Living on a tropical island is something we often dream of, especially those of us born and raised in a concrete jungle. We all like to picture ourselves wearing floral-print attire, sashaying around in a cool breeze with a ukulele being strummed in the background.
Abu Dhabi Art Hub’s latest project, in collaboration with the ZeeArts Community, is definitely one for the dreamers. Four talented island artists will be visiting the capital for the project’s Islander Art Month.
Mauritians Kavinah Thomoo, Malini Callimootoo-Jeewon and Pamela Saramandif, together with James Agricole from Seychelles, will immerse themselves in Abu Dhabi for a few weeks looking for moments of inspiration that they will then translate into art. And given that the artists are used to lush panoramas, our stunning desert landscape will no doubt provide them with plenty of alternative creative inspiration.
Below we take a closer look at their work and what to expect.
The Mauritian excels across traditional mediums, as well as newer formats such as installation and photography. He has participated in more than 50 art exhibitions, his most notable being the 56th Venice Biennale in Italy last year.
The artist/teacher seeks inspiration from her own inner feelings and distant childhood memories of growing up on the shores of Mauritius. Collaborating with fellow artists and creative minds is a source of strength for her and one she enjoys greatly.
This multidisciplinary artist dabbles in the spheres of abstract impressionism, semi-realism and realism. Agricole, a qualified graphic designer, is often inspired by his homeland and its natural beauty, as is reflected in his strikingly radiant artwork.