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2, 6, 7, 11 Red Heaven - an Art Exhibition with Eskander Dewani

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Wednesday, April 4th: 7pm to 9pm
Thursday, April 5th to Saturday, April 7th:10am to 6pm

Navigating through different facets and forms of art - painting, illustration and poetry - Eskander continues to discover and evolve within all these realms of expression and creativity.  His contemporary portraits are at once arrestingly lifelike and gothically evocative, conveying a sense of immediacy in each piece, as they draw you into the canvas.  The red background swallows all the surrounding and takes you to the very centre of the moody, weathered expressions worn by these women.  They invoke a gut reaction, which differs from each perspective.

There is an undeniable strength in the women Eskander conceives, as well as a deep rooted sense of respect, courage, empathy and natural beauty.

Eskander cites the work of Gustav Klimt, Francesco Clemente and Lucian Freud as influences on his work as well as the love of music that varies from day to day. 

All are welcome!