About the Art
Medium: Mixed media (wood, metal, cork, mesh and leather strips) on canvas
Size: 60cm x 84cm
A blended tapestry incorporating Arabic calligraphy.
The colours evoke a calming ambience.
The alphabets complement the aesthetic dimension
About the Artist
Shehnaz Desai – L’Art Arabe
The art of Shehnaz Desai invokes a dialogue between the modern-abstract and traditional forms and practices of Islamic paintings. Her work taps into visual images once a part of daily life but now a part of history. She paints mainly on canvas and wood, applying an infinite number of painted pixels and organic shapes that conjure true inspiration.
Her unique style of creativity can be found at the gallery, nestled between other artists’ work. Inspired by an Eastern theme, her work is a combination of painting and sculpture. In nurturing her talent, her husband Yusuf always encouraged her to pursue art.
L'Art Arabe Gallery is located in Musgrave Durban. The gallery forefronts contemporary and classic Islamic art. Pieces by local and international artists are showcased. From something special for new home owners to corporate gifting, and customised décor to suit the home or workplace, the gallery is sure to mesmerise.
An interleading entrance connects the quaint gallery to Country Bake café and bakery. The creative space within the gallery is used for art lessons. A professional video review of L’Art Arabe Gallery appears on the Traveling Easel online site.