25 of the globe's best 3D artists are flying into Dubai soon...
The streets of City Walk are about to really pop…
Remember the 3D art festival that exploded from the pavements of JBR’s The Walk last year? Well the great news is that it’s returning this year, but this year it will be in City Walk in Jumeirah.
The artworks will be created live on site from February 22 to 28, and will be on show from March 1 to March 7: in total there will be the creations of 25 3D artists to see.
Ooh, and speaking of 3D, did you know that 25 per cent of Dubai’s buildings will be 3D printed by 2030? You can read all about that here.
SO WHO’S FLYING IN?
Here are just some of the creative minds whose work you’ll find at the fest’…
This Portuguese artist is a pioneer of 3D graffiti – his work is near-photographic in its precision, and he’s returning to the festival.
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He is the four-times Guinness World Record Holder for making the world’s largest 3D paintings, and Xinghua describes himself as “China’s first 3D artist”. He was responsible for the amazing gushing waterfall last year (pictured above).
Another artist that was here last year is Ruben Poncia – the Dutch artist’s acrylic and oil paintings usually depict people and often use perspective tricks.
REMKO VAN SCHAIK
Also returning is Remko van Schaik – above is his painting from last year: the Dutch artist was originally a 2D artist but now focuses on 3D as he finds it a test of his creativity.
This 3D artist does a lot of his works in chalk, and also works in mosaics and murals.
This Italian artist’s work often deals with environmental themes – and he at times uses things like wire and nails to produce pieces.
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This up-and-coming Brazilian artist likes to convey messages about peace and love in his art.
This Germany-based Russian artist often features nature scenes in his work.
Poland’s best-known 3D artist, Paprocki is known for creating his works live, in front of large audiences.
SO WHY ARE THEY COMING ALL THE WAY TO DUBAI?
This festival isn’t just a large street gallery, it’s actually a competition where the artists get the chance to win a total of Dhs2.3 million in prizes. There were 122 entries from 35 countries this year – 25 of those artists were shorlisted, and those are the ones flying in.
There will be three winners as chosen by an artistic jury, as well as a People’s Choice Award, based on votes from the public: so yes, you’ll get to choose your favourite…