Minika, is a self-taught artist based in Middle East. During her school days she was noticed for her extraordinary paintings that set her apart from her fellow mates. Although, after a long gap of several years, she tapped into her hidden talent recently and decided to further pursue her love for art by exploring the strength of colors utilizing different techniques. Presently, Minika's paintings have transformed into her passion, thus resulting in a beautiful array of bold colors and depth. Her abstract paintings depict optimism, steering the viewer towards an era of imagery, speaking volumes. These paintings created are a reflection not only of herself but of her various experiences of life, reflecting a wide array of emotions and thoughts, connecting its viewers to some part of themselves.
“In life we go through a whole lot of emotions, each depicting a different color, shade, feel and depth. My feelings are expressed in the form of my artworks, creating a connection with people from different walks of life. This is something that totally inspires me to paint, to bring people together, because art is one such factor that connects people.” - quotes Minika.
She works with both oil and acrylic mediums, stating that sometimes the challenge exists in exceeding boundaries, thus obtaining a newer and higher level. There is no higher attainment of satisfaction than creating an artwork that is an expression of the soul.
Exhibitions, Special Acknowledgements and Awards 2016: Soothing Energy (Selected as one of the winners for SIMPLICITY Exhibition, The Golden Thread Gallery, USA) 30 x 22 inches Acrylic on canvas. Dilemma (Awarded Special Recognition category for Seascapes Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery USA) 30 x 24 inches Acrylic on canvas. Rearing Soul (Awarded Special Merit Category for All Women Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery USA) 39.5 x 35.5 inches Acrylic on canvas.
Minika has exhibited at many shows including:
- Tokyo International Art Fair (Japan)
- Chester Art Fair (UK)
- Light and Space Online Gallery (USA)
- Landmarks Art fair (UK)
- Oxford International Art Fair (UK)
- World Art Dubai (Dubai)
- Sikka Art Fair (Dubai)
- The Workshop (Dubai)
- SME (Dubai)
Aisha Al Shemaili, is a UAE artist specializing in digital art, combining Islamic calligraphy and abstraction techniques. She also works through different mediums such as combining oil and acrylic colors, sculpturing, photographs. She likes free-painting techniques in subtraction and contemporary art, mainly on colors or collage pasted on canvas.
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