DUBAI: There are more than 500 artists on show at the region’s largest art fair, set to wrap up on March 23, and we’ve taken a closer look at six of them.
Al-Saleh, winner of this year’s Ithra Art Prize, unveiled her piece, “Sawtam” — Arabic for phoneme, the smallest unit of sound in a language. The artist recorded herself pronouncing all the 28 Arabic phonemes and created visual images of the sound waves of each.
Luis E. López-Chávez
The Cuban artist created a series of carpet-based works while on a 40-day residency in Dubai. He told Arab News that his work is all about merging the public — through allusions to graffiti — and the private spheres.
Showcased by the Dubai-based Ayyam Gallery, Halaby is a Palestinian artist who lives in New York and creates stunning, block-printed works that are exploding with color.
Saudi artist Al-Shashai created this lit-up, delicate piece called “Brand 2” in 2019.
One of the most fun pieces we spotted, “No Limit” by Dauksa featured battery-operated, fantastical, animal-like creations careening across the floor.
Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim
Shown by the Lawrie Shabibi gallery, “Robot 4” is a cardboard and papier-mâché creation that meshed together rudimentary materials with the futuristic concept of robot technology.