Saleh Mansour

Saleh Mansour

Saleh Mansour is a Jordanian architect and artist. He is passionate about urban sketching and paintings that represent cities. Saleh translates urban communities and architectural details to watercolour paintings in a unique way. His paintings describe daily life scenes of the city with an added layer of his emotions and feelings, which gives another dimension to the scene and the painting itself.


Lara Dahabreh

Lara Dahabreh

Lara S Dahabreh obtained her BSc in Architecture from the Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2000.  Although the last 16 years of her career were focused on architecture, art and painting have been a strong passion of hers from her childhood.

Lara has always been infatuated with the human body, interested in drawing people, their postures, facial expressions, physical needs, and their reactions to one another. She started with drawing people as they are, more of a still life approach.  Gradually, the way she perceived humans evolved: their impressions on her and the way they made her feel about them and herself was what she drew. With three surgeons in her family, she started visualizing the human body as layers of skin, muscles, nerves, bones and joints, and started appreciating the magnificence of the human body and understanding how a single movement requires the complex collaboration of all these layers in order to produce a seemingly simple motion, such as a twist, a smile, or even a blink. That was the first turning point of her art.  

Studying architecture was the second turning point. It’s the exact opposite of the free form of the body. There is always the grid holding the spaces together and there is always logic behind every line and every shape. Becoming an architect has made her more of a minimalist and the translation of that into her art has been through the use of black ink on white paper, with minimal use of color. The forms started searching for balance, and so did her art. In every painting, there is balance, whether in the forms, the contrast of black and white, or the introduction of minimal color to emphasize a form.

Lara had her first art exhibition at Zara Gallery in November 2016 and still remains a professional architect and has recently co-founded LDDH Design Studio, a private architecture and design firm.

Exhibitions

Experiment • Zara gallery, 2016


Sama Shahrouri

Sama Shahrouri

Sama Shahrouri is a Amman-based multidisciplinary artist whose work is predominantly focused on sculpture making. In her work Shahrouri experiments with contrasts in themes and materials. She is inspired by the notion of physical space and experiments with the different mannerism in which an object can occupy or influence a single spot. Human engagement is a vital element in Shahrouri’s work, where the audience is invited to interact with the space surrounding or being occupied by the work. In her artwork, Shahrouri examines figurative drawing, sketching and sculpture. Since 2016, she has conducted local and regional sculpture workshops and has participated in multiple group exhibitions and art programmes with multimedium works including drawings on paper, installations and video art. In 2018, she co-founded an online magazine called artmejournal with artmejo where she holds the position of Editor-in-Chief and works to elevate Arab art on the international artistic map.

Exhibitions

Possibilities • Amman Design Week, 2019
Women Artists Together • Hindiyeh Gallery, 2019
About Archives in Jordan • Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts (JNGFA), 2019
Opening Exhibition • Jodar Artistry, 2018
Factory Festival: In the Margin • JNGFA, 2018
Boxeh w Rasmeh • F.A.D.A. 317, 2017
Sketched • Jacaranda Images, 2017
Group Show • Gallery 14 / Artisana, 2017
Empathy and Craft in the 21st Century • JNGFA, 2017


Maria Al Zoubi

Maria Al Zoubi

Maria is an emerging artist based in Melbourne. Born in Belarus, raised and married in Jordan where she had her two children, she then immigrated to Australia and pursued a career in art. She embraced this diversity that shaped her identity as an artist. Maria graduated from RMIT in 2017 and is currently a full-time practicing contemporary artist. Maria’s work revolves around finding a balance between chaos and order. She lets out a magnitude of energy with big strokes, blobs and colour madness, then finishes with a meditative affair of stripes and pattern. Her influence is mainly drawn from nature and its organic shapes and patterns, while the female identity is another frequent subject that she loves exploring.

Exhibitions

Emerging Art Australia • Gallery One 2017
Minister’s Art Series • Australia Department of Education and Training, 2017
Inc. • TANK at RMIT, 2017
Flora • in.cube8r Gallery, 2017
I Am Woman • Solo Exhibit with The Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne, 2018
SMALL! • fortyfivedownstairs, 2019
Almost Solo V.11 • in.cube8r Gallery, 2019
Walk in the Park • Walk of Art Exhibition Space, 2019
Manifest • 345 Art Creative, 2019
The Moonee Valley Art Show • North Park Mansion, 2020
Collection at the Royal Women’s Foundation • The Royal Women’s Hospital of Australia, 2020


Saja Emad

Saja Emad

Saja Emad describes herself as wandering between different worlds – perspective and reality. She likes to explore how life can turn if things were beyond how we see them. Saja is also interested in mythologies from various backgrounds and is intrigued by how humans allowed themselves to conquer life as gods and creators. She utilizes different mediums depending on the concept but enjoys ink the most.

Exhibitions

Swatch Exhibition • Abdali Mall, 2019


Tasnim Rawashdeh

Tasnim Rawashdeh

Tasnim A. Rawashdeh was born in Muscat, Oman, in 1989. Her paintings operate on the principle of expressing sensational renderings that evoke human experience beyond words in the form of pictures. She is drawn to generate a recall of motion, direction, and energy through fluidity and transience of materials. Figures and abstract compositions appear to be blended, deepened, and freshened, which allows it to connect to viewers with its earthly reality, finding meaning in our lives and revealing their true emotions.

 

Exhibitions

First Architectural Engineering •  Hashemite University, 2009

Mohtaref Remal Photography • Amman, 2010

Muntada Alrewad Alkebar • Amman, 2017


Yasmin Sharawi

Yasmin Sharawi

Yasmin Sharawi was born in Amman in 1986. She completed her BA degree in business From University of Jordan. However, she later decided to return to what she loves most – painting.

Yasmin has been drawing for as long as she can remember. Her passion is intensified with every brushstroke as they capture scenes, and share the beauty and diversity of the world we live in.

Exhibitions

Emerging Artist • Jodar, 2018


Yazan Setabouha

Yazan Setabouha

Jordanian artist and architect, Yazan Setabouha, works through lines, art installation, video, and performance. His minimalist approach to visual and performance art engages with the anthropology of language and emotion, excavating intimate processes of the mind, body, and soul. Collaborative works reclaim contexts and embodied histories obscured but evident in everyday rituals of life. Yazan’s phenomenologically informed practice attempts to interact and dwell with marginalized others, neglected ruins, and the emotionally uninhabited, consciously undergoing a process of repeated unlearning and resurrecting, in an attempt to capturing the intersections of the spirit and science.

Yazan participated in two solo and several group exhibitions in Amman, Berlin, and Prague.

 

Exhibitions

7 Artists • Zara Gallery, 2017
Relaunch • Bulbul, 2017
Entities • Bluefig, 2017
Metascape • JNGFA, 2017
Paper It • The Corner Space, 2019
Incantation of the Real • Kurzor Gallery, 2019
Lindt Runway • Jordan Fashion Week, 2019
Amma Fi Amman • Public, 2019
Caution! Slippery Grounds • ZK/U, 2019
Away from a State of Things • Darat Al Funun, 2019
Entrelacs • Paris, 2021