Arte & Lusso’s mission is to create a platform both for established and upcoming artists, fashion designers and other creatives. Discovering new talents is a fascinating experience in the art world, as you can expand your horizons and support fascinating new ideas and groups of people from all over the world.
We would like to share with you ten emerging artists that are currently based in Dubai and other emirates, coming from all around the globe- Paraguay to India and much more revealing fresh talent. Follow these artists on Instagram and they will captivate you and inspire, as they have surely inspired us!
Cynthia Acuna, Paraguay
Born and raised in Asuncion – Paraguay, Cynthia Acuna is a visual artist based in Dubai since 2016. Acuna’s inspiration comes from animal rights and tessellation art by MC Escher. Currently, she is in the last year of her Creative Arts degree at the University of Southern Queensland which she does online while working. She has been fascinated by the study of dreams as a path to self-discovery. Thus, she started recording them from 2018 until the present and made sketches using colored pencils and watercolors.
You can follow the artist on Instagram @cynthias_art_space
Sindhuja Galipalli, India
A pharmacist by profession, Sindhuja Galipalli is an Indian painter and visual artist based in the UAE. She has a distinctive style as she uses her fingers to paint her abstract and figurative pieces. She took an interest in art from a very young age and since then she has participated in various competitions, and has exhibited her work in multiple international venues.
You can follow the artist on Instagram @sindhuartworld
Sumedha Randev Goel, India
Sumedha is an Indian contemporary artist based in Dubai. Her formal training in Fine Arts began under the renowned Indian artist, Kavita Jaiswal in 2002. Since then, she has participated in various group exhibitions in India and Dubai with various art galleries. One of the paintings from her current mixed media series, won a place in the Top 20 Emerging Artists in a competition organized by World Art Dubai 2019. She is currently an art mentor with Artezaar and has mentored their kids art competitions.
You can follow the artist on Instagram @artbysumedha
Surabhi Mathur, India
Surabhi Mathur is an artist based in Dubai. Her passion to translate ideas and concepts into functional design, led her to study Architecture. At the onset of her career, she worked on some high profile projects in India and the UAE. However later on, art became a mean of her creative expression. Through abstract realism painting style, she combined the two opposing genres into one beautiful space, where dreams and realities merged.
You can follow the artist on Instagram @surabhidesigns
Zumrud Zeynalli, Azerbaijan – UK
Zumrud Zeynalli is a British artist based in Abu Dhabi. One of her passions is traveling, as she has visited 74 countries, she combines her emotions and memories in her paintings. To create unique art series she uses vibrant colors and her signature feature is using chess boards to add 3D optical illusion effects.
You can follow the artist on Instagram @zumaizuma
Maria Z-Nova, Russia
Maria is a Russian artist based in the UAE. She is a Watercolorist, Illustrator, Art Coach, Graphic and Fashion Designer. At the tender age of two years old, she began exploring her interest in art. By the time she was six, she had won her first national art competition. In her artworks, she expresses a positive and vibrant lifestyle, and currently conducts watercolor painting workshops for adults in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, encouraging people to reveal inner artists.
You can follow the artist on Instagram @art_escape_uae
Maria Pavel, Romania
Maria Pavel is an emerging Romanian artist based in Dubai. Her career started in fashion design and retail but couldn’t resist to come back to her first love: painting. She’s taking her inspiration from the feminine body, archetypes, rainbows, abstract shapes combining vibrant colors with black contouring. Digital art, mix media on canvas, sneakers customization are few of her interests that she’s building on the artist career.
You can follow the artist on Instagram @gingerartsy
Sayli Panse, India
Sayli Panse is a Dubai based Indian artist with more than 15 years of passion in art. She expresses her art with an abundance of colors and attention to detail. Using her versatile skill set, Sayli explores both contemporary and Indian traditional art. She explores various mediums such as acrylics, watercolor, glass and alcohol ink in her paintings. Her work in abstract and fluid art represents a liberation of feelings and a reflection of one’s true self.
You can follow the artist on Instagram @soulart_by_sayli
Valentina Alexeevna , Russia
Valentina Alexeevna is a Russian visual artist based in Dubai since 1999. She examines consciousness and the relationship between natural and artificial, primarily working with paper and plastic mediums. Her abstract art is a meditative process of playing with amoeba, geometric and other abstract forms. She questions our perception of reality, to think deeper into our existence. She exhibited internationally, her work is a part of private and public collections.
You can follow the artist on Instagram @valentina.alexeevna
Fatima Daghmash, Jordan
Daghmash is a Jordanian self – taught traditional artist based in the UAE. Fatema started exploring her skills at the tender age of 15 and ever since she has been refining her talent more and more. The artist has a very supportive family who pushes her to develop her skills and we believe there are so many opportunities coming her way!
You can follow the artist on Instagram @fatimaadraws
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