Opera Gallery Dubai hosted the opening of the two-week exhibition for world-renowned painter, Antonio Segui on March 18th 2015. Making a personal appearance at his first solo show in the Middle East, the exhibition marks a milestone for Segui featuring his most recent collections, running until 1st April 2015.
Antonio Segui presents the ‘everyman’ in his work, an anonymous passerby amid the swarm and hustle and bustle of city life exploring man’s place in society and surroundings. With the new pieces, the central figure, Señor Gustavo is inspired by Segui’s native Argentina, and the exploration of Buenos Aires’ first inhabitants, and is displayed traveling from painting to painting, city to city.
Some of the paintings even bring Gustavo to regional cities where the characters are wearing traditional Middle Eastern dress, kandooras and abayas.
“It was another great launch event for Opera Gallery. We were delighted to have Antonio Segui present at the event as well as the support of the Argentinean Embassy who collaborated with us, highlighting South American culture which also ties in with this year’s Art Dubai theme” said Sylvain P. Gaillard, General Manager of Opera Gallery.
The opening night saw a live Tango dance performance and a selection of Argentinean delicacies provided by Café Martinez which complemented to the Latin spirit of the night. An array of regional VIPs who attended include H.E. Rubén Eduardo Caro, Ambassador of Argentina to the UAE and his wife, Consul General M. Carlos Tavera, Maria Veronica Leon, Marco Zaccaria, Graciela Smith – Director of Revista Magenta, Ibrahim Bin Desmal and of course Antonio Segui and his partner Clelia Tarrico.
Antonio Segui’s solo exhibition will be on display at Opera Gallery Dubai until April 1st 2015, at Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC); Gate Village, Building #3, +971 4 323 0909
Opera Gallery Concept
Founded in 1994 by Gilles Dyan, a member of the European Chamber of Expert-Advisors in Fine Art
(C.E.C.O.A.), Opera Gallery Group – now internationally established with 11 galleries in the world – is one
of the rare international art gallery networks with locations on several continents including: North America, Europe, Asia and Middle East.
Since its creation, Opera Gallery Group has always strived to offer its international collectors unique access to a diversity of multicultural artists, from the works of Modern Masters such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Bernard Buffet, Henri Matisse, Lucio Fontana, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol, just to name a few, to the latest contemporary voices (Marc Quinn, Yayoi Kusama, Yue Minjun, David Mach, Gérard Rancinan, Lita Cabellut, Joe Black, among others).
Opera Gallery strives to present artwork of exceptional high quality, offering an expansive collection of Masters and Contemporary Modern art. The gallery has a reputation for excellence, integrity and discretion, which it continues to earn by providing a high level of service to its discerning and knowledgeable clientele.
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OPERA GALLERY DUBAI:
Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC); Gate Village, Building #3
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Sunday – Wednesday – 10am – 10pm; Thursday 10am to midnight; Friday 2pm to 9pm and Saturday
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