Massive mural painted in Dubai’s DIFC

Check out this huge work of art

Massive mural painted in Dubai’s DIFC
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If you’ve been wandering around DIFC recently, a massive mural may well have caught your eye. ARTFIVEO, a competition initiated in 2018, encouraged graffiti gurus, muralists and other art buffs in the city to design a huge – and by huge we mean a whopping 11 metres high and 53 metres wide – outdoor piece for DIFC.

And now Dubai art enthusiasts can see the incredible award-winning art installation – which took 30 days to complete – for themselves in DIFC. And the mural can be found along Al Sa’ada Street outside ICD Brookfield Place.

With an ever-growing number of artists living, working, and studying across the GCC, the competition was launched by ICD Brookfield as means of inspiring imagination and engaging the many creative personalities throughout the region.

The winning piece was created by Egyptian born artist, Nesma Moharam. And the piece, titled Metamorphosis of Dubai, celebrates Dubai’s past, present and future.

In describing the piece, Moharam said she embraced the history of the city by using camels, falcons and dallahs (traditional Arabic coffee pots) as the main local cultural elements in the artwork and the colour palette chosen also has many different meanings. The vibrant colours pouring out the dallahs resemble the mixture of cultures in the city, while the blues and yellows represent the Arabian desert. The assortment of child-like shapes, traditional concepts and vibrant colours bring together a narrative of both authentic heritage and joyfulness.

She also sought to capture the Bedouin generosity and openness to other nations and cultures, while showing the evolution of Dubai from a small trading port to the metropolis it is today.

If you haven’t seen it, go down and have a look.
Free. Al Sa’ada Street, DIFC, www.artfive0.com.

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