A SIGNATURE EVENT BY FUNUN-ART EXPRESSES THE REAL YOU "EXPRESSIONISM"

(Saju Nair - Dubai) On Thursday, 11th of July 2019, Ajman hotel hosted a magnificent event in coordination with Funun as six artists from The United Arab Emirates joined hands to create an evening of mystical wonders, awestruck visitors and beyond the top artworks.

Thanks to Shiba Khan and Farah Khan, the founders of Funun gallery and artists by themselves, for providing a larger platform to nurture the talents of various artists and to encourage them to showcase their brilliant works of art.

Funun - A non-profit Organization has always taken the lead to promote art and artists in the region through various remarkable art gatherings while Funun also ensures close association with differently-abled individuals to identify the talents that are hidden and to bring out the best in them by showcasing their creations on a much larger platform and this sincere gesture has attracted widespread appreciation from the region and also from across the world.

Funun founders Farah Khan & Shiba Khan
Funun founders Farah Khan & Shiba Khan


The Inspiring Khan sisters, with a proven track record, yet again entrust their love and passion for art this evening with a wonderfully curated and an amazing selection of mind-blowing artworks by enormously talented artists.

This event, titled "Expressionism", has really bestowed the title as artists express their emotions to give life to the amazing creations which has taken the breath away of the onlookers at the spectacular ambience of Ajman Hotel. "Expressionism" is an art exhibition designed to give freedom for the artists to spread their wings without any restrictions and to express their talents and emotions in the best way they desire.

 Sultana Farouq Kazim
Sultana Farouq Kazim

This wonderful evening was inaugurated by the gorgeous Sultana Farouq Kazim, Representative and Coordinator for the Museum of America's for the UAE and also an inspiring personality who has successfully entrusted her footprints in the art and fashion industry with her mesmerizing creative abilities. She hailed the contribution of the Khan sisters in the field of art and charity and congratulated the gathering for their immense support towards art and artists. She addressed the gathering and says "I really admire the work done by the Khan Sisters in the field of art and the way they are working to bring artists together and promote art. I will always love to support all the events organized by Funun Arts as it is a perfect collaboration of curators, artists and happiness". 

Shiba Khan with her striking abstract work
Shiba Khan with her striking abstract work

The Mixed media creations brought to life by the usage of bold colors with different textures which pronounces the unique style of Shiba Khan, one of the most admired artists and the founder of Funun has taken the breath away of the onlookers while stunning abstract of veteran artist Anjani Prakash Laitu created with a mission of spreading joy with colors was accepted by the gathering with huge respect and love. 

Anjani Prakash Laitu with his creations @ “Expressionism”
Anjani Prakash Laitu with his creations @ “Expressionism”

Seeing the world through a lens is the passion of Farah Khan who is also the creative designer and one among the founders of Funun. she has surprised the gathering with her amazing captures clicked during her journey to capture the natural beauty and emotions without compromising the beautiful essence of life while Swapnil's creations in watercolor and Acrylic have stunned the crowd into awestruck silence as they rejoice the marvelous creations of vivid colors and magnificent bold strokes.

One of the most talented artists Yuvika Garg narrated the story of emotions with her astounding abstract creations while Alia Medhat guided the gathering to the beautiful and colorful calligraphy and Sufism created with vibrant colors.

Alia Medhat with her beautiful creations
Alia Medhat with her beautiful creations

Founder of Funun, Curator, Artist and the First Lady of the evening Shiba Khan shared her views on her opening address during the inaugural ceremony and she says "Art is a form of self-expression without boundaries. It helps us to see things from a different perspective, taking us on a path of spontaneity and discovery. Paintings are portrayal of artists' inner thoughts and feelings in response to their surroundings".

Creative designer of Funun Farah Khan who worked shoulder to shoulder to gift a magical evening at the aesthetic ambience of Ajman Hotel shared her idea's behind this event and says "The aim of this exhibition is to represent not the outward appearance of things but their inner significance. Each artist had their own unique way of expressing their emotions in their art. In order to express emotion, the subjects are often distorted or exaggerated. At the same time the colors are often vivid and shocking."

She also quoted that the principle of true art is not to portray, but to evoke, as creativity takes courage.

(From Left) Mr. Peter Gressman, Mrs. Sultana Farouq Kazim, Mr. Anjani Prakash Laitu, Mr. George & Mrs. Shiba Khan
(From Left) Mr. Peter Gressman, Mrs. Sultana Farouq Kazim, Mr. Anjani Prakash Laitu, Mr. George & Mrs. Shiba Khan

The Khan sisters humbly acknowledge the support extended by the Hotel Management which helped them to curate an evening to cherish.

The evening was also graced by the famous Art Historian, Art Critic, Curator and Founder of Artforumuae Mr. Peter Gressman and Eminent Emirati Artist Ahmed Rukni along with other invited dignitaries and artists.

Mr. George, the GM of Ajman Hotel said" I am very glad to host this exhibition as there are so many different styles which can be seen under one label and definitely this is a wonderful collaboration of curator and artists." He also said that "to have an art exhibition in this beautiful ambience of Ajman hotel will give art lovers a unique experience".

(From Left) Mrs. Shiba Khan, Mrs. Sultana Farouq Kazim, Mr. Swapnil, Mr. Ahmed Rukni & Mr. George
(From Left) Mrs. Shiba Khan, Mrs. Sultana Farouq Kazim, Mr. Swapnil, Mr. Ahmed Rukni & Mr. George

Funun as a creative art gallery always believes that every individual has a spark of creativity that resides inside them and all it truly takes is a small flame to ignite that spark into a roaring flame of creativity and they find true inspiration in the quote:

"Coming together is the beginning,

Keeping together is the progress,

Working together is success."

Ajman hotel shall display the magnificent creations till September 2019 and will be open for the public to visit and experience first-hand the stunning mystical creations of imaginative and splendid artists.

We at Televisionario2 extend our warm wishes to the curators and all the talented artists for gifting an evening filled with bliss and wonder which will always be cherished in the minds and hearts of art enthusiasts.

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