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Artist Hafsa Idrees

Hafsa Idrees

Artist from Germany

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In the creative community of artists
at Jose Art Gallery since
 December 3rd, 2020

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About the artist Hafsa Idrees

My name is Hafsa Idrees and I was born in 1992 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Art has always been close to my heart and even though I have not received a formal education in any particular genre, drawing/painting is an important part of my life. Since school, I have been experimenting with and enjoying different styles, media and techniques. I started with Arabic calligraphy at the age of 10 but I soon realized that I enjoyed painting and drawing too. My subjects then were things and people from my immediate surroundings but with time I started to explore different kinds of paints, pencils, materials and subjects. I am a writer too, but through art I express myself more freely. Impressionists like Van Gogh, Monet, and Iris have inspired me so much that I recently dared to explore this genre mainly with finger painting. Picasso said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” and I realized that finger painting is the answer to this. Our fingertips are designed in a perfect way to manipulate paint, create magical pieces of art and unique textures. I often use brushes too, depending on the size, subject and desired composition. I enjoy applying and developing my skills through the exploration of different subjects such as landscapes, figures, animals, and other aspects of nature. My work is predominantly in oils, but I enjoy creating works in acrylic, pastel and charcoal as well. I would call my current style modern impressionist, semi-abstract and in some cases my work has post-impressionist and expressionist influences. I do not have a fixed creative process; the main idea can be an emotional impulse, a tender moment I experienced, a place that touched me profoundly or simply a dream. Colours are very important for my composition when I plan a painting. There is a beauty in the colourful splatter of rainbow therefore I try to use a rich palette. Among all colours, blue is my favourite. Formal art education is important for an artist to develop and succeed as a professional, but one can express, enjoy, and create art and get accepted by the art world without one. It maybe a long journey, full of struggle but the rewards are rich.

Exhibitions of Hafsa Idrees

Solo exhibition "Beyond the Twilight" 2019 (Passau, Germany) Solo exhibition "Pyramids of Blues" 2020 (Bad Griesbach, Germany)

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