Unwind

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Unwind

This painting is composed of two contrasting parts. The Abstract part – created by opposing tones of bright yellow and dark grey Acrylic paint using a spatula to form opposing smooth and rough finishings – represents all the tasks, the duties, the ideas, the distractions, the plans and complete surprises be it pleasant (yellow) or unpleasant (grey), that women in particular have to deal with throughout any given day of their lives.

This abstract part is contrasted with the bare figure of a lady created by soft brush strokes using oil paint for a very smooth finish. At the end of the day she has shed the day’s troubles aside and is ready to unwind. Nothing distracts her state of serenity – no clothes, nor accessories or tattoos…. EXCEPT a simple ring that shines brightly on her finger – a symbol of her main responsibilities as a wife, mother, and household mistress that she cannot delegate away or ignore no matter what state she’s in or what time of day it is.

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Product Description

Unwind
2014 (120 x 150 cm)
Mixed Media: Oil & Acrylic – textured

About the Artist

Dana Khoury
Dubai, UAE

Educated at the most prestigious Aesthetics schools in North America, with a career span of over twenty years in private and international companies, Dana Khoury is considered a leading expert in the world of beauty. Despite her busy career, Dana’s passion for learning led her to pursue a BA in Psychology from Concordia University which only served to fine-tune her innate talent to see beyond the obvious and delve into the depths of human emotions.

Borne in the gulf area, her parents moved back to Lebanon for about nine years before immigrating to Canada when Dana was still a teenager. Twenty years later, now happily married with 2 children, Dana’s life came full circle when she found herself back in the gulf region. Having lived in multiple countries and interacted with different cultures and races served only to strengthen her belief that beyond the superficial differences in the form of expression, raw human emotions, passions, and motivations have an uncanny similarity that anyone can relate to and  understand whether it has been experienced first hand or not.

Her career stars truly aligned to shape her as an artist when she decided to change her canvases from human faces to stretched linens and allow her love for beauty, her deep understanding of human emotions, and her obsession with details to guide her brushes. Her paintings are not simply wall decorations, but rather very artistic thought provoking frames that highlight familiar emotions deeply rooted in all of us.

 

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