Mon, 06 Feb|
AN AFTERNOON IN DUBAI
Aisha Alabbar Gallery Benedicte Gimonnet solo show "In Search of Eden" Leila Heller Gallery Lorenzo Quinn "Now & Forever"
Date & Time
06 Feb 2023, 13:30
Dubai, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
ABOUT THE EVENT
Aisha Alabbar Gallery
Benedicte Gimonnet solo show "In Search of Eden"
Bénédicte Gimonnet, 1st TAC Award winner, will take us on a private tour of her solo show "In Search of Eden".
Bénédicte Gimonnet (b. Clermont-Ferrand, France, 1969) painting practice comprises a deliberate explosion of bold colors and technical innovation, Through a recent exploration of
personal issues with identity loss and recovery, the artist reconciled with her repressed Peruvian roots, creating new paintings that depict lush and exuberant rainforest environments whose extravagant vegetation acts as an allegory for the mind, mapping a journey of self-discovery and reconnecting with its roots.
She has held several solo shows in the UAE and has participated in many group exhibitions in the UAE and internationally.
Bénédicte received the inaugural Art Circle Award, Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2021. She is also, a member of the Emirates Fine Arts Society. The artist earned a BFA in painting from UAL: Wimbledon College of Arts in 2006.
Her works are in a number of collections around the world.
Leila Heller Gallery
Lorenzo Quinn "Now & Forever"
For his 1 st solo show in the UAE, Lorenzo Quinn will take the members of The Art Circle, on a private tour of "Now & Forever".
Lorenzo Quinn (b.1966 in Rome, Italy) is a leading figurative sculptor whose work is inspired by such masters as Michelangelo, Bernini and Rodin.
Exhibited internationally, his monumental public art and smaller, more intimate pieces transmit his passion for eternal values and authentic emotions.
He is best known for expressive recreations of human hands. "I wanted to sculpt what is considered the hardest and most technically challenging part of the human body" he asserts. The hand holds so much power - the power to love, to hate, to create, to destroy Quinn's sculptures have been placed prominently in cities around the globe, including major corporate and philanthropic commissions for leading organizations.
4:30pm, we will proceed with Lorenzo Quinn to DIFC to visit the installation displayed there. Whoever wishes to stay for the inauguration cocktail afterwards is welcome to do so.