XVA Gallery's much anticipated Summer Collection featuring work from Maitha Bin Demithan, Sameer Reddy, Saba Qizilbash and Nikolai Wie zo re k (who all are making their debut at XVA), amongst others kicks off June 13 to 31st and September 1st to 22nd.
An annual tradition, XVA's Summer Collection is known for juxtaposing a broad selection of established XVA artists with new talent! Experience Emirati artist Maitha Bin Demithan’s dreamlike and poignant portraits that are created by using a flat bed scanner. Indian-American Sameer Reddy weaves highly iconic images into fantastical photo-based works that are a nod to his Indo-American heritage, offering commentary on the potent power of religious and mythical symbolism, and on a more personal level, the duality of his own cultural identity. Pakistani artist Saba Qizilbash's vivid works on paper are a masterful interp lay of cheerful bright colors and strong imagery that will catch one by surprise with their graphic-like quality that subtly references street art.
Finally, making his debut at XVA, German artist Nicolai Wiezorek will be exhibiting his journalistic-style photographs from his German Christmas series that offer wry insight on Christmas hysteria, made compellingly ironic by exhibiting them during the hottest months of the Arabian summer!