Horizons of Light and Painting for Asma M’Naouar

Horizons of Light and Painting for Asma M’Naouar
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Born in Tunisia in 1965, Asma M’Naouar, at the end of the 1980s, studied at the Institut des Beaux-Arts in Tunis, continuing her education in Italy at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, then going on to specialise in art conservation at Palazzo Spinelli in Florence. And it was in Italy that the artist came to know the works, history and techniques of Renaissance painting, becoming an integral part of her cultural outlook. However, her painting also owes a great deal to the works of abstract expressionism, in particular, the work of Jackson Pollock, which helped her define her own artistic practice. After returning to Tunisia, she soon became a key figure in the world of abstract painting. In the exhibition Horizons at the Elmarsa Gallery of Dubai, there are a selection of recent works by the artist which confirm the centrality of light, expression and material in the artist’s output. Successive layers of colour that Asma M’Naouar obsessively superimposes on the canvas, intense brushstrokes which engage both physically and emotionally, scratches on the surface which evoke the passage of time, a process which she herself has defined as “a natural glide towards brighter horizons”.
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