FAKiE#3 opening night in Al Quoz, Dubai
Celebrating regional talents
21 locally-based artists including that of H.H. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum went on display for the opening night of FAKiE#3. Using new or broken skate decks as their canvas, the artists had created truly novel exhibits that evoked both curiosity and admiration from the attendees.
H.H. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, founder and director of FN Designs, stated, "Art for us has no boundaries. We do it because we love it. Therefore we accept all art forms. FAKiE#3 is unusual in many ways and portrays the unexpected. It is truly interesting to see how each artist has experimented and expressed his or her ideas on a skateboard and it leads to a fundamental question 'What inspired each one?' By transposing a skateboard into a canvas, an artist's experience goes well beyond the 'everyday' and contributes to understanding surrealist sensibilities. Intense in detail, it haunts our imagination beyond a few moments".
Iranian artist Nazli Maleki has named her work 'Yin & Yang'. Explaining the idea behind the painting, she said, "Every human has two sides, one that is bright and the other that is dark. We have to accept it and train the dark side in order to live a balanced life".
Emirati Artist Humaid Mansoor has completed an abstract painting entitled 'The Path Unchosen'. Through it, he wants to convey that "Life is a journey and no journey is perfect. Every journey has its ups and downs, and every experience within that journey carries with it the good and the bad. No matter what the journey throws at us as individuals, what remains untouched is our individual experience. That experience is perfection."
Syrian Artist Sema Orouk, who is an architect by profession has created something totally unique and calls it 'Reformed'. Elaborating on the idea behind, she said, "This work is not about the suppression of the skateboard, or the negation of what the skateboard is made for, but it is about obscuring a certain object in order to create a different relationship between the viewer and the object. The process in which this piece was made is a subtractive and additive one. It examines the possibility of destructing an object and reconstructing it to create a different object, yet keeping remnants of what it used to be."
All artworks are for sale. The Exhibition will run until Friday, February 28, 2014 and is open to public. Located at: FN Designs, Unit 26 in Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz 1 in Dubai.