Emirati artist Ashwaq Abdulla hosts first digital exhibition

Staff report
Filed on September 13, 2020
An impressive piece

(Ashwaq Abdulla)

Inauguration of 'Al Mabrouka' virtual exhibit shows 10 paintings highlighting the role of Emirati women across the years

If ever there were a time for art and music to provide the solace and reflection we crave, it is now. In that spirit acclaimed Emirati artist and designer Ashwaq Abdulla has inaugurated a first-of-its-kind digital art exhibition 'Al Mabrouka' across the region. The virtual YouTube display showcases paintings resembling the historic lives and culture of Emirati women.


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'Al Mabrouka', a name given to the elderly women in society due to their wisdom and generosity, features 10 of Abdulla's pieces.

Commenting on her new digital exhibition, Abdulla said: "My dream has always been to bring my artwork to life through movement. In this exhibition, I was finally able to integrate my love for paintings with modern day technology and artificial intelligence."

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Abdulla's new exhibition combines culture, art and science better enabling you to discover the meaning behind each of the works. The paintings in the show are set to music composed by UAE director and composer Muhammad Al-Ahmad.

"My goal is to deep into the painting and understand the role of the Emirati woman and the impact she had on our society throughout the generations and still. The beauty of a digital exhibition is that it has no limits, similar to art. 'Al Mabrouka' can be seen from anywhere and anytime around the world.

"In cooperation with renowned Emirati composer Muhammad Al-Ahmad, the exhibition has an additional UAE flavour that will help art fanatics around the world understand and enjoy the digital exhibition," added Abdulla.


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