Encompassing motifs from his ‘Future Mosaic’ exhibition, Rise Above Dove is one of two public murals that urban artist Shepard Fairey produced in d3, and one of his first public artworks in the Middle East.
Created using bright tones of red, blue and yellow juxtaposed with black and white in Shepard’s signature style, both murals pay homage to Dubai’s vision for cross-cultural communication and cooperation, conveying the universal message of peace, harmony and co-existence; Rise Above Peace Dove features two images, one of which is directly lifted from the Future Mosaic exhibit.
About Shepard Fairey
Shepard Fairey is an American graphic artist and social activist who is part of the Street Art movement along with other artists including Banksy and Mr.Brainwash. Fairey blurs the boundary between traditional and commercial art through type and image, communicating his brand of social critique via prints, murals, stickers, and posters in public spaces.
Born on February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina, Fairey graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992 where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in illustration. In 1989 Fairey created the André the Giant Has a Posse sticker campaign, featuring a stylized image of the wrestler André the Giant. This project was the foundation for his seminal Obey series, which helped to push Fairey into the public spotlight.
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