I Am Her – Working Mother 4

This painting is part of the series titled “I Am Her.”
In this series, I create art pieces of the inspirational woman from all walks of life. I photograph each of the women from four sides to depict a 360-degree view of the specific woman. The reason for this is for people to view the woman from all sides and to get a better understanding of the particular woman. I want people to look at these women and see little bits of themselves in them and that they would be able to say, “I Am Her”.

The first woman in the series is Jane, a working mother of a beautiful daughter and soon to be the mother of two. Formerly from Kenya, Jane has called the UAE her home for the past ten years. In-between Jane’s busy schedule as an assistant showroom manager she still manages to be a hands-on mother. For me, she represents so many mothers all around the world that is building a career as well as a family and doing a wonderful job at it.

I used acrylic paint with a monochrome colour scheme for the portrait and for contrast in the background I used recycled Nespresso capsules and Softi candy wrappers. The recycled items are arranged to create a colourful pattern that represents that of Janes Kenyan routs.

Title: “I Am Her – Working Mother 4”
Dimensions: 600mm x 400mm
Medium: Mixed Medium (Acrylic paint glass paint, aluminium paint, Nespresso Capsules, Softi Candy Wrappers)

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I Am Her – Working Mother 3

This painting is part of the series titled “I Am Her.”
In this series, I create art pieces of the inspirational woman from all walks of life. I photograph each of the women from four sides to depict a 360-degree view of the specific woman. The reason for this is for people to view the woman from all sides and to get a better understanding of the particular woman. I want people to look at these women and see little bits of themselves in them and that they would be able to say, “I Am Her”.

The first woman in the series is Jane, a working mother of a beautiful daughter and soon to be the mother of two. Formerly from Kenya, Jane has called the UAE her home for the past ten years. In-between Jane’s busy schedule as an assistant showroom manager she still manages to be a hands-on mother. For me, she represents so many mothers all around the world that is building a career as well as a family and doing a wonderful job at it.

I used acrylic paint with a monochrome colour scheme for the portrait and for contrast in the background I used recycled Nespresso capsules and Softi candy wrappers. The recycled items are arranged to create a colourful pattern that represents that of Janes Kenyan routs.

Title: “I Am Her – Working Mother 3”
Dimensions: 600mm x 400mm
Medium: Mixed Medium (Acrylic paint glass paint, aluminium paint, Nespresso Capsules, Softi Candy Wrappers)

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I Am Her – Working Mother 2

This painting is part of the series titled “I Am Her.”
In this series, I create art pieces of the inspirational woman from all walks of life. I photograph each of the women from four sides to depict a 360-degree view of the specific woman. The reason for this is for people to view the woman from all sides and to get a better understanding of the particular woman. I want people to look at these women and see little bits of themselves in them and that they would be able to say, “I Am Her”.

The first woman in the series is Jane, a working mother of a beautiful daughter and soon to be the mother of two. Formerly from Kenya, Jane has called the UAE her home for the past ten years. In-between Jane’s busy schedule as an assistant showroom manager she still manages to be a hands-on mother. For me, she represents so many mothers all around the world that is building a career as well as a family and doing a wonderful job at it.

I used acrylic paint with a monochrome colour scheme for the portrait and for contrast in the background I used recycled Nespresso capsules and Softi candy wrappers. The recycled items are arranged to create a colourful pattern that represents that of Janes Kenyan routs.

Title: “I Am Her – Working Mother 2”
Dimensions: 600mm x 400mm
Medium: Mixed Medium (Acrylic paint glass paint, aluminium paint, Nespresso Capsules, Softi Candy Wrappers)

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I Am Her – Working Mother 1

This painting is part of the series titled “I Am Her.”
In this series, I create art pieces of the inspirational woman from all walks of life. I photograph each of the women from four sides to depict a 360-degree view of the specific woman. The reason for this is for people to view the woman from all sides and to get a better understanding of the particular woman. I want people to look at these women and see little bits of themselves in them and that they would be able to say, “I Am Her”.

The first woman in the series is Jane, a working mother of a beautiful daughter and soon to be the mother of two. Formerly from Kenya, Jane has called the UAE her home for the past ten years. In-between Jane’s busy schedule as an assistant showroom manager she still manages to be a hands-on mother. For me, she represents so many mothers all around the world that is building a career as well as a family and doing a wonderful job at it.

I used acrylic paint with a monochrome colour scheme for the portrait and for contrast in the background I used recycled Nespresso capsules and Softi candy wrappers. The recycled items are arranged to create a colourful pattern that represents that of Janes Kenyan routs.

Title: “I Am Her – Working Mother 1”
Dimensions: 600mm x 400mm
Medium: Mixed Medium (Acrylic paint glass paint, aluminium paint, Nespresso Capsules, Softi Candy Wrappers)

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On Running

“On Running” was inspired by the On Running ArtRun Dubai. I created the company’s logo by cutting some of their used shoes.

For the background, I used the inside of their shoe boxes and created a cloud effect to blend in with the companies shoes that feels like you are running on clouds.

Title: “On Running”

Dimensions: 900 x 600mm

Medium: Mixed Medium ( Acrylic Paint, Recycled shoe boxes and On shoes)

Sold, in a private art collection

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Inspired by Her by ZeeArts

Inspired by Her is an art exhibition to celebrate International Women’s Day and to be a tribute to those women who have inspired others and to bring change. 9 female artist from different parts of the world came together to present their work, they include Elizabeth Bruce, Samar Kamel, Susan Brooker, Manisha Bhardwaj, Seren Khalaf, Mariska Nell, Cornelia Steckhan and Afshan Quraishi. The show was curated by Zaahirah Muthy. The opening was held on 1st March at 19H00 at the R Gallery at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel

The exhibition will run from the 1st of March 2018 till the 1st of May 2018.

The artwork exhibited by Mariska included I am Her – Working Mother 1, I am Her – Working Mother 2, I am Her – Working Mother 3, I am Her – Working Mother 4

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Nest Engulf Creative Community Event by Dubai Jiggy

Nest Engulf hosted a creative community event organized by Dubai Jiggy. The event included a fast variety of more than 20 local artist work on display and an evening of interesting talks and collaborations by partners, panellists, poets, authors, and artists

The exhibition will run from the 13th of February till the 27th of March.

The artwork exhibited by Mariska included Young Love

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Photo and video credit, Dubai Jiggy

DBM’s Artist of the Month_008 Anton Smit

DBM artist of the month is the very talented Anton Smit. We were able to meet this South African artist at his studio and sculpture park in Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa. Where we talked art, passions and dreamed up an amazing artist party.

Artist, Anton Smit
Instagram: anton_smit_sculptor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/antonsmitsculpturepark/
Twitter: antonsmitsculpt
Website: www.antonsmit.co.za
YouTube Channel: Anton Smit Sculptures

DBM’s Artist of the Month_007 Ahmed Alfalasi

DBM artist of the month is the very talented Ahmed Alfalasi. We were able to meet this Emirati artist at one of his current exhibitions, and talk about his art, inspiration as well as Alfalasi Artz.

Artist, Ahmed Alfalasi
Instagram @alfalasi.artz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alfalasi.artz/
Twitter: @alfalasiartz