Mona Al-Khaja: Observe + Absorb
21 November @ 8.00 am - 5.00 pmFree
Works by the pionnering Emirati artist, who these days juggles her time as a full-time artist, wife, mother and grandmother; “painting is my world,” she says, “a place where I can freely swim with my thoughts and exercise my ability to describe the world as I desire. I arrange it according to my imagination, returning to thoughts, places and themes that can only be expressed by observing and absorbing them into a visual story.”
Her work is studded with Middle Eastern motifs and characterised by bold use of colour. “I am influenced by the changes in colour and form that take place in everything that surrounds me, from the change of seasons to the diversity of light in different regions. I observe how a blue sky turns to shades of night, how a light wind raises dust that disturbs a clear sky giving it a yellow tinge that hides the contours of shadows on the floor …”
To 31 December.