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Dima Al Malakeh

Dubai, Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Dima Al Malakeh - Fine Artist

Dima Al Malakeh

Member Since: 06/19/2013

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• Born in Damascus, Syria.
• In 1993 attended an intensive drawing course at Centre Adham Ismail of Visual Arts.
• In 2000 graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Arts; English Literature.
• In 2003 moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
• In 2010 joined Free Dome Media Company as their PR & Marketing Manager.
• Launched her first art exhibition on 11-01-2011
• In March-2011 “Happiness” painting was featured on Twitter Backgrounds Gallery
• In October 2011 participated in Al Ain Reads art exhibition – Al Ain, UAE
• In October 2011 participated in Women of Heart group art exhibition, dedicated for breast cancer fighters and survivors.
• In April / May 2012 participated in Against the Tides art exhibition, dedicated to Earth Day
• Currently, working on her new exhibition about Syria and the Children of the Revolution for 2013

Dima looks at symbolism which distinguishes her style in terms of shape, colour and line as the most powerful tools in the hands of an artist to help him convey his / her ideas and interpret the feelings of the moment regardless of the subject, as art is secular and doesn't belong to a group, religion or ideology. Her paintings are characterized by the use of symbols political, religious, or social, with Arabic calligraphy and English writings, and sometimes she uses Chinese, Indian and Japanese symbols. In constant search of what enriches the idea, and translates the message behind every line and colour.

Style Characteristics:

My work is distinguished by two different styles
1) Black/Red/ ink on white paper (or canvas)
2) A variety of earth and sky colours, depending on the subject (applied only on canvas)

Material used:

I paint on Canvas; Wood; paper, stone…all sorts of objects
I use: Ink; Acrylic; Water colours

Inspiration

I'm always moved and inspired by strong shifts of conflicting human emotions; extreme sadness to extreme happiness, love to hate, or the transformation of certain states of mind; the continuous search for truth; our bitter reality... my past memories affects my artistic stream of thoughts always, and I believe it's responsible for the development in my style for the past 10 years. I listen to rock, hard rock and metal music when I paint which I consider an amazing source of inspiration for me.


Future

I believe, with no doubt, that art was the first medium used by humans when they started expressing themselves and telling their history, and that is my ultimate goal in life 'I am a feminist who wants to break those shacks that tie our imagination up and limit our brains inside a box of taboos and prohibitions. I'm a story teller, who enjoys life to the full and is afraid of losing it one day, for me art is the secret passage between two worlds: reality and the unknown'!

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