The young plastic artist, Dana Al-Nafouri, transferred the Qalamoun environment with its simplicity and originality to paper, embodying its mountains, plains and plateaus, and blending different techniques in painting to present to the visitors of her first solo exhibition the vocabulary of this beautiful environment.
The exhibition included more than 30 diverse paintings that filled an area in the National Center for Visual Arts of various sizes, pulsing with the spirit of youth and the life emanating from the absurdity of the young artist's colors and the randomness of her scattered lines.
Dr. Ghayath Al-Akhras, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Art Center, explained that the exhibition presents the talent of a young artist who was able to draw the environment of Qalamoun through quick strokes, through which she embodied the Qalamoun mountains in a delicate and spontaneous manner, using few colors and lines in an amazing style.
He indicated that he chose the exhibition's paintings from more than 200 works of al-Nouri, noting the spontaneity of her experience in calligraphy and color through a fast, free and identical brush with nature, using ink and drawing with a pen.
The artist Al-Nafouri indicated that she was inspired by the paintings on the road from Damascus to Nabek, where she used to take scenes of the terrain under the sun and light, so she captured different scenes and angles, so she simply embodied them through her paintings, indicating that she relied on techniques that combine water on cardboard and water on paper, walnut, pastel and oil.
Al-Nafouri aspires to continue displaying her work to the public, noting the importance of holding her exhibition at the National Center for Visual Arts.
It is noteworthy that Al-Nafouri is a graduate of the Adham Ismail Institute in 2005 and a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts with a specialization in mural painting. She also holds an MA from Helwan College at Zamalek University in Egypt.