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Pro Art Gallery to Showcase ‘Prints & Multiples’ Artworks by World Famous Artists
Exhibition to focus on the impulse of printmaking and features work.
April 24, 2013 10:32 by anila
Dubai, UAE, April 23rd 2013: Pro Art Gallery, the gallery that celebrates innovative art and collectibles, announced that is holding an exhibition titled ‘ Prints & Multiples’, at the Pro Art Gallery located at Palm Strip Shopping Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1. The exhibition, which will open at 7pm on April 24th, 2013, will showcase the artworks of over 30 international artists and will focus attention on the impulse of printmaking and features works which are opinionated and fun. The exhibition will run from April 24 to May 11, 2013.
Pro Art Gallery has been building an impressive collection and this exhibition offers collectors and art connoisseurs an opportunity to view these master pieces since the gallery acquired them. The exhibition is divided into four distinct styles: Classic, Contemporary, Urban Art and Chinese Art, and explores the development of prints and multiples from the classic to the current day, tracking the rise of an art form that lies at the core of contemporary art practice.
Until the 1960s prints and multiples had primarily been viewed as an adjunct activity to the more ‘important’ mediums such as painting and sculpture. However there was a major shift in the hierarchy, following the development of Pop art in the 1960s and the experimentation with process and institutional critique that came with it.
The diversity in art is evident in the range of works that are on display by some of the most influential Artists of the 20th century. Editions features Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein , Sir Peter Blake, Damien Hirst, Raza, Victor Vasarely, Takashi Murakami, signed prints by Alberto Giacometti, limited editions by Julian Opie, prints by Chinese artists Yue Minjun and Zhang Xiaogang , works by the legendary Street Artists Banksy and Blek Le Rat, and the more recent Mr.Brainwash. The great Masters are also on show by way of Dali, Braque, Picasso, Buffet and Chagall.
Tatiana Faure, Director of Pro Art Gallery explains, “Mainstream acceptance of the print market has never been stronger judging from recent prints and multiples auctions.
Prints and multiples are not only finding their true value but are also democratizing the art market. Most people associate the high-end art market with multi-million dollar auctions and eight figure acquisitions that make national headlines. But entry level buyers and collectors have been rushing in recent years to this more affordable side of the art market that offers investors the chance to get into art and buy a big name. In other words this exhibition is a celebration of how far the prints and multiples activity has come. ”
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Hungarian-born French artist Victor Vasarely was one of the founders of the op art (optical art) movement. Vasarely was born in Pecs, Hungary in 1906. Originally studying medicine he abandoned it to learn traditional academic painting. He also studied at the Bauhaus Muhely in Budapest and in 1930 he immigrated to Paris. In Paris he worked as a commercial artist, mainly designing posters. Over the next three decades, Vasarely developed his style of geometric abstract art, working in various materials but using a minimal number of forms and colours. During the 1960’s and 70’s his optical images became part of the popular culture, having a deep impact on architecture, computer science and fashion. The official spiral-shaped logo of the 20th Olympic Games in Munich was designed by Vasarely.
Born 1 February 1962 in Tokyo, is a prolific contemporary Japanese artist who works in both fine arts media, such as painting, as well as digital and commercial media. He attempts to blur the boundaries between high and low art. He appropriates popular themes from mass media and pop culture and then turns them into thirty-foot sculptures, “Superflat” paintings, or marketable commercial goods such as figurines or phone caddies.
S.H. Raza, who was born in the year 1922 as Syed Haider Raza, is an internationally acclaimed Indian painter. He has resided and worked from France since the 1950s, but still maintains a close association with his motherland till date. Even though he incepted doing figurative paintings, he gradually moved on to abstract. Today, all his works are abstracts in either oil or acrylic with normal use of very vibrant hues. Raza attended the Nagpur School of Art and then the Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai before shifting to France in the year 1949 to study at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts at Paris.
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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