A UAE first: Glow-in-the-dark art exhibition
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Luxury art space Le Vault will host the UAE's first ever glow-in-the-dark art exhibition, featuring works by American artist Tomyboy. Renowned for his contemporary style, the former music producer discovered a unique style utilising fluorescent colours, transforming everyday objects such as sneakers, Rolex watches and even a Harley Davidson motorcycle into colourful works of art.
Another highlight of Tomyboy's work is his fascination with pop culture, creating many portraits, including his iconic fluorescent paintings of Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley and Rihanna. Closer to home, the artist has also painted some of the UAE's greatest leaders including the late founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as well as His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
"I was truly amazed when I first came across Tomyboy's work in the USA," said Managing Director of Le Vault Samer Mashal. "On meeting him, I had no doubt in my mind that I had to bring him, and his exemplary ideas and concepts to the UAE. Knowing that nothing of this nature had ever been hosted in the Middle East, it was a privilege to be the first. I am excited to witness people's response to his work and hope that guests will be as entranced by his pieces as I was."
The first ever glow-in-the-dark art exhibition in the UAE is to be inaugurated by Sheikh Khalifa bin Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan and will held on April 13 at Le Vault, Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi.