A group exhibition by FN Designs
Merging art and sports has been a growing tradition at FN Designs.
With exhibitions such as FAKiE (2010, 2012, 2014) and Piston Heads (2012) - I now present you - Fisticuffs.
32 artists from around the UAE have been chosen for this show. Each artist was given a blank canvas to paint on. Not knowing what the final outcome would be the artists created unique art. The artworks have been transformed by the FN Designs team into a punching back which can also be used as a duffle bag.
To all the participating artists… Thank you.
Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum
January 13, 2015
Curated by H.H. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum
Group Art Exhibition 'FISTICUFFS' Opens at FN Designs
It is 'Art with a Punch'. FISTICUFFS - a fascinating group exhibition curated by H.H. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum opened last evening at FN Designs. The month-long show, supported by HMH - Hospitality Management Holdings brings together works of 32 local artists who have chosen punching bags as their canvas producing absolutely knockout works. The exhibition, with its bold mix of styles ranging from street art to typography, calligraphy, abstract art, sketches, drawings, illustrations, murals and more echoes both fantasy and realism with a graphic intensity.
Commenting on the exhibition, H.H. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, said, "Merging art and sports has been a growing tradition at FN Designs. Each participating artist was given a blank canvas to paint not knowing what the final outcome would be. And the result was FISTICUFFS - an attempt to bring alive their imagination in a boxing arena. The artists typically take their cues from emotions, spaces and subjects surrounding them converting them into striking revelations. Yet, like every abstract art, these do not spell out everything. The viewers are left free to rough it out in the ring".
Laurent A. Voivenel, CEO, HMH - Hospitality Management Holdings, said, "We are delighted to support this unique exhibition by FN Designs that explores and unlocks a new dimension in art. FISTICUFFS hits its audiences with a powerful punch. It leads us on a mysterious maze filled with action and excitement to discover the unknown. So put on your boxing gloves before you go there!"
Title: Camel Invasion
Statement: Exploring relationships among geometrical shapes, intertwining figures in mirror images and repeating patterns of the camel.
Media: Digital Printing on Canvas.