Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The UAE’s leading F&B art platform, COYA Dubai starts 2017 with a fresh artistic vision. This January, the Peruvian hotspot welcomes internationally exhibited Syrian artist, Osama Nassar showcasing his pieces for the very first time in the UAE with his exhibition “Splashes” to open the COYA Collective showcase for the year.  Starting from the 16th of January, Nassar will be exhibiting his pieces for approximately six weeks in COYA’s Members Club.

Starting the New Year, Osama’s exhibition will tell of the world’s humanity and focuses on the solid truth of being optimistic in times of trouble, artificiality and vulgarity. From personal experiences and linking to his country, he has characterized some formations full of sarcastic expressions, blundering its potential with the strong colors that are dominant in most of his artworks. The viewer can note the broad graduations of regular colors with focusing on the general view while neglecting the details. The contrasting colors were intended to be harmonious at the same time in order to takes the viewers into a world of hope. Nassar’s content will take viewers to an emotional state of mind linked to the past, while exposing the story of the future, which you will notice in most of his art works the reflection of awaiting, anticipation, dreams and pure hope.

“The real source which I build paintings from is the external intimations and signs that I cannot control, that still roam in my mind from the first splash of painting till the end. In this empty endless vacuum, dreaming characters are sitting which are created from my imagination; waiting silently, hopefully and patiently with no complaint. These characters sometimes smile for an unknown reason. Despite their rigid looks, there’s an internal movement that passes with that colorful smile. This is the smile that carries a lot of expressions and memoires of the people I’ve met in my whole life and who left their impressions in one way or another.” – Osama Nassar

We are excited to start 2017 by sharing such a simple but universal message. The stories behind Osama’s work and the underlying positivity behind it is something that we strive to deliver to our guests and abide by daily. It is wonderful and exciting for us when the key messages behind an artist’s work we collaborate with for the COYA Collective can resound and be upheld by all areas of our multi-dimensional outlet,” said Cedric Toussaint, Director of Operations, COYA Dubai.