4 artists to catch at Opera Gallery Dubai
Keep creatively hydrated through the quiet summer months with a downpour of mixed artists and styles at Opera Gallery.
After an incredible year, this summer the internationally acclaimed art space is hosting an array of artworks from great masters to infamous contemporary artists. The exciting blend of styles is a select showcase of work from the previous season, including expressionism, figurativism, cubism, sculpture and graffiti styles.
Meander amongst the gallery walls and be inspired by the contrasting pieces and complimentary artworks that are presented to keep your art passion ticking over before the start of the new season.
As one of the most famous graffiti artists in the world, SEEN began his career at the young age of 11, spray painting iconic cartoon characters on the trains of New York’s subway. From an impressive career spanning across five decades, Richard Mirando, aka SEEN, has been titled the 'Godfather of Graffiti'. Since the 80s, his works have stepped off the streets and into international commercial galleries, landing here in Dubai for his solo exhibition at Opera Gallery in December of last year.
Artist: Fernando Botero Angulo
A reputable sculptor, abstract and figurative artist, Fernando Botero Angulo is most famous for his own trademark style known as ‘Boterismo’. His works depict oversized, exaggerated and inflated figures often appreciated for their humorous qualities with undercurrents of the satire, touching on political and social commentary.
Born in 1932, Botero calls himself “the most Colombian of Colombian artists.” His artworks can be found in New York’s Park Avenue and the Champs-Elysees in Paris. He is noted as the most recognised and living artist from Latin America.
Artist: Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso’s artworks presented at Opera Gallery are an obvious showstopper. As Co-founder of the Cubism movement, his revolutionary experimental techniques throughout the twentieth century led him to be the universally recognised artist of today. These artworks that you definitely can’t afford to miss.
Artist: Bernard Buffet
Rivaling Picasso’s works is French artist Bernard Buffet. Between the differing styles of expressionism and cubism during the 1950s, it’s said that Picasso felt threatened by the famous painter. Through art history we have become to lay more admiration on Picasso, however in the last few decades we have re-examined the talents of this artist whose paintings once adorned numerous middle class homes across Britain in the 1970s.