Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sumayyah Al Suwaidi - Digital Artist

Beautiful faces, strange faces, weird eyes, porcelain skin, emotional gestures, an upside-down umbrella, strange and mysterious surroundings...along with magnificent color and amazing compositional quality. Spend a few moments with the digital art of Sumayyah Al Suwaidi, who has five pieces in the Still Point II exhibition at Still Point Art Gallery. Sumayyah manipulates seemingly normal and boring digital images and turns them into masterpieces of emotion and sensuality. She feels that many of her pieces give the illusion of a fairytale or a non-existing world. Whatever they portray, Sumayyah's pieces are very personal because they come from her heart, often describing what she is feeling and experiencing.

The Girl Next Door [Larger Image]               Finally [Larger Image]               Goodbye My Lover [Larger Image]

Sumayyah's art is inspired by her day-to-day living. As she goes through her day, there are sometimes events or incidents that trigger her imagination and creativity in some way. She begins to imagine a painting in her head and, as it becomes clearer, she sketches it out on a piece of paper. She then moves to her computer and starts working in her software, digitally repainting every single element of the artwork.

Sumayyah has exhibited her work throughout her own country - the United Arab Emirates. She has also had shows in Berlin, Germany and the United States. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the Best New Talent Award 2010 by L'Officiel Middle East.

The Girl Next Door (64 x 74) digital art/photo manipulation/digital painting, $1905 

Finally (74 x 74) digital art/photo manipulation/digital painting, $1910 
Goodbye My Lover (64 x 85) digital art/digital painting, $2000

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Christine Brooks Cote 
Still Point Art Gallery 
May 20, 2010

1 comment:

  1. thank you for the feature, i really appreciate it :)