Thursday, October 2, 2014

press cut 2014

Born and raised in the kingdom of Bahrain, Arab blood with Persian background from her mother’s side, Sarah launched herself as an artist to the local scene in 2008 & has evolved a very unique vision & philosophy throughout her art into what has become the talk of town wherever her works get displayed.
her works vary between oil & acrylic on canvas & on paper works of watercolors , pastel & charcoal.

Trying to express unfamiliar feelings & unaccepted stories through face paintings, Sarah has managed to find herself as an “ outcast” to the local -calm & pretty- art scene, she is considered very “ Raw & overwhelming” when mentioned.

As a holder of a Bachelors degree in Arts & humanities and being a student to famous Bahraini Artist Abdul Raheem Sharif *, Sarah found herself admiring the classic realism school and moving towards a direct approach of molding church wall images into the character’s in her head,, “ I was very fond of religious stories in holy books.. Mesmerized by sorrow, love & pain,,, I had no option but to paint it” she replies “ I needed pictures in my story books since I was little & because I didn’t find them.. I had to create them.


Sufism being on top of her influences she considers Rumi her “ Muse” and through his poems she sways her brush,

“ love is the source “ she speaks “ it is the foundation of everything and with it I view things differently or maybe more clearly than anyone else I know”


“ I want people to feel” she expresses “ not look or see.. but actually feel the emotion of the person staring back at them from the canvas, my canvas is a jail keeping my characters in place.. the only thing I can let escape into the viewer is the emotion.. The state of which time stood still for a while.. &  for a reason.


 Sara then explains more about what drives her to paint “I love tragedies” she continues “ that incident.. When the “you “before it is nothing like the “you” afterwards.

They are elements of transformation.. Like fire is to whatever it burns… it scars your skin.. that incident whether it’s  the loss of a dear one , a broken heart or any sort of pressure .. It always leaves a mark.. both physical and emotional.. Your face literally changes.. if you know what I mean.


She then explains the importance of music in the process of making her art “ I can’t paint without music.. Just as important as that brush is to me... So is the state I’m in.. What I need to express needs a marching band to come out to the world” making art to me is like giving birth,, from complete emptiness.. Comes a face.. An emotion,, a colored one.