Sumaira Mohammed Ashik
Sumaira Mohammed Ashik is a young dubai based licensed abstract artist who moved to the Emirates from India around 8 years back and developed her career. She is known for fusion of metallic textured abstracts and calligraphy. For Sumaira abstract was an expression of art . Using materials like modeling paste and acrylics allow her to build layers, texture and contrast to give a 3d view to each work. She likes to create mostly mixed media abstracts using minimal as well as heavy textures. Combining this with her passion for incorporating Arabic calligraphy into her work helped her to create many hand embellished and original contemporary arabic calligraphy abstracts .
Her passion has helped her to enhance residential and commercial interior with a bespoke piece of contemporary artwork. She worked directly with her clients, as well as interior designers. She use to participate in local art markets such as Arte. Her masterpiece works were showcased in different exhibitions conducted by many art curators including world art dubai. Few years back a well known furniture store HomeBox of landmark group uae, contacted her for some digital designs for their products. Since then for past four years she was working for them designing arabic calligraphy patterns for all dining and decor items . So her signature calligraphy designs are seen on their products around the emirates ,in twelve stores of Home box and altogether 38 stores in GCC.
Apart from self taught artist she is a tutor at Workshop Dubai, Jumeirah. For past three years she has conducted 20-25 workshops in both abstract as well as Basic Arabic calligraphy. Her workshops will be held there every month from now. She has conducted Ramadan art classes for around 50 students at Fit n glam. Having a DED license allows her to conduct more workshops and sell more art products. She believes that this Emirates has an important role in achieving her success. United Arab Emirates is a place that provides endless opportunities for people to achieve their dreams.