Crossroads #19 – Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi
PRESS RELEASE CROSSROADS #19 | SMOKE ART
Belgium photographer, Philip Van Avermaet at Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi .
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31 May 2015 – Swiss Art Gate UAE together with Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi and under the patronage of the Embassy of Belgium to the UAE presents the 19 th edition of CROSSROADS, a series of art exhibitions in the Light Box Gallery in the Marina Wing of the iconic Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. “Crossroads #19 – SMOKE ART” displays a
series of fine art photographs by Philip Van Avermaet’s smoke art, framed on Diasec technique. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Tuesday, 16th June 2015, 7 pm – 9 pm together with the photographer. The art exhibition runs until 13 September 2015. Searching for something new and unique, Philip discovered the Smoke Art, the incense smoke in its most natural form, intrigued by its forms and its
elegance, where he adds his personal touch with colors according to the inspiration of the moment. Philip does not work with Photoshop but only with software to color the smoke and he does not touch the unique and elegant shape of it. Philip Van Avermaet said: “In my photo exhibition you will find no title on the works. The forms and colors inspire people and let them imagine so much, personal things, feelings and emotions. That is
why I call it often “the art of imagination”. Imagination is so personal and also a freedom for each of us. Imagination has no limit of age, culture, origin, and for that reason the title is personal for each and every person. I also often see that these forms make people communicate, they discuss about what each of them recognizes. Isn’t that wonderful in a digital world where people discuss less and less? “Photography is an entire part of my life, for not saying, is my life. My eyes are permanently scanning everything around me to find things people do not see anymore. Most things in life are so relevant, but people are so busy that they just pass by. That is just what I am looking for to take pictures, the simple things in life that are so close, but hidden for the eyes of most of us.” 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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