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FATIMA MATAR

BELONGING

15 April ❘ 6pm - 9pm

Viewing by Appointment till 16 - 20 April*

*Tel: 07506 693884 to arrange a viewing

Fatima is originally from Kuwait, she is an artist and a poet, she currently lives in Coventry UK with her ten year old daughter Jori. When asked at what age art had become an interest of hers she responds: “Since the first time I held a crayon as a toddler.”

When asked why she paints, Fatima explains “I paint to survive and to understand. Painting is my way of seeing the world, its my method of feeling, my only instrument to comprehend that which can't be seen, touched or heard.”

Images from the Exhibition

All images photographed by MENTAL IMAGES  ©MENTAL IMAGES 2016

In most of her artworks Fatima's subjects are women, she finds women beautiful, inspiring and magical: “A lot of the women I paint look like me i.e. black hair, dark eyes, tanned skin, full lips, the reason for this is that most paintings of women available out there represent the Western woman, pale to very white skin, blue eyes, blond hair, small rosebud lips! they are very beautiful of course, but I would like to see more Eastern and Middle Eastern women in works of art. Beauty in art should be diverse and relevant to all races. That said I have always admired Tamara de Lempicka's women, they are bold, self-assured and defiant as apposed to all the meek, fragile women I see in a lot of artworks out there” she explains.

When asked what her art represents, Fatima says: “I like to express the complexity of female emotions, I like to show how multidimensional women can be, we are not simple beings. I like to tell stories in my paintings and I strive to make the viewer feel something, I think it's important to walk away from a work of art with a new feeling.”

 

CONTACT

Visit: www.fatimamatar.com

Visit: www.fatimamatar.com

Address:

21 Clifton Street

Chapel Ash

Wolverhampton WV3 0TZ

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