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Khalid Shafar
Sculptures by Khalid Shafar seen at Dubai, Dubai - “Babylon” Sculpture
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“Babylon” Sculpture

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‘BABYLON’ installation ... A reinterpretation of the ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon’ and contemporary Japanese garden design where minimalism was explored to its fullest in designing these spaces. The use of geometry was essential in defining the landscape of this installation, using the original floor marble layout as the template for the design of each space. Wooden palm-trunk-shaped sculptures were used in different heights to define the vertical axis where grass and stones were spread horizontally to create the elements of green and calmness in the space. The integration of these finely crafted sculptures inspired by the palm tree and the linear and geometrical design of the stones create a new fusion of Contemporary Arabic Zen.

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Khalid Shafar

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Born in 1980 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As a business graduate of the American University in Dubai Khalid worked in marketing and communication for almost seven years. In 2005 Khalid completed a degree in Fine Arts in Interior Design and by the end of 2009 had decided to leave marketing and follow his passion for design. Khalid has studied and specialized in Furniture & Objects design, first at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, UK, then at the Centre for Fine Woodworking in Nelson, New Zealand.

In 2011 Khalid opened his own studio in Dubai and in Nov 2012 Khalid inaugurated his first showcase space ‘KASA’.

Khalid’s approach to design encompasses his personal expression of form, movement, emotion, and in particular, ‘the tale’ of objects.

Among his notable international collaborations, Khalid collaborated with the Brazilian duo Campana Brothers on installation for Abu Dhabi Art 2010. He recently collaborated with the historical French cabinet maker Moissonnier, with the carpet industry leader Tai Ping, and with the design brand Kartell on special limited-edition releases.