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Smoke Art at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

Swiss Art Gate UAE together with Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi and under the patronage of the Embassy of Belgium to the UAE presents the 19th edition of CROSSROADS, a series of art exhibitions in the Light Box Gallery in the Marina Wing of the iconic Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. Crossroads19, SMOKE ART displays a series of fine art photographs by Philip Van Avermaets smoke art, framed on Diasec technique. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Tuesday, 16th June 2015, 7 pm to 9 pm together with the photographer. The art exhibition runs until 30 October 2015.

Searching for something new and unique, Philip discovered the Smoke Art, the incense smoke in its most natural form, intrigued by its forms and its elegance, where he adds his personal touch with colors according to the inspiration of the moment. Philip does not work with Photoshop but only with software to color the smoke and he does not touch the unique and elegant shape of it.

Philip Van Avermaet said: “In my photo exhibition you will find no title on the works. The forms and colors inspire people and let them imagine so much, personal things, feelings and emotions. That is why I call it often the art of imagination. Imagination is so personal and also a freedom for each of us. Imagination has no limit of age, culture, origin, and for that reason the title is personal for each and every person.
I also often see that these forms make people communicate, they discuss about what each of them recognizes. Is not that wonderful in a digital world where people discuss less and less?

Photography is an entire part of my life, for not saying, is my life. My eyes are permanently scanning everything around me to find things people do not see anymore. Most things in life are so relevant, but people are so busy that they just pass by. That is just what I am looking for to take pictures, the simple things in life that are so close, but hidden for the eyes of most of us.”


September 29, 2015