DUBAI / WAM
The inventor of 3D street art, Kurt Wenner, is set to return to Dubai to participate in the second edition of Dubai Canvas Festival (DCF). The American artist whose work has been seen and loved by millions in more than 30 countries, will be creating exclusive pieces for the Festival that runs from 1st to 14th March 2016.
Organised by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), in cooperation with Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), a renowned destination developed and managed by Dubai Properties (DP), Dubai Canvas Festival 2016 will feature over 60 works of well-known international, regional and local artists. The Festival will be held at JBR in an area stretching over two kilometres.
Wenner invented 3D pavement art in 1984 inspired by the use of the â€˜anamorphicâ€™ perspective of the European classical masters. He created an entirely new geometry to compose images that appear to rise from, or fall into, the ground when viewed from a specific angle.
Arif Mubarak, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Propertiesâ€™ Asset Management Arm under Dubai Properties Group, said: â€œIn cooperation with Brand Dubai, we look forward to hosting world-renowned artists such as Kurt Wenner at the Dubai Canvas Festival. JBR is one of Dubaiâ€™s most exciting leisure destinations for residents and tourists alike, and its unique urban vibe offers the ideal setting for the Festival. JBRâ€™s public spaces provide an open accessible venue for the public to engage and interact with the artworks and the perfect â€˜canvasâ€™ for the extraordinary artists to create their work at the Festival.â€