When I joined MA Fine Art Digital programme two years ago, my first and most important motive was to develop my skills as an artist and get the right mentorship that would help me find my own signature style in more depth and research based way, specially that my background at university wasn’t art and my practice was built on self-taught basis, so this programme was the perfect way for me to develop my practice as an artist.
as a first year student in the course, I can say that it was the most experimental, learning phase for me. My work in the past was based on photography the most with little digital painting on top, which mainly were abstracted shapes and adding text to it but again still on a very minimal way. The discussions that we had during the online sessions and the research that I have done during the first year of my MAVA helped me a lot in exploring new ideas and new techniques that I applied to my practice. My research paper and my discussion about Kruger’s and Richter’s work about the relationship between the image, painting & text helped me a lot theoretically in deciding which practice I wanted to focus on specially that I was in a phase where I was doubting the use of text over images, but after completing my research paper I felt more passionate about continuing using text over images and taking it to a new level in my practice.
All of what I learned during year one helped to develop my practice further during my second year, and having a clearer idea and direction how to plan my final show accordingly. Creating videos that had the essence of my still art work was a new addition to my practice, I have always enjoyed playing with colors, words and images and having the option to create videos and adding it to my final show was a new addition that I am so excited about which I am interested to explore further more in the future.
I always have been passionate about art, design, fashion and life style, and these areas are what I want to explore and focus on my future plans. I want to present my work to the public as a whole experience where the viewer will be able to enjoy art in a very creative designed space, at the same time can purchase artistic fashion and life style items. The plan is to include that art space experience in my coffee shop where people would be able to grab a cup of a coffee and enjoy a full artist experience. I want also to create digital art workshops in that art space specially the most of community art classes are focused on classic art practices in Qatar and there is none so far focused on contemporary digital art. I want to apply as well to the artist in residence programmed offered by Qatar museums.