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Artist unveils sculpture in local mall

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Published: Mon 29 Jul 2013, 1:24 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 6:13 AM

ENRICH YOUR ARTISTIC palate this Ramadan by visiting the latest exhibition by Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej.

The self-taught artist, supported by Audi Dubai, is showcasing his ‘Spread of Language’ sculpture at the Armani Café Atrium, Dubai Mall. until August 15.

The stainless steel sculpture is inspired by verses from the Holy Quran and the old poets - as it depicts 430 letters flowing out of the piece of art.

Mattar Bin Lahej was born and raised in Dubai. An active painter, sculptor and photographer, he has been recognised in recent years at shows such as Abu Dhabi Art and the Berlin Art Fair, as well as leading his kids summer camps ‘More than Art’, at his gallery Marsam Mattar in Satwa.

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