Willem van Weeghel is showcasing his art in The Dubai Mall

It’s the Dutch artist’s first exhibition in the Middle East

Willem van Weeghel is showcasing his art in The Dubai Mall

Calling all art aficionados. Dutch artist Willem van Weeghel is showcasing his work at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery in The Dubai Mall (located in the new Fashion Avenue extension) for a limited time only.

The Dutch artist is famed his modern interpretations of kinetic art. Using complex technology, van Weeghel choreographs a dance with objects forming geometric patterns that constantly change at a variety of speeds, methodically created with precision, each work operating in complete silence.

It all starts with an image in his head. “First, I have the idea in my mind and I make a simple drawing – I have a lot of sketchbooks – just to remember the thought or idea. Usually, the good ideas pop back in my mind all the time even after a couple months. If that is the case, I take that idea and try to build or evaluate it,” said van Weeghel.

From now until September 15 you can catch the pop-up exhibition “Dynamic Structures” – a collection of six awe-inspiring pieces – for yourself.

It’s the first time the artist is showcasing his work in the Middle East so it’s without a doubt one not to be missed.

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Meanwhile, the Sharjah Art Foundation has also launched a selection of art exhibitions for the summer, and they’re all completely free to check out. And while you’re there it’s worth exploring Sharjah’s incredible street art.
Free. Sun-Wed 10am-11pm, Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Ongoing until Sep 15. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 388 2554).

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