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Pro Art Gallery To Place The Spot Light On Street Art At Exhibition

The exhibition will feature art works by prominent and renowned street art legends

January 23, 2013 11:01 by

Dubai, 22nd January 2013: ProArt Gallery, the gallery that celebrates innovative art and collectibles, today announced that it will hold an exhibition titled ‘Street Art In The City’ showcasing artworks of over eight international street artists from January 23rd to Febuary 13th, 2013 at the Pro Art Gallery located at Palm Strip Shopping Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road.  


‘Street Art in the City’ will open with a gala reception on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 7 pm, where unique art works by prominent street artists such as Banksy, Saif B.Chilmiran, Salamech, Mau Mau, Shepard Fairey, D’Face, Richard Mirando aka Seen, British Design Collective, Evil Dr Revolt, and Mr Brainwash to name a few will be on display. Art lovers, connoisseurs and collectors are expected to attend the opening.


Speaking on the exhibition, Ms. Tatiana Faure, Director, ProArt Gallery, says “Street art began as underground, in-your- face appropriation of public visual surfaces and used as a tool for communicating their views. Captivated by the world of art, it is becoming a major part of visual space in many cities and a recognized art movement that is crossing over into museums and galleries.”


“Dubai now has had the opportunity to view a diverse collection of street artworks from around the world.  Whether it is regarded as vandalism or public art, street art has caught the interest of the art world and with ‘Street Art in the City’ exhibition we hope to provide greater exposure to this art form in Dubai.”, Ms. Faure adds.



Biographies of featured artists:



Born in UK, he is perhaps the most famous current graffiti artist. While his real name is still the subject of much debate, Banksy is known throughout the world as a graffiti artist who specializes in satirical political and societal commentary. His art is a combination of stenciling, spray paint and fine brush painting. Known for infiltrating art museums and creating huge displays in prominent places in major cities, Banksy recently came out of anonymity long enough to collaborate with and put on a show in the Bristol Museum of Art.


Blek Le Rat

One of the first graffiti artists in Paris, and has been described as the “Father of Stencil Graffiti’’. He began his artworks in 1981, panting stencils of rats on the street walls of Paris, describing the rat as the only free animal in the city, and one which spreads the plague everywhere, just like street art. His name originates from a childhood carton “Blek le Roc’’. Banksy has acknowledged Blek’s influence stating “every time I think I have painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek Le Rat has done it as well, only twenty years earlier”.



Born in Montpellier (France),he started graffiti in 2001 and claims to be first as an actor authentic graffiti movement. The artist is permeated by urban culture since the late 90s along with hip-hop music, urban sports and the graffiti colouring the walls of his city. Salamech started graffiti from 2001 and his name is quickly noticed because it is composed of eight letters, which is unusual in this environment. It is distinguished by a naïve style and spontaneous. From 2002 he began to paint trains under the influence of Smole (iconic graffiti artist). Salamech uses every possible technique: pens, markers, spray painting and ink.


Mau Mau

He is a renowned graffiti artist who has gained a cult following for his humorous street art often based on topical themes. He has produced work for Greenpeace and the Glastonbury Festival, has created animated music videos for artists such as Dizzee Rascal.


Saif B. Chilmiran

Born in 1990 in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, he adds Emirati flavor to the international mix with selected works,. In 2006 Saif was offered his first mural commissioned job at a popular gaming lounge within the city. This exposition of his work and talents eventually lead to his graffiti, murals and street art being demanded at various promotional events, MTV Arabia, 2009 Mini Cooper launch, Redbull Air Race, Chevrolet Urban Challenge, Marc Ecko, a collaborative project with the international Spanish photographer Miguel Trillo, to name a few. In 2008 Saif started experimenting with canvas and other forms of art, while always keeping the street art factor in perspective.




Note to the Editor:


About Pro-Art:

Founded in 2010, Pro Art gallery is the brainchild of art collector Mrs. Tatiana Faure and is one of the first places in the Middle East where collectors can acquire artworks such as masters, lithographic prints and serigraphs of over 100 artists from 15 different countries. Pro Art Gallery offers an impressive collection of fine arts, selection of styles and mediums from one-of-a-kind paintings to affordable limited edition prints, sculptures to photography. Our variety of portfolio gives collectors access to a range of artists with the highest level of quality, integrity and taste within their chosen field. From acclaimed street art, to renowned masters or the showcasing of upcoming artist, Pro Art is your one source for Art.


Showcased artists include works by Carlos Nadal, Pablo Picasso, Fernando Botero, Damien Hirst, Marc Chagall, Tyeb Mehta, S.H. Raza, Banksy, Andy Warhol, Alberto Giacometti, Bernard Buffet, and many more.


Additionally, Pro Art Gallery has an in-house framing setup supported by certified framers and framing advisors using the latest technology and imported European frames.

For further details, please visit ProArt gallery located in Palm Strip Shopping Mall, F 21, Jumeirah Beach Road, Opposite Jumeirah Mosque from 10am – 9pm Saturday to Thursday or call +9714 3450900. For further information about ProArt Gallery, please send an email on [email protected]


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