WHEN I HOLD MY BRUSH I FORGOT EVERYTHING AND I GET TRANSPORTED TO ANOTHER WORLD FULL OF DREAMS.
( Alessandra Giorda) Among the important cultural events taking place in the United Arab Emirates is the recently concluded ART EXHIBITION, at the Antique Museum, successfully inaugurated by the Director of Cultural Events in UAE, Mr Yasser Al Gargawi, where many artists have performed their work. Among the many masterpieces exhibited, Mrs. Rafah Abdulrazzak's are an expression of undisputed talent where passion and feeling triumphs. A set of decisive and contrasting colors harmonize perfectly capturing the eyes of those who admire her paintings. Each painting tells story, emotions, a slice of life between joy and sorrow, amazement and melancholy. Mrs. Abdulrazzak is a woman of great sensitivity, besides the tangible qualities of a painter, who paints jovial themes such as sea waves, horses and themes as strong and deep as the suffering of children, the drama of the war experienced by mothers who, in see blood and terror, try to protect their babies. Rafah was born in Syria and graduated in English Literature at the University of Damascus. Happily married and mother, she has always cultivated painting hobbies and step by step from self-taught she has become an important artist reaching the dream of having an exhibition where she exhibits her paintings. With Rafah's sweetness and sympathy, in the interview to be followed, there is talk of emotions and dreams between public and private, between reality and anticipation. In fact, in February 2018, the INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOUR FESTIVAL will be held in Dubai. There are so many requests by participants from the globe that the date, for membership, has been extended.
Where do you get inspiration for your paintings?
What is your favorite painting?
I love all my paintings. Each one means a lot to me. But I do have a favorite technique that I use, which is palette knife painting. Knife painting is when you put thick layers of random colors to create a textured, three-dimensioned effect that you want to reflect onto the canvas.
The leitmotiv of this prestigoius event is: " Art is Life, Life is Art". What do you think about it?
What do you think about Mr Yasser Al Gargawi, Director of Cultural Events, UAE?
This painting is wonderful ! The eyes of woman are so expressive and strike at the heart. It is characterized by bold and harmonius colors. How do you describe it ?
This painting is one of my favorite paintings. I drew it when blood shed and war were everywhere in the world. This painting is a combination of love and fear. I am a mother and I know how a mother feels when she tries her best to shield and protect her baby from the danger during the war. I paint it, I feel it, so it comes from my heart.
On February 2018 an other important event :INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOR FESTIVAL UAE. A preview?
It is the first ever International Watercolor Festival in the UAE. It is a call for watercolor artists all around the globe to come to Dubai and highlight art of the UAE and let it to be a stage for World art. It is also a call for world masters and young artists to promote their art and to express themselves. The International Watercolor Society (IWS) association has branches in almost 90 countries and was inaugurated by Atanur Dogan President of IWS global in 2015. Mrs. Mrinmay C. Sebastian was appointed Country head for IWS in the UAE. She is the gallery manager of Cartoon Art Gallery in Dubai. I am excited to participate in this event to help Mrs. Mrinmay, as a volunteer.