Lot 385 - Zayn Qahtani - Kind Thoughts
Lot 385 - Zayn Qahtani - Kind Thoughts
Lot 385 - Zayn Qahtani - Kind Thoughts

Lot 385 - Zayn Qahtani - Kind Thoughts

Pencil on Date Palm Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Zayn Qahtani (b.1997) is a multidisciplinary artist based between Bahrain and London. Through painting, drawing and sculpture, she creates a dance between what is seen and what is felt, compiling a personal mythology along the way. Drawing on ancient cultures and nature’s diverse ecosystems, Zayn forms visual stories which seem to exist in the twilight zone – too distorted to be real, too familiar to be a dream. 
 
Her figures seem to be suspended in a space of no-time, navigating a world which harkens to the post-human society of today. In this altered state, a sense of safety is offered, allowing the creatures within the walls of her works to explore life’s more tender, nostalgic, and often painful feelings. Working on recycled materials, and hand making her own paints and tools from plants and minerals, Zayn allows the works to take on a life of their own, truly vibrating with the energy of the land itself. 

 

Education 

 

2019 BA Fashion Design, The Royal University for Women 
2016 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

Select Recent Exhibitions 
2022 Ostara, Purslane Art, London, UK (online) 
2022 Serendipity, MIA Art Collection, Dubai, UAE 
2022 Charta, Fortnight Institute, New York City, USA (online) 
2022 Chorus, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, UK 
2021 She Curates x CloverMill Exhibition, Wilder Gallery, London, UK 
2021 From the form of spirit to the spirit of form, ATHR Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 
2021 Honestly Speaking, Jewellery Arabia 2021, Bahrain 
2021 BAWA/MONO 07, 08, 09, Gallery BAWA, Kuwait (online) 

 

Gallery Representation 

 

Zayn is represented by HUNNA / هُنَّ Gallery. 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

There is a tender and intimate relationship between a pencil and paper. I find that they are naturally drawn to each other, timeless in their pairing, unravelling secrets from the hand that holds the pencil, through the spirit of the unconscious mind. These works are tangible whispers - thoughts that cannot be articulated as much as they are felt. 
 

 

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