At Buro247 Middle East, we are committed to showcasing and celebrating the extraordinary talent in the Arab world. With our column, #BuroSpotlights, we bring you stories of pioneering artists, innovative designers, tech trailblazers, cinematic visionaries, sports stars, and more.
This week, #BuroSpotlights Emirati artist Fatma Ali Abed. As an architecture student, Abed developed a habit of photographing everything around her. Little did she know that this would soon turn into something bigger. Documenting every moment through her lens, Abed was inspired to create imaginative narratives around the elements captured. Soon, this turned into a lifestyle, where through her work, she beautifully transformed the mundane into dreamlike collages that transcend the ordinary.
Abed’s art is a contemporary celebration of the Emirati culture, where traditional jalabiyas come alive in vibrant prints and colorways. Her dreamy compositions evoke curiosity and blend seemingly disconnected elements effortlessly. Think: spaceships parked on desert dunes and celestial bodies descended upon Earth.
Abed’s Arab heritage and identity form the core of her creative expression. Her inspiration is deeply rooted in her everyday life, and the influence of nature is evident in her enchanting creations. Join us in exploring the whimsical world of Fatma Ali Abed, where tradition meets fantasy and Emirati art takes flight into new realms.