Famed British artist to create ‘Largest Single-Painting’ in Dubai

Dubai-based Sacha Jafri to paint the record-breaking project in self-isolation at Atlantis The Palm

Famed British artist to create ‘Largest Single-Painting’ in Dubai

In Dubai and around the world, artists have been coming up with stunning masterpieces and creating ways to engage audiences virtually in light COVID-19 outbreak.

Now, a famed Dubai-based artist is taking on the task to connect humanity by creating the “Largest Single-Painting Ever Created on Canvas by a lone Artist”, right here in Dubai.

Famed British artist Sacha Jafri is self-isolating in the city’s iconic Atlantis The Palm for eight weeks to break the record, and it’s for a good cause.

During his eight weeks on self-isolation, which began in May, Jafri will be asking little ones around the world to be a part of the ‘Humanity Inspired’ project – by painting, drawing, collaging or sketching a piece of art that reflects the two themes of 'Separation/Isolation' or 'Connection'.

In fact, during the first day, more than 6,000 submissions from 40 countries were taken in from children around the world to start off the project.

Jafri will be creating the record-breaking masterpiece, which is around the size of two football fields, in two of Atlantis’ massive ballrooms, where he’ll be painting 300 layers, so it’s quite the hefty job.

That’s not all, as during the self-isolation, Jafri will be inspired by some of the biggest musicians and artists from around the globe, including Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Gary Barlow and more through streaming.

The aim is to raise funds for all major industries affected by COVID-19, including the uninterrupted education of children, along with hospitals, healthcare workers, emergency services, essential medical supplies and front-line defence for within the UAE and internationally.

Once the project is finished, it will be auctioned for charity in 30 selected canvas panels.

“Connecting the world through the voices and hearts of children with art is a wonderful gift back to Humanity and a challenge I would love to take on,” said Sacha Jafri.

You can find out more about the massive project and Jafri himself, as well as get involved by heading to www.humanity-inspired.com.

For more artistic and cultural inspiration to do right at home in Dubai, we’ve got you covered right here.

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