“Nature and its vivid colours and textures inspire Sabri’s work. She takes in what she sees around her and re-imagines the images onto her canvases in her own unique style. Her work incorporates a variety of media including paint, oil pastels, printmaking and drawing. Her bright, quirky works of art are created with layers upon layers of image transfer, paint and drawing.”
” I tear up books, slice into my old woodblock prints, and cut my drawings out of the paper they’re drawn on. The destruction is disquieting but also liberating- there are wonderful possibilities to be found in these colorful pieces of paper.
Usually each piece of art resolves itself in a manner that I didn’t foresee and didn’t even think was possible.”
“I love to create my art in a spontaneous way, no thinking, making mistakes and learning all the time about the process of creating something. I leave the paper and painting do all the work because I like to think that materials are alive. What I intend to do is to show this silent dialogue between them.”
“I aspire to recreate my internal experiences of places and people through my work. It represents an abstraction of real life, infused with memories and ideas evoked by the subject. I try to conjure emotion through color and manipulate composition to suggest familiar forms and landscapes.”
I featured Peter a while back. He just let me know he is closing his Etsy shop to focus on the final 2 years of his MFA from UMass Amherst. I hope the close is temporary but it’s your last chance to pick up original works of art for 35% OFF! use coupon code CLOSING2015 before September 1st.
“I’ve worked as a graphic designer in publishing for nine years when I decided to go freelance. I wanted to work creatively and find out what other things I could do. Being freelance I finally had the time and opportunity to do so.”