Planet X. Author Bennu, 45 x 50 cm, acrylic, oil on canvas.

Top 6 Artists under 40 : Inspiration of Thousands

February 13, 2019 UAE Business 0

We have come to know about the top best 10 arts of the year of 2018, where a total of 6 artists under the age of 40 have made it possess places in the ranking. This global ranking was published on 11 January 2019. One thing for sure, and that is one doesn’t need to be above the age of 40 to become a millionaire, because two artists among those six have earned more than a million dollars through this art. Both of them are just 35 years old! Read more

“Bennu” – the rising of an Artist

December 11, 2018 UAE Business 0

3Inviting all artlovers to visit Bennu’s online gallery  

Dubai, 11th December 2018 –  Bennu started painting professionally from 2015 and since has developed an extensive body of artworks. The paintings are a combination of Oils & Acrylics on canvas and the colors offer a backdrop to the stories that are told in bold strokes and vibrant hues. The one constant in Bennu’s paintings is the lightness in their compositions, always exuberating the positive energy in which they were created. Read more

03-10-2018. Author Bennu, 75 x 105 cm, oil on canvas

Bennu’s World Of Abstract Expressionism

November 11, 2018 UAE Business 0

Bennu paints abstract paintings. The first direction of the artist’s works is a world of colors. In the artist’s paintings feel sentimentality, sincerity, experiences that turn into a storm of passions and emotions. Read more

Game of Thrones, solo exhibition by Goncalo Mabunda

Game of Thrones, solo exhibition by Goncalo Mabunda

November 9, 2018 UAE Business 0

November 12th – December 6th
Alserkal Avenue | Warehouse #60
Pop up exhibition curated by Akka Project

Mabunda, artist and anti-war activist, is back to Dubai and will load Warehouse nr. 60 at Alserkal Avenue with Kalashnikovs, rockets, pistols, rifles, bombs and grenades transformed into artworks as thrones and anthropomorphic masks from 12th, November to 6th, December 2018.

Turning objects of destruction into sculptures that evoke both Western modernism and African tradition, the artist effectively strips them of their killing power.

Born in 1975 in Mozambique, he has worked as a full-time artist since 1997. By recycling war materials he has created his own unique style, that is recognized throughout the world. Goncalo is most well known for his thrones. According to the artist, the thrones function as attributes of power, tribal symbols and traditional pieces of ethnic African Art.

Mabunda’s work has been exhibited at Venice Biennale, Italy; Brooklyn Museum, USA; Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf; Hayward Gallery, London, Centre Pompidou, Paris among many others.

By using deactivated weapons of war, Mabunda’s work carries a message of how further violence can be prevented, and that destroying the weapons of war can be done in an aesthetic and artistic way.

“If we destroy the weapons, the same weapon’s not going to kill any more.” G. Mabunda Read more