LAUNCHING THE SEASON WITH FRESH, DIGITAL ART: SALWA ZEIDAN GALLERY TO HOST THE SOLO SHOW OF YOUNG LEBANESE MIXED MEDIA ARTIST

Abu Dhabi 01/09/14 Salwa Zeidan Gallery will inaugurate the new season on October 7th, the gallery’s press team announced today. The solo exhibition by the young Lebanese artist Omar Zeidan, “Transformations” has been described as pre-season event that will focus on digital and mixed media, vast selection of formats and attractive colours. “We are very excited about this show. Omar has embarked on a long path of artistic search and our exhibition is designed to bear a testimony to that journey”, explains Salwa Zeidan, gallery director.

This multi-talented artist’s passion for art began at a very early age, when he started painting alongside his mother, an established sculptor and painter. He created his first sculpture when he was only 12 years old and later expanded his passion to the field of music. This proved to be very fruitful for shaping and further nurturing his current artistic expression. Today his artworks can be found in various collections, public spaces, hospitals and high-end hotels, both in Abu Dhabi and beyond.

Zeidan’s first solo exhibition will showcase his artistic uniqueness and talent that have helped him make a mark in the digital art arena. His fascination with art began at the age of two when his artistic sensibility progressed into digital through time to meet his own pace of development and growth. Refusing to be influenced by other artists or conventional artistic expressions, he pursued his own path, searching for distinction and identity in everyday scenes. “This artist fuels substance into his artworks by altering previously captured images and giving them his own signature, rendering them more thought-provoking and unique. We believe this exhibition will appeal to vast array of visitors and collectors, mostly because of its fresh profile and multidimensional approach. The artworks will be displayed in a multitude of colourful series, formats and dimensions so we expect every visitor to find a favourite pick”, concludes Salwa Zeidan.

The “Transformations” will open at Salwa Zeidan Gallery on October 7th at 7.30 pm and remain on display until November 5th. For more information, visit www.salwazeidangallery.com

ABOUT SALWA ZEIDAN GALLERY

Salwa Zeidan Gallery has been established in 1994 in Abu Dhabi. Reopened in 2009, it specializes in contemporary art. The gallery represents both well-established and emerging artists from all around the globe. It provides artists with space to showcase their work in the Middle East’s capital of art and culture: Abu Dhabi. It promotes mediums that vary from paintings, photography and sculptures to installation and performance art. All the artworks selected by the gallery bare two common traits: minimalistic vision and sensibility. Every artist and artwork is personally reviewed and selected by Salwa Zeidan herself – a painter, sculptor and curator with more than 25 years of experience- in order to ensure that every piece carries an emotional artistic touch rather than commercial and mechanical traits.

ABOUT SALWA ZEIDAN GALLERY

In addition to nurturing local talent through supporting emerging artists, the gallery has become renowned for its selective representation of many of the region’s most prominent artists in a variety of mediums and styles, many of which have been successfully auctioned and sold at auction houses such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Furthermore, the gallery places much attention in its art fair strategy, ensuring that all the art fairs in which it participates are of high reputation, rank and overall artistic and organizational quality. Finally, the gallery has launched the Middle East’s first online gallery in June 2013, thus enabling the artists and artworks represented to receive even more attention and international appeal.

ABOUT OMAR ZEIDAN

Omar Zeidan is a young and talented mixed media artist from Lebanon. This multi-talented artist’s passion for art began at a very early age, when he started painting alongside his mother, an established sculptor and painter. He created his first sculpture when he was only 12 years old and later expanded his passion to the field of music. This proved to be very fruitful for shaping and further nurturing his current artistic expression. His artistic sensibility gradually progressed into digital through time to meet his own pace of development and growth. Refusing to be influenced by other artists or conventional artistic expressions, he pursued his own path, searching for distinction and identity in everyday scenes. Today his artworks can be found in various collections, public spaces, hospitals and high-end hotels, both in Abu Dhabi and beyond.

ABOUT OMAR ZEIDAN