As the creator of some of the most exquisite works of art existing today, Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof, the American Faberge and world’s foremost glyptics artist, is recognized for his unique talent and appreciated worldwide for his sensational creations. Art enthusiasts and collectors in the Middle East have now something to look forward to as Zadora announced his plans to open his first-ever atelier and an interactive online atelier in Dubai before the end of 2019.

Andreas Von Zadora-Gerlof

“I am extremely happy to be in the center of now, Dubai. This city is an incredible place to be an artist and express yourself. The city has an incredible amount of talented people and discernment to luxury and aesthetic products. My brand creates bespoke jewelry from timepieces, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and brooches to custom-made housewares, figurines, and clocks.”

Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof

With a mission of targeting the young, affluent Middle East consumer base market with an unparalled supply and demand credentials, on exhibit will be his timeless pieces from his collections displayed in Forbes Magazine Galleries in New York (1992), Park Avenue Armoury Exhibition (1995, 1996 and 1997), Hamilton Gallery in London (2007), as well as replicas of his art pieces made for VVIP clients such as members of the British and Moroccan Royal Families and Duke of Bavaria, Hollywood Actors Johnny Depp and Sylvester Stallone, Multibillionaire and art collector Philip Niarchos, Fashion design powerhouses Valentino and Adolfo, Corporation giants such as Johnson & Johnson, Heinz, Campbell, Forbes and mega-developer and art collector Steve Wynn, to name a few.

His recent work involved transforming the works of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher into sculptures. Escher is known for his mind-bending mathematical drawings and woodcuts from the 1930s that show people climbing up staircases on ceilings and other optical illusions. Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof and his team turned 10 of Escher’s drawings into large-scale sculptures made out of stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals.

“I am not trying to better Escher. He was way ahead of his time. All I am trying to do is bring in a 3D element to his works – so they are fun for children and adults alike and I cannot think of a perfect destination to display these designs than the UAE and the Middle East market,” commented Zadora about his exclusive rights to work with the world-famous M. C. Escher.