MESTARIA GALLERY PRESENTS ICONICITY, AN EXHIBITION BY TOM BUTLER

Mixed Media Art Exhibition will run from 11th-25th December in Alserkal Avenue

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 16 November 2021
MESTARIA GALLERY PRESENTS ICONICITY, AN EXHIBITION BY TOM BUTLER
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DUBAI, 8th November 2021: British artist Tom Butler, known for his show-stopping collages, will be exhibiting in Mestaria Gallery this December.  His exhibition “IconiCity” is dedicated to Dubai and its iconic skylines; the city’s best architectural achievements captured through his image making.

Upon first look, Butler’s work is an accomplished contemporary representation of some of the Dubai’s most well-known cityscapes, but on second look, and third, a rich, detailed and often humorous narrative emerges.

Butler creates this narrative with an expert use of characterisation; the people that occupy his scenes, a stylised representation of society that has often been compared to L.S. Lowry, are complemented and modernised with Butler’s collages.

This inclusion of collage in the form of a range of materials: newspaper text, crossword puzzles, slogans or a single word, layers scenes into his work, adding depth and intrigue, and enabling people to create a connection with the work.

His paintings of Dubai seek to depict the city in way not seen before through commercial art - one that recognises both its heritage and modernism, harmonising both the old with the new, and connecting with a variety of audiences: residents, tourists and even children who like searching for things they recognise in the art.

The exhibition will feature originals and print editions including: Luminocity, Golden Glow, Moor to Life, Hide and Souk and Marina Lights.

Exhibition details:

Exhibition: IconiCity by Tom Butler

Dates: 11th – 25th December 2021

Location: Mestaria Gallery Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Timings: Saturday – Thursday 10am – 7pm, closed on Fridays.

For more information please visit: www.mestaria.art

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

ABOUT TOM BUTLER: Tom Butler is a British artist who works in mixed media to create layers and depth in his scenes. He is well known for his cityscapes, his work has captured the drama of big cities from London and New York to picturesque British coastal town life. Based in the U.K. his work is sold exclusively by Mestaria Gallery in the UAE. For more details: https://www.tombutlerartist.com

ABOUT MESTARIA GALLERY: Mestaria Gallery (formerly Showcase) is a contemporary, affordable, non-intimidating art space located in the heart of the dynamic Alserkal Avenue Art District in Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE. First established as a gallery space in the UAE in the 1990’s, it is now one of the regions foremost contemporary art spaces, specialising in works from accomplished regional and global talent, with a specific focus on work of an Arabic, African and Asian origin.  For more details: https://mestaria.art

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