Free Flow by Soufiya
Soufiya is a self-taught Moroccan artist living in Dubai for the past twelve years. She explores colors in her artwork that convey the emotions and values in life. Her technique represents the free-flowing nature of the world. Soufiya’ s paintings are described as “beautifully imperfect”.
Often large in scale with strikingly bold colours and texture, each piece offers discovery. Her process is rooted in memory and imagination, and her emotions are palpable. When she’s at work, Soufiya becomes utterly engrossed in her practice. It’s a fully physical task with music turned up loud and paint flying. “An artist is a thinker who brings light to the world, new perspectives on reality, and new approaches to life” says Soufiya
Soufiya is a positive force, but there are contrasts in texture and hue that suggest the opposition of forces, exuberant, sensual and often surprising. She likes to incorporate texture and colors of the world in her art. She using acrylic paints then mixing with different mediums and texture; re-defining her overall view.
She discovers the composition of the work through the gentle manipulation of paint on the canvas, working her way to a piece that feels ‘inevitable.’
The artist says that “the wabisabi philosophy parallels an artist's ongoing journey in developing their artistic style. I began exploring, playing, and experimenting in my sketchbook after years of struggling and attempting to force an outcome with my art”. She also likes to combine materials in an attempt to elicit a response through her artworks.
An artist is a thinker who brings light to the world, new perspectives on reality, and new approaches to life” says Soufiya