A Certain Shade of Blue: In the studio with cornerstone Emirati painter Abdul Qader Al Rais

ARTIST PROFILE: Dubai, UAE. “Drinking from a glass of juice made from mangos heavy on the trees of his own garden, Abdul Qader Al Rais perches on a red leather chair in his home studio, where completed paintings lean against every possible surface, spilling out into the French Rococo-inspired foyer. Behind him is a half-finished watercolor diptych—storm clouds charge across the top half of the canvas in temperamental greys and purples, while the lower portion remains as immaculately blank as the artist’s kandora.”

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