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Transform, will be on view for one-week at The Painted Bride Art Center  reception Friday, April 12th, 5-9 pm

Transform, will be on view for one-week at The Painted Bride Art Center reception Friday, April 12th, 5-9 pm

Auqilla Abdulqhani

Figure 1: Insides

Figure 2: Lost one

Oil paint on canvas

16x18”

“These pieces came at a particularly hard point in my life, I had just gotten out of a physically and verbally abusive relationship. I'm a native Philadelphian artist utilizing oil and acrylic on canvas and have been doing art my whole life. But during this period in my life I found myself at a point of creative desperation. I couldn't make a thing. I became separated from my first loves, myself and my art.

These were the first things I started and completed, and they represent a transformative period in my life, when I got away from all that plagued me and was able to create again after so long. The piece Lost One actually started as an album cover for my ex, we broke up before I completed it and I manipulated it and turned it into something of my own, Insides was finished a short time after that and both were presented at my first self curated art show. Going from this creative slump, to making something for him, to changing it, and presenting it in a show where people came to see me and the art I was separated from has been the most transformative pieces I have ever made.”

*not for sale

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