A WALK BACK TO THE HISTORY TO CELEBRATE TRADITION AND CULTURE
(Saju Nair - Dubai) The United Arab Emirates, one of the most rapidly growing country in the world has proven its ability to achieve what others would deem 'impossible' by transforming a mere desert into a paradise for all.
The Seven emirates joined hands on 2nd December 1971, to formally form one of the safest countries on earth 'The United Arab Emirates'. Unconditional gratitude is extended to all those visionary leaders who have taken every possible initiative to convert this country into an iconic place of wonders as the reforms implied has succeeded in flourishing developments by creating a strong trade network across the continents. Willingness to accept different nationalities to this country and providing them the best amenities has really attracted foreign investments in various sectors. Currently providing an abode for 200 plus nationalities has also gifted an unusual yet enthralling experience for the residents in this great nation to experience and enjoy a wide range of traditions and culture.
Tradition and culture are the two most important subjects which are required to be passed on through generations for the purpose of maintaining the original purity of the very essence of the country. The United Arab Emirates celebrated the 48th National Day on 02nd December 2019 and the art industry has yet again taken the lead to express their solidarity and to celebrate this very special day. One of the most prominent and well accepted galleries in the region who has gifted many mesmerizing events have yet again surprised the art industry by organizing an remarkable art exhibition titled 'Treasures of Arabia' with the theme Arabian Culture and Heritage at the historical Ahmedia Heritage Guest House where 48 artists showcased their astounding creations while the magical curation of Jesno Jackson produced a stunning experience that has enhanced the bench mark of success.
The subjects assigned by the curator was accepted by the artists in great enthusiasm as their creations displayed at the traditional ambience of Ahmedia Art Gallery has indeed echoed the spirit of patriotism, love and affection towards the visionary leaders who has guided the country and emerged successful at creating a great nation which is viewed by the world with wonder.
Having entrusted the continuous and noticeable presence in the art industry, time and gain Jesno Jackson has proven her amazing capabilities as a curator with a professional approach to be identified as one among the best organizers in the art world. It has been observed that the gatherings conducted by ART4You gallery attracts many high-profile personalities from different segment which has aided these exhibitions to become commercially viable for the artist and the gallery.
ART4You gallery was founded in 2009 by Rengi Cherian and Jesno Jackson and engaged in active participation since 2015 has gifted hundreds of mesmerizing gatherings where many artist from UAE and abroad have got opportunities to showcase their artworks and to enhance their talents. Willingness to accept the challenges and to think differently has created an identity for Jesno Jackson in the art industry. Selecting 48 artists and artworks from hundreds of entries is undeniably a difficult task, the curator has indeed done her fair share of homework to incorporate the best of works and the results were visible on the opening day of 'Treasures of Arabia'. Stunning portraits of rulers of The United Arab Emirates created in various mediums occupied the center stage along with many more glorious artworks of special landmarks, emotions related to tradition and culture from the Arabian Peninsula and elegantly designed calligraphy creations.
Founder of ART4You gallery and the curator of
this exhibition Jesno Jackson shares her experience with ilTelevisionario2 and
she says "'Treasures of Arabia', is the fourth event
ART4You is collaborated with Ahmedia Heritage Guesthouse, focusing on the
leading role played by the Arabian Peninsula as a site for exchange of culture
since the earliest times. Presented through more than fifty works, the visitor
will discover a panorama of the different cultures that have followed one
another in the Arabian Peninsula from prehistoric times to the current modern
period. The exhibition reveals how we come from different cultures, and diverse
personalities has portrayed the beauty of this country and spread the message of
unity and how we all live together within this humble space in harmony. UAE is
a place like no other, a unique country where tradition and modernity walk hand
in hand, where the old is not overridden by the new and it has the allure of
magnificent variation, from the ultra-modern to the dawn of time. It is a place
where every rock has a shape and every road a history, so with this exhibition
we tried to walk back on the road of history to gift a nostalgic feeling for
of Arabia' was
inaugurated by Dr. Hamed Bin Mohamed Khalifa Al Suwaidi - Chairman and
Director of Abudhabi Arts Society in the presence of Mr. Ibrahim Juma- World
renowned Emirati Music Composer, Eminent Emirati Artist and Entrepreneur- Mr.
Ahmed Rukni Al Awadhi, Mr. Ahmed Abdullah Al Dossary - Eminent Emirati Artist,
Mr. Peter Gressmann founder of artforumuae, Mr. Ali Al Ameri - Calligrapher and
Plaster Artist, renowned artist Ms. Nada Al Barazi and other invited
dignitaries, artists and art enthusiasts.
The artists who has graced the evening with their beautiful creations are (UAE) Ahmed Rukni Al Awadhi, Ahmed Abdullah Al Dossary, Roa Al Madani, Ali Al Ameri, AlReem Ali Al Ameri, Nadeem Yaqoob (Lebanon) Nada Al Barazi. (India) Pari Sagar, Afshan Quraishi, Megha Manjarekar, Jesno Jackson, Jenson Renji, Rituparna Das, Boze Krishna, Shahanas C.K, K.R. Sitaa, Veena Devagiri, Muthu Krishna, Nisar Ibrahim, Jalal Abusamaa, Midhun Mohan, Bhairwi Singh, Jyoti Sethi, Sinijith Soman, Vineeth E, Shaji Kundathil, Pragya Bhatnagar, Soni Budhia, Mukesh Dubey, Kumar Chadayamangalam. (Egypt) Gehan Fauzi, Samar Kamal, Yasmine Mohamed, Ayman Mohamed Alemam, Yasmin Naeem, Naglaa Gabr, Shahira Abou El Naga, Hania El Azab, (Poland) Mary Noga, (Srilanka) Yoshita Ahmed, Thisara Padmapriya, (Tunisia) Sarra Hamed (France) Hicham Chajai (Russia) Margarita Kunizheva (Ukraine) Tsebro Katerina (Philippines) Nemar Precioso Sencil (Japan) Midori Yoshino (Pakistan) Shabnam Habib (Nigeria) Yusuf Seidu Okus.
Jenson Rengi one of the youngest participant of 'Treasures of Arabia' astonished the art fraternity with his fabulous creation of an animal which he favours the most - the majestic Horse. His beautifully and gracefully created artwork in acrylic with shades of cool colors was in fact one of the most impressive creations displayed. At the age of 15, this young talent has managed to enhance his passion along with his education wherein he has proved his ability in multi-tasking. Happiness and pride was quite visible in Jenson as he was one among the vast array of participants in an exhibition curated by his mother, Jesno Jackson, who is widely accepted as a prominent personality in the art fraternity. Having participated in various art gatherings has helped Jenson to enhance his passion, creativity and to boost his confidence which has inspired him to give life to some beautiful artworks. The crowd present at the venue was really amazed with his talent and so as he was poured with appreciations which he humbly acknowledged. We at ilTelevisonario2 extend all our best wishes to young Jenson and looking forward for more of his creations to be showcased in upcoming art exhibitions giving an opportunity to experience the wonderful imaginations of Jenson Rengi.
The artworks bedecked at the magnificent ambiance of Al Hamedia Art Gallery has yet again proven the availability of immensely talented artists in the region and their inspiring imaginations.
'Treasures of Arabia' shall be open for public
till 30th December 2019 and it will surely be a great experience to
get immersed into the world of colors and also to know more about The United
Arab Emirates from an artistic perspective. ilTelevisionario2 tender all our
best wishes to the curator and the artists and express our sincere gratitude
for gifting the art world a visual treat.