Urban art goes on show at The Mine, Dubai

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A pretty impressive collection of urban, graffiti-inspired art went on show at The Mine last night. ‘Between The Lines’ a contemporary group show curated by Rom Levy, features the work of Andrew Schoultz, Kenton Parker, RETNA, Andrew Faris, Paul Insect, BAST, eL Seed, Jenny Sharaf and Word to Mother.

The basic starting point for the show was the humble line but displayed in many forms. There is the colourful geometry of Andrew Faris’ landscape art, where the digital seems to erupt into the physical sphere and Andrew Schoultz who implies a sense of alluring fantasy. Almost all of the artists are showing for the first time in the Middle East, yet the influence of the region can be felt in the hieroglyphics and Arabic calligraphy that, along with black letter, and Native American scripts, informs RETNA’s characteristic style.

The Mine has been working away quietly to become one of the leading spaces in the UAE for something cool and off the beaten track. This is a notable exhibition as many of these artists are leading in the field of urban art in Europe and the US.

* Between The Lines runs until June 8 at The Mine, Al Quoz, in the warehouses opposite Alserkal Avenue.