A new series of short film portraits focusing on Dubai-based artists

The second installment in the "Art of One" series.

The second installment in the “Art of One” series.

Drawdeck’s second episode in the three-part series, ‘Art Of One’, has officially been released online. The series of short film portraits unearth the stories and inspirations behind some of the most exciting artists based in the UAE.

Presented by Drawdeck, in collaboration with DP Thomas Simon, the series focuses on three individuals to uncover where it all began and discover what influences them to express themselves through creative disciplines.

This second installment presents Enforce One (Gary Yong). Gary is a visual artist from New Zealand that currently lives in Dubai. He is a founding member and art director of Cut Collective specializing in curating exhibitions, interior murals and large-scale public work. Apart from having a commercial approach with his art practice, he also works primarily as an illustrator and aerosol artist.

“There is a lot of hidden talent that resides in the UAE and Gary is a great example.” Alex Dunn, co-founder of Drawdeck. “His belief of constantly reinventing and evolving himself as an art maker is inspiring. He’s always prepared to step outside his comfort zone and collaborate with other art forms.”

The Art Of One series hopes to further build awareness and contribute to the regions emerging Art Scene whilst complimenting the UAE’s vision of attaining an international benchmark of excellence in Art and Culture.

Drawdeck, based in Dubai, is a retail platform that offers an eclectic mix of artwork from the world’s most exciting independent artists. Enforce One has recently released a Limited Edition print ‘The Nurturer’ (featured in the film) available to buy on Drawdeck. Each print (of 15) is hand personalized by the artist.

The first episode presented Myneandyours, an artist who was born and raised in the UK to Iraqi parents. Watch the first two episodes at: www.vimeo.com/artofone

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