(MENAFN Press) For the first time ever, three collections of paintings from the private Kataria Art Collection were unveiled in the UAE yesterday. Normally housed in a private Kataria gallery in Dubai, the paintings were shown for the first time to an exclusive invited audience at The Meydan Hotel in partnership with Pegas Art Gallery, and will remain on show for the general public today (Sunday 16 February, 2014).
The evening was officiated by the Ambassador of Singapore to the UAE, HE Mr. Umej Singh Bhatia and the Ambassador of Ukraine to the UAE, HE Mr. Polurez Yuriy Vladimirovich. Held just after Valentine's Day, the timing of the show was apt given theme of the collection is 'Love and Culture'. A total of 34 pieces were on display, the art forms three mini collections entitled "Nostalgia", "Jewels of Paradise" and "Fables of my Land". The artworks are on display for art-lovers to appreciate but the exhibition is not commercial and none the paintings are available to purchase
Artist Svitlana Osobik was commissioned by Kataria Art Collections for all paintings within the collections. Having spent over a decade working from Dubai, Osobik's work is both inspired by and has contributed to life and culture in Dubai. The three themed collections have been a work in progress since 2005 and having worked closely with patron Shital Kataria, each work of art reflects the story of both the artist and the commissioner
The Dubai exhibition is the first exclusive showing in a world tour which is planned to take place next year including stops in Miami and Europe. The next showing will be in Abu Dhabi later this year
To view the full collection, visit the exclusive showing at The Meydan Hotel
Date: Sunday 16 February 201
For further information on the Kataria Art Collection visit www.KatariaArtCollections.co