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Art & Coffee
22 Jan 2017 - 22 Feb 2017
COLOURMANIA by UK artist Chris Robb. Starts Jan 22 - Feb 22, 2017:
Daily Free Viewing 10am -10pm
Venue: Art Couture at InterContinental Hotel - Event Centre - Lobby Level - Dubai UAE
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION & THE ARTIST:
As the title suggests this exhibition is all about the brightest colours that just flood the space with the spirit of positive energy.
Chris was born in Gibraltar to an English father and an Irish mother. She attended university in both Leeds and Edinburgh.
Chris and her family moved to Dubai in the summer of 2005. "This country where the sun seems to shine every day, full of cultural, architectural and artistic diversity, presented the perfect source of inspiration for a new chapter in her artistic journey" says Chris.
A chance encounter some years ago with a newly opened gallery near JBR introduced Chris to the work of a well-established and respected artist Marianne Y. Naerebout. The use of colour in Naerebout's pieces captivated Chris and she began using the same formula to develop her own style of work taking inspiration from her surroundings. Dubai and the UAE are filled with the most spectacular architecture and picturesque subjects. From the beauty of the desert, palm trees, the awe inspiring high rises, mosques, dhows, camels, plants & people; the inspirational opportunities are endless.
Chris embarked on a journey to pay homage, to her surroundings and wonderful life in the UAE and beyond through her art. Her use of vivid colour reflects not only her mood and general demeanor, but also her appreciation for the wonderful experiences and life she enjoys in the UAE. Each piece is hand drawn, and her pigments mostly hand mixed to achieve the depth and vibrancy that is so important to her.
Chris's paintings are a celebration; they are a manifestation of positivity and happiness. As she journeys through each one, she does so with a smile on her face, hoping her artworks have the same uplifting effect on all who view them.
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