Nature’s Duet: Selected Works by Jorge Mayet & Daisuke Ohba

March 2014 – July 2014

The Farjam Foundation is pleased to introduce its latest exhibition, Nature’s Duet – Selected Works by Jorge Mayet and Daisuke Ohba from the Farjam Collection, which made its debut on March 17, 2014 at the Dubai International Financial Centre. A new and exciting concept for The Farjam Foundation, the focus of this exhibition will be on two internationally acclaimed contemporary artists of very different cultural backgrounds as they explore and represent a common theme through contrasting channels of expressions of art. Nature’s Duet captures both of these artists’ interpretations of the beauty of light in the natural world and the deep everlasting roots of trees. Both talents showcase their perceptions of the enchanting wonders of nature, in particular when they capture the earthly elements in collaboration with each other to grant artists a source of inspiration to create masterpieces.

The first participant in Nature’s Duet is Cuban refugee Jorge Mayet, whom currently lives and works in Spain. Through his artistic representation of the natural world an underlying theme emerges of the entangled internal struggle he feels as a consequence of his displacement from his motherland. Best known for his suspended trees created from a perfect blending of electrical wire, paper, acrylics and fabric, Mayet’s pieces are composed of installations that combine being so lifelike they appear to be miniatures of reality and a visual poetry that sings of his experiences of loss, recover and hope. 

Nature’s Duet also presents a series of works by Japanese born talent Daisuke Obha, who is considered to be one of the most outstanding emerging artists today. When creating his landscape paintings Obha is celebrated for his use of iridescent acrylic pearl paint, which he employs to enhance and manipulate the viewer’s experience of his artwork. The paint shimmers and plays with the light, continuously enhancing and transforming the experience according to the setting of the piece as well as the onlooker’s line of sight.  The effect is one of dazzling illumination that appears to come from a place deeper than the canvas.

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