Real art on real walls, featuring original
contemporary artwork of local & international artists
ALI & RAMA
y discovered passion coupled with true talent kicked off their journey into the world of photography and their recently established gallery where you can experience first-hand the beauty simple photography can present.
All photography by ALI & RAMA at Blue Fig are for sale from 1 – 31 August 2018.
Everywhere I look I see colors. Whether the colors are actually there or not is irrelevant, for my mind creates them for me. Being a Synesthete, I see colors in my mind’s eye constantly; when looking at people, objects, numbers, letters or words; when hearing voices, sounds or music, and when thinking of the time of day, the day of the week, or the month of the year. This phenomenon has led my life through a path that revolves around art, creation and individuality.
The colors I see through Synesthesia illuminate my passion for creation, from the making of artwork as a hobby to coming up with design solutions in my career as an Industrial Designer. I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2015 with a BFA in Industrial Design. Since then I have started my career as an Industrial Design consultant and have completed work with 25+ clients around the world.
When it comes to art, I use it as a form of expression that allows me to show people my own unique perception of the world, be it through abstract paintings that ignite emotion in the viewer, or through funny caricatures that show viewers how similar we all are to each other.
Sima Bustami is a Jordanian born artist who graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a BFA in Painting and Drawing, as well as completing a certificate in Video Production.
Working with various mediums, she effectively communicates the subtle inner worlds of human existence and the ambiguous yet shared experiences of contemporary life. Her figurative work has an emotive quality to it which forces the viewers to dig deep within and confront their own inner realities and fragility.
Honestly, I'm one of those designers who doesn't always have the right words to what to say when people ask them what they do! I'm simply a person that loves to do... to envision, to design, to create and to achieve. What can I say more... I enjoy creating concepts out of dreams and make them alive through design, 3D, animation or any other tool that can help throughout the process of creation of the product, whether it is a game or a website, an entire brand eco-system or a simple creative logo. I know that I am passionate about creativity and design and it fuels my perpetual obsessiveness. Design simply puts me in my natural element.
Soul in a Thread
Between life and death, we live within frames of what is acceptable and what's not, allowed and desired, and forbidden & shameful, where incidents put the mirror to reveal the lives we are immersed in and reside inside of us.
Soul in a Thread, 50 drawings that reflect different life emotions, that we struggle, accept and absent from, leaving us with the question, are you what you are not?.
Shereen Al Ouran
Jordanian Born in 1975, Al Ouran obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture at The Univerisyt of Jordan. Spending the past 15 years as a Diplomat’s wife, she lived in various countries such as Morocco, Kuwait, Germany and Jordan and has accumulated each country’s culture.
She followed her life-long passion for art after studying Fine Arts in Morocco from 2003-2004. From then on she continued working on her art and joined different workshops and exhibitions. Al Ouran’s work mainly focuses on expressionism – she portrays her thoughts, feelings and ideas through the figures and colors in her work, putting in question stereotypes and conventions that surround us. The places she has lived in are clearly reflected in her work, while at the same time incorporating details from her origins through using the Arabic calligraphy and Jordanian Architecture.
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Dalia Ali is a Jordanian Palestinian artist. She graduated from MIT in the USA with a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design and a Masters in Architecture. Her passion for art started at an early stage and her years in Boston exposed her to the guidance and work of many international artists. Regionally, she has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Amman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Ramallah and Jerusalem. Through her collection, “I Dream of Jerusalem” Dalia aspires to connect with the city of Jerusalem. She explains that her present is intertwined with the stories that her parents and grandparents used to tell her about their childhoods in Palestine, the simple games they used to play at their doorsteps and the pleasure of walking in the shade of the olive trees and through the alleyways. Trying to reconnect with that part of her history, she reconstructed what she saw of the breathtaking landscape, the resistant symbolic olive trees, the intricate embroidery and the unique architecture into paintings which exude a scent of Palestine.
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