Pullman Maldives Maamutaa believes that art is an adventure we all share, which is why they have launched the first Art Week event in the Maldives from 14- 20 March 2022. The week-long, art event is opened to all in-house guests unleashing potential, sparking creativity and inspiring minds through art and nature.
As a part of Pullman Maldives’ all-inclusive benefits, all the in-house guests can experience a unique perspective of contemporary art with 3 talented Maldivian artists and become immersed in exceptional art and design. The art week also includes several daily activities for the guests where they can unleash their creativity by painting, drawing, or even trying ´nail art´.
Meet the artists:
Shimani is a multi-disciplinary artist and Art Teacher based in the Maldives, who is practicing mainly with traditional and digital forms of art and illustrations. She is also trained in Adaptive Arts (as an art teacher for people with disabilities and neurodiversity). She aims to make art more accessible and inclusive to people who have been neglected in the community a voice and a platform for expression to share this passion.
Shimanie´s art is heavily influenced by Maldivian folklores, history, color, and nature. Colour and pattern are also integral to her art where she enjoys using a bright but considered palette for most of her illustrations.
Art therapy for adults & kids, Seascapes painting, and Botanical painting are some of the activities conducted by Shimani during the art week.
Rooba has been drawing since she was a little girl.
Her style has grown into a variety of styles, and she has been learning and discovering herself along the way. Rooba´s approach to inventing styles is systemic. At first, she finds inspiration from other artists and then implements their style merged with her own. She practices one style for some time and refines it until she finds another art style to practice and refines again.
In the process, she likes to learn new techniques at different art courses, and combining different variations is how she likes to experiment. This can mean different mediums like acrylic paint, pencil, ink, digital painting to different themes like fantasy, dark art, artistic nudes, landscapes, and more.
Her passion and talents took her to London, where some of her paintings were displayed at the London Bomber Gallery along with other international artists.
Rooba conducts abstract painting, landscape painting, and intuitive painting for kids only during the art week.
From an early age, Lujain had an interest in different forms of art and creative works. Recently, he came across Mixed Media Arts, which fascinated him, and his journey started in 2019. As a nail artist, his projects contain thousands of screws, which are later painted in Oil color. His passion for this kind of art, dedication, and patience are combined with one of the most iconic parts of the Maldives, the marine life.
One of his most iconic projects, The Survival, has the aim to create awareness for the delicate beauty of marine life and that we all are equally responsible to create a safe environment to protect them. The project contains approximately 7000 screws that are hand-painted.
Lujain will be showcasing his artworks and conducting live demonstrations during art week.
View the full range of activties planned for the art week here.