‘RAINBOW 2017’ - a fascinating exhibition of abstract paintings by acclaimed Indian Artist Dinesh Kamble, was inaugurated last evening by H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Chairman & CE, MANAFA LLC, and Vice Chairman, HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings and Dr. Rashid Alleem, Chairman of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority, at The Ajman Palace Hotel. The international travelling painting exhibition is aptly titled ‘RAINBOW 2017’ after the seven cities lined up for tour this year and is Dinesh’s first commercial solo show outside India. It will continue at The Ajman Palace Hotel until 25th January, 2017 before moving to Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, London, Paris and Tokyo.
Dr. Rashid Alleem is widely known as a visionary and thought leader in business, socio-economic, academic and cultural fields. Known for his strategic thinking, he is respected by peers as a man with qualities of mind and heart. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Dr. Rashid Alleem, said: “I am delighted to support this unique exhibition by Mr Dinesh Kamble who is an accomplished painter. Looking at the paintings one feels a sense of awe that’s often associated with the UAE. It is wonderful to see how the artist has used a blaze of colours to express his emotions. We are confident this exceptional exhibition will serve as a big milestone in collaboration of art and culture between local and Indian artists.”
Dinesh will be displaying over 20 paintings of varying sizes at the exhibition taking place in The Ajman Palace Hotel. Using a mix of mediums like oil and acrylic on canvas and paper, he has produced beautiful abstracts. Elaborating on the style Dinesh said, “Rainbow brings different colours together in a disciplined manner. Artists have their own world of fantasies, pleasure, happiness and sorrows. I have used colours to express different moods, different moves and different strokes. As an artist I feel we should never be restricted to any particular style and theme. This is because our audience comes from different cultures and tastes.”
Commenting on selecting the UAE as the starting point of this mega international show, Dinesh said, “I look forward to welcoming people for the show. The UAE for me symbolizes freedom of pleasure, enjoyment and happiness. Every emirate is a melting pot of cultures. Ajman has been quietly carving its place on the world tourism map with an intriguing mix of attractions and art is one of them. It is the right place and time to have the presence of RAINBOW when the country is celebrating the Dubai Shopping Festival.”
Dinesh believes, every artist carries a responsibility to generate awareness for social causes through art. He stated, “I have been taking up causes for Spastics children, orphanages for children and AIDS patients through my shows. RAINBOW 2017 is dedicated to supporting underprivileged women who are victims of acid attacks with part of the funds from sales being donated towards their medical treatment.”
Dinesh is a self-taught, multi-talented artist. He has been painting since early childhood. So far he has to his credit nine solo exhibitions and four group shows. He is also a photographer and one of his photographs was selected for National Photography Exhibition in New Delhi as well as published on the front cover page of Monthly Magazine of French Embassy in India. Interior design is his other interest and his work for an apartment was published by India's largest circulated and most respected Interior Design Magazine ‘INSIDE OUTSIDE’. Last but not the least, he is a poet and writer and his poetry book will be published soon.
Dinesh said, “My first solo painting exhibition was held in 1997 and was inaugurated by Mrs. Kiran Bedi who is a Magsaysay Award and Mother Teresa Award Winner. In the initial stages, I used to do landscapes. This later turned to figurative. Recently I have been focusing more on ABSTRACT with mixed media.”
There are many other exciting projects lined up for Dinesh in 2017. He will soon be opening his own Art Gallery – RUDRAKSH, in Mumbai. He is also building his own Art Studios in Pune and Goa, where artists will be able to stay and work on their art within natural and beautiful surroundings.
Exhibition: RAINBOW 2017 at The Ajman Palace Hotel
Dates: 11th – 25th January, 2017
Timings: All day long open for public
About The Ajman Palace Hotel
The Ajman Palace Hotel, managed by HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings, is a picturesque sanctuary conveniently located 22 km from Dubai International Airport and 11 km from Sharjah International Airport. Set on a private beach, this alluring hideaway is a heritage resort with a modern spirit. Bringing an unprecedented level of luxury, with captivating views of the Arabian Gulf, the resort is a destination unto itself. Balancing world-class facilities with the legendary Arabian hospitality, it offers 254 rooms, suites and serviced residences, a remarkable range of restaurants and lounges, fabulous meeting and event venues including the largest ballroom in the Northern Emirates ideal for weddings and conventions, as well as an array of leisure and recreation options at Lifestyle Club featuring a Spa and state-of-the-art fitness facility. A magical experience awaits you here.
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