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    Art Gallery

    3 MARCH - 21 JUNE - Joko Herli Wibowo

    WibowoJoko is an Indonesian artist born in East Java, currently living in Bali, Indonesia since 13 years. Before that time he spent four years on the Island of Lombock where he finished his education in High School, already living his life as a self-taught artist. 

    After coming to Bali, Joko continued his efforts searching for the perfect line, where finally back in 2010 he received a feedback from a gallery in Semyniak, Bali, where he has become the best seller since and up until today. Almost simultaneously Joko's work was sold at auctions in Jakarta, Indonesia and in Singapore. 

    "I use a clear shape combined with speed to create a lively line regardless of space or of awareness. The final visual form created is symbolic, embedded in the esthetic of thinking. The colors that I express through my work are coming from a place of inner peace and balance. It should bring harmony and relaxation to the viewer - no distraction, no stress, just lightness.” 

    22 MARCH - 9 AUGUST - Fiona Ai Bubble

    fionaSwiss Art Gate UAE together with Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi presents the 16th edition of CROSSROADS, a series of art exhibitions in the Light Box Gallery in the Marina Wing of the iconic Yas Viceroy hotel. “Crossroads #16 – Crystallization” shows mixed media artworks on canvas by acclaimed Monaco artist, Fiona Ai Bubble. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Tuesday, 22 March 2014, 7 – 9 pm. The art exhibition runs until 9 August 2014. Ai means love in both Japanese and Chinese. Bubble is the representation of a thought like water filled with air, an enclosed universe. It represents Fiona’s philosophy and creations.

    Fiona Ai Bubble creates mixed media artwork aimed at Self-Transformation. Each piece is the crystal-lization of a fleeting event in a spiritual life. She envisions art as a tool to live a better life, a concept she calls the New Light. It affects both the design and construction of all of her projects, and encap-sulates the Ai Bubble creative process.

    Ai Bubble artwork features the three great dichotomies - technology and human, science and spirit-uality, reality and imagination. She puts the chaos of these dichotomies into order through a philo-sophical tale, told in a visual symphony. In every project, she emphasizes the cycle of life, often rep-resented by a process of decomposition and reconstruction. In doing so, she exposes the ephemeral nature of human existence. Her artwork implores the viewer to come to a higher consciousness - to begin Self-Transformation. By mixing logic, observation and feelings, Fiona discovers metaphors for the Self-Transformation moments in life. Her artwork articulates these intangible moments, like se-renity, inner peace or self-confidence.

    Fiona said: “My methodology is a fresh take on a cubist approach, involving elements of post-expressionism and surrealism. Core to the New Light movement is the notion of turning reality (pho-tographic images or recycled materials) into a re-composition, like puzzle pieces forming an entirely new image.” Fiona uses symbols as a visual language, whether taken from tradition or invented in previous Ai Bubble series. Photography enables her to create imagery that brings to life the Ai Bubble meta-phors on Self-Transformation. Using digital processing in conjunction with drawing and painting, she bridges the organic and technological world, recognizing that these spiritual moments can only hap-pen in the vessel of human existence.

    Crossroads is a row of art exhibitions at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi and its aim is to make art accessible to everyone who walks into a public place, as well as to showcase the work of local Emirati, expat and international artists. CROSSROADS is a series of art exhibitions, initiated and organized by Swiss Art Gate UAE and in collaboration with Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi.

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