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Sábado, 23 Maio 2009
The Palm, Dubai
The Palm, Dubai
I am in Dubai since mid January. From the cold and harsh European winter to a warm Spring in the Middle East! Just this contributes towards a relaxed, laid back and happier state of mind.

It is now March, springtime in full! In the meantime this period has been energizing, inspiring and very creative. I have been working intensely.

Being in Dubai inspired me to pick up a theme that has long been on my mind. Because I love colors, I always admired the synthesis that Marc Rothko and Piet Mondrian achieved, in different ways, of course! I do not pretend to elaborate on the subject. I simply put them in perspective to reach confrontation, appreciation and dialogues… I leave all that to each one' criteria.

I have initiated my process and, frankly, I am totally absorbed and enjoying it.

I had the privilege to be in Abu Dhabi, to visit the exhibition of "Emirates Artists" at the Emirates Palace, followed by a conference and presentation of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project. I also had the privilege of visiting "Art Dubai" held from 18th to the 21st of March at the Souk Madinat Jumeira. These two events represent well the vibrant scene of the artistic and cultural activities in the United Arab Emirates. During these two events there were many conferences, workshops that I also had the privilege to attend. I know almost all of the galleries in Dubai and the well known "Souq Al Bastakiya".

All these galleries are promoting art of the Middle East, East (India, Pakistan, China, and Japan), Africa and, of course, Europe and America. Hopefully, allowing the Middle East countries to know more about the Western world through arts and other artistic expressions such as music, theatre, literature... It is also hoping to be a catalyst of the Middle Eastern art to the Western world, thus contributing to a reduction of the "clash of ignorance".

All that I saw was immense and indescribable. My artistic growth is a certainty.


Dubai 24 March, 2009
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To approach the spiritual in art, one will make as little use as possible of reality, because reality is opposed to the spiritual.

Piet Mondrian