W Amman Unveils Mural Art By Dubai-Based Artist Dina Saadi

BY Ayesha Sohail Shehmir Shaikh / Jun 25 2019 / 20:04 PM

The striking pops of colour and figurative elements imbue ancient history with modern glitz

W Amman Unveils Mural Art By Dubai-Based Artist Dina Saadi
Courtesy of W Amman and the artist
A view of Desert Nomad (2019) by Dina Saadi

In collaboration with Dubai-based artist and muralist Dina Saadi, W Amman revealed a vibrant, bright-coloured mural at the WET Deck’s Summer Is On launch party on 14 June, where guests revelled in good food and conversation with the artist herself.

Entitled Desert Nomad (2019), the mural marries tradition and modernity. Inspired by the history of Jordan, Petra and the Nabateans tribes, the work traces the desire for self-expression to ancient times.

Dina Saadi with her work Desert Nomad (2019). Courtesy of W Amman and the artist

“The mural brings vibrancy and a pop of colour to the WET Deck at W Amman, connecting the space with our guests who share our passion for design and desire to discover all that this diverse and historic destination has to offer.” Said Esra Parin, General Manager of W Amman.

Through the liveliness of the art, Jordanian history, culture and tradition are met with the advances of modern life. The bold designs reflect the social diversity and urban scenery of the Jordanian capital through a blend of colours and traditional Islamic geometrical patterns.

“Design in the Middle East is evolving rapidly, providing a steady platform for emerging talent and self-expression," said Candice D’Cuz, Vice President, Luxury Brand Marketing & Management, Marriott International, Middle East & Africa. "W Hotels is passionate in its endeavor to support the local design community and showcase the exceptional talent in the region through partnerships with up and coming artists like Dina."

Dina Saadi with her work Desert Nomad (2019). Courtesy of W Amman and the artist

Born in Russia and raised in Syria, Saadi uses art as a form of emotional expression and a way to portray the elements of urban spaces and natural beauty. Her street art is displayed across the Middle East, USA, Europe, Africa and Asia.

“I hope that the mural triggers a sense of connection and curiosity among guests, sparking their own inner desert nomad, to embark on a journey of discovery through the ancestral history and culture of Amman and Jordan, as well as the beauty of the desert,” said Saadi. “It also adds a bright new and uplifting vibe to the beautiful rooftop space for all to enjoy this summer and hope that it helps make it a special one.”

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