Artist: Maha Khoury (Jordan)
"Our passion and intensity are not ready seen by others and as such I am inspired to portray the complexity of our lives and relationships with the stroke of my brush." Maha Khoury
Jordanian artist Maha Khoury approaches her canvases not only as spaces on which to paint, but also as fabrics onto which she weaves the intricate lives of people, their relationships and time. Although she holds a bachelor’s degree in English education, Khoury began her artistic journey in 1997 and has had limited formal art training, having only taken classes in fine arts at the University of Louisiana. Figures in space and their relationship with time are Khoury’s main artistic focus. Her works are based on the contrast between light and darkness, and are silhouettes that reflect the diverse times of day when shades vary in their depths and intensities, which determines the placement of her artistic figures. Between these figures are spaces that are infiltrated by clear illuminations, while distinctive shades of human presence all float on spaces of thoughts, dreams, hopes and emotions, which are melded together in one structure that hovers on the surface of the canvas. She uses deep and muted colors but experiments with distinctive application methods and different brushstrokes to achieve her signature mix of texture and smoothness, juxtaposing dark with light to spotlight spirited and deep figures, resulting in backgrounds that conceal but also reveal what is hidden behind the silence.
"Our passion and intensity are not ready seen by others and as such I am inspired to portray the complexity of our lives and relationships with the stroke of my brush."
"بمناسبة مرور عشرين عاما على تأسيس دار المشرق، يحتفل الفنانون
الأشخـاص في الفـراغ وعلاقتـهم بالزمن، هو المـوضوع الأسـاس في