Each of us on the planet has a responsibility to do our part to help protect, care for and enhance our beautiful planet. Rediscover Nature has brought awareness to that delicate balance between man and the ecosystem. Due to mans’ lack of respect for our planet, we sometimes tip the scales resulting in calamities of varied proportion. So instead, our message is to celebrate the ocean and stay tuned in to the challenges that face our beautiful planet today.
Our natural world is full of amazing things. This exhibition shows the artists’ interpretation of the theme “Nature”. Over the years, artists have been drawn to use of this theme in their work. A subject so varied in its dimensions, that it provides a never-ending supply of ideas and nuances for the artist to explore.
‘REDISCOVER NATURE, opened Under the Patronage of Sheikh Humaid bin Khalid bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, on Sunday the 2nd of October and run until the 9th of October 2022, at Picasso Gallery Dubai, Curated by Jesno Jackson, Organised by Art4you Gallery, ‘Rediscover Nature’ exhibited work by 20 talented artists who have delved deep into the nature of their creative minds and souls and translated the theme in their own unique styles and genres. The interpretations flow from gentle waves and the exquisite, joyful creatures of the sea, fluid abstract seascapes, to its crystalline beauty of landscapes and whimsical stories of nature in all forms. Nature in art take many visual forms, from photorealism to abstraction.
Art4you gallery founders Jesno Jackson & Rengi Cherian had magnificently executed yet another event by involving professional artists and their mind-blowing works. They gifted an amazing and creative evening to all those who went to experience the works and filled them with a unique respect for this form of art. The widely recognized and astounding 20 artists – Amin Bin Senan, Alaa El-Hag(UAE), Aliyah Vejlani, Shazia Zurgham Malik, Noma Faisal( Pakistan), Christine Dessa, Debra Masky, Dr. Ajit Gadekar, Juveriya Mahad, Maria Komal Abie, Merly Mathews, Megha Manjarekar, Vidhu Raghavan, Sahana Sen Paul, Nitya Subramanian(India), , Hannan Bazargad(Iran), Rafah Abdulrazzak(Syria), Reel Manan (Sudan), Shelina Khimji (Tanzania), Svetlana Kreventsova (Russia) joined together under the umbrella of ART4You gallery to create a phenomenal evening by unveiling their exquisite artworks.
This exhibition, has tried to include artists that have depicted various facets of sea, land and air…Every artist has a vision, that first takes shape in their mind, which they then meticulously render, applying the effects of colour and contrast to create a magical mood that mirrors their imagination, thus suspending their vision forever in time, space and on their canvas. The expectations of the art fraternity were not compromised at all, the phenomenal curation by ART4You gallery stunned the crowd to an awestruck astonishment. 60 artworks exhibited brought people together a visual and thrilling experience.
Art opens your eyes to the intricacy and beauty of the natural world. It can simply be a pretty picture that appreciates nature for what it is… or it can be a challenging piece expressing our complex human connection to nature. At Rediscover Nature exhibition, Art served a purpose beyond being an object of beauty: it has addressed pressing environmental issues and topics about conservation, sustainability, preservation, biodiversity, and threatened habitats. The 60 artworks exhibited, educated the viewers about these issues, spreading awareness about such important topics.
“Rediscover Nature” was officially inaugurated by Chief Guest – Sheikh Humaid bin Khalid bin Muhammed Al Qasimi and Sheikha Lamis bint Hamed bin Ali Al Mualla and H.E Laila Rahhal El Atfani – Art4you Brand Ambassador, Guest of Honor – Mr. Abdulaziz Ahmad, H.E Ali Al Mazem and Advisor Omar Al Asiri, are only some of the dignitaries who were invited to grace the evening.
The event also witnessed a panel talk lead by the Curator and Art Educator – Jesno Jackson with 4 Panelists – Mr. Peter Farrington, who is appreciated globally for his amazing contributions as Environmental Specialist, who provided strategic advice on nature conservation, climate change, environmental awareness and environmental impact assessment. Other speaker – Hanane Benkhallouk – who supports creating cultures of innovation in order to sustain their leadership, and remain relevant in an ever-changing business landscape. The other speaker – Akeelah Bertram, a visual artist, interested in collective narratives, who produces work across Light, Sound, New Media Art, Interaction Design, Sculpture and Performance; exploring heritage & identity through creative technology. Speaker – Maria Komal Abie, an Art Educator who captures the essence of a subject and converts it into captivating pieces of artwork connecting with sustainability and art. Sustainable art seeks to make us think more deeply about the impact that our lifestyle choices have on the planet. This discussion helped the participating artists and visitors to share and enhance their awareness on the ‘Art & Seeds of Change’ and the process of conversion of Nature to captivating artworks. A detailed explanation on the ‘Important changes connecting with Nature & Art’, ‘Ecosystem approach to restore balance’, The Art of Light’, ‘The Impact of sustainable art’, was indeed a helpful information to the visitors which will surely inspire them to know more about seeds of change. The exhibition also had different activities like art demonstrations by Maria Komal Abie, Amin Bin Senan and Noma Faisal and Artists Speak initiative by Art4you Gallery. Exhibition was visited by H.E Mr. Yaqoob Al Ali with guided art tour with artists.
This was a memorable and successful event with the phenomenal curating abilities of ART4You gallery, an event which was presented with magnificent creations by 20 professional and unique artists. We at Times of UAE were fortunate to visit and be the media partner.