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about the artist
Welcome to anoexpressions.com, this site is an online showcase of anodized artwork by Dubai based artist Naim Akhtar.
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Naim Akhtar is a long time resident of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is currently the head of the Anodizing Division of Gulf Extrusions. The artwork you see on this site are 5xxx-series aluminum alloy panels that are used as "canvas" to create anodized portrait, landscape, and abstract art. Akhtar has been a painter since his childhood. To achieve the desirable artistic results, he first sketches the image in a light gray tone onto the unsealed aluminum. A pencil could gouge the surface of the metal, so he uses a soft watercolor brush. Many tools are used to transfer the color to the aluminum, including sponges, brushes, and spray techniques. The aluminum canvas is sealed after 50 to 60 minutes. The art then resides within the metal with a diamond-hard protective coating. He has given exhibitions both in the UAE and the USA. Some of his works were displayed at the 16th Annual International Anodizing Conference & Exposition of the Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC), Wauconda.

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