Salamonski ART goes to Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
After a series of events that followed the successful Trophy Award for ‘UAE’s Best Emerging Artist of 2019’ at the World Fashion Festival Awards (Dubai, UAE) in October 2019, Thomas Salamonski aka Salamonski ART set on fire the stage of the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi last Wednesday.
On December 11th, the host of the night was One Piece Concept Store that has organized a spectacular Art & Fashion Night in collaboration with Hakkasan Abu Dhabi, the capital’s favorite dining and nightlife venue.
During the event, 15 brands with sustainability-focused ethos and innovative, pioneering environmental efforts displayed their best pieces and alongside Canella Hostal had a live fashion show showcasing some of her amazing outfits.
The perfect compliment to and evening of fashion, it was the contemporary art showcase of pieces from the illustrious, Thomas Salamonski on the Hakkasan terrace. Recently awarded ‘The Best Emerging Artist in the UAE’ at the WFFA, Thomas is a Vienna based painter, expressing himself with a wide variety of techniques throughout his work. Rich colours, large-format shapes, structures, patterns and strong compositions captivate viewers. His use of 24-karat leaf gold to often plate paintings has become noteworthy with Middle Eastern audiences and art enthusiasts.
Thomas Salamonski is presenting his latest works from the exhibition series “Squared Faces”. Each piece of art shows a portrait whose color style is reminiscent of the graffiti and pop culture of the 80s, with a contrasting interpretation of sacral stained glass, and the use of light and shadow to reveal faces in all dimensions. He comments: ”the viewer can decide how deeply they want to immerse themselves in the consideration of these layers and forms. Just as we can decide in everyday life how far we want to look behind the facade of a human being.”
Hakkatini Wednesday continues to enchant with the one-of-a-kind night in the capital, the perfect setting to blow off the mid-week blues and unwind. As promised, the evening was a successful event of fashion, artistry, socialising, live DJ sounds and musical entertainment, where distinguished and crème de la crème guests enjoyed every piece of it.
Photo credit: Hit High Events and One Piece Concept Store