"Art is my tool to allow the viewer to see beyond our objective conceptualization of reality, revealing the complexity imperceptible by our senses. Through the act of painting, that precise moment of inspiration and creativity allows the represented subject to break with its perceptible form, color, and spatiality. The subject thus explodes into a reality, which is unmediated by pure rationality. Whether the basic elements are derived from nature, facts, or ideas, each work can be viewed as an attempt to re-inject the emotional, imaginary, and illogical to reveal the limits of human knowledge and perception."
Born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Lina Gazzaz is an artist based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She received her Bachelor of Studio Arts Degree from Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina. She has participated in multiple solo and group exhibitions in Saudi Arabia, the United States, Lebanon, the UK and the UAE and received the Painting Award at the Prophet Mohammed Festival in Dubai. Her artwork engages the figurative, experimental, and Islamic in a critically contemporary manner. She mostly works with Chinese ink on watercolor paper, ink, pastel, and oil.
She is currently working on multiple projects; collage, urban sculpture and movie clips.
The Journey, Abu Dhabi Art Hub Gallery | Beirut Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon | 2013
The Figures of Colour, Mark Hashem Gallery | Beirut, Lebanon | 2014
Rochan Gallery Art Collection | Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | 2014
The Figures of Color OIC-OCI, celebrating International Women’s Day | Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | 2014
Creativity Revolution, Rifle Maker | London, UK | 2016
Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) Mosque & Message, 2016
UN – YGL (United Nations, Youth Global Leaders) in collaboration with King Abdullah Economic City | Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | 2017
Converting Light to Idea, Lina Gazzaz Studio | Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | 2017
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