My first Solo Art exhibition: "Underwater" - a collection of poems and paintings
Dear Art Lovers,
Around my late 20's I moved to Dubai after having lived in England for five years. I have then started to think more about developing and focusing on my artistic skills. Art was always something I felt I had to explore because of all stories I could tell to myself and others through self-artistic expression.
Layers after layers, word after word, my inspiration from life's wonders were gradually translating into my canvases and sheets of papers. Seven years after moving to Dubai, "Underwater" - a collection of poems and paintings - was born.
What I found extraordinary is that all the artworks that I had taken 7 years to create, clearly united as one coherent collection from which emerged the title 'Underwater'. It was as obvious to me, as if it was meant to be, as if they were pieces of the same puzzle.
My “Underwater” exhibition aspires to depict the underwater world and profoundly explores all the dimensions of the 'water' thematic. Water is firstly a reference to the source, the creation. And if we refer it to The Noble Qur’an Surah, Al Anbiya, 21:30 – “We made from water every living thing”, we understand that “water” is the essence of all.
I have used as predominant colors the blues and the greens which relate primarily to the element of water, oxygen and therefore life. Blues and greens are also a reference to strength, calmness, rebirth and abundance. Brighter colours such as yellow, magenta or gold generally describe the treasures, wealth and diversity of the underwater world and its symbolic.
Through this exhibition I want to make the observer travel and immerse into the spheres of infinity. I want to illustrate the essence, the conception and formation of life, with references to mother nature and femininity.
“Underwater” talks about the invisible, the unseen, what is hidden, the subconscious mind and how through our dreams we access the profoundness of our 'self' through the eyes of the heart.
I have made and attempt to illustrate what one mind (adult or child) could visualize and feel when being “Underwater” or when influenced by the components and symbolics of this element that inspires hope, peace and serenity, the mysteries of creation and our destiny, but also the dark sides of the minds.
And now this is it! It is finally happening after weeks of preparation and excitement, I am inaugurating my first solo art exhibition which will take place at Gallery 76 on the 29th of September 2015 at 6.30pm.
I welcome you all to the opening reception. Our guests of honour will be representatives of the Embassy of The Kingdom of Morocco to the UAE and representatives of the European Union Delegation to the UAE.
Feeling blessed. See you soon.
Peace, Love & Colours!