Swiss Art Gate UAE together with Fairmont Bab Al Bahr and under the auspices of His Excellency Mr Jan Thesleff, Ambassador of Sweden to the United Arab Emirates, presents “Nordic Outflight” an exhibition by renowned Swedish photographer Agneta Ekstrand and mixed media artist Fabian Edelstam.
‘Nordic Outflight’ shows more than twenty mixed media artworks and photographs influenced from both artists’ extensive travel experiences The result is a series of photographs and art works representing still life and portraits, including many that have been inspired by the United Arab Emirates and its storied history.
Edelstam is a ‘mixed media’ artist and uses photographs on canvas alongside oil or acrylic paints, giving his audience a visual feast of texture and colour. His canvasses feature celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson and Mick Jagger, as well as dignitaries including His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Ekstrand is a still life photographer and in this exhibition, she showcases her accomplished orchid photography that pulls the rich vivid colour from these beautiful flowers.