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116 ARTIST SHOWCASE Shua’a Al-Muftah

Graceful 1, 2019, acrylic on paper, 40 x 30 cm

Graceful 2, 2019, acrylic on paper, 40 x 30 cm

Shua’a Al-Muftah

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ooted in the study of perception and its relation to emotion, Shua’a Al-Muftah’s paintings take inspiration from abstract expressionism, with juxtaposing colours and textures which progress in stages with abstracted, transparent, cumulative layers. The artist's practice is to approach the canvas with no preconception of what the final piece may look like, but to allow feeling to determine the direction.

highlighting their boldness and strengths through energetic and explosive brushstrokes and colours. The prominent overlapping of layers and strokes of paint accentuates the concept of the little fragments and experiences in life and how they build a bigger picture of one’s identity. The artist lives in Qatar in the Middle East and works from there, surrounded by the inspirations of the local culture and society. shuaa.almuftah@gmail.com

Through her compositions the artist aims to draw out the sentiment of the viewer, evoking their thoughts and forming an expressive connection with them. Her latest series ‘Faces’ conveys the complex and striking beauty of women, while

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