November 11, 2015
Rajaa Gharbi will be joining us for November Art Walk. Please stop by her studio tomorrow night from 6-9pm to meet the artist and see her work.
Gharbi’s surrealistic paintings start out as impulsive renditions of thoughts and intuitions and become somewhat more conscious visual narratives that have been described as having subversive compositional techniques, resplendent, enchanting, thought-provoking, engaging, visual poetry.
“I paint with layers of water based acrylics, inks, pencil and glass. Mythologies, hidden music and stories of almost-bygone or still alive languages, music itself, and human experience and its poetics inspire most of my paintings. Faces of mother nature- be they the infinite hues of my native Mediterranean’s turquoise waters, shifting golds and dreamy mauves of sunsets and sunrises, the singular red of human and animal blood, or the magnetic tones of green in any healthy forest or neighborhood garden, often influence my palette”.
Gharbi has served as panelist/juror for Artist Trust’s Fellowship Awards and Bumbershoot’s literary programs. She is a member of the Tunisian Union of Fine Artists, the Academy of American Poets and Poetas del Mundo, Washington Lawyers for the Arts, and Antioch University Alumni Council. She is a contributing artist to Artist Trust, PONCHO and West Edge Sculpture.