Visual storytelling was the focus of the group international art exhibition EMOTIONS WITH MOTIONS. We displayed artwork in this exhibition that drew on memory and storytelling to graphically represent the unique experiences of nine artists from various ethnicities. With the assistance of Picasso Gallery, Jesno Jackson and Art4you Gallery conceptualized and organized the project . Each piece in this exhibition vividly caught the emotions of the viewer with careful attention to detail, bringing to life the beauty of fresh growth and transition. Meet the nine artists whose work reflected their thoughts and feelings as they related to their own individual travels and who had epiphanies during the creative process.
Clarisse Meneghetti – Brazil: Clarisse is able to depict on canvas colors and motions that are hidden from plain sight thanks to her studies at the Fine Arts Institute of So Paulo, where she first earned a Major degree in artistic education and art history and later earned a Baccalaureate in Paintings at the Faculdade de Belas Artes de Sao Paulo – FEBASP (University of Fine Arts of Sao Paulo). She embraces her own brand of dynamic expressionism, using a spatula to indiscriminately apply colors while conveying her innermost feelings with powerful movement dynamics. Her career as a notable Contemporary artist was further cemented by the absence of a body and the freedom that Abstractionism affords her to express her sentiments and emotions on the painting. Having exhibited her artworks in Europe, South America and in the Middle East, Clarisse continues to paint in her atelier in Dubai where she currently resides.
Mohamed F S Awad – Saudi Arabia: Saudi artist and proprietor of the 3D Artworks Gallery is Mohamed Awad. He specializes in 3D reproductions of Orientalist art. The Gallery, which specializes in 3D Orientalism art, opened its doors in April 2018. He has taken part in numerous international art events and exhibitions and is based in Saudi Arabia. He believes there are various methods for him to express himself as an artist. He has experimented with a variety of topics, items, and techniques over the years. He believes that the 3D embossing process has enabled him to express himself more effectively. Choosing the best theme, doing the research, learning the history, gathering the resources, and, most importantly, adding your own flair. His recent discoveries are just getting started.
About Elham Ghorbani Shad – Iran: She is an Iranian artist and a painter and has been experimenting with different materials and techniques throughout the years. Elham usually gain inspiration from nature and women figures in the everyday surroundings. She has held 3 solo exhibitions have participated in many group exhibitions around the world.
Ayah Odeh – Jordan / Palestine: Ayah Odeh is Palestinian Jordanian, who has made Dubai her home more than two decades ago. To her, art is a way of life and expression. Almost all her paintings are identified by the black and white stripes – it’s her signature move. Lately, she has been drawn to animal faces, there’s so much character behind their expressions – so intense they can’t be put in words, just in painting. Be it fierceness, tenderness, attentiveness or aggression – each animal has a unique message, a purpose that she only started to relate to after becoming a mother.
Mujeeb Kehar – Pakistan: Mujeeb Kehar is a visual and sculptor artist from Pakistan, based in Dubai, UAE. He has a master’s degree in fine Arts from Pakistan. His work encompasses all forms of art. He’s been engaged in art for over 30 years and has been inspired by Mohan Jo Daro. He is using multiple mediums and trying to use new techniques in art. Mujeeb Kehar’s signified style “Calligraphic Abstract Installation”, Haroof calligraphy combining with sculpting abstraction in exploring the shapes and curves of Arabic letters.
Mona Hussein Ali – Britain / Sudan: Research scientist Mona Hussein Ali has a love for art. She never took art classes, but she had the good fortune to have her work chosen for a Westminster Gallery exhibition in London by the United Society of British Artists. Additionally, her piece was selected as a finalist in the “Paint a Wildlife Subject” competition held in Europe. She finds herself painting African societies and wild creatures.
Azin Rezaei – Iran: Azin and was born at Tehran, Iran in June 1993. The first talent she discovered in herself was painting. She graduated in the field of visual arts, and is currently a psychology student. She learned photoshop and design for 5years. Simultaneously, for 10years, she worked in a company specializing in medical photography and medical film editing. She works with various media in her paintings, but her favorite are pencil and oil colors. She is an idealist, perfectionist, and a protester against any infringement on freedom and beauty. She often expresses her emotions and reactions to events through writing, and she enjoy writing and literature to the extent that she felt the need for more expression through painting, so she resumed her artistic activities. She started with an idea called “Women in the Middle East.” Women have always been her concern and focal point.
Lené Pieters – South Africa: Lené dabbled in art from a young age. Raised in the presence of strong creative women, my childhood was shaped by crochet, knitting, sewing clothes, curtains, swags and decorative linens. Mixed media is the perfect vehicle for her style of experimentation. Since 2008, Lené has been operating as Moonberry Studios and has completed various mixed-media artworks, both for private collectors and corporate clients. She is also illustrating The Magic Carpet Series of children’s books in mixed-media, in collaboration with Emirati author, Dedra Stevenson. Lené is a DED licensed NFT artist, editor, writer and also coaches people to explore their creativity in their work, whether as writers, artists or corporate professionals’ intent on expanding their creative thinking mindset.
Margarita Ado – Lithuania: Margarita Ado (born 1976) lives and works in Kaunas, Lithuania. She paints realistic artworks that are distinguished by their plots and classical painting. Each piece of art tells a story that draws the viewer into a game of interpretation. Her pieces of art can be found in private collections in the USA, Spain and France. Margarita also creates metal sculptures from recycled materials and writes poetry.
“The pieces I’ve chosen for “Emotions with Motions” immerse us as some of the best narratives do, in the midst of things. We will enter with a kind of jolt and what we witness will have something timeless about it. Like flipping to a page somewhere in the middle of a novel and beginning to read, we might not know what’s goingon, but we gladly read on. While selecting work for this exhibit, I was taken aback by the many interpretations of this theme – including the ways in which each artist depicted their own unique revelations.”, says Curator Jesno Jackson. The 30 remarkable art pieces allow you to see your place not only within individual stories but within a collection of interwoven narratives – an abstract taped to a wall, sculptures of infinity, the woman in middle east,an orientalism with its Arabic beauty, a collection of wildlife, the classical touch of realism, women in expressionism with dynamic movements, sustainable portraits of women and so many more striking visual tales to tell. In the presence of Lara Tabet, Dr. Heike, Kiara Kaur, Maktoum Al Marzouki, Wafaa, Tahani, Shiraz, and Hanifa, H.E. Mr. Yaqoob Al Ali inaugurated the exhibition. A number of notable individuals, including H. E. Laila Rahhall, Mr. Abdul Aziz Ahmad, Prof. Dr. Mohammed Yousuf, Dr. Mariam Sheikha, and many others, visited the exhibition and offered art-related tours to encourage the artists. Gems New Millennium School was visited for a guided tour along with the Art Department. The exhibition was formally inaugurated on August 19 and ended on August 29, 2023. Location: Picasso Gallery Dubai, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, B21, next to Alserkal Avenue.
About Curator: Jesno is an Independent Art Curator, who currently focuses on creative strategies for the content division of Art4you Gallery. Her career has taken her from the Artist and Art Educator to the Art Curator. In hernearly decade-long tenure as the Art Curator, she organized exhibitions on a range of subjects. She has authored & contributed to publications for the Art Magazines, also her personal blogs on social media. He has conceptualised and initiated many art activities. For Art4you Gallery, Jesno takes great effort to design a sophisticated and modern digital and physical aesthetic.
About Art4you Gallery: Art4you Gallery is a multicultural platform with a mission of connecting artists, to promote the exchange of art between UAE and other countries to create nurture and stipulate community-based art projects. We are committed to engage, encourage, promote and collaborate. Our mission is to support artists by providing a creative environment for them to reside, develop, perform, and exhibit.