Saima Jamil is a Dubai based artist . Her work has been exhibited around the world. Recently she had her solo exhibition in world art Dubai in 2018. Her work was selected for a juried exhibition in Burlington, Canada in 2016. She participated in a group show in Canada as well in 2016 . Before that she had a solo exhibition in Dubai in 2015.
Saima's favourite medium is oil paints, and most of her work is done in oils and she also has some work in mixed media and acrylics. She has worked vastly in gestural meditational paintings. Her older works have included the whirling dervish to a great extent, and she specializes in teaching the capturing of the movement in the whirling dance.
Saima has been mentored by teachers around the world, including mentors from the UK , Armenia , Canada and Pakistan, who have been specialists in their fiels such as portraits and colour theory. Recently she attended the prestigious Sheridan College of Arts in Canada to add to her existing skills by completing the art fundamentals diploma with Honours.
My paintings for this collection are all about freedom of self. Freeing oneself of your own demons and the restraints of the society. The internal battle within ourself and the external pressures of the world. I have painted my canvas black which for any artist is a very bold and risky colour, or non colour to use, but it is very important for my project, as it represents the darkness of the world that we live in. Whereas the form is filled with beautiful colours, for I believe in the goodness of mankind and I believe that everyone wants to be the best version of themselves once they have successfully fought all their battles. My figures are all wrapped in cloth and are on a journey to loosen themselves up and free themselves eventually, and then spread the beauty of their colour into that darkness which is that black colour. Once free the journey of the freedom of the soul begins which will take you to my next collection....