DIRECTORY ARTISTS FROM THE GULF REGION

Welcome to Annoncesgolfe.com artists blog .

We are looking for local or expatriates artists who are  living in the Gulf  countries region, Middle East and all the Muslim Arab/Persian world : UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrein, Iran,  Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Turkey and Maghreb.

The aim  is to create a cross-cultural bridge in the oriental world giving the opportunities to  artists of these countries to be known in the Gulf region among the French-speaking people  and the whole expatriates community in the whole region.

Oriental artists from these countries but living in US/Europe are accepted as well.

We are looking for : Artists, painters,photographers, writers, poets, art exhibitions owners, sand art, street art, truck art, handicraft or painting projects …get a free publication on this blog .

Send us your presentation text and three pictures

info@annoncesgolfepersique.com

We thank Michel Seiller the owner of the showcase VITRINART  (France ) website featuring portfolios of  fine or visual artists from all over the world.

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Some of the artists presented on this blog have been selected and featured on the Arab World category

https://galerievitrinart.wordpress.com/arab-world-list/

 

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Portfolio Amira Al Sharif photographer from Yemen

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Portfolio Amira 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.

Get in touch: karinerochead@gmail.com

website:  http://www.karine-roche.com/

 

 

 

Hassan Makaremi Iranian painter and calligrapher

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Psychoanalyst, painter and calligrapher, Hassan Makaremi was born in Chiraz, Iran, in 1950. Since 1983, he lives and works in France. Trained as an engineer, Hassan Makareml holds a diploma from the Polytechnic School of Teheran and the Paris « Ecole Centrale » (Central School). In his capacity as a strategic specialist, he contributes to the « Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques » (Centre for Studies in Diplomacy and Strategy’) in Paris and the Institute for Business Management in the Université Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne.

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More than fifteen exhibitions of his works have been organized in France and in the United States. He has published several articles in French and Iranian Journals some of which have been compiled and published in 2005), a novel and an anthology of poetry together with his wife, « Piano played with four hands ».

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http://calligraphy-expo.com/eng/Personalities/Participants/Hassan_Makaremi/Article.aspx?ItemID=73
https://www.flickr.com/photos/makaremi/page5/
http://makaremi.com/120.html

UAE murals, American artist in Abu Dhabi

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Maria Hegedus is an American artist who has been living in Abu Dhabi, UAE since March 2013.

In the States, Maria painted murals for small businesses and residential clients as well. Upon moving to UAE, she decided to pursue not only a mural business, but to focus on fine art paintings and affordable prints as well.

She has completed several large-scale murals in Abu Dhabi ranging from residential villas, private schools, and most publicly – Dalma Mall, Mussafah. She has exhibited with Abu Dhabi Art Hub for American Art Month in July 2013, and displayed in ADNEC as well.

Murals will always be a passion, but canvases and prints make wonderful “souvenirs” for expats living here, or locals who are proud of their country’s culture.

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Many expats purchase commissioned paintings and prints to send family at home, or to enjoy themselves as a memory of UAE that will last a lifetime! Maria enjoys using acrylic and adding touches of gold leaf to some paintings. Watercolor is another wonderful medium she enjoys and was truly her “first love” when it comes to art! She enjoys commissioned pieces and finds it very rewarding to work closely with a client to make their vision of art come to life! Some clients know EXACTLY what they want – others only offer a vague emotion or subject matter. Either way, she enjoys the challenge and some of the best-selling prints have come from inspiration by clients.

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Prints begin at 200 dh, paintings begin at 1500 dh. Mural prices vary.
Please visit UAEmurals.com or Facebook.com/UAEmurals for samples of work and to request a free mural consultation.

mariadhegedus@gmail.com
+971 56326-0010

Shadow sculpture artists from Jordan

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Maysoon Masalha
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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.

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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.

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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

Symposium

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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http://www.maysoonbassam.com/

+971563325065

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Art Yulia in Dubai

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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.
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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…
 Get in touch through my Facebook page
Instagram: art.d.yulia

Assil Diab Graphic Designer and Graffiti artist in Qatar

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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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FOLLOW ASSIL:
Instagram: @sudalove
Twitter: Sudalove203
Facebook: www.facebook.com/assildiabart
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Jacqueline Craig French artist in Abu Dhabi

IMG_7376_sRGBJacqueline 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.

Get in touch for information:

Mobile phone: 0557262605

Email : craigjacqueline@hotmail.com

 

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Laila Sahrai afghani Fine Arts artist

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Laila Sahrai is a Fine Arts artist born in Kabul/Afghanistan in 1975. She is living in Germany.

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2002 – 2007 Study of Fine Arts (Painting, drawing, Graphic) on the “Academy of Visual arts” in Enschede/NL

Since 2007 Free Artist

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Since 1999 continuous exhibitions on National level Publications (extract) –
Aki Eindexamenkatalogus 2007 (NL 2007) -Sahrai Malereien & Zeichnungen (Leipzig/Köln 2010) –
Künstlerische Vielfalt in Leipzig, eine Dokumentation (Leipzig 2013) –
International Contemporary Artists Vol. VIII ( New York, USA 2014)

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Websites with her works:

www.lailasahrai.de

www.lailasahrai.galerie.nl

www.sahrai.artists.de

www.lailasahrai.jimdo.com

http://www.depot-k.com/m_sahrai

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Contact
lsahrai@yahoo.de

Anjum Rana presenting the tribal Pakistani Truck Art

The exuberant and flamboyant style Pakistani Truck Art is a legitimate and distinct folk art, which represents the values and aspirations of vast majorities of ordinary truck drivers and artists especially from the mountainous tribal areas in the Northern part of the country.

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Anjum Rana represents the new Pakistani woman entrepreneurial and creative with an eye for the extraordinary in ordinary everyday life. She has made it her goal to bring this art into the mainstream, into our homes, and give it the recognition it so richly deserves.
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It is this discerning eye that has always made her appreciate what most of us dismiss or even ridicule or take for granted at best.

Anjum Rana has employed master truck painters and directs them in painting their richly textured motifs on everyday objects such as kettles, lanterns, oil-lamps, boxes garden furniture, walls, fans and object d’art.

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Many of these painters were giving up this art due to a lack of patronage as modern photo-printed advertisements on buses and vans become more popular. Some Master Artisans were unable to continue painting since climbing these buses becomes physically challenging due to age. Now, they are able to paint and train apprentices due to this new arena developed by Tribal Truck Arts initiative.

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The team conducts workshops where painters demonstrate on board and the students attending the workshop then copy the work on objects .This is done with mostly children above the age of 15 years and above.

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Rana anjum explains to them what each motif means and its significance in truck art while the painters walk around and show each person how to paint in this unique form .
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PREVIOUS SHOWS:

THE TRIBAL PAKISTANI ART TRUCK have held shows
in Glasgow ,London,Santa Fe, Amman, Beirut, Kolkotta ,Chennai , Delhi , Jaipur .Recently held shows in Jakarta ,Indonesia ,promoted by Pakistan Embassy Indonesia and Unesco

Below pictures taken in Indonesia

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In 2008 received the UNESCO AWARD, SEAL OF EXCELLENCE IN HANDICRAFTS .

Tribal truck art was featured in MEA, inflight magazine for three months in 2012.

The Royal family of Jordan was very encouraging and we had many orders to paint over furniture and other items for them .

Tribal Truck can perform any kind of art from the wall painting to the Christmas decorations

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Jean Francois Lesage a famous Parisian embroiderer ordered five types of figures to be made in steel and reflector tape which is another art form used in decorating trucks , We got a message from Christian Loubiton that he was very happy to see the pieces .

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Mission:

This wonderful, handmade, one-of-a kind item is an example of truck art rooted in our cultural tradition. Tribal Truck Art has made a positive impact on the life of the artists and their families.

We at Tribal Truck Art hope that you will give us the opportunity to show truck art as an art form as well as a vehicle for positive change.
The mission of Tribal Truck Art is to foster economic and cultural sustainability for truck artists and truck art worldwide, and to create intercultural exchange opportunities that unite the people of the world.

TRIBAL ART TRUCK AND ANJUM RANA ARE INTERESTED IN PAINTING  VEHICLES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD AND PARTICIPATING TO EXHIBTIONS IN WHICH THEY ARE PRESENTING THE OBJECTS THEY ARE CREATING. LOOKING FOR ANY KIND OF PARTNERSHIP WITH SCHOOLS OR UNIVERSITIES WHERE THEY CAN HELD WORKSHOPS..
Get in touch for any proposal…

In 2015 the team was performing in Paris check the link

ANJUM RANA
www.tribaltruckart.net
anjrana@ymail.com

tel in Pakistan 00923008265388
or 00922135854304

Abdelghani Filali Baba calligrapher from Marocco

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A great artist and calligrapher who travels around the world presenting Arabic calligraphy which describes the generosity of the people of Morocco.

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Abdelghani FILALI BABA, Artist impassioned by the drawing of the Arabic letter, born in Fes.
and has always been fascinated by the beautiful hand writing since his childhood.
The Arabic calligraphy exists before the Islam. Based on each style, we can find five to six derives. Notice, we can draw the twenty eight Arabic alphabet letters based on fifty thousand geometric forms. These forms used to be used by the olden architect in order to build historical monuments.
The calligraphy is an art because we say the drawing of the letter; is a science because there are technical terms. It is the writing of the culture and of the knowledge.

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to get in touch with him in order to know his program

filalibabacallig@gmail.com

On Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m1qf_r2dSs

On Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abdelghani-Filali-BABA/478269662198387?sk=timeline