Recently, I have decided to re-learn art, not to become a celebrated painter, but at least, learn to appreciate it. So off I went on a self-imposed mission to explore Art Dubai and to marvel at the contemporary work of art in the Middle East. Looking like an art collector representing Ah Keong's Kedai Tampal Tayar Basikal, I walked and wondered, stopped to flirt just a little bit with some promoters and snapped some photos of great creations that excite the remaining drops of creative juice in my head, which I try hard to preserve.
If you have been to a chocolate factory, this art piece looked like a block of cocoa butter waiting to be melted and mixed into the happy combo that makes a batch of chocolate base. I spend a fair amount of time staring at the piece while checking out that chic with a white belt. Marvellous!
This accentuates the hidden talent and the power of possibility. Who would have thought a mop in the bathroom can find its way to the international stardom. Susan Boyle came into my mind.
The extremes in the Middle East, the faithful believer and the dreamer and the riches surrounded by rubbles. The American bills there say a lot about the power of wealth that mutes the unspoken and covers the unseen. What a strong political flavour!
It's not a photographed cat. It's painted in an unusual match of black and blue that makes a pretty face of a pussycat. Lovely.
This forlorn looking oriental girl delicately painted on a piece of wood. She reminds me of someone special from the past.