Tired of staring at bare bricks? Dubai’s gallery owners and art collectors pick out ten of their favourite pieces
Statement by DB Waterman A boy stands in front of a wall covered with peeling posters, scratching off the face. Dhs215 medium print (420 x 297mm), Dhs330 medium print with frame (540 x 381mm). www.drawdeck.com
‘I’m inspired by walls weathered with posters, peeling paint and all kinds of dilapidation. These collages are built up with all kinds of pictures, photos and images that I have collected over the years, using surfaces that have been splashed or stamped with watercolour or acrylic paint.’
God Save the Queen by Murciano Colourful pop art with glitter, crystals and splashes of clear acrylic on top of the glass for a fun effect.
Dhs1,700 (70x70cm), Dhs750 (30x30cm). Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.museartz.com (04 388 1516).
The Pilot by Eric Fan On a stopover between Seattle and Portland.
Dhs128 medium print (420 x 297mm), Dhs245 medium print with frame (540 x 381mm). www.drawdeck.com Bedouin Eyes by Tamer Khalifa Stunning photograph artfully turned into unique graphic art. Limited to 30 prints. Giclee print on special canvas.
Dhs2,275 (100x100cm). Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.museartz.com (04 388 1516).
Palm Tree Restaurant by Stefanie Schneider The artist creates a seductive utopia, putting us under her spell and pulling us to a place somewhere between fantasy and delirium in this limited edition piece.
Dhs3,959 (51 x 50cm). Lumas Gallery, DIFC (056 440 892).
House VII by Leo Caillard With a hint of irony, French photographer Léo Caillard refers to the small, brightly painted lifeguard huts guarding the bathing areas off Miami’s broad sandy beaches as ‘Miami Houses’. By deliberately shooting them in a modest, uniform style, their architectural individuality and bold colours are revealed in full.
Dhs2,539 (50cm x 75cm). Lumas Gallery, DIFC (056 440 892).
Krishnakoli by Samrat Ghosh A hauntingly beautiful piece by one of our top-selling artists that evokes many emotions.