‘UNWIND STORIES’ BY ART4You

(Saju Nair - Dubai) Year 2019, one of the most eventful years endorsed by The United Arab Emirates, has witnessed record number of art gatherings organized by various galleries continuously keeping the art fraternity of this great nation on their toes, just ready to jump in for the next event. All these gatherings organized are meant to spread the importance and value of art and to encourage hidden talents to emerge out of their seed and bloom into something the world will remember. Hundreds of exhibitions that has taken place across the Emirates has given platform for students, emerging and professional artists from UAE and has also attracted artists from other countries across the globe to mark their presence in the UAE.

Declaration of the government to mark UAE as the year of tolerance, in the year 2019, has provided a large platform for the art galleries to organize exhibitions, Live Paintings, Art Talks, Art workshops and various other gatherings to spread the awareness of tolerance across the community. Hosting nationalities from all the continents, The United Arab Emirates has given space to celebrate and cherish the diversified culture of various nationalities which in itself echoes the truest form of Tolerance. The Commendable leadership of Mr. Yasser AlGargawi, Director of Programs and Partnership - Ministry of Tolerance, Chairman of Dubai National Theatre has supported art industry in organizing various events to celebrate "The Year of Tolerance". ilTelevisionario2 extends our heartiest congratulations to Mr. Yasser AlGargawi for the successful execution of the objective set in 2019 to promote tolerance and to spread the message of equality within the multi-cultural society in the Emirates and we also tender all our best wishes for the future programs as well.

It is equally important to share some information to our readers about the venue, Studio Seven Gallery. This modern gallery is located on the 8th floor of The Oxford Tower in Business Bay, Dubai and has been established in 2015 by Mr. Jamal Ferozie. This year has witnessed numerous events, from art talks to popular exhibitions, and the immense support extended by the management of studio seven has aided in the mission to spread the message of tolerance and the inevitable participation of art in one's life. As a result, Studio Seven is set to become a destination for eventful gatherings in the year of 2020 making their calendar busier than previous years.

The habit of organizing highly professional events involving various local and international artists has given the opportunity to witness yet another successful art exhibition organized by ART4You Gallery. 'Unwind Stories' is one among the last exhibitions of 2019 curated by Jesno Jackson at Studio Seven Gallery in Dubai. Ten artists including the curator herself has graced the venue with magnificent artworks, largely focusing on abstract creations in various mediums in addition to sculptors of four Italian Sculptors which has been presented by AVA Gallery.

Curator of 'Unwind Stories' and founder of ART4You gallery, Ms. Jesno Jackson says "This visually exciting exhibition has revealed the staggering contribution of artists who have created abstract works that radiate perfection. It is the artists who predominantly led the field showing confidence, curiosity and innovation as they engage with defining movements, the influences of which are still strong today in contemporary art practice. I truly believe that a successful art career takes time, patience and the determination and commitment to rise through the ranks and to succeed. I also feel fortunate to be a participant along with eight extremely talented artists and AVA Gallery who has displayed sculptors of eminent Italian artists. We are really thankful to the artists and the art industry for all the support extended throughout the year of 2019 which has helped us to successfully execute number of art gatherings which was acceCpted and appreciated by the art industry."

'Unwind Stories' was inaugurated by Dr. Abdulrazzaq Ali Al Madani - President of Emirates Diabetes Society in the presence of the Eminent Emirati Artist and Entrepreneur Mr. Ahmed Rukni Al Awadhi, Famous Art Historian, Art Critic, Art Dealer and founder of artforumuae Mr. Peter Gressmann, Entrepreneur and world renowned artist Mr. Bharat Thakur, Legendry artist and master of abstracts Mr. Anjini Prakash Laithu, artists and other invited guests. Chief guest Dr. Abdulrazzaq Ali Al Madani, who is also the father of Eminent Emirati Artist, Roa Al Madani, fascinated the gathering with his humorous speech as he shared his experience as a student during school and university days which gifted feelings of nostalgia for all members present at the venue, subconsciously taking them back to their classrooms while physically being present at the venue.

Moment from the event
Moment from the event

The astounding artist who have ornamented the walls of studio seven with their outstanding creations are (India) Jesno Jackson, Prachi Jain Shah, Mena Malgavkar, Megha Manjarekar, Rishu Gosain Roy, Vineeth Edathil (Indonesia) Lalu Syaukani, (Ukraine) Tsebro Katerina, (SriLanka) Mohamed Wadood (Italy) AVA Gallery representing four Italian sculptors Pietro Angelo Maffei, Rabarama, Sarmeola, Signoretto and Bastianello.

Vineeth, artist from India, among the vast array of talented artists, stood apart from the crowd as he spectacularly managed to combine art and technology to provide a visual and resonating experience through an android app (E2E) run on an android device, such as a tab or mobile, which when pointed towards the painting, produces an audio relevant to the particular painting. The idea behind this project, is to teleport the onlooker to the audio ambience of the subject which provides a touching experience and gifts an opportunity to connect with the artwork on an emotional ground the subject has gone through.

Artworks of Lalu Syaukani displayed at 'Unwind Stories'
Artworks of Lalu Syaukani displayed at 'Unwind Stories'
Artworks of Megha Manjarekar displayed at ‘Unwind Stories’
Artworks of Megha Manjarekar displayed at ‘Unwind Stories’
Artworks of Mena Malgavkar displayed at ‘Unwind Stories’
Artworks of Mena Malgavkar displayed at ‘Unwind Stories’
Artworks of Mohamed Wadood displayed at ‘Unwind Stories’
Artworks of Mohamed Wadood displayed at ‘Unwind Stories’
Artworks of Rishu Gosain Roy displayed at ‘Unwind Stories’
Artworks of Rishu Gosain Roy displayed at ‘Unwind Stories’
Artworks of Tsebro Katerina displayed at ‘Unwind Stories’
Artworks of Tsebro Katerina displayed at ‘Unwind Stories’
AVA Gallery represents four Italian sculptors Pietro Angelo Maffei, Rabarama, Sarmeola, Signoretto and Bastianello
AVA Gallery represents four Italian sculptors Pietro Angelo Maffei, Rabarama, Sarmeola, Signoretto and Bastianello

The invited guests and visitors applauded the amazing organizing capabilities of ART4You Gallery and Studio Seven for the befitting arrangements which has enhanced the glory of the evening. Artists and their creations stood in the spotlight and proudly presented their works of art to the visitors, making this event a successful endeavor of art.

IlTelevisionario2 extends all our best wishes to the Art Industry for gifting numerous events providing hundreds of artists to showcase their creations and to gain the global attention in 2019 and eagerly looking forward to experience much higher standards to events in 2020 as well.

Cheers!