Tags archives: art

'Messages' A Powerful Exhibition by Nasser Al Aswadi

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Nasser Al Aswadi “Messages, Rasayhil” reveals subtly in layers the abyssal depths of humanity. Powerful and gentle, as a spiritual art writing to our soul, to our heart, to our mind and to our eyes. Abundance, generosity, humility, authenticity are all adjectives that characterise the work of Nasser Al Aswadi, a discreet artist who invites us to loo[...]

The Art of Collecting with Dr. Alfredo Gysi

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Oasis Magazine talks to Dr. Alfredo Gysi, BSI Bank’s CEO, about the BSI art collection, the importance of art, and the exciting projects and artists that BSI is involved with. Why is it important for BSI to present and showcase art works to the public and also to support and sponsor major art and cultural affairs? Our commitment to arts permeates our ident[...]

The Nile’s New Wave | Karina Al Piaro

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When I first met Karina Al Piaro in the heart of Riyadh, she was wearing a grey, silk Abaya-style dress and had accented her look with a carefully selected treasured accessory, an oversized gold ring on her hand; this ring encapsulated her simplistic signature look. British-born but based in North Africa, predominantly Cairo, Al Piaro grew up around the Riv[...]

Single Saudi Women | Wasma Mansour

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Saudi-born photographer Wasma Mansour laughs as the conversation turns to that very 21st century cliché I’ve been hesitating to mention. The phrase “unveiling the veil” is an orientalist’s wet dream, a smart piece of shorthand for a generation desperate to discuss the “representation” and “role” of women in the Middle East. It’s a kind of semantic myopia tha[...]

Maitha Demithan

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The UAE is a country filled with talent, ideas and creative people. Emarati artists have come a long way and have generated buzz throughout the UAE. In one of the Emirates, Maitha Demithan a talented young artist, who has participated in numerous exhibitions and won many awards, resides in her studio that was specially built to house her beautiful madness an[...]

A Modern Beethoven | Pete Eckert

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Blind photography is gaining ground in the world of contemporary art, with worldwide exhibits, and visually impaired artists with an eye for creativity, proving that losing sight is not synonymous with losing vision. The photographers rely on mental structuring to capture the fleeting moments of life, in effort to reflect their thoughts in a world where they[...]