On View 
Claudia Abdelghafar

Private View Only,  July to September 2019

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Claudia Abdelghafar was born in 1967 in Zurich, Switzerland. Claudia started to paint and draw when she was a child. She is mostly known for painting animals that look almost real. He work is a testament to the artist's exceptional skill in rendering lifelike representations of animals. The level of realism is some works is achieved in every fur, feather, or scale is truly awe-inspiring. The artist's attention to anatomical details and the nuances of animal expressions elevates the painting to a level of unparalleled authenticity.

Beyond technical accuracy, Claudia has captured the emotional depth and individual personalities of the animals depicted. The expressions in their eyes, the play of light on their fur, and the subtle nuances of their postures convey a profound understanding of the subject matter. This expressive portrayal adds a layer of connection and relatability to the artwork.

Animal paintings have a universal appeal that transcends cultural and geographical boundaries. Claudia ability to capture the beauty and diversity of the animal kingdom ensures that her paintings resonates with a broad audience, making it a timeless and enduring piece of art.

Claudia is known for painting in velvet. Painting on velvet is an exquisite art form that transforms this plush fabric into a canvas of luxurious beauty. The velvety texture adds a dimension of opulence and richness to the artwork, creating a unique sensory experience for both the artist and the viewer. Velvet has a unique ability to absorb and reflect light, resulting in rich and deep colors. 

Her personal goal in art is also to make people not only be an observer but also immerse themselves, trying to feel and smell the woods and hear the hoofs from the horses on the floor.

Claudia major exhibitions include: Artexpo New York, NYC, USA; Art Monaco, Monaco; Spectrum Miami, Miami, Florida, USA; Ritz Four Seasons, Lisbon, Portugal; Eurostars das Letras, Lisbon, Portugal; Bulgari London, London, UK; Gallery Flussreif, Berikon, Switzerland; Parallax ART Fair, London, UK; Bodmer AG, Zurich, Switzerland.

Sky Valet, a renowned name in aviation services, in collaboration with the United State of International Artists, is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the ART SKIES exhibition. This exclusive showcase will take place in the VIP Lounges at Sky Valet's Faro and Lisbon facilities.

ART SKIES is a unique exhibition project that merges the worlds of aviation and art, creating a captivating experience for travelers and art enthusiasts alike. This collaborative effort between Sky Valet and the United State of International Artists aims to transform the VIP Lounges into immersive galleries, featuring a curated collection of contemporary artworks by talented artists from around the world.

The ART SKIES exhibition seeks to inspire and engage audiences by combining the sophistication of aviation with the creativity of international artists. The carefully selected artworks will evoke a sense of wonder, inviting viewers to embark on a visual journey that transcends traditional boundaries.

Visitors to the VIP Lounges at Sky Valet Faro and Lisbon are invited to explore the ART SKIES exhibition, where art enthusiasts can discover the diverse perspectives of talented artists while enjoying the premium amenities offered by Sky Valet.


Participating venues

Sky Valet Portugal

United State Of International Artists



Francisco Lacerda


Textos e Traduções

Texts and Translation

Francisco Lacerda

Clara Pinto-Correia

Produção, Suporte Técnico, Design Gráfico

Production, Technical Support, Graphic Design

Sky Valet Portugal

United State Of International Artists

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© of images, texts and translations

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