Limited Edition Prints

  • Anjali Srinivasan, Constellations of Unity, 2018
  • Saeed Al Madani, Loyal Falcons, 2018
  • Wafa Hasher Maktoum, Falcon, 2018
  • Wafa Hasher Maktoum, Camel, 2018
  • Wafa Hasher Maktoum, Horse, 2018
  • Mark Pilkington, Towards Return 18, 2018

A new initiative opened to UAE-based artists, presenting limited edition prints. The limited edition prints will be exhibited at Abu Dhabi Art and available for sale at Manarat Al Saadiyat’s Shop (14 November 2018 - 31 December 2018).

 

Mark Pilkington

Toward Return 18, 2018

Digital photograph

60 x 42 cm

Courtesy of the artist

 

Statement

My work centres around a visual commentary referring to the outsider - and their sense of longing and/or belonging. The work refers to both a romantic genre and to the sublime. The photographs that I make have a performative element, I am both in front of and behind the camera in making the photographs. This piece ‘Toward Return 18’ was made in Meliha, Sharjah a site of both historic and archaeological significance. The photograph includes some natural elements of that particular desert landscape and a protagonist navigating the scene. There is little evidence of where he may have come from, there are no footprints nor does he appear to have any particular intentions. There is reference in the photograph to others who have visited the site, their tyre tracks remain as evidence. Future winds will erase those particular impressions. More tracks will be made in the future by foot, hoof and tyre and again the wind will, inshallah, reform and reclaim the naturalness of the landscape. 

Biography

Mark Pilkington studied Fine Art before completing a Master’s degree in Photography at the Royal College of Art, London, in 1977. Mark taught photography at a number of UK colleges before moving to the United Arab Emirates in 1997. He is currently a Professor at the College of Architecture, Art & Design, the American University of Sharjah, where he teaches practical and History of Photography courses. Mark has exhibited widely in the UK, notably at the Photographers Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, in London. Mark has exhibited extensively in the UAE, and has held two solo shows at Tashkeel, Dubai, as well as exhibiting in the Sharjah Biennale 6 and 7. His work has also been shown at a number of international fairs, including the Turin Art Fair, the Beirut Art Fair and at Art Dubai.

 

Wafa Hasher Maktoum

Camel, 2018

Falcon, 2018

Horse, 2018

Fine art archival paper / Hot press bright

21 x 29.7 cm

Courtesy of the artist

 

Statement:

Infinite forms of animals and wild creatures loved and used by Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. This work depicts images of the camel, horse and falcon, exploring relationships between geometric shapes, intertwining figures in mirror images and repeated patterns. Native to the UAE, the camel represents stamina, endurance and survival. The camel also provides us with recreation as well as milk, meat and leather. Also native to the UAE, the falcon represents vision, knowledge, an ability to rise high, symbolising guardianship. Falconry is a popular sport and status symbol among Arabs. The horse represents beauty, loyalty, strength and intelligence and the Arabian horse is as much a part of Arab tradition in the UAE as the camel or falcon.

Biography:

Wafa Bint Hasher Maktoum is a multimedia artist and photographer. She is the founder and director of FN Designs established in 2009, A Magazine of Random (AMOR), and a UAE-based clothing brand named EiGHT. She holds a degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Design. FN Designs is a multi-disciplined art and design gallery and studio space based in Dubai. As the founder of FN Designs, she looks to combine her personal work as an artist with the role of creating a more design-centric social community within Dubai, through innovative and collaborative events. In most of her work, she explores her surroundings, her home and her city and the people within it, constantly redefining her reality.

 

 

Saeed Al Madani

Loyal Falcons, 2018

Welcome loyal falcons

Silkscreen on BFK Rives

47 x 33.23 cm

Courtesy of the artist

 

Statement:

The work is inspired by a poem titled “Loyal Falcons”, by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which honours the loyalty of defenders of our nation – the UAE. Using writing, repetition and gestures, I explore how language is used as a means of triggering memory; of remembering heroes we lost, and those now making the place we live in a space we can call home.

Biography:

Saeed Al Madani is an Emirati artist and printmaker. His work explores identity, time and the locational qualities of space through installation, printmaking and photography. He was part of the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship in 2014, and is a recipient of the Abraaj Innovation Scholarship.  Al Madani’s works have been featured in exhibitions locally and internationally, the most recent being the Sharjah Calligraphy Biennale 2018 and a two-man show in RCA Dyson Gallery, London. He has delivered talks in the UAE, UK and Germany, and completed projects and commissions for local entities, including designing the Emirati Collection for Mirzam Chocolate Makers which focused on promoting the UAE’s rich cultural landscape.

 

Anjali Srinivasan

Constellations of Unity, 2018

Flameworked glass, sand and resin

45 x 45 x 20 cm

Courtesy of the artist

 

Statement:

Imagine Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan looking up at the night sky one evening and contemplating each emirate as a unique star. And then, envisioning what the constellation made of those stars might look like in time to come. Today, we live in the constellation that he built, the United Arab Emirates, a nation that fosters the thriving autonomy of each of its stars, each Emirate. My prints use these 7 “stars” to build dynamic constellations that connect them through sculptural glass elements. The clear glass bonds the points that mark the Emirates as real and tangible, yet delicate and invisible. They speak of both a stable balance as well as the precious nature of such close relationships. Each print in the edition is built on sand from an Emirate, and the same set of stars create different constellations across the print editions, showcasing the dynamic, fluid and creative identity of the UAE.

Biography:

Anjali's background in creative practice stems from a collaboration with traditional craft artisans in India that began in 1996, on research and design initiatives aimed at socio-economic empowerment. She studied Accessory Design at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi and holds a BFA from Alfred University, New York. The artist completed her graduate studies at Rhode Island School of Design in 2007 maintaining a keen interest in glass and digital media. In addition to being a professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, USA, she currently directs ChoChoMa Studios in Dubai, the only artist-run, hand-crafted, glass studio in the region.

 

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