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Live Painting Event at World Trade Center by Art Noor
The newly built landmark in Abu Dhabi, the World Trade Center has been a host to an art exhibition of contemporary paintings by Art Noor, on the theme of 99 names of Allah.
This exhibition comprises of more than a hundred canvases painted by him over the period of five years on the spiritual and subject on the names of the creator.The paintings are abstract impressionistic
in style and drive their inspiration from the divine attributes of God, as derived from the Holy Quran.They explore the mystical and the sacred, to find the path and balance of elements to connect with the sublime.
The energy and movement along with the rhythm of color in many of the canvases, create unexpected harmonies which can felt by the viewer at a very emotional and spiritual and level.
The exhibition featured a unique improvisation, which involved the visitors to witness and sometimes participate in the process of creation of the painting. A live painting event was organized at the venue and Noor began the work on a large scale canvas titled “Shukran Khalifa”.
It was inspired by Sheikh Mohammed’ initiative to prompt the nation to thank Sheikh Khalifa for his visionary leadership of the nation, towards continued peace and prosperity.
This event which lasted for few days, was attended to by hundreds of visitors, which included diplomats from various countries, art students from various schools and
their teachers, corporate professionals and the tourists. It will be followed by another one in the month of April, details of which will be announced at www.artnoor.com , and will involve a wider audience and participation of visitors from all the seven emirates.
The painting featured a boat shaped like the map of U.A.E, sailing in the sea with two sails,with the painted words – Thanks Khalifa and Shukran Khalifa. The horizon line also depicted as the coast line shows the iconic landmarks from all over the country. It is painted with the technique of pointillism and is potently charged with meaning and metaphor contemplation.
When asked about his thinking behind showing the map of UAE like a boat,
Noor said “Aren’t we all in it? I was always intrigued by the map of UAE, which looked like a crossbreed between the horse and a boat, and presented a perfect metaphor for the subject.
The words- “Thanks Khalifa” are painted on the sails because the sails give direction to the boat. And that is what Sheikh Khalifa has done, by navigating this boat with calm through the turbulence of the waters that surround us.“During the event, a lunch was hosted by World Trade Center and Art Noor to share the event byspecially invited guest from the diplomatic community, Academicians, Professionals and memberof the media. It was attended by the honorable invitees, who socialized and viewed the paintings in the exhibition
Art Noor's SpiritFest99 at DFC
This year, Aslam Noor, widely known as Art Noor has set a gigantic 10m x 2m canvas at Dubai Festival City Mall, and undertaken to Live Paint not only one but 4 of those during the month of Ramadan.
Art Noor's SpiritFest99 at Dubai Festival City
This year, Aslam Noor, who widely known as Art Noor has set a gigantic 10m x 2m canvas at Dubai Festival City Mall, and undertaken to Live Paint not only one but 4 of those during the month of Ramadan.
The Ramadan inspired LED show that Noor designed and produced for Burj Khalifa depicting the divine names, which was chosen to be played on the façade of the world’s tallest tower many times in the evening, during the whole month of Ramadan.
Celebration of "The Eternal Life"
The rhythm of life is expressed through colour harmonies and contrasts. "It is a ceaseless flow. Old leaves die, new ones take their place. Emotions, passions, and vulnerabilities coexist on the canvas and across many canvases."
"Retrospective" at Studio 7 Gallery
At “ArtNoor Retrospective” visitors featured a wide genre of artworks that Noor has created, shedding light on the Artists Journey and for the first time a show has been so integrally planned to engage visitors.
For two consecutive years 2018 & 2019, Burj Khalifa showcased Art Noor's 99 Names of Allah series of paintings, via the multiple LED shows, that ran every day for the whole month of Ramadan. Noor reveals his insights in the interview with Art & Lusso.
The Inner Core
Being held at St Regis Dubai until July 2, the exhibits consist mainly of large scale works both in size and depth.Emphasising the need for learning to love one another.
Artistic Anedotes @ the Palm Dubai
Light & Love in an exhibiton of paintings by Art Noor at Sofitel. the Palm Dubai - In colleaboration of French owned Monda Gallery.
Noor Speaks to Panorama about his works and current exhibits.
Fragrance of Faith
Art Noor broke away from his highly successful corporate career in advertising in 2002 to dedicate his time to art, and more particularly, to all topics related to the Creator, and Love.
Inspired by Divinity
"One of the great lessons painting can teach you is not to be afraid of making mistakes. Every mistake is a doorway which leads to some
discovery. Every flawed attempt gets one closer to the desired outcome " Art Noor shares his process of creating.
Alive & Sublime 99
Alive and Sublime 99 shows by Art Noor – The latest Exhibition of paintings, Inspired by the glorious names of Allah at Dubai Mall and Marina Mall, have been on display through Ramadan,
Painting the Soul
Ruminiscence is a solo exhibition of thirty lyrical paintings by Art Noor, reflecting his admiration for the celebrated poet Rumi.
The paintings demonstrate the diversity of his artistic endeavours and the universality of his appeal.
The Anatomy of Fragrance
"He experiments with various styles and techniques and uses, for example, both wash and hard brushstrokes. But the spiritual dimensions of his work are selfevident, whatever the medium or technique."
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".. Art Noor, famous for his abstract paintings based on Arabic calligraphy of Allah's
beautiful names, has offered one of those paintings or the cause."
Sailing in the Same Boat at #RAKFAF
Aslam (Art) Noor’s ‘Sailing in the Same Boat’ that started out as a live painting project in Abu Dhabi on a four-part canvas measuring 4mx1.5m. Reinterpreting the natural shape of the UAE map as a large dhow, sailing with many nationalities on board.
Wings of Light
Perhaps this is what Noor’s mission is. To touch the hearts with interpretations of the divine attributes through his memorable strokes of emotion and faith and put them in touch with the sacred within.
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