‘SEEKING SERENITY’ BY ART4You
(Saju Nair- Dubai) An event just concluded in the month of November at
the Ahmedia Art Gallery, which was a mesmerizing experience as the gallery was
attractively arranged with splendid artworks that depicted beautiful florals, spectacular
waterfalls, stunning landscapes and many more subjects related to nature by 25
extremely talented artists who have explored the expression of inner light and
eternal peace by portraying their love and affection for nature with a mission
to spread awareness to preserve and secure mother nature for the current
generation to cherish and future generations to experience.
'Seeking Serenity', the title which was sensibly chosen by the founders of ART4You Gallery, Mr. Rengi Cherian and Ms. Jesno Jackson, was not just for showcasing artworks but also to express their commitment towards securing nature by gifting an opportunity for the art world and the society to realize the beauty of nature, to appreciate and to protect its splendor from diminishing.
Each of us have a moral responsibility to keep our world clean and hygienic all the while we should also respect and understand the requirements of nature as well. It's a common phenomenon that most of the developing and developed nations are busy constructing concrete blocks to exhibit their pride while the common man constructs his home laying the surroundings of his premise with decorative tiles to ensure cleanliness in and around his living space ignoring the fact that we are restricting the rain water to get absorbed to the earth which is burning day by day. We are vigilant to keep our living space neat and clean at the cost of nature as a result, we are inviting natural disasters in different forms - we know that yet we neglect. Are we all not responsible for this?
One of the most admired curator, Jesno Jackson, who is known for her magical curations, has designed this exhibition with a mission to spread awareness on the importance of securing mother earth as she joined hands with 25 artists to showcase the elegance of nature. Curator Jesno Jackson is extremely delighted with the appreciations from the industry on the success of 'Seeking Serenity' and she says "Each artist has translated the theme in their own unique style, their own unique way of interpreting tranquility and harmony. The interpretations flow from gentle, fluid tranquil landscapes, metaphysical connectivity, serene natural landscapes to harmonious abstracts. As a universe that seeks peace and healing, we will find our sense of balance in protecting and caring for nature. Art is a powerful catalyst for bringing attention to important issues that normally don't receive much attention. The show 'Seeking Serenity', with astoundingly talented artists exhibiting their work at the Ahmedia Art Gallery, brings to the forefront the healing power of art. As artists have often found their sense of solace and peace in nature, they have depicted the subject in their work. Yet others explored serenity from a more personal point of view through a playful, mood changing choice of colors and exploration of form creating art that exudes well being and joy. Art can serve as a catalyst for healing individuals, society and the environment. Through seeking Serenity, we move a step towards our mission to raise awareness for positive change through art. We are all, in some small way, fighting our own battles and in turn searching for the antidote. We are all in some way seeking serenity and that's what our title is all about."
The mission of 'Seeking Serenity' is to inspire people to help save our natural world by supporting organizations that protect and preserve nature and its beauty in a serene way.
'Seeking Serenity' was inaugurated by Dr. Najat Makki - (Pioneer Artist of Emirati Contemporary Art Scene) in the presence of His Excellency Bu Abdullah- The Iconic Emirati business personality (Chairman of Bu Abdullah Group of Companies), Ms. Sultana Farooq Kazim (Fashion Designer, Abstract Expressionist- Representative of the Museum of America's for UAE), Mr. M. S. Khan (Founder and Chairman at Global NRI Media and Caprice Watches) Mr. Peter Gressman - Art Historian, Critic, Curator and Founder of artforumuae, Mr. Ahmed Rukni Art Al Awadhi Eminent Emirati Artist, Mr. Aslam Noor well known calligraphy artist and many other invited guests and artist. This event also was graced with the presence of renowned journalist and founder of ilTelevisionario2 Ms. Alessandra Giorda.
25 Artists who has graced the venue with their splendid creations are Ahmed Rukni Al Awadhi, Agness Mathew, Anz Soza, Bilal Siddiqui, Dane, Gwyneth Rasquinha, Hania El Azab, Hiral Patel, Hafsa Rasool, Imran Manzoor Imzy, Jaleela Niaz, Lavanya Varma, Maria G West, Manjula Kaimal, Margarita Kunizheva, Megha Manjarekar, Mukesh Dupey, Nadeem Yaqoob, Rasha Ghaleb, Renu Shivam, Shabnam Habib, Sonal Purohit, Varsha Saju Nair, Wadood and Zumrud Sadakova.
IlTelevisionario2 congratulate the curator and the participated artists for putting up a magnificent and inspiring show.