As I stated on twitter I love to visit DIFC from time to time making a point to meet my friends and going a bit earlier to discover some of the Nouveau Object d’art displayed in the galleries. Well, look what I discovered yesterday; the "Flying King" from Pierre Matter’s sculptures at Opera Gallery. A phenomenal concept based on the view that men evolved into partly mechanical beings! So true, so beautiful and maybe for some a painful reality.
|The Flying King, Source: Opera Gallery Dubai|
If you are in Dubai and passing by DIFC, you can glance Pierre Matter's sculpture at the Entrance of the Gate Village photographed below. Another one of his extraordinary Sculptures "Hommage A Barcelona" standing proud at the entrance.
After leaving the Opera Gallery, I glanced at a small rusty car parked outside the next door gallery, walking towards it I noticed the details of a car piled with personal belongings!!! Such a Piece of art caught my eyes not for its beauty but for the underlying message it communicated. Aymaan Baalbaki's work “Destination X” from The Farjam Collection, is a strong message that communicates suffering of a nation! the Lebanese artist draws his inspiration from his early years being a refugee although the art work has humor but the underlying message of misery is exceptionally evident.
Truly such visits always sparks fresh perspectives and clearly art is a silent speaker.
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