Artist Sacha Jafri is looking to make a big change in the world by using his art to raise funds for kids in need.
Since March, he has been spending his COVID-19 lockdown at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai where he has been working on what will be the world's largest painting on canvas.
The British artist has taken over the ballroom of a luxury hotel in Dubai to produce the largest painting ever created on canvas.
The 1,980-square-meter (over 21,000 square feet) artwork will be cut into separate panels, which painter Sacha Jafri is auctioning off in the hope of raising $30 million for charity. "The Journey of Humanity," the work is roughly equivalent in size to four NBA-regulation basketball courts.
For seven months and at a pace of 18-20 hours a day, British artist Sacha Jafri has been working on his latest creation in Dubai with almost 300 layers and more than 5,000 liters of paint and about 1,000 brushes to create the world's largest art canvas.
Sacha Jafri in his work melds themes of global politics, shared experience, and cityscapes. Frequently combines elements of curation and performance. Born in 1977 in the United Kingdom, the artist studied at Eton College where he received his MA in 1999. Shortly afterward, Jafri was awarded the 2000 British Painters Prize, marking the beginning of his rise to international prominence. His works have risen substantially in value, and are in the collections of Barack Obama, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, and other celebrities. The artist lives and works in Dubai, UAE.