Sunday, 6 June 2010

Vindemia Invites Art Enthusiasts to get Nostalgic with Syrian Artist Baseem Rayyes at the Exhibition titled ‘On the Wall’

This summer, soak in some Syrian creativity as Vindemia Art, Antiques and Collectibles Gallery showcases paintings of talented Syrian artist Baseem Rayyes at Aspen Café, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.  The exhibition titled, ‘On the Wall’ will run from 26 May- July 4, 2010 from 11am - 9pm.

The unique exhibition features a series of paintings that represent tales of nostalgia, based on memories of the artist’s life back home. Through his paintings, the artist wishes to stimulate the desire to embrace life among the viewers of his works.  

Commenting on his latest collection, Baseem Rayyes says, “My paintings speak about the lessons life teaches us and how we must erase what we don’t want to see and try to seize – in their truest colors – the moments we wish to remember.”  

“Baseem’s paintings reflect his love of life and never-give-up attitude, and are narrated in the aesthetic of a poet. His work transcends both his inner peace and darkness, and emerges from his sorrow in the form of serene faces, feminine bodies, and a faraway tranquil love story,” says Ghada Kunash, Art collector and Managing Director of Vindemia. 

Commenting on the hosting of the exhibition at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, General Manager Holger Schroth said, “We are very excited to host yet another exceptional artist here at Aspen Café, and continue to nurture the café’s growing reputation among the city’s art enthusiasts who recognize and appreciate unique talent. The ‘On the Wall’ exhibition will have great resonance in Dubai as so many of the people who live here empathise with the feeling of nostalgia for their lives back home.”  

The artists’ collection includes around 20 pieces of art, capturing life in a series of moments of pain and pleasure. Apart from painting, Rayyes is also a talented writer and was recently named the winner of the Sharjah Arabian Creativity Award for Short Stories – 2010. 

For further information on Vindemia, please visit the gallery located at THE WALK at Jumeirah Beach residence, shop No 21, Murjan 5 from 10am – 10pm Saturday to Sunday, and Friday 2pm to 10 pm or call +9714 427 0219.

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