This blog is a collaboration between Carole managing ANNONCES GOLFE an ads platform dedicated to the French expats based on the whole Gulf region and Michel Seiller the foundator and owner of VITRINART

Our collaboration is under a concept of a friendly step trying to create a cross-cultural bridge in the oriental artistic world, we are giving the opportunities to unknown artists to be known abroad.

We are looking for local or expatriates artists living in the Persian or Arabic Gulf region, Middle East and surroundings

UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrein,Iran,Iraq,Afghanistan,Pakistan, Jordan,Lebanon,Syria,Egypt,Turkey and Maghreb.


Participate in helping us to present the artistic potential of the region.Artists, painters,photographers, writers, art exhibitions owners, sand art, street art, truck art, poets,handicraft or painting projects …get a publication on the website in order to be known among the French expats community of the Gulf countries and in Europe as well.
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A few details about VITRINART FRANCE


Mr Michel Seiller is the owner of the virtual gallery VITRINART . The showcase VITRINART represents the fine or visual artists from all over the world. Vitrinart is a set of several websites devoted to art living art professional. (Linkedin-Facebook-Google-Twitter-Viadeo +15 others website…)



Pic. portfolio Almira Al Sharif photographer from Yemen


Karine Roche, French artist in Abu Dhabi

Born in 1977, in France, lives and works in Abu Dhabi since 2009.

Karine Roche graduated from spatial design from the college of applied arts and crafts Olivier de Serres in Paris in 1999.

In UAE, she has exhibited at the Sharjah Art Museum in January and August 2014. in Abu Dhabi with the institut Francais in 2013 and in 2011 at the National theater.

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Her artworks are represented by Art Sawa gallery (Dubai) with a first solo exhibition in 2011 Prismatic City and a second one in DIFC in 2013, Chromatic Landscape. she teaches painting in Adach (Abu Dhabi authorities for culture and heritage).

Since 2004, her work is represented by Catherine et André Hug gallery in Paris and she is working with the Unesco’s editions in postcards creation. Since 2008, she also exhibits at Suty Gallery near Paris. In 2009, she has participated in Munich “Kunst im Karre” with a personal exhibition.
In 2010, Alice Mogabgab Gallery in Beirut has presented her work during a collective exhibition. Karine Roche participates in various contemporary art fair such as Art Paris, Star’t Strasbourg, Lille Art Fair, Art Elysées and Slick.
Her paintings are part of municipalities’ collections of Vitry-sur-Seine and Strasbourg in France. Her artworks are also part of the collection of the Museum Lake in Hangzhou, China and the Colas Foundation in France. She has been awarded in 2003 by receiving the painting prize of the town of Vitry-sur-Seine and awarded in 2005 by the Colas Foundation.

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The nature and the city, vegetation and architecture, flora and fauna urban are source of inspiration. These themes serve as a pretext to experiment forms of graphic network and colorful harmonies in human constructions associated with organic forms of plant or processing a simple vegetal view into a jungle fantasy. The choice of a single theme allow to forget about the subject in order to focus only on the painting itself. We are coming from the nature and so is our habitat. City and architecture are the nature, there is no opposition…

City lines and those of the vegetal world are multiples. Their combinations are infinites. Labyrinthine landscapes and urban structures are representing a globalized city. Before being a final image,  the canvas is an abstract thought where forms are only lines, materials and colors. Doors and windows are white squares on a blue background and the canvas does not express a clear idea but more of an impression: The city, cities, noise, people behind the colors, flows and networks, accumulation of activities that is giving stun sensations. Lines are crossing to end up lost in a ghost horizon. Perspectives lines are false and buildings incomplete, the city is an expanding universe going beyond the framework.

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Jacqueline Craig French artist in Abu Dhabi


Jacqueline Craig is a French artist based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Her paintings feature her preferred leitmotif, the Hand of Fatima and she combines acrylics with collage and stencil work to create each painting. Her emphasis on  pattern and symbols give her work many layers and she also includes references to Arabic writing and calligraphy.

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Mobile phone: 0557262605

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Art Yulia in Dubai


Hello hello, my name is Yulia .
I would like to share with everyone the beauty of nature, which I’m expressing on canvas and doing my best to express as much as I can- how is amazing the nature …
I remember my self drawing since my
childhood, the first thing that comes in my mind is drawing and painting activities every times.
At the school I having very good art results, and doing art homework for other persons in my class with happy mood 😍. My teachers , parents and friends recognizing my still hand and  encouraged me that I have a talent and used to express my feelings through my paintings.
Basic techniques of art I learned in the Art National School in Russia .
I was study for graphic , watercolor design and  draftsmanship.
Later I was  luck to apprenticed with the great master in Dubai ( thanks to hem ) and improved my skills and vision for the free art .
Since last 15 years I’m working only with oil painting and sometimes acrylic colors . When i worked many companies, I was hade less time for art work, but now I’m free for art and many many beautiful ideas in my mind …
My ambition pushed me to work on Animal World  subject . My painting takes more times and important place in my life. Creativity always helping me for each new step, and my travels gives me many ideas, sight and motivation for my artwork.
I’m  artists which Is love nature and right now my collection is growing in nature still. I wish and dream to be more and more professional about my art and be so happy to share with everyone my feelings to the beauty of nature…
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Persian artist Roya Mohit



Roya Mohit is a Persian artist born in Tehran in 1963.

She learns the Art of Persian Miniature with the famous Ostaad Ahmari. After her arrival in Paris, she pursues her Art tinting the Persian traditional Art of a Western look. Her last masterpieces are portraits on pebbles using acrylic paint and mineral colors.


The accessories are in gold leaf. “I love the pebbles, their shapes, the simplicity of their lines and their raw colors. I admire them, assemble them. Their shapes remind me of clouds which we admire from the grass, unique pieces. By dint of admiration, they take shapes fed by our imagination..


. Shapes of faces! I am inspired by their uniqueness to give them life. Their curves are the only limits to the outlines of their faces. Their shapes reflect their history, that I keep immortal from the tip of my brush. These pebbles represent nature, essential element to the Persian Art. Nature becomes the canvas. Pebbles have a soul.

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Visual artist in Dubai


When I remember my childhood, the first thing that comes in my mind is drawing and painting activities with my parents, my brother and my sister. It was a serious work beside classic school duty. Paper, pencils and other material were available everywhere at home. Of course it was so fun when we used to compare our “masterpieces”!

At school I remember having pretty good results. My teachers, hopefully, encouraged me. While I grew up, opportunities for drawing competitions made me get trust in me. It became definitely a kind of therapy. Rather shy, I used to express my feelings through my paintings. Fortunately, people appreciated my work and often showed me that I had minimum talent to hang and keep practicing seriously. Basic techniques were necessary. I took courses in order to enhance my abilities.

Once we became adults, my sister and I decided to participate to exhibitions.
These kinds of experiences were so constructive. In December 2006 we organized an exhibition called “triangular pallet” with our mother. It will stay a memorable period.


Before this event, I participated to three exhibitions in 2005, another one in 2006 and two in 2008. My painting style evolved considerably. I slowly slipped towards acrylic technique on canvas. My ambition pushed me to work on large sizes frames. They had a large success. Today, I feel more mature; I am more convinced that painting must take an important place in my life. It is question of inward balance and ambition. I am ready to work hard in order to enhance quality of my artworks. I plan to work with special themes and create collections.

Arts and painting are still an efficient therapy whatever my life would be.




« Transparence » : exhibition at the Sofitel – February 2005

Group exhibition at palais de la culture KOUBA – mars 2005

« Harmonie » at DAR EL YAKOUT – Algeria – December 2005

Group exhibition at gallery SAMSOM Théâtre de verdure – Algeria – March 2006

« FEMME » – Solo exhibition at Asilah – Morroco –July 2007

« Éphémère »– Solo Exhibition at Lyon – France – October 2007

« Salon d’automne » January 2008

« Seul(e) » – solo exhibition Skifa HYDRA – Algeria – April 2008

« Les Femmes de la méditerranée » – Group Exhibition (Lions Club) – Tunisia – January 2009

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Shadow sculpture artists from Jordan


Maysoon Masalha
Bassam Al selawi

Bassam and his wife Maysoon Masalha we both studied Fine Art in there native Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and spent many years teaching art while also undertaking custom art projects and experimenting with different mediums, materials and techniques. Years spent instructing Palestinian refugee children was an important educational experience for Masalha and Al Selawi as there were terribly few material resources for creating art projects; innovation and creativity Were vital and through this experience he Sharpened their skills further.
Mashalha began to teach art at United Nations Schools for Palestinian Refugees. She considers this experience as being one of the most rewarding of her career in education as she was able to realize in a profound manner how art can have a positive influence on both her students and the community. Masalha then became an art supervisor in the UN Education Development Center where she managed a team of art teachers, staged workshops and organized public arts projects that included music as well as visual art. Joining Art Hub as Manager of Art Craft provides Masalha with the opportunity to expand her perpetual interest in encouraging others to discover the artist within while she continues to create her own artwork.


Al Selawi strongly believes that visual art is a way in which each person is able to express himself/herself in a particularly beautiful Way and that each human being has the right to practice art in spite Of the level Of talent. At Art Hub Al Selawi is able to share his experiences and understanding of art in various capacities and how working together our world can be a better place. As Manager of Applied Art, Al Selawi is responsible for the design and installations Of art commissions from decorative to practical such as furnishings.
Together with the Manager Of Art Craft, Maysoon Masalha also developed a distinctive technique for shadow sculpture and their work is On display in a dedicated gallery at Art Hub.
Both artists Bassam Al Selawi and Maysoon Masalha Distinguish themselves on the art scene by creating a new and distinct technique, merging between painting, sculpture and between shadow and light, and between reality and fantasy by creating a fourth dimension to the three-dimensional sculptures.

By using Arabic calligraphy in most of the sculptures, to reflect the shadow that paints an image on the wall. Same image which consists in the mind of the recipient when reading these phrases. They used different materials and new techniques for playing in the light and the shadow.
If you take a look at one of the shadow sculptures you can be forgiven for thinking they’re some kind of installation; a beautiful carving of Arabic calligraphy mounted on the wall, a silhouette painted behind it and some drama added through the use of a spotlight.


When you realize that the spotlight is in fact casting a shadow, a shadow you may have wrongly presumed was a painted silhouette, the true ingenuity shines through. Or perhaps it doesn’t, literally speaking. ‘There are shadow artists around the world who do installations to create shadow images, but not as a wall sculpture, this concept is new… it’s their own creation.

‘We can say that our sculptures are 4D sculptures; the fourth dimension being the shadow of the words. It does reflect the same image that is printed in our mind when we read the words. Those images range from Muslim worshippers to men riding horses or camels.
The other image perhaps printed in viewers’ minds is what the price tag looks like. Each of their sculptures sells for between Dhs 500 and Dhs 1700 if it’s one of their unlimited runs of moulds. However, they also produce customized unique pieces and limited edition runs in bronze or silver and gold plating.

Exhibitions and projects:-

Solo Exhibitions

July 2013 Rosewood Abu Dhabi

February 2014 Al-Serkal Cultural Foundation

April 2014 Sofitel Abu Dhabi

June 2014 Baginiskaya Gallery, Dubai Solo Exhibition

July 2014 Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Solo Exhibition

August 2014 Pullman Dubai, Solo Exhibition

Art Fair

September 2013 Beirut Art Fair
November 2013 Abu Dhabi Art Fair
May 2014 Sikka 2014
November 2014 Abu Dhabi Art Fair


December 2013 International Art Liwa Art Hub
April 2014 Up Cycle festival Liwa Art Hub
October 2014 Memory festival Liwa Art Hub

Group exhibitions:-

September 2012 Dalma Mall Abu Dhabi
August 2013 Hyatt Capital Gate.
November 2013 Bawabat Al Sharq Mall / Abu Dhabi
December 2013 Marina Mall Abu Dhabi
September 2013 Arab Art month Art Hub
October 2013 Mexican Art month Art Hub
November 2013 Korean art month Art Hub
January 2014 France Art Month Art Hub
February 2014 Canadian Art Month Art Hub
May 2014 German Art Month Art Hub
April 2014 Scandinavian Art Month Art Hub
April 2014 Dubai Culture Authority Bay Avenue

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HELENE DAVID-CUNY French photographer Middle East

Verticality - Kuwait

Colors of the world

Hélène David-Cuny
A random photographer

Working as an archaeologist, French graphist Hélène David-Cuny has a chance since many years to travel throughout the Middle East and experience unusual facettes of the countries she stops by. From Iraq to Yemen, Syria to Oman, Egypt to India, Kuwait to the UAE, Soudan to Vietnam, she takes photos ‘as they come’, without a predetermined project. Landscape, people, architecture, urban life, nature, abstract composition, colour or black and white, anything is good to demonstrate that the world has too many things to say to limit oneself to a restricted field. No need for the photographer to add her own words, pictures talk by themselves.
Magical Mountain - Oman
She has exhibited at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris (2009 and 2010, and published 5 books since 2012 (available throught theweb

Natural architecture - Sudan

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Assil Diab Graphic Designer and Graffiti artist in Qatar


Born in Bucharest, Romania in 1988, Assil Diab aka Sudalove is a 26-year-old Graphic Designer and Graffiti artist. Originally from Sudan, Assil has been living in Qatar for around 20 years (since 1995). She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar) where she doubled majored in Fashion & Graphics Design for two years then transferred to VCU in Richmond, Virginia where she focused on Graphics Design and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in May 2011 while finishing school in the United States. Assil currently is a full time freelance designer and a graffiti artist. In the recent years, Assil has developed an interest and skill in graffiti art and as a result, started painting graffiti on clothing, hats, shoes, offices, houses and much more. In 2012 She has joined internationally known French-Tunisian artists, El Seed, in a calligrafitti project in the Salwa Road where she helped paint 52 panels in 4 tunnels – the largest graffiti project in the Middle East. She has been teaching the Art of Graffiti for 2 years at the Arts and Crafts Center in Doha. She’s worked as a creative/graphic designer at Al Jazeera Children’s Channel, Qatar Red Crescent, Supreme Council of Family Affairs and freelanced with Qatar Olympic Committee (Q22), Purple Falcon Multimedia, 60 degrees, SDI Marketing and various well-reputed companies in Qatar and elsewhere.

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Instagram: @sudalove
Twitter: Sudalove203