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Noor Al Suwaidi:

Like Coral, I Create Clouds


Newertown | Art @ The Gallery in Cork Street
28 Cork Street, Mayfair, London W1S 3NG
18 – 30 April 2011 | Open Daily: 9am – 9pm
Curated by: Juan Carlos Farah
Press Day: 19 April 2011 (12:00 – 15:00)
Opening Reception: 20 April 2011 (18:00 – 22:00)

© Noor Al Suwaidi, Serendipity, 2011

This April 2011, Newertown | Art is proud to present Like Coral, I Create Clouds, a kaleidoscopic trip into the colourful
canvases of Emirati artist Noor Al Suwaidi. On display is a series of variegated paintings and works on paper, all oscillating
between the realms of portraiture and figurative abstraction. Al Suwaidi was born in 1981 and grew up in Abu Dhabi. At age
nine, encouraged by her father, she participated in an adult drawing program in the UAE, thus igniting a seminal phase in
the development of her creative career. A particular interest in painting led her to pursue studies in the UK and the US,
through which she conceived, expanded, and consequently refined her artistic style. This exhibition is a fresh encounter
with the latest evolution of her work: an amalgamation of bold, conspicuous chromatic movements, guided into shapes and
left to meet at moments, where our imaginations make and shake figures into focus. Inspiration from relationships, music
and travels makes this a highly personal oeuvre. The emerging patterns of colour and forms are visceral combinations of
raw emotion and honed technique. There are no contrived concepts or calculated imagery. The drive is purely to uphold
the emotive forcefulness of the tension that is created as the pigments and shapes vie for space on the canvas. Each
tone acts as a theatrical backdrop, drawing in our riveted energy, seducing us to play out our imagination and exhaling us
back into clouds of colour.

Alongside Al Suwaidi's work, jewellery by young designer Celia Weinstock will be on display. After graduating from Oxford
University, Weinstock studied jewellery design at the Gemological Institute of America and in 2009, founded Lyme Fine
Jewellery. Her unique pieces, handmade with precious and semi-precious gemstones of the finest quality, have been
exhibited in London, New York and Palm Beach, and featured in Vanity Fair, Town & Country, Tatler and Women's Wear
Daily, amongst other publications.

For any information, please contact Newertown | Art at art@newertown.com or +44 753 120 5955.

Under the patronage of: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi Dr Lamees Hamdan Al Shamsi
Ghaida Al Mukhaini Bahwan Mohammed Harib
Humaid Al Muhairi Albert Maksoudian
Ahmed Al Dhaheri Saood Al Nuaimi
Anna Ali Yoused Bin Zayed & Shamsa Quraiban
Mariam Al Dabbagh Alexander de Carvalho
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