</strong>s orchestrates<br />

<strong>the</strong> daily symphony of life.<br />

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Kisoo’s ability to draw was evident<br />

from an early age, as he turned ord<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

walls <strong>in</strong>to colorful canvases that<br />

demonstrated his grow<strong>in</strong>g skill. His<br />

official F<strong>in</strong>e Art education at Seoul’s Hong-Ik<br />

University acted as a furnace for his creative<br />

ardor, develop<strong>in</strong>g his abilities and foster<strong>in</strong>g<br />

his <strong>in</strong>ventive spirit.<br />

In his mid-forties, Kisoo moved his family<br />

to <strong>the</strong> sunny coasts of California, start<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a transpacific voyage. Here, <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Golden<br />

State, with its endless creative possibilities,<br />

Kisoo was surrounded by a cacophony of<br />

stimuli. Every element—from <strong>the</strong> untamed<br />

landscapes to <strong>the</strong> varied wildlife, from <strong>the</strong><br />

play of sunsh<strong>in</strong>e to <strong>the</strong> soft breezes—came<br />

toge<strong>the</strong>r to <strong>in</strong>spire his creative <strong>in</strong>ventiveness.<br />

Hav<strong>in</strong>g taught for more than thirty years,<br />

Kisoo’s artistic career has been as much<br />

about shar<strong>in</strong>g knowledge as it has been<br />

about perfect<strong>in</strong>g his skill. His extraord<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

sketch<strong>in</strong>g abilities, honed over years of commitment<br />

and practice, have not only graced<br />

exhibitions but also functioned as a model<br />

for up-and-com<strong>in</strong>g artists.<br />

Kisoo’s artistic pursuits have shifted <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

past few years to focus on exam<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

fundamental nature of humanity. He aims<br />

to depict <strong>the</strong> fleet<strong>in</strong>g beauty seen <strong>in</strong> human<br />

gazes and gestures us<strong>in</strong>g color and brushstrokes.<br />

The goal is to capture fleet<strong>in</strong>g moments<br />

that speak to universal truths and to<br />

capture <strong>the</strong> essence of human emotion on<br />

canvas.<br />

Kisoo’s preference for a palette dom<strong>in</strong>ated<br />

by black and white or monochromatic tonalities<br />

is fundamental to his artistic style. He<br />

uses this purposeful decision as a canvas<br />

to <strong>in</strong>vestigate <strong>the</strong> relationship between light<br />

and shadow, carefully prob<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> depths of<br />

human experience.<br />

Kisoo Chai’s work is a tribute to <strong>the</strong> resilience<br />

of <strong>the</strong> human spirit, as he cont<strong>in</strong>ues<br />

to explore <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>f<strong>in</strong>ite possibilities of artistic<br />

expression. He asks us to stop, th<strong>in</strong>k, and<br />

be <strong>in</strong> awe of <strong>the</strong> beauty that is conta<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> pass<strong>in</strong>g moments of our lives through <strong>the</strong><br />

brushstrokes. In a world full of noise, Kisoo’s<br />

artwork <strong>in</strong>vites us to witness <strong>the</strong> magnificent<br />

magnificence of what it is to be human by<br />

whisper<strong>in</strong>g truths that cut beyond language.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />





Founded <strong>in</strong> 1895, <strong>the</strong> Venice Biennale has grown <strong>in</strong>to one of <strong>the</strong> most prestigious cultural events<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world, attract<strong>in</strong>g over 800,000 visitors to its Art Exhibition <strong>in</strong> 2022 alone. For more than a<br />

century, <strong>the</strong> Venice Biennale has served as a beacon of cultural prowess, showcas<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> cutt<strong>in</strong>g<br />

edge of artistic <strong>in</strong>novation and creativity from around <strong>the</strong> globe.<br />

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The Biennale is a multidiscipl<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

event that <strong>in</strong>cludes <strong>the</strong> visual arts as<br />

well as music, film, <strong>the</strong>atre, architecture,<br />

and dance. It has shaped <strong>the</strong><br />

cultural landscape by provid<strong>in</strong>g a forum for<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>troduction of <strong>in</strong>novative concepts and<br />

artistic movements.<br />

Ultimately, <strong>the</strong> Venice Biennale is a celebration<br />

of diversity and artistic expression<br />

that has consistently pushed <strong>the</strong> envelope,<br />

support<strong>in</strong>g up-and-com<strong>in</strong>g artists while pay<strong>in</strong>g<br />

tribute to legendary artists. From <strong>the</strong> first<br />

International Art Exhibition to <strong>the</strong> 1930s birth<br />

of new festivals like Music, C<strong>in</strong>ema, and Theatre,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> groundbreak<strong>in</strong>g 1932 launch of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Venice Film Festival, <strong>the</strong> Biennale has led<br />

<strong>the</strong> way <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> field of cultural events.<br />

The International Architecture Exhibition’s<br />

1980 debut and Dance’s 1999 participation,<br />

which <strong>in</strong>creased <strong>the</strong> Biennale’s reach and<br />

impact, are two of its greatest moments <strong>in</strong><br />

history.<br />

With <strong>the</strong> highly anticipated 60th International<br />

Art Exhibition, led by <strong>the</strong> renowned<br />

Adriano Pedrosa, <strong>the</strong> Venice Biennale will<br />

carry on its history <strong>in</strong> <strong>2024</strong>. As <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>augural<br />

Lat<strong>in</strong> American to organize <strong>the</strong> event, his appo<strong>in</strong>tment<br />

represents a noteworthy turn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

po<strong>in</strong>t, highlight<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Biennale’s dedication<br />

to diversity and tolerance.<br />

Tarek Abou El Fetouh’s compell<strong>in</strong>g display,<br />

“Abdullah Al Saadi: Sites of Memory,<br />

Sites of Amnesia,” is part of this year’s exhibition.<br />

Lead<strong>in</strong>g conceptual artist Abdullah<br />

Al Saadi of <strong>the</strong> United Arab Emirates takes<br />

guests on a creative trip through his <strong>in</strong>spirations,<br />

which <strong>in</strong>clude <strong>the</strong> desert and traditional<br />

Arab poetry.<br />

Al Saadi’s multifaceted artistic approach,<br />

which encompasses everyth<strong>in</strong>g from performance<br />

and photography to pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

sculpture, is a reflection of his deep aff<strong>in</strong>ity<br />

for <strong>the</strong> Arabian Pen<strong>in</strong>sula’s environment and<br />

cultural legacy. He encourages reflection<br />

and discussion by gett<strong>in</strong>g people to consider<br />

how <strong>the</strong>y relate to <strong>the</strong> natural and social<br />

environments through his thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artworks.<br />

For artists such as Abdullah Al Saadi, <strong>the</strong><br />

Venice Biennale provides an essential forum<br />

for communicat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir narratives and<br />

viewpo<strong>in</strong>ts to a worldwide viewership. It promotes<br />

debate, cross-cultural <strong>in</strong>terchange,<br />

and an understand<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong> diverse range<br />

of human creativity.<br />

The Venice Biennale is, <strong>in</strong> essence, more<br />

than just an art show; it’s a monument to<br />

<strong>the</strong> ability of art to cross boundaries, spark<br />

ideas, and effect change. You won’t want to<br />

miss <strong>the</strong> Venice Biennale if you’re <strong>in</strong>terested<br />

<strong>in</strong> art, culture, or are just <strong>in</strong>quisitive about <strong>the</strong><br />

world <strong>in</strong> general. It’s an exploration of artistic<br />

expression’s past, present, and future that<br />

aims to educate, uplift, and <strong>in</strong>spire.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


Welcome to <strong>the</strong> all-new Designer’s Corner,<br />

an excit<strong>in</strong>g space divided <strong>in</strong>to four captivat<strong>in</strong>g segments


5330G World Time<br />

A Modern Marvel <strong>in</strong> Watchmak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

In <strong>the</strong> ever-evolv<strong>in</strong>g landscape of haute horlogerie, Patek Philippe stands as a beacon of timeless<br />

elegance and precision craftsmanship. The latest addition to <strong>the</strong>ir illustrious l<strong>in</strong>eage is <strong>the</strong> Patek<br />

Philippe 5330G World Time, a masterpiece unveiled at <strong>the</strong> prestigious “Watch Art” grand exhibition<br />

<strong>in</strong> Tokyo.<br />

Innovation Beyond Borders<br />

At <strong>the</strong> heart of <strong>the</strong> 5330G lies a revolutionary concept<br />

– a patented world first: a date display synchronized<br />

with local time. This groundbreak<strong>in</strong>g feature<br />

ensures seamless transitions across time zones,<br />

effortlessly adjust<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> date as you traverse <strong>the</strong><br />

globe. Powered by <strong>the</strong> caliber 240 HU C movement,<br />

this mechanical marvel boasts unparalleled accuracy<br />

and reliability.<br />

Aes<strong>the</strong>tics Redef<strong>in</strong>ed<br />

The aes<strong>the</strong>tic allure of <strong>the</strong> 5330G is undeniable.<br />

Its opal<strong>in</strong>e blue-gray dial, adorned with a mesmeriz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

carbon motif, captivates <strong>the</strong> eye with every<br />

glance. The transparent glass date hand, accented<br />

with a strik<strong>in</strong>g red lacquer tip, adds a touch of<br />

sophistication while ensur<strong>in</strong>g optimal legibility. The<br />

24-hour disk, del<strong>in</strong>eated <strong>in</strong>to day and night zones,<br />

serves as a visual cue to <strong>the</strong> global passage of time.<br />

50 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


Craftsmanship Elevated<br />

Crafted from polished white gold, <strong>the</strong> 5330G exudes<br />

understated luxury. The 40mm case, with its<br />

ref<strong>in</strong>ed proportions and stepped lugs, strikes a harmonious<br />

balance between tradition and modernity.<br />

Paired with a denim-patterned blue-gray calfsk<strong>in</strong><br />

strap, this timepiece transcends convention, offer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a fresh perspective on luxury watch styl<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Embody<strong>in</strong>g Excellence<br />

Patek Philippe’s dedication to excellence is exemplified<br />

<strong>in</strong> every facet of <strong>the</strong> 5330G World Time. From<br />

its <strong>in</strong>novative complications to its impeccable craftsmanship,<br />

this timepiece represents <strong>the</strong> p<strong>in</strong>nacle of<br />

horological achievement. With a water resistance of<br />

30 meters and a power reserve of up to 48 hours, it<br />

seamlessly marries form and function, mak<strong>in</strong>g it <strong>the</strong><br />

ultimate companion for <strong>the</strong> discern<strong>in</strong>g globetrotter.<br />

In a world where time is of <strong>the</strong> essence, <strong>the</strong> Patek<br />

Philippe 5330G World Time transcends mere functionality,<br />

emerg<strong>in</strong>g as an objet d’art that stands <strong>the</strong><br />

test of time. With its <strong>in</strong>novative features, exquisite<br />

design, and impeccable craftsmanship, it serves<br />

as a testament to Patek Philippe’s unwaver<strong>in</strong>g commitment<br />

to perfection. As both a horological masterpiece<br />

and a symbol of ref<strong>in</strong>ed taste, <strong>the</strong> 5330G<br />

World Time is a timeless <strong>in</strong>vestment for connoisseurs<br />

of f<strong>in</strong>e watchmak<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Ondes et Merveilles de Chaumet<br />

High Jewellery Collection<br />

Div<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong><br />

Depths of Elegance:<br />

In <strong>the</strong> realm where artistry meets opulence, Chaumet<br />

unveils a mesmeriz<strong>in</strong>g spectacle with its latest<br />

High Jewellery collection, “Ondes et Merveilles de<br />

Chaumet.” A symphony of craftsmanship, this collection<br />

marks a historic first for <strong>the</strong> Maison as it immerses<br />

itself entirely <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> captivat<strong>in</strong>g allure of <strong>the</strong><br />

sea.<br />

52 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


A Voyage Beyond Imag<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

Embark<strong>in</strong>g on an enchant<strong>in</strong>g journey, “Ondes et<br />

Merveilles de Chaumet” narrates <strong>the</strong> tales of <strong>the</strong> sea<br />

<strong>in</strong> three captivat<strong>in</strong>g chapters. From <strong>the</strong> gentle caress<br />

of waves to <strong>the</strong> mysteries of underwater realms,<br />

each piece is a testament to Chaumet’s unparalleled<br />

creativity and expertise.<br />

Waves <strong>in</strong> Motion: An Ode to Life<br />

Captur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> essence of a vast, dynamic sea, <strong>the</strong><br />

“Waves <strong>in</strong> Motion” series embodies <strong>the</strong> relentless<br />

energy of ocean currents. With sets like “On <strong>the</strong> Water’s<br />

Surface,” “Gulfstream,” and “Break<strong>in</strong>g Wave,”<br />

Chaumet masterfully encapsulates <strong>the</strong> fluidity and<br />

grace of water <strong>in</strong> meticulously crafted designs of<br />

white gold and diamonds.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Shores from Above: Where Sea Meets Land<br />

Transition<strong>in</strong>g from <strong>the</strong> boundless expanse of <strong>the</strong><br />

sea to <strong>the</strong> tranquil shores, <strong>the</strong> “Shores from Above”<br />

collection evokes <strong>the</strong> beauty of coastal landscapes.<br />

“Ports of Call,” “Golden Pebbles,” and “Under <strong>the</strong><br />

Sun” sets pay homage to <strong>the</strong> meet<strong>in</strong>g po<strong>in</strong>t of sea<br />

and land, captur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> essence of ports, sunkissed<br />

pebbles, and leisurely beach days <strong>in</strong> vibrant<br />

hues and <strong>in</strong>tricate textures.<br />

54 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


A Thousand and One Sea Dwellers: Guardians of<br />

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

Delv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> depths of maritime mythology, “A<br />

Thousand and One Sea Dwellers” celebrates <strong>the</strong><br />

creatures and treasures of <strong>the</strong> deep. From <strong>the</strong> seductive<br />

allure of “Mermaids’ Song” to <strong>the</strong> celestial<br />

charm of “Comets from <strong>the</strong> Sea” and <strong>the</strong> fantastical<br />

allure of “Treasure Hunt,” Chaumet’s creations enchant<br />

with Tahitian pearls, gemstones, and <strong>in</strong>tricate<br />

detail<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Legacy of Mastery: 240 Years of Excellence<br />

Embedded with<strong>in</strong> each exquisitely crafted piece<br />

is Chaumet’s legacy of mastery, spann<strong>in</strong>g over 240<br />

years of haute joaillerie craftsmanship. From tiaras<br />

to brooches, every creation reflects <strong>the</strong> Maison’s<br />

commitment to preserv<strong>in</strong>g and pass<strong>in</strong>g on <strong>the</strong> art of<br />

jewellery-mak<strong>in</strong>g for generations to come.<br />

With “Ondes et Merveilles de Chaumet,” Chaumet<br />

once aga<strong>in</strong> elevates <strong>the</strong> art of High Jewellery<br />

to unparalleled heights, <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g admirers to embark<br />

on a captivat<strong>in</strong>g voyage of elegance and sophistication.<br />

Each piece not only embodies <strong>the</strong> timeless<br />

beauty of <strong>the</strong> sea but also serves as a testament to<br />

Chaumet’s unwaver<strong>in</strong>g dedication to excellence <strong>in</strong><br />

craftsmanship and design.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


ON FOOT<br />

Di’orr Greenwood<br />

x<br />

Nike SB Blazer Mid<br />


In <strong>the</strong> bustl<strong>in</strong>g world of sneaker culture, where <strong>in</strong>novation and creativity<br />

converge, <strong>the</strong>re emerges a rare gem that not only captivates with its design<br />

but also resonates deeply with its roots. The Di’orr Greenwood x Nike<br />

SB Blazer Mid stands as a testament to this fusion of artistry and heritage,<br />

<strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g wearers to embark on a journey where style meets tradition.<br />

56 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong> www.magzoid.com

Embody<strong>in</strong>g Cultural Essence:<br />

At first glance, <strong>the</strong> Blazer Mid envelops <strong>the</strong> foot<br />

<strong>in</strong> a serene grayscale palette, a canvas for Di’orr<br />

Greenwood’s artistic expression. Yet, upon closer<br />

<strong>in</strong>spection, <strong>in</strong>tricate details emerge, pay<strong>in</strong>g homage<br />

to Greenwood’s Navajo heritage. The honeycomb<br />

texture, meticulously etched along <strong>the</strong> midsole,<br />

echoes <strong>the</strong> rugged yet majestic peaks of <strong>the</strong> Navajo<br />

landscape, evok<strong>in</strong>g a sense of reverence for<br />

nature’s beauty.<br />

Craftsmanship Meets Creativity:<br />

Crafted with premium materials, <strong>the</strong> Blazer Mid<br />

exudes quality and attention to detail. The lea<strong>the</strong>r<br />

lace cover, adorned with Greenwood’s signature<br />

peaks, adds a tactile dimension to <strong>the</strong> shoe, <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g<br />

touch as well as sight. Thick stitch<strong>in</strong>g secures<br />

<strong>the</strong> cover to <strong>the</strong> collar, a subtle nod to traditional<br />

craftsmanship fused seamlessly with contemporary<br />

design.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


ON FOOT<br />

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Symbolism <strong>in</strong> Every Step:<br />

As one steps <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> Blazer Mid, <strong>the</strong>y embark on<br />

a symbolic journey, where each stride becomes a<br />

celebration of heritage and identity. The asymmetrical<br />

open<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong> lace shroud reveals <strong>the</strong> standard<br />

lace collar beneath, a metaphor for <strong>the</strong> layers of<br />

culture wait<strong>in</strong>g to be uncovered and embraced.<br />

A Versatile Statement Piece:<br />

Beyond its cultural significance, <strong>the</strong> Di’orr Greenwood<br />

x Nike SB Blazer Mid is a versatile addition to<br />

any wardrobe. Its understated yet impactful design<br />

allows for effortless pair<strong>in</strong>g with both casual and<br />

ref<strong>in</strong>ed ensembles, mak<strong>in</strong>g it a statement piece for<br />

any occasion.<br />

A Legacy <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Mak<strong>in</strong>g:<br />

With each wear, <strong>the</strong> Blazer Mid becomes more<br />

than just a sneaker; it becomes a vessel for storytell<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and connection. Di’orr Greenwood’s collaboration<br />

with Nike SB not only showcases her<br />

artistic prowess but also paves <strong>the</strong> way for future<br />

generations to celebrate <strong>the</strong>ir heritage through <strong>the</strong><br />

medium of footwear.<br />

In a world where fashion often overlooks tradition,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Di’orr Greenwood x Nike SB Blazer Mid stands<br />

as a beacon of cultural pride and artistic <strong>in</strong>genuity.<br />

With every detail meticulously crafted and imbued<br />

with mean<strong>in</strong>g, this collaboration transcends mere<br />

footwear—it becomes a symbol of unity, bridg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> gap between past, present, and future.<br />

As you lace up <strong>the</strong> Blazer Mid and set forth on<br />

your journey, remember <strong>the</strong> words of Di’orr Greenwood<br />

herself: “Our roots are our strength, and our<br />

heritage is our compass. Let us walk forward toge<strong>the</strong>r,<br />

honor<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> path that came before us and<br />

forg<strong>in</strong>g new trails for those who will follow.”<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


LUX<br />

FALL/WINTER <strong>2024</strong>/25 COLLECTION<br />

Embrace <strong>the</strong> timeless allure of Deauville with <strong>the</strong> CHANEL Fall/W<strong>in</strong>ter <strong>2024</strong>/25 Ready-to-Wear collection,<br />

a homage to <strong>the</strong> coastal haven that ignited Gabrielle Chanel’s revolutionary spirit. Under <strong>the</strong> creative<br />

direction of Virg<strong>in</strong>ie Viard, <strong>the</strong> collection weaves a narrative of romance, elegance, and c<strong>in</strong>ematic flair,<br />

captur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> essence of a place dear to <strong>the</strong> House’s heart.<br />

60 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


Eternal Elegance:<br />

In a symphony of long, romantic silhouettes, <strong>the</strong> collection pays<br />

homage to <strong>the</strong> ever-chang<strong>in</strong>g hues of <strong>the</strong> Deauville sky. Vibrant<br />

pastels m<strong>in</strong>gle with rich browns and opulent gold lamé, evok<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> essence of coastal sophistication. Each piece embodies <strong>the</strong><br />

nonchalant elegance synonymous with CHANEL, offer<strong>in</strong>g a timeless<br />

allure that transcends seasons.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


LUX<br />

C<strong>in</strong>ematic Reverie:<br />

Draw<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>spiration from <strong>the</strong> c<strong>in</strong>ematic heritage of Deauville,<br />

<strong>the</strong> collection is punctuated with references to <strong>the</strong> silver screen.<br />

Pr<strong>in</strong>ts rem<strong>in</strong>iscent of classic film motifs adorn luxurious fabrics,<br />

while a nod to Claude Lelouch’s iconic “A Man and a Woman”<br />

sets <strong>the</strong> stage for a love story that unfolds amidst <strong>the</strong> picturesque<br />

landscapes of Deauville.<br />

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Star-Studded Affair:<br />

At <strong>the</strong> Grand Palais Éphémère <strong>in</strong> Paris, ambassadors and<br />

friends of <strong>the</strong> House ga<strong>the</strong>r to witness <strong>the</strong> unveil<strong>in</strong>g of this sartorial<br />

masterpiece. From <strong>the</strong> timeless elegance of Penélope Cruz<br />

to <strong>the</strong> effortless chic of Naomi Campbell, each personality adds<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir unique flair to <strong>the</strong> tapestry of Deauvillian romance and elegance..<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


LUX<br />

A Love Letter to Deauville:<br />

In a poetic ode to its muse, <strong>the</strong> collection captures <strong>the</strong> essence<br />

of Deauville’s romantic allure. As <strong>the</strong> ris<strong>in</strong>g sun ba<strong>the</strong>s <strong>the</strong> landscape<br />

<strong>in</strong> a golden glow, Inez & V<strong>in</strong>oodh’s photographs and films<br />

offer a glimpse <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> world imag<strong>in</strong>ed by Virg<strong>in</strong>ie Viard. It’s a<br />

celebration of heritage, elegance, and <strong>the</strong> endur<strong>in</strong>g legacy of a<br />

place that cont<strong>in</strong>ues to <strong>in</strong>spire generations.<br />

64 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


Step <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> world of CHANEL Fall/W<strong>in</strong>ter <strong>2024</strong>/25 and experience<br />

<strong>the</strong> magic of Deauville reimag<strong>in</strong>ed through <strong>the</strong> lens of timeless<br />

sophistication and c<strong>in</strong>ematic allure.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Y-3<br />

Fall/W<strong>in</strong>ter <strong>2024</strong>/25 Collection<br />

In <strong>the</strong> realm where fashion meets <strong>in</strong>novation, Y-3 cont<strong>in</strong>ues<br />

to redef<strong>in</strong>e boundaries and challenge norms.<br />

Step <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> avant-garde world of <strong>the</strong> Fall/W<strong>in</strong>ter<br />

<strong>2024</strong>/25 collection, where <strong>the</strong> organic merges seamlessly<br />

with <strong>the</strong> syn<strong>the</strong>tic, creat<strong>in</strong>g a hybridized aes<strong>the</strong>tic<br />

that is as strik<strong>in</strong>g as it is timeless.<br />

At <strong>the</strong> heart of Y-3’s endur<strong>in</strong>g allure lies <strong>the</strong> visionary collaboration<br />

between Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas, a partnership<br />

that began over two decades ago and cont<strong>in</strong>ues to captivate<br />

audiences today. Stefano Pierre Beruschi, head design director<br />

at Adidas Orig<strong>in</strong>als and Y-3, offers <strong>in</strong>sight <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> essence<br />

of this iconic collaboration, emphasiz<strong>in</strong>g its endur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

relevance and impact.<br />

Draw<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>spiration from <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>visible forces of nature—such<br />

as <strong>in</strong>frared and soundwaves—<strong>the</strong> collection embraces fluidity<br />

and experimentation. Each piece is meticulously crafted<br />

to embody Yohji Yamamoto’s signature blend of sartorial elegance<br />

and raw au<strong>the</strong>nticity. From frayed edges to unexpected<br />

twists <strong>in</strong> tailor<strong>in</strong>g, Y-3 defies convention, <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g wearers<br />

to embrace <strong>the</strong> unconventional with confidence.<br />

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The color palette speaks volumes, with crisp whites and<br />

stark blacks serv<strong>in</strong>g as <strong>the</strong> canvas for ultraviolet graphics<br />

and subtle tie-dye f<strong>in</strong>ishes. Delve deeper, and you’ll discover<br />

metallic nylon accents and <strong>in</strong>tricate detail<strong>in</strong>g that demand a<br />

second glance.<br />

Performance is woven <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> fabric of <strong>the</strong> collection, with<br />

core outerwear offer<strong>in</strong>gs boast<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> latest <strong>in</strong> technical <strong>in</strong>novation.<br />

Draw<strong>in</strong>g from Yohji’s archives, classic patterns and<br />

techniques are reimag<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>in</strong> waterproof shells, Gore-Tex<br />

materials, and lightweight Adidas tech fabrics, ensur<strong>in</strong>g both<br />

style and functionality for <strong>the</strong> modern explorer.<br />

As you navigate through <strong>the</strong> Y-3 Fall/W<strong>in</strong>ter <strong>2024</strong>/25 collection,<br />

prepare to embark on a journey of discovery. With each<br />

piece, Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas <strong>in</strong>vite you to challenge<br />

<strong>the</strong> status quo, embrace <strong>the</strong> unexpected, and redef<strong>in</strong>e what<br />

it means to be truly avant-garde.<br />

Welcome to <strong>the</strong> world of Unorthodox Elegance. Welcome to<br />

Y-3.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Takes Flight Unveil<strong>in</strong>g its First<br />

Travel Bag Collection<br />

ICEBERG, <strong>the</strong> Italian luxury fashion Brand, is thrilled to announce <strong>the</strong> launch of<br />

its first travel bag collection, mark<strong>in</strong>g a significant milestone <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world of travel<br />

accessories. The unveil<strong>in</strong>g took place for <strong>the</strong> first time globally <strong>in</strong> Dubai, at <strong>the</strong><br />

W Hotel Dubai on April 17, <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

68 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong> www.magzoid.com

ICEBERG’s travel bag collection debuts with two dist<strong>in</strong>ct<br />

categories. The Milano, a l<strong>in</strong>e that represents luxury and sophistication,<br />

and The Venice, a collection that targets modern<br />

travellers seek<strong>in</strong>g practicality without sacrific<strong>in</strong>g style or<br />

durability. These bags epitomise value, provid<strong>in</strong>g a perfect<br />

blend of quality and charm. Each item is designed to enhance<br />

<strong>the</strong> travel experience, showcas<strong>in</strong>g sleek aes<strong>the</strong>tics<br />

and exceptional functionality.<br />

Studio 4, ICEBERG licence for <strong>the</strong> luggage category, expressed<br />

its excitement about <strong>the</strong> launch, stat<strong>in</strong>g, “ICEBERG<br />

Travel Bags represent <strong>the</strong> perfect fusion of style, functionality,<br />

and durability. We are proud to <strong>in</strong>troduce <strong>the</strong>se collections<br />

to <strong>the</strong> world from Dubai, a city known for its <strong>in</strong>novation and<br />

global appeal.”<br />

ICEBERG Travel Bags will <strong>in</strong>clude a 5-year Warranty, provid<strong>in</strong>g<br />

peace of m<strong>in</strong>d and assurance of long-last<strong>in</strong>g performance.<br />

The German Polycarbonate Construction strikes <strong>the</strong><br />

perfect balance between a lightweight design and a durable<br />

body that can withstand <strong>the</strong> rigours of travel. The <strong>in</strong>clusion<br />

of H<strong>in</strong>omoto Japanese Wheels offers smooth and effortless<br />

manoeuvrability, mak<strong>in</strong>g navigat<strong>in</strong>g through <strong>the</strong> airports and<br />

city a breeze. The bags also come equipped with waterproof<br />

pockets, provid<strong>in</strong>g added protection to safeguard belong<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

from unexpected spills or ra<strong>in</strong>y wea<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />





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An Epic Journey <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> World of<br />

Underground Martial Arts<br />

Prepare to enter <strong>the</strong> r<strong>in</strong>g and embark<br />

on a heart-pound<strong>in</strong>g adventure as<br />

“Garouden: The Way of <strong>the</strong> Lone Wolf”<br />

makes its much-anticipated debut on<br />

<strong>May</strong> 23, <strong>2024</strong>, exclusively on Netflix.<br />

Adapted from Baku Yumemakura’s acclaimed<br />

novel, “Garouden” promises an<br />

electrify<strong>in</strong>g experience for fans of toons<br />

and manga alike.<br />

72 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Trapezium<br />

A Tale of Dreams and Determ<strong>in</strong>ation Set to Hit <strong>the</strong><br />

Silver Screen<br />

In <strong>the</strong> bustl<strong>in</strong>g world of anime and<br />

manga, where dreams collide with reality<br />

and ambition knows no bounds, comes a<br />

story that promises to capture <strong>the</strong> hearts<br />

of audiences worldwide. “Trapezium,”<br />

<strong>the</strong> upcom<strong>in</strong>g anime film adaptation, is<br />

set to take viewers on a journey through<br />

<strong>the</strong> trials and triumphs of one girl’s quest<br />

to become an idol. Set to premiere <strong>in</strong> Japan<br />

on <strong>May</strong> 10, <strong>2024</strong>, <strong>the</strong> film is poised to<br />

make a splash on <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternational stage,<br />

captivat<strong>in</strong>g viewers with its message of<br />

perseverance, friendship, and <strong>the</strong> pursuit<br />

of one’s dreams.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />




Nestled on a bluff overlook<strong>in</strong>g Amagansett Beach, <strong>the</strong> Amagansett Addition by Resolution:<br />

4 Architecture stands as a testament to <strong>in</strong>novative design and seamless<br />

<strong>in</strong>tegration with its natural surround<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

Harmonious Integration:<br />

The addition seamlessly blends with <strong>the</strong><br />

exist<strong>in</strong>g house, creat<strong>in</strong>g a cohesive architectural<br />

ensemble. From <strong>the</strong> large auto court to<br />

<strong>the</strong> cedar trellises guid<strong>in</strong>g guests, every element<br />

contributes to a harmonious transition<br />

between old and new.<br />

Captivat<strong>in</strong>g Views:<br />

Capitaliz<strong>in</strong>g on its prime location, <strong>the</strong><br />

design prioritizes breathtak<strong>in</strong>g panoramic<br />

views of <strong>the</strong> ocean. Floor-to-ceil<strong>in</strong>g glaz<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

fold<strong>in</strong>g glass doors, and a roof deck provide<br />

un<strong>in</strong>terrupted vistas, <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>habitants to<br />

immerse <strong>the</strong>mselves <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> coastal beauty.<br />

Versatile Enterta<strong>in</strong>ment <strong>Space</strong>s:<br />

Designed for a bachelor who loves enterta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g,<br />

<strong>the</strong> addition boasts expansive liv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

areas ideal for host<strong>in</strong>g large ga<strong>the</strong>r<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

From poolside parties to squash matches <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> site-built court, <strong>the</strong> architecture fosters a<br />

dynamic social atmosphere while ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

a sense of luxury and comfort.<br />

Tranquil Retreats:<br />

Amidst <strong>the</strong> lively enterta<strong>in</strong>ment spaces,<br />

<strong>the</strong> addition offers serene retreats for relaxation<br />

and contemplation. Each guest bedroom<br />

suite features bespoke Baltic birch<br />

beds and private access to <strong>the</strong> garden,<br />

while secluded decks with fire pits and hammocks<br />

provide <strong>in</strong>timate spots for stargaz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and quiet reflection.<br />

74 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />







Nestled with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> vibrant cityscape of Surat, India, <strong>the</strong> Nurs<strong>in</strong>g College Ashaktashram stands<br />

as a testament to <strong>in</strong>novative architectural design tailored for educational excellence. Designed<br />

by Neogenesis and Studi0261, this <strong>in</strong>stitution redef<strong>in</strong>es <strong>the</strong> conventional paradigm of learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

spaces, seamlessly <strong>in</strong>tegrat<strong>in</strong>g functionality with aes<strong>the</strong>tic appeal.<br />

76 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Artistic Expression:<br />

Beyond its utilitarian purpose, <strong>the</strong> Nurs<strong>in</strong>g<br />

College Ashaktashram serves as a canvas<br />

for artistic expression, featur<strong>in</strong>g curated artworks<br />

and vibrant <strong>in</strong>terior f<strong>in</strong>ishes that <strong>in</strong>fuse<br />

warmth and vitality <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> educational environment.<br />

From <strong>the</strong> landscaped outdoors to<br />

<strong>the</strong> common wall adorned with captivat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artwork, every detail contributes to creat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

an <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g atmosphere conducive to holistic<br />

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

Susta<strong>in</strong>able Innovation:<br />

Embrac<strong>in</strong>g pr<strong>in</strong>ciples of susta<strong>in</strong>ability, <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>stitution <strong>in</strong>corporates green design strategies<br />

such as passive solar shad<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

strategic placement of glaz<strong>in</strong>g to optimize<br />

natural light and ventilation. Additionally, <strong>the</strong><br />

judicious selection of materials ensures longevity<br />

and m<strong>in</strong>imal ma<strong>in</strong>tenance, exemplify<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a commitment to environmental stewardship<br />

and long-term operational efficiency.<br />

Contemporary Fusion:<br />

The architectural marvel seamlessly<br />

blends modern design elements with traditional<br />

craftsmanship, evident <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>terplay<br />

of exposed concrete, glass, and <strong>in</strong>tricately<br />

woven brick jalis. This fusion not only imparts<br />

a dist<strong>in</strong>ctive character to <strong>the</strong> structure<br />

but also ensures optimal climatic performance,<br />

enhanc<strong>in</strong>g both visual appeal and<br />

environmental susta<strong>in</strong>ability.<br />

Spatial Fluidity:<br />

The design <strong>in</strong>geniously orchestrates spatial<br />

fluidity, ensur<strong>in</strong>g seamless circulation<br />

and connectivity between various functional<br />

zones. From <strong>the</strong> expansive auditorium<br />

cum multifunctional hall on <strong>the</strong> ground floor<br />

to <strong>the</strong> double-height reception area on <strong>the</strong><br />

first floor, each space is thoughtfully crafted<br />

to foster collaboration and <strong>in</strong>teraction, transcend<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> boundaries of traditional classroom<br />

sett<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />






7 MAY <strong>2024</strong> - 28 JUNE <strong>2024</strong><br />

The Sky of <strong>the</strong> Seven Valleys” exhibition by Ebtekar draws <strong>in</strong>spiration from<br />

Attar’s “Conference of <strong>the</strong> Birds,” present<strong>in</strong>g doorways to immense galactic<br />

realms. Through multi-wavelength photography and cloudmak<strong>in</strong>g techniques,<br />

Ebtekar creates a room-sized <strong>in</strong>stallation, <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g viewers to confront cosmic<br />

scales and existential questions. Each of <strong>the</strong> seven portals represents a stage<br />

of enlightenment, challeng<strong>in</strong>g visitors to consider <strong>the</strong>ir role <strong>in</strong> shap<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> universe.<br />

This awe-<strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g experience blurs <strong>the</strong> boundaries between observer<br />

and creator, offer<strong>in</strong>g a profound exploration of human existence amidst <strong>the</strong> vastness<br />

of space.<br />




WAREHOUSE 78<br />

7 MAY <strong>2024</strong> - 28 JUNE <strong>2024</strong><br />

Khalid’s art transforms discarded objects <strong>in</strong>to beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>gs, reveal<strong>in</strong>g<br />

human fragility <strong>in</strong> societal rema<strong>in</strong>s. Through pieces like<br />

“Did you notice our walls start to crack?” and “Postcards,” he re<strong>in</strong>terprets<br />

forgotten items <strong>in</strong>to new narratives. “Look<strong>in</strong>g” humorously<br />

comments on job-seek<strong>in</strong>g ads, while “Alone” explores solitude<br />

through a found bus<strong>in</strong>ess card. In “Keys,” Khalid engages playfully<br />

with public vernacular, creat<strong>in</strong>g a unique lexicon that elucidates<br />

sociological underp<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

78 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong> www.magzoid.com



4 APRIL <strong>2024</strong> - 28 MAY <strong>2024</strong><br />

Amidst Iran’s upris<strong>in</strong>g, artist Amir Khojasteh grapples with turmoil through<br />

his art. Veiled canvas transitions to comic heads, symboliz<strong>in</strong>g tragedy to comedy.<br />

Khojasteh immortalizes divs <strong>in</strong> sculptures, triumph<strong>in</strong>g over <strong>the</strong>m. His<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs echo monotype pr<strong>in</strong>ts with added white l<strong>in</strong>es, referenc<strong>in</strong>g Qajar-era<br />

art. Each work reflects his experience <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> burn<strong>in</strong>g house of life, laugh<strong>in</strong>g at<br />

its absurdity and transience.<br />



WAREHOUSE 11<br />

25 APRIL <strong>2024</strong> - 25 JUNE <strong>2024</strong><br />

Khaled Akil, an Aleppo-born artist now based <strong>in</strong> Istanbul, is set to<br />

debut his first solo exhibition <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE at Ayyam Gallery. Through<br />

layers of oil pa<strong>in</strong>t, Akil aims to capture <strong>the</strong> unseen and omnipresent<br />

aspects of existence, navigat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> cosmos with<strong>in</strong> and around<br />

us. His works, characterized by <strong>in</strong>tricate layer<strong>in</strong>g and a spiritual<br />

approach, reflect on <strong>the</strong>mes of identity, cosmic connectivity, and<br />

energy. Akil’s artistic journey, from photography to multimedia exploration,<br />

has been marked by a deep engagement with contemporary<br />

Middle Eastern society and a commitment to address<strong>in</strong>g press<strong>in</strong>g<br />

issues through his art.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />





There aren’t many logos that are as well-known and <strong>in</strong>fluential as <strong>the</strong> Mastercard logo. It’s a sign that<br />

goes beyond simple bus<strong>in</strong>ess identity; it represents a comb<strong>in</strong>ation of timeless elegance, universality, and<br />

simplicity that has been deeply <strong>in</strong>gra<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> m<strong>in</strong>ds of consumers all around <strong>the</strong> world. Mastercard’s<br />

logo is a classic example of good design and timeless appeal <strong>in</strong> a time when companies compete for<br />

consumers’ attention <strong>in</strong> a competitive market.<br />

The Mastercard logo is <strong>in</strong>itially deceptively<br />

basic, consist<strong>in</strong>g of two <strong>in</strong>tersect<strong>in</strong>g<br />

circles—one yellow, one red—with <strong>the</strong> word<br />

“Mastercard” boldly displayed <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> middle.<br />

However, hidden beh<strong>in</strong>d this seem<strong>in</strong>g simplicity<br />

is a brilliant (pun <strong>in</strong>tended) use of design<br />

concepts that captivate audiences of all<br />

ages and cultural backgrounds.<br />

The <strong>in</strong>tentional usage of circles conveys<br />

a lot and is not accidental. All people relate<br />

circles to wholeness, harmony, and<br />

oneness. With<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Mastercard context,<br />

<strong>the</strong>y represent <strong>the</strong> smooth <strong>in</strong>teraction that<br />

<strong>the</strong> company’s payment solutions enable<br />

between customers, retailers, and f<strong>in</strong>ancial<br />

<strong>in</strong>stitutions. Fur<strong>the</strong>rmore, <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>terlock<strong>in</strong>g circles<br />

emphasise Mastercard’s position as a<br />

reliable middleman <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world economy by<br />

evok<strong>in</strong>g a sense of cooperation and synergy.<br />

The impact of color psychology on <strong>the</strong><br />

logo is crucial. The brilliant red and yellow<br />

colors are not only eye-catch<strong>in</strong>g but<br />

also well-chosen. The color red, which is<br />

frequently connected to passion, energy,<br />

and urgency, embodies <strong>the</strong> vibrancy and<br />

dynamism of bus<strong>in</strong>ess <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> digital era. It<br />

encourages customers to <strong>in</strong>teract with <strong>the</strong><br />

Mastercard brand by evok<strong>in</strong>g a feel<strong>in</strong>g of<br />

urgency and enthusiasm. Conversely, yellow<br />

is associated with cos<strong>in</strong>ess, hope, and<br />

enlightenment. It re<strong>in</strong>forces Mastercard’s<br />

dedication to dependability and security <strong>in</strong><br />

f<strong>in</strong>ancial transactions by foster<strong>in</strong>g a sense of<br />

assurance and trust.<br />

Equally important is <strong>the</strong> way <strong>the</strong> word<br />

“Mastercard” is typeset. It is written <strong>in</strong> a<br />

bold, sans-serif font and radiates modernism,<br />

assurance, and clarity. The logo has a<br />

more modern feel to it because <strong>the</strong>re are no<br />

serifs, which ties it up with Mastercard’s progressive<br />

views on <strong>in</strong>novation and technology.<br />

The brand’s assertiveness and authority<br />

are re<strong>in</strong>forced by <strong>the</strong> all-uppercase typography,<br />

which also ensures visibility and legibility<br />

across a variety of platforms and media.<br />

But it’s <strong>the</strong> Mastercard logo’s flexibility and<br />

adaptability that really make it stand out. The<br />

logo has undergone multiple revisions s<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

it was first created <strong>in</strong> 1966, each of which<br />

has improved and ref<strong>in</strong>ed its visual impact<br />

while adher<strong>in</strong>g to its fundamental pr<strong>in</strong>ciples.<br />

Whe<strong>the</strong>r enlarged to fill a billboard or<br />

reduced <strong>in</strong> size to fit on a credit card, <strong>the</strong><br />

Mastercard logo is unquestionably iconic<br />

and <strong>in</strong>stantly recognisable. Its classic style<br />

ensures that it will rema<strong>in</strong> relevant for many<br />

generations to come by surpass<strong>in</strong>g fads and<br />

transient trends.<br />

The Mastercard logo represents a story of<br />

creativity, advancement, and <strong>in</strong>clusivity that<br />

goes beyond its visual appeal. In a world<br />

where everyth<strong>in</strong>g is becom<strong>in</strong>g more <strong>in</strong>terconnected,<br />

it is more than just a representation<br />

of f<strong>in</strong>ancial activities. In a time of swift<br />

transitions and unpredictability, <strong>the</strong> Mastercard<br />

emblem acts as a comfort<strong>in</strong>g, unwaver<strong>in</strong>g<br />

rem<strong>in</strong>der of <strong>the</strong> timeless ability of design<br />

to mould our experiences and perceptions.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



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www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />





Welcome to “<strong>May</strong>’s Cul<strong>in</strong>ary Rays: Delicious Displays”! As we step <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> vibrant<br />

month of <strong>May</strong>, it’s time to immerse ourselves <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> delectable world of d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g delights.<br />

Jo<strong>in</strong> us as we explore a curated selection of restaurants that promise to tantalize<br />

your taste buds and elevate your cul<strong>in</strong>ary experiences. From cozy bistros to upscale<br />

eateries, get ready to embark on a flavorful journey filled with gastronomic delights<br />

and memorable moments. Whe<strong>the</strong>r you’re a food enthusiast seek<strong>in</strong>g new cul<strong>in</strong>ary adventures<br />

or simply crav<strong>in</strong>g a delightful d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g experience, <strong>May</strong>’s cul<strong>in</strong>ary scene offers<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g for every palate. So sit back, relax, and let’s <strong>in</strong>dulge <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> exquisite flavors<br />

wait<strong>in</strong>g to be discovered this month.<br />




Step <strong>in</strong>to casual d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g perfection at<br />

Goose Island Tap House, a lively addition<br />

to FIVE’s array of d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g options.<br />

S<strong>in</strong>ce its open<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> early March <strong>2024</strong>,<br />

this gastro-pub gem has been delight<strong>in</strong>g<br />

patrons with its relaxed atmosphere<br />

and flavorful fare. From craft hops to<br />

hearty pub classics, every visit promises<br />

a taste sensation. Embrace <strong>the</strong> spirit<br />

of good old-fashioned fun with a game<br />

of darts or p<strong>in</strong>ball while enjoy<strong>in</strong>g your<br />

meal. Located at FIVE LUXE, The Walk,<br />

JBR, Goose Island Tap House <strong>in</strong>vites<br />

you to unw<strong>in</strong>d and <strong>in</strong>dulge from Monday<br />

to Thursday, 4pm to 2am, Friday<br />

to Saturday, 4pm to 3am, and Sunday,<br />

4pm to 2am.<br />








Step <strong>in</strong>to a realm of unparalleled<br />

sensory <strong>in</strong>dulgence at Paradiso Dubai<br />

hailed as <strong>the</strong> world’s best bar. Nestled<br />

with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> lavish conf<strong>in</strong>es of <strong>the</strong> ‘FIVE-<br />

Styled’ Escape, this upscale cocktail<br />

bar <strong>in</strong>vites you to immerse yourself <strong>in</strong><br />

a vibrant atmosphere <strong>in</strong>spired by magical<br />

surrealism. Led by <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>genious<br />

head mixologist Giacomo Giannotti,<br />

renowned as <strong>the</strong> best Italian bartender<br />

abroad, each concoction promises<br />

an unforgettable journey for your taste<br />

buds. Complement<strong>in</strong>g this mastery is<br />

Chef David Gil Rovira, whose Michel<strong>in</strong>-starred<br />

background <strong>in</strong> Spanish cuis<strong>in</strong>e<br />

elevates <strong>the</strong> cul<strong>in</strong>ary experience<br />

to new heights. From imag<strong>in</strong>ative cocktails<br />

to fabulous bites, Paradiso Dubai<br />

offers a bold nightlife experience that<br />

transcends expectations. Open from 7<br />

pm to 2 am on weekdays and 7 pm to<br />

3 am on weekends, come dressed <strong>in</strong><br />

smart casual attire to savor <strong>the</strong> flavors<br />

of this enchant<strong>in</strong>g dest<strong>in</strong>ation, where<br />

every moment is an adventure <strong>in</strong> taste<br />

and luxury.<br />

84 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong> www.magzoid.com

Nestled with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Dubai Creek Golf &<br />

Yacht Club, Cielo Sky Lounge emerges<br />

as Dubai’s premier rooftop dest<strong>in</strong>ation,<br />

promis<strong>in</strong>g an unforgettable fusion of sophistication<br />

and excitement. Boast<strong>in</strong>g<br />

panoramic views of <strong>the</strong> metropolis, this<br />

ultra-chic terrace is a hotspot for party<br />

enthusiasts, offer<strong>in</strong>g a vibrant ambiance<br />

and <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>est DJ sets. Cater<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

diverse palates, Cielo presents a Mediterranean-<strong>in</strong>spired<br />

menu with a touch<br />

of Italian flair, ensur<strong>in</strong>g an <strong>in</strong>dulgent d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

experience from sunrise to sunset.<br />

Whe<strong>the</strong>r you’re crav<strong>in</strong>g artisanal pizzas<br />

or savor<strong>in</strong>g delectable European dishes,<br />

<strong>the</strong> cul<strong>in</strong>ary journey at Cielo is noth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

short of exquisite. Embrace <strong>the</strong> even<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with sundowners aga<strong>in</strong>st <strong>the</strong> backdrop<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s iconic<br />

landmarks, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Palm Jumeirah<br />

Island. With its array of amenities <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

outdoor seat<strong>in</strong>g, valet park<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

and free Wi-Fi, Cielo Sky Lounge <strong>in</strong>vites<br />

guests to savor every moment of luxury<br />

from 7 am until midnight, located at <strong>the</strong><br />

vibrant FIVE LUXE JBR on The Walk<br />

JBR.<br />



If Japanese cuis<strong>in</strong>e is your passion,<br />

prepare to fall <strong>in</strong> love with Ron<strong>in</strong> time<br />

and time aga<strong>in</strong>. Nestled with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

chic conf<strong>in</strong>es of FIVE LUXE JBR, this<br />

cul<strong>in</strong>ary gem is helmed by none o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

than celebrity chef S<strong>in</strong> Keun Choi ‘SK’.<br />

With a dist<strong>in</strong>guished history of craft<strong>in</strong>g<br />

cul<strong>in</strong>ary wonders at multi-award-w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g<br />

restaurants, Chef SK br<strong>in</strong>gs his<br />

expertise to Ron<strong>in</strong>, promis<strong>in</strong>g an unforgettable<br />

d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g experience. Indulge <strong>in</strong><br />

gourmet sashimi and rolls, <strong>in</strong>fused with<br />

a vibrantly fun twist that tantalizes <strong>the</strong><br />

taste buds and ignites <strong>the</strong> senses. Get<br />

ready to embark on a cul<strong>in</strong>ary journey<br />

like no o<strong>the</strong>r at Ron<strong>in</strong>.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Musicians,<br />

The Virtuoso on a Global Stage<br />

Magicians,<br />

& Marvels!<br />



Al<strong>in</strong>a Supernova, <strong>the</strong> Ukra<strong>in</strong>ian virtuoso, is a testament to<br />

<strong>the</strong> transformative power of music. With an illustrious career<br />

spann<strong>in</strong>g 19 years, she has seamlessly navigated through<br />

diverse musical landscapes, captivat<strong>in</strong>g audiences worldwide.<br />

From her roots <strong>in</strong> Ukra<strong>in</strong>e to enchant<strong>in</strong>g stages across<br />

<strong>the</strong> UAE and beyond, Al<strong>in</strong>a’s journey is a testament to her<br />

boundless talent and relentless passion.<br />

As a multifaceted artist, Al<strong>in</strong>a transitions between roles as<br />

a viol<strong>in</strong>ist, DJ, and Lo-fi music producer. Her ability to <strong>in</strong>fuse<br />

world music with chill-out and psychedelic elements sets her<br />

apart <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dustry. Whe<strong>the</strong>r perform<strong>in</strong>g at <strong>the</strong> Abu Dhabi<br />

F1 Grand Prix or <strong>the</strong> Dubai International Boat Show, Al<strong>in</strong>a<br />

orchestrates unforgettable experiences, leav<strong>in</strong>g audiences<br />

spellbound.<br />

Beyond her performances, Al<strong>in</strong>a is a trailblazer <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> digital<br />

realm, with a strong onl<strong>in</strong>e presence on platforms like<br />

Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud.<br />

In addition to her musical pursuits, Al<strong>in</strong>a co-founded<br />

BlackG<strong>in</strong>ger.ae, an events and artist agency start-up, fur<strong>the</strong>r<br />

solidify<strong>in</strong>g her commitment to shap<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> future of <strong>the</strong><br />

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



S<strong>in</strong>ce 2012, Monstrosity has been synonymous with pulsat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

beats and boundless energy, sett<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> DJ scene<br />

ablaze. With roots deeply entrenched <strong>in</strong> music and enterta<strong>in</strong>ment,<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir journey began at <strong>the</strong> tender age of 13, fueled by<br />

a desire to blend tradition with <strong>in</strong>novation.<br />

Specializ<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> an eclectic fusion of genres, Monstrosity’s<br />

performances transcend boundaries, enraptur<strong>in</strong>g audiences<br />

worldwide. From shar<strong>in</strong>g stages with <strong>in</strong>dustry lum<strong>in</strong>aries to<br />

earn<strong>in</strong>g accolades such as be<strong>in</strong>g named one of Dubai’s top<br />

10 hip hop and Afrobeats DJs by Timeout, Monstrosity’s ascent<br />

has been noth<strong>in</strong>g short of meteoric.<br />

What truly sets Monstrosity apart is not just technical f<strong>in</strong>esse,<br />

but an <strong>in</strong>nate ability to adapt and command <strong>the</strong> stage<br />

with unwaver<strong>in</strong>g presence. Each set, a meticulously curated<br />

odyssey through sound and time, leaves an <strong>in</strong>delible mark<br />

on listeners.<br />

Now based <strong>in</strong> Dubai, Monstrosity cont<strong>in</strong>ues to make<br />

waves <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> vibrant nightlife scene while harbor<strong>in</strong>g aspirations<br />

to expand its global footpr<strong>in</strong>t. Their journey serves<br />

as a testament to unyield<strong>in</strong>g passion and limitless ambition,<br />

craft<strong>in</strong>g sonic euphoria across cont<strong>in</strong>ents.<br />

86 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



OF MAGIC<br />

Step <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> world of wonder and enchantment with Mo-<br />

TheMagician, a name that reverberates through <strong>the</strong> corridors<br />

of magic with awe-<strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g resonance. Renowned for<br />

his extraord<strong>in</strong>ary talents <strong>in</strong> close-up magic, m<strong>in</strong>d read<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

and grand illusions, MoTheMagician epitomizes <strong>the</strong> essence<br />

of mystical artistry.<br />

From humble beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>gs to global acclaim, MoTheMagician’s<br />

journey is as mesmeriz<strong>in</strong>g as his performances. With<br />

an <strong>in</strong>nate gift for sleight of hand, he captured hearts and<br />

m<strong>in</strong>ds from a tender age, captivat<strong>in</strong>g audiences with his <strong>in</strong>explicable<br />

feats.<br />

He possesses an <strong>in</strong>nate ability to connect with his audience<br />

on a profound level read<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir m<strong>in</strong>ds, he delves <strong>in</strong>to<br />

<strong>the</strong> depths of consciousness, leav<strong>in</strong>g spectators bewildered<br />

and spellbound.<br />

Yet, it is his grand illusions that truly showcase MoThe-<br />

Magician’s mastery. From vanish<strong>in</strong>g acts to levitations, each<br />

spectacle defies <strong>the</strong> boundaries of reality, leav<strong>in</strong>g audiences<br />

<strong>in</strong> a state of exhilaration and disbelief.<br />

As <strong>the</strong> curta<strong>in</strong> rises on MoTheMagician’s stage, a realm<br />

of magic unfolds, where disbelief is suspended, and wonder<br />

reigns supreme.<br />



Step <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> enchant<strong>in</strong>g realm of Nira, where dance and<br />

fire <strong>in</strong>tertw<strong>in</strong>e to create a spectacle unlike any o<strong>the</strong>r. As an<br />

enterta<strong>in</strong>ment group, Nira’s mission is simple yet profound:<br />

to traverse <strong>the</strong> globe, leav<strong>in</strong>g audiences spellbound with unforgettable<br />

performances.<br />

From <strong>the</strong> opulent sett<strong>in</strong>gs of Hotel Atlantis The Royal to<br />

<strong>the</strong> picturesque landscapes of Terra Solis, Nira has graced<br />

stages at renowned venues worldwide, captivat<strong>in</strong>g hearts<br />

and ignit<strong>in</strong>g imag<strong>in</strong>ations. Whe<strong>the</strong>r <strong>in</strong> cozy cafes or lavish<br />

restaurants, <strong>the</strong>ir fiery displays leave a last<strong>in</strong>g impr<strong>in</strong>t, enrich<strong>in</strong>g<br />

every space <strong>the</strong>y grace with unparalleled energy.<br />

For Nira, dance and fire are more than mere performances—<strong>the</strong>y<br />

are a sacred gift to <strong>the</strong> world, a testament to <strong>the</strong><br />

endur<strong>in</strong>g allure of passion and vitality. Draw<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>spiration<br />

from humans’ timeless fasc<strong>in</strong>ation for fire, Nira’s dancers <strong>in</strong>fuse<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir artistry with a sense of wonder and reverence,<br />

<strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g audiences of all ages to rediscover <strong>the</strong> joy and excitement<br />

<strong>in</strong> life’s simplest pleasures.<br />

In a world often overshadowed by rout<strong>in</strong>e, Nira sh<strong>in</strong>es as<br />

a beacon of creativity and vitality.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


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MAY <strong>2024</strong><br />


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