Government of Dubai Media Office – 4March 2017: Brand Dubai today announced the winners of the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award, the world’s first award that recognises excellence in 3D art,at a ceremony at the Dubai Canvas Festival today.Tony Cuboliquidowas namedthe first place winner while Danila Shmelev and Leon Keerwere named the second and third place winners respectively. Tomotero Saito won the People’s Choice Award, which was decided based on public votes.
The jury of the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award named the winners after evaluating 25 shortlisted artworks for creativity, technique, composition and design, command of the medium, and the artist’s interpretation of the theme of Happiness.
According to the jury, the innocent, playful, dynamic and interactive qualities of Italian artist Tony Cuboliquido’s winning work captures the theme of happiness.Russian artist Danila Shmelev’s second placed work engages in a deep philosophical exploration of the meaning of Happiness and how we perceive it, while Dutch artist Leon Keer’s third-placed artwork perfectly combines traditional elements of street painting with the application of precise mathematical calculations to create an engaging optical illusion, the jury said.
All the worksshortlisted for the Award are being displayed at the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival 2017, which began in City Walk on Sunday. The Award and Festival are organised by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), in partnership with Meraas, one of Dubai’s leading holding companies.
Director General of GDMO Her Excellency Mona Al Marri said: “The Award’s theme of Happiness evoked an exceptional creative response from the participating artists. The shortlisted artworks demonstrated a range of unique creative perspectives and innovative techniques.The quality of art that the Award attracted reflects Dubai’s rising status as a cultural hub that provides a supportive and inspiring environment for artists to showcase their work.
The Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival also created a wonderful space for the artists shortlisted in the Award to engage with the wider public, a process that always enriches art.This Award is part of Brand Dubai’s efforts to implement the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to transform Dubai into an open-air art museum.”
Director of Brand Dubai MaithaBuhumaidsaid: “The Award generated significant interest from the global 3D art world. Over 80% of the international community of accomplished 3D artists submitted entries for the Award. The winning and shortlisted artists represent the cream of global 3D art. Apart fromrecognising great artistic work, the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award seeks to raise interest and appreciation for this unique art form. We will continue building on the success of the first edition of the Award to foster excellence in 3D art as well as further enhance the development of Dubai’s cultural and artistic landscape.”
Apart from the prize money awarded to the winners, the other shortlisted artists received $5000 eachas a token of appreciation for their participation and artistic contribution to the Festival..
Launched at last year’s Dubai Canvas, the Award invited proposals for 3D artworks from artists across the world on the theme of Happiness. The Award theme was inspired by the UAE’s own focus on people’s happiness as one of its most important goals. The theme also reflects Dubai’s objectives of becoming a city of happy, creative and empowered people and a preferred place for people from across the world to live, work and visit.
Members of the Award jury panel included Mona bin Kalli, Director of HH Sheikha Manal Cultural Office; Pablo Del Val, International Director of Art Dubai; Mohammed Saeed Al Hareb, creator of the popular animated Emirati TV series FREEJ and Chairman of Lammtara Art Production; Dr. NazneenShafi, the Executive Director of Engage ME; and Mike Kothuis, Co-Founder of the World Street Painting Festival.
All the works shortlisted for the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award, together with the works of four Emirati artists, are being displayed at the Dubai Canvas Festival taking place in City Walk from 1-7 March 2017.
A historic church in the Spanish city of llanera was transformed into a skate-park earlier this year by La Iglesia Skate; titled Kaos Temple, it has now undergone a second, more colorful transformation at the hands of street-artist Okuda San Miguel.
In collaboration with Red Bull, Okuda filled the church with bright, isometric, paintings. Verkami describes some of the work: “His iconic artistic piece Kaos Star represents a colorful and isometric rose of the winds that tries to tell us that it does not matter were you are, or what you are doing, what matters are your own goals.”
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Public invited to watch world’s most innovative 3D artists creating their art pieces for Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival
Government of Dubai Media Office – 22February 2017: Artists participating in the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festivalhave started working on their creations at City Walkahead of the official start of the event that will take place from 1 to 7 March 2017.
The public have an invaluable opportunity to watch some of the world’s most accomplished 3D artists, many of them pioneers of new styles and techniques, at work. City Walk will be transformed into an ‘open air canvas’ for the artists to create their works.
The week-long Festival features the works of 25 international artists shortlisted for the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award, the world’s first award that recognises excellence in 3D art. Joining the international artists are some of the UAE’s most talented youngnational artists.
Dubai Canvas 2017 is organised by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), in partnership with Meraas, one of Dubai’s leading holding companies.
Project Manager of Dubai Canvas 2017 Ayesha bin Kalli said: “I would like to invite the public to come and see the master artists at work this week at City Walk. One of the key objectives of Dubai Canvas is to make art more accessible to a wider audience. By creating opportunities for the public to view the artists creating their pieces, we wanted to make this a truly interactive art festival. Getting a glimpse into the creative and technical processes of these wonderful artists is a treat in itself.I am sure that the artworks being displayedat the event will intrigue and amaze the audience and create memorable experiences for them.”
The AED2.3 million Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award saw a total of 122 entries from 35 countries. Artists who submitted proposals for the Award represent almost 80% of the global community of 3D artists. The 25 artists shortlisted for the final round of the Award will display their creations at the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival.
A jury comprising of renowned international and local artists will evaluate the 25 shortlisted artworks to select three winners of the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award. The winners will be honoured at a ceremony to be held at the Festival. There will also be a ‘People’s Choice’ award based on votes from the public.
Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival 2017 aims to build on the success of last year’s Festival. The 2016 event, which featured the works of a wide array of artists from across the world, received an overwhelming response from both residents and visitors to Dubai.