West Contemporary presents works of Robi Walters at the Capital Club DIFC until August 2018…
Globally renowned contemporary British artist, Robi Walters will showcase his mixed media work in Dubai for the very first time at the Capital Club this summer.
Presented by West Contemporary, the acclaimed British artist is renowned for his collaborations with celebrities such as Sir Paul McCartney, U2 and Mary J Blige, with the likes of Bryan Adams, Thandie Newton, Usain Bolt and Michael Bublé all collectors of his work.
Following the huge success of the Carne Griffiths, ‘FLIGHT’ exhibition which was revealed in November at Capital Club, Robi Walters is the latest in a series of artists showcases by West Contemporary.
Exclusive to the Capital Club, Robi will celebrate his first exhibition in the region by paying homage to the familiar UAE flag colours within a large petal artwork.
He will also be signing his recently launched book, 365: Every Day Counts, inspired by a conversation with Turner Prize winning artist, Chris Ofili who encouraged him to make a piece of art every single day.
Each book cover is hand-painted and inside features a piece of artmade every day during 2011. Each one includes a news headline from that day making it a mix of collectible time capsule and work of art.
Robi Walters said, “I come across many things that have been abandoned and find something more in them than their apparent worthlessness. Everything is sacred; there is an intrinsic beauty and value in everything.
I hope the viewer is inspired by the essence of my work and ultimately feels some kind of fundamental spiritual connection as well as enjoying the aesthetics.
“Repeated throughout his work, the lotus symbolizes Robi’s daily practice of meditation, an activity which is closely entwined with the method and process of his art, and the meditative state he achieves whilst he is working.
Taking time and dedication to prepare, his work aims to transport the viewer to the very place that created them, to a sacred place that often helps them re-adjust, bringing them gently back into the present moment.
Ian Palmer, General Manager of the Capital Club Dubai says “Robi’s spiritual sense of creativity is as refreshing as it is visually stunning, while his use of recycled materials inspires us all to appreciate that everything has a use. His celebrity following is proof of his talent and we are honoured to host his first exhibition in Dubai.”
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An exhibition by Robi Walters
Capital Club, Gate Village, Building 3, DIFC, Dubai
22 March – August 2018
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