Artists on Display
Current Artist on Display
Amira D. Rahim (b. 1988) is a contemporary abstract expressionist painter based in the United Arab Emirates. Previously trained in Sociology, Amira became a full-time artist to address feelings of solitude and displacement while abroad. Through her daily art practice, she explores the possibility of intuition and spontaneity in use of bold color, vigorous brushstrokes, and whimsical composition. She moves seamlessly between abstract and figurative, often meeting somewhere in the middle. Her abstracts, meticulous in their sense of rhythm and play, seems at first glance to be heavily influenced by late abstract expressionism. However, a deeper understanding of Amira’s background and inspirations reveal an artist who has successfully blended her passion, intellectual curiosity, and exploration to create a fresh, original body of work.
“My work is about expressing the beauty I see reflected in life and the world around us. I begin with an emotion or vision of a painting in my head and then intuitively seek to find it on the canvas. The spontaneous and layered nature of my process gives each painting its on unique energy. I draw from my experiences of personal narratives, travel, and cultural studies in my work, and attempt to explore them with a curious optimism for the human condition.”
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