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Katara displays paintings studded with gems, pearls & precious metals

Katara displays paintings studded with gems, pearls & precious metals

Tribune News Network
AN exhibition of precious gems and metals titled 'Metals, Gems and Pearls Exhibition' was opened at Gallery 2 of Building 18 at the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara on Sunday. The exhibition will run till April 14, from 10am to 10pm.
The exhibition was opened in the presence of Katara General Manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al Sulaiti and a host of dignitaries that included representatives from various diplomatic missions in Qatar.
The stunning exhibition consists of 30 unique and intricately crafted paintings by Malaysian artist Patric Rozario with each work inspired by elements of Qatari culture such as Dallah, the camel and Arabic calligraphy. Each work is a masterpiece studded with Swarovski crystals, emeralds, rubies, pearls and other valuable stones.
Describing his work, Rozario said,"My artworks are constantly evolving and becoming richer and more meaningful, as they are inspired by feedback and ideas from the buyers and the viewers. I prefer to create pieces that are dazzling, rich, glamorous, colourful, joyful and rare. My effort is to evoke happiness, and if possible, heal too. The pearl works that I have created are considered by many as my signature collection. In fact, I am so fascinated by pearls that I have spent a great deal of time studying about the precious stone."
The artist not only showcases his artworks in exhibitions, but also owns studios in London and Doha. He has also formed two companies, Aesthetic Arts Ltd in the United Kingdom and Aesthetic Arts Design of Qatar, with the aim of promoting his artistic pieces.
The works on display are bespoke metal coverings conceived and created to tastefully decorate interiors and to rewrite the concept of sophisticated living. These panels glow in brilliant designs and colours but are versatile, and are guaranteed to meet the requirements of the most selective and demanding interior designers, fit-out consultants and architects.
Rozario's exclusive production process includes hand painting on metal composite panels or solid metal, which are then embedded with natural pearls, Swarovski crystals, precious gems, semi-precious stones and crystals.
These are then time-dried and finally hand coated with special water resistant epoxy resin (which has no odor and no volatile organic compounds), resulting in an elegant and unique form of art.


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