Asmaa Alanbari is an internationally influenced artist whose work reflects influences from Iraq, the US, France, the UK and Argentina. References to land through geography and nature are common to her work though it is the simple theme of passion, in all its varied forms that is present throughout. By presenting images outside of their usual context, her work tells stories of cultural mixity and peaceful confrontations, thus providing a first step to building a better reality. Behind her work is the belief, ?if we can not even imagine our ideals, how can we begin to build them??
At first glance, the viewer sees intense colours and textures, but a closer look leads to a story unfolding. What appeared abstract at first is in fact figurative. Alanbari's work depicts the intangible, it describes visually the soul of things, people and places. For example, a portrait does not depict what the person looks like, but rather the substance of their individuality. She does this with visual metaphors and symbols, leaving enough unsaid so the viewer's eye is free to imagine the rest of the story. By engaging viewers to participate in such a way, Alanbari allows them to personalize her artwork in a meaningful way to reflect their own ideas.
- Name: Asmaa Alanbari
- Country: IQ
- Website: www.babylonart.com
- Discipline: FINE_ARTIST