As the capital gears up for one of the biggest art months in the region, COYA Abu Dhabi launches a brand-new art exhibition to whet the appetites of art lovers in the city.
From November 19th 2019, British artist Julian Castaldi brings his unique exhibition, ICONS to the capital which uses dynamic imagery, an exuberant colour palette and a repetitive approach on legendry icons such as Karl Lagerfeld, Coco Chanel, Elvis, Muhammad Ali, Robert De Niro to name but a few.
Julian’s paintings focus on people and objects popular in popular culture and use different techniques and materials, such as gold-leaf, acrylic, enamel, plaster and graffiti. The result puts these iconic and instantly recognisable figures amongst strong patterns and bold, contrasting colours in a way you haven’t seen before.
Currently based in Dubai, Julian also has spent over 20 years working and touring with some of the world’s biggest acts, creating art, design and photographing personalities and celebrities including John Malkovich, David Bailey, Stereophonics, Natalie Imbruglia, Oasis, Eddie Vedder, Paul Weller, Incubus and Tom Jones.
He has also captured the capitals biggest events through his photography, including the Red Bull Air Race and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Known globally, Julian has exhibited artworks in Los Angeles, UK, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Paris with artworks and photography in many private collections and residencies around the world.
Guests are invited to view ICONS when it opens on 19th November 2019, with over 10 pieces including Karl Lagerfeld and Coco Chanel displayed across COYA Abu Dhabi Restaurant and Pisco Bar and Lounge, so they can experience the art whether dining on the delicious Peruvian cuisine or enjoying the speciality drinks at the bar.
LINK TO PAST EXHIBITIONS : https://www.castaldiart.com/castaldi-bio
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