Saturday, March 10, 2007

Gulf Art Fair

It was absolutely delightful to watch the exhibits at the Gulf Art Fair on Thursday. There were so many great artists & galleries and I wanted to get home so many of the pieces; if of course they weren't so unaffordable :)

Here are the two artists I really loved:

Hiroshi Senju is a celebrated Japanese artist. His 'waterfall' series, on exhibition at the art fair, has revived the ancient Japanese technique of painting on handmade rice paper. He makes his own paint from natural materials, the gallery informed me. This picture here is great, but you really have to see the original piece to know how different his treatment is.

Sohan Qadri is an Indian artist, now living in Europe, who paints his visions of deep meditation. A practising Buddhist yogi, his 'Dot' series is beautiful - 'I am a Dot on the tip of the Creator's pen', he says.

6 comments:

M said...

both the paintings look great...wish i could have been there at the art fair...

Moi said...

i try not miss the local art fairs ever here ......its always amazing to see different artist perspectives at display...and there's always a twinge when u so badly want to acquire a piece but the prices wont allow u to!!! :)
Nice pics!!!

Moi said...

i try not miss the local art fairs ever here ......its always amazing to see different artist perspectives at display...and there's always a twinge when u so badly want to acquire a piece but the prices wont allow u to!!! :)
Nice pics!!!

Radha said...

M,
Hi, the art fair was pretty great. Besides the art, it was also a major fashion event :) And then there was a small party afterwards which was fun too.

Moi,
I know what you mean. There were some awesome pieces there, which I could not even think of ever buying; so it was nice to get to at least see them at the ehxibition.

Lotus Reads said...

Looks fabulous! Wish I could have been there for this. Thanks for sharing, Radha!

Radha said...

Lotus, u're welcome! :)