Aviation artist to debut new collection at Dubai Airshow

DUBAI — To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Dubai Airshow, renowned modern aviation and photo collage artist David Bent will unveil his latest collection of UAE-inspired artworks.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 10 Nov 2007, 8:48 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:35 AM

This sophisticated and innovative new series, which will be seen for the first time anywhere in the world, will be launched as part of Bent’s ‘Art of Flight’ solo exhibition — widely regarded as a ground-breaking collection of modern aviation pieces. The trio of works making their global debuts are ‘Deep Spirit’, an extraordinary new painting combining desert scenes, aircraft, and the crescent moon under the starry sky; ‘Flight of the Red Arrow Along The Sheikh Zayed Road’, the latest piece from Bent’s Red Arrows collection; and the limited-edition ‘Sky City Fusion’, a sophisticated series of five photo collages combining local architecture and various aircraft, which have been created as a one-off for the Dubai Airshow.

The airshow is being held from tomorrow till November 15.

“Visits to the emirates have influenced me for a number of years, and it is a privilege to be able to bring the results of my creative thoughts back to their source,” said Bent.

“Flying into Dubai in early 2005 after a gap of over 10 years, I was astonished by the extraordinary pace and scale of development. Like many people, I was awestruck by the innovative architecture and the dynamism of the city.

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