Burj Al Arab, in conjunction with Swiss Art Gate UAE, is delighted to unveil its first art exhibition showcasing one of United Arab Emirates’ leading artists – Abdul Qader Al Rais. The exhibition will help to create a better understanding and awareness of the region’s culture and rich Arabic history.
This exclusive exhibition gives Burj Al Arab guests an opportunity to admire 13 watercolour and oil paintings artworks by Al Rais in the unique setting of Burj Al Arab’s Assawan Amphitheatre located on the 18th floor. The area has been transformed into an exhibition space for the first time since the hotel opened.
“It is an honour to host the unique portfolio of artworks by Abdul Qader Al Rais at Burj Al Arab and give our guests an opportunity to immerse into the beauty of the Emirati art in the newly created art space”, said Heinrich Morio, Burj Al Arab’s General Manager. “This inaugural exhibition provides a great platform to strengthen Burj Al Arab’s links with the local artistic community”.
“The Rising Sun” artworks are to a large extent inspired by the Gulf setting, with the earthy tones of the desert, mountains, palm trees and old dwellings contrasting with vibrant hues of the sea and beaches. Different shades of yellow, orange, brown and striking red, a variety of blues, shimmering turquoise and ever-changing violet add a realistic dimension to the abstract compositions. Light and dark tones are symbolic of sunlight and shadows and the feeling of warmth and cold.
Where Abdul Qader’s earlier paintings convey a sense of stillness, privacy and meditation, his abstract paintings are full of energy, urgency and excitement. It is these works of art, from the aptly named Impressionist and Saffron collections, which today bring Al Rais much critical acclaim.
The artworks will be on display daily from 10 am to 10 pm from 26 November 2013 until 30 January 2014.
Abdul Qader Al Rais exhibition is the first in a series of art-related initiatives scheduled to take place at Burj Al Arab.
For more info: Kurt Blum +971 50 225 1783
November 26, 2013