Transformative Energy

An artwork by Tarek Elkassouf

Transformative Energy

The Transformative Energy Artwork” embodies the dynamic spirit and rapid progress of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), serving as a sculptural representation of the nation’s journey from its traditional roots to its contemporary and innovative present.

This sculpture concept draws inspiration from the UAE’s commitment to sustainability, innovation, and cultural heritage, showcasing the country’s ability to harness its resources to shape a brighter future.

The deep symbolic interplay

The proximity of the stone sculpture and the living, breathing mangrove reserve might seem like a contrast. Delving deeper into their symbolic interplay reveals an intricate relationship that celebrates both the permanence of art and the ephemeral beauty of nature.

While the stone captures the essence of the artist’s vision, the mangrove reserve unfolds nature’s narrative, written with every tide, every storm, and every sunrise. Together, they create a holistic experience, intertwining the tales of human creativity and nature being a constant inspiration.

The Journey to Jubail Island

The Artwork is a true testament to Tarek Elkassouf versatility in harnessing the intrinsic power of materials and forms to communicate deep, universal truths.

The artwork in its environment

Transformative Energy’ broke a record for a living Lebanese Sculptor and was considered one of the largest public artworks for a Lebanese Artist in the UAE an experience of the transformative power of art.
Standing tall at Jubail Island in Abu Dhabi, the sculpture captivates the viewer with its dynamic interplay of shapes and shadows, evoking a sense of perpetual motion and infinite energy. Sculpted meticulously with Limestone and Basalt, the artwork embodies the convergence of tradition and innovation.

About the artist

Tarek Elkassouf is a Lebanese-Australian artist based between Dubai and Sydney.
In his Artist Statement, he explores the concept of balance after transformation. He explains how he understands the concept of the invisible, through what is not there; the empty, and its exchange with the full.

He’s interested in the space between the words and in the silence in the music which is as important as the notes themselves for him.

Tarek Elkassouf is consistently pushing the boundaries of what is possible within the realm of sculpture. His latest Exhibition ‘The Future is Near’ developed a unique visual language that translates complex concepts into tangible, and intangible forms.

‘Transformative Energy’ broke a record for a living Lebanese Sculptor and was considered one of the largest public artworks for a Lebanese Artist in the UAE an experience of the transformative power of art.

The Artist Note

THE COMMUNITY

A true haven of tranquility, Jubail Island offers everything our residents need for a happy, balanced life, with amenities including schools, beaches, boardwalks, marina, village centres with amazing shopping, entertainment and great eats! Not to mention an eco-resort with outdoor activities galore.

Schools

Conveniently located within Nad Al Dhabi and Ain Al Maha are world-class private schools situated in hamlet centres that serve as the focal point of the community.

Entertainment

Jubail takes its place amongst the outstanding sites of Abu Dhabi. A globally important nature reserve with a sensitively inserted community.

Restaurants & Cafes

Social connections are the cornerstones of life. A wide selection of restaurants and cafes on Jubail creates the places that support and nurture family, friends and community.

Eco-resort

Book into a premium and cozy eco retreat, perfect for letting go and embracing the beach life. On Bed’a Al Jubail, you’ll find hotels, spas and wellness centres spread across its immaculate coastline.

Beaches

Sprinkled around the border of Jubail Island lie pristine beaches with easy access for the whole family. Relax, recharge or unwind, beach life on Jubail can offer it all.

Boardwalks

Explore the lush mangroves from the unique point of the boardwalks meandering through the pristine mangrove forests across the island.

Marina

Marfaa Al Jubail is a unique peninsula location that forms the social heart of Jubail Island, including a marina, clubhouse and F&B attractions.

Retail

Souk Al Jubail is a lively retail district with unique shops and puts the best of urban living within reach of every island community – making every day a special one that’s easy to repeat.

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