Opening is on Wednesday 4th of February, 2015 at 6pm
Indian Women’s Association presents an art exhibition featuring paintings of two artists Tehseen Khan with serie ‘Tides of Life’ and Anupama Arora Malik with serie ‘Expressions Through Colours’. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Kuwaiti artist and sculptor Sami Mohammed.
Anupama Arora Malik:
” Painting started as a hobby during childhood, dabbling solely in watercolors guided by the expertise of my mother. While in high school I indulged in oil paints and since then there has been no looking back. I have never received any formal training. I am mesmerized by nature so therefore try to replicate it in my artwork. I continued experimenting with colors during medical school and through motherhood. In due course balancing a medical career and home my hobby turned into passion as I found myself capturing nature onto canvas, marvelling at the ease and versatility of oil paints, the flexibility in merging colors and the spontaneity of the brush strokes.
Abstraction unleashes the creativity in an artist. Recently, I have let my imagination flow creating semi abstract pieces which are a ‘colorful expression’ of my being. An emotion permanently captured on canvas. Painting is a great form of relaxation and I like to lose myself in the maze of colors experiencing a thrill as the colors take shape.
It gives me great pleasure to share my ‘melody of colors’ with a larger audience; and I feel my first exhibition, “Expressions through colours” is a stepping stone to an art-full future.
As the pursuit of my passion continues, I hope to bring forth new and inspired creations.”
Tahseen Khan is a multifaceted woman. She is a painter, jewelry maker, polymer clay artist, and an art teacher. A neonatologist with the Jahra Hospital, she is also Vice-President of the Indian Women’s Association, a nonprofit organization that supports the community since its inception in 1998.An accomplished visual artist, Tahseen silently and unobtrusively continued to paint until she had her first major exhibition in 2011. Her second solo exhibition titled ‘Be the Change’ was held in 2012 at Bayt Lothan.
Tehseen’s paintings are narratives; they are richly textured and have an evocative quality. Most of her works centre on rural life in India, highlighting the role played by women. “Impressions of childhood play an enormous role in shaping one’s personality,” explains Tahseen. “Education may have widened horizons, but deep down the imprints on the formative mind shape one’s character. In most of my paintings, I try to capture the magic of those moments in the suburbs of Madurai. I attempt to relive the escapades in a bullock cart with my mother or bargaining in the local market for flowers. Since I come from a very conservative background, where education for women was frowned upon, I feel truly blessed that my parents provided me with the necessary strength to build myself a career. I suppose this emotion seeps through instinctively while depicting women in different moods.”
Exhibition is ongoing 5 and 6 of February, 2015
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