Brave Art | Launch at Sake No Hana Dubai

This week, a new edition of Comme ci Comme ca at sake No hana hosted the launch of Brave Art, the very first venture to position art as a brand.
This is where I met two Brave men - Mansoor Bhatti aka Mannbutte and Greg Adamski – instigators of it all.  

“It is about being brave in your art. So many artists don’t go beyond a certain point” says Mansoor on the origins and motivations of Brave Art. Started with Mansoor and Greg, Brave Art now counts six photographers, most of them with a fashion background, and some of them internationally recognized, like Masha Demianova.

This explains why looking at the walls of sNh felt like flipping through a Vogue. Only better. Because most of the photographs were never meant to be. Stolen shots from fashion shoots, they exude authenticity, simplicity and of course, bravery.

Beginning by Greg Adamski - Vertigo by Mannbutte

Some of them on the other hand, are the outcome of meticulous preparation and took hours of efforts. To shoot “The Lake” Mansoor and his team set off to Hatta at 3am, stopping on the way for sardine shopping. Why sardines? Let the photo explain…

Lake by Mannbutte

Either way, the result is a collection of striking images, enticing senses and overwhelming the viewer with emotions. And that’s what Brave Art is about, explains Mansoor: “Emotive branded canvas art”.

Again by Masha Demianova

Limited edition photographs are all stretched on canvas, available in four different sizes on
And there is more Bravery to come. Future projects include a magazine to promote emerging designers as well as a clothing line inspired by Brave photographs.

About Comme ci Comme ca
Comme ci Comme Ca is a French idea born between 3 friends, amongst which the networking lion Sabrina Sghaier. Twice a month, this initiative brings together two artists, showcasing their works at sakeNohana around an evening of succulent Japanese dishes and refreshing beats by DJ Emir.

Photo credits
Original images by mVi
Lake courtesy of Mannbutte