Kawthar Al Harthi

 

Statement

These works depict the moments following the cyclone in agricultural areas, moments marred by silence and calm that reveal the impact of the cyclone.

No title. Painting and collage. 28 x 36 cm. 2022.
No title. Painting and collage. 28 x 36 cm. 2022.
No title. Painting and collage. 28 x 36 cm. 2022.
No title. Painting and collage. 28 x 36 cm. 2022.

No title. Painting and collage. 28 x 36 cm. 2022. No title. Painting and collage. 28 x 36 cm. 2022. No title. Painting and collage. 28 x 36 cm. 2022. No title. Painting and collage. 28 x 36 cm. 2022.

 

Artist Statement

Kawthar Al Harthi, a visual artist on collage and mixed media, currently working as an Art teacher. graduated from Sultan Qaboos University with a bachelor's degree in Art Education.

"Art is the ruling passion of my life; it is a particularly unique way of portraying the world and recreating a new reality. In a way, it is a constant attempt to find relationships between memories, imagination, and physical reality.

Poetry inspired me the most; it is my primary source of inspiration. Then comes papers like old letters, old notebooks, diaries, sketches, library cards, etc. I have always noticed something exciting and new behind these kinds of papers, something related to the relationship between humans and time. I also get inspiration from nature, photographs, paintings, films. I have an extensive collection that contains a massive number of copies of poems, photos, film shoots, and paintings. And I always look through them before starting a new work".

In my last year in university (2018), I did an art project that contains old library cards on two big canvases. I enjoyed collecting the cards from the main library in university; I found beauty in the cards' details (date stamps in the cards and the signatures of so many students from 1986 to 1996). The variety of the signatures and the ink colors made a beautiful image on the canvases. I consider this work a beginning to the collage art field, and since then, I became more involved in creating collage artworks.

My artworks are my way of viewing and portraying the world around me; they are always disturbed and incomplete. I have memories and dream; I am trying to find a visual way to reflect them on papers. Sometimes it's tidy and clean, and sometimes it’s not.

 

CV

  • 2014 to 2019 - SQU Art Group Exhibitions
  • 2017 and 2018 - Annual Youth Exhibitions in the Omani Society of Fine Arts
  • 2019 - Omani Art Exhibition in Vienna powered by the Omani embassy
  • 2020 to 2022- Art Exhibition Group in Matti Sirvio art gallery, Muscat
  • 2022 - Art Capital in Grand Palais Ephèmere. Paris, France
  • 2022 - Sikka Art Festival. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Art Capital 2022

 


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