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LIGHT & LOVE IN THE 99 NAMES OF ALLAH AN EXHIBITION OF  PAINTINGS BY ART NOOR  OPENING AT SOFITEL THE PALM DUBAI

ON MARCH 5TH, 2016

A new paintings exhibition is opening at the beginning of March at Sofitel Dubai the Palm Resort and Spa, celebrating “Light and love in the 99 names of Allah” through a series of abstract expressionistic works by well-known and long standing artist & author Art Noor. 33 paintings will be exhibited and a copy of Art Noor’s book entitled “99 Names of Allah” will be gifted to every visitor of the opening events, while high quality affordable prints of Art Noor’s large body of work will be made available to visitors by MONDA Gallery who is organizing the event.

The exhibition, taking place in Sofitel The Palm’s dedicated art space on the ground floor of the resort, will be launched through an opening on Saturday, March 5th.

With his roots in the international advertising world, ART NOOR broke away from his highly successful corporate career in adverting in 2002 to dedicate his time to art, and more particularly all topics relatedto God, and Love. After two intense years of practice, he held his first solo exhibition 2004, followed by two more exhibitions in 2008 and 2009. Art Noor continued working on the subject of ‘99 Names of Allah’, culminating in the publication of his book on the subject and an extensive solo exhibition at the World Trade Centre, Abu Dhabi. In the beginning of 2015, Art Noor held another exhibition called ‘Ruminiscence’ introducing a new series of works based on the love poetry by Maulana Jalal Uddin Rumi. His latest works both from the 99 Names of Allah and the Ruminiscence series will be exhibited in his upcoming exhibition.

MONDA Gallery owner, Etienne van den Peereboom, commented: “It is a great pleasure and honour to organise this exhibition with Art Noor, at a time where his work from the past 14 years reaches incredible significance amidst current international developments, and at the same time offers an easy and fascinating entry point to the Muslim faith for non-Muslim residents of the UAE. His artworks are universal and captivating in many ways”

Art Noor will be present at opening on Saturday March 5th, from 11am to 8pm, where he will be handing overand signing his book for the visitors.

The exhibition is free to attend and will run until 16 April 2016.

Organised by MONDA GALLERY