My artwork is influenced by Frida’s look and charisma, where her strong personality and unique style became timelessly celebrated around the world.
In alignment with that, and to add a touch of ‘artistic flavour’ to her beauty and allure; I have asked myself a hypothetical question: How would Frida look like, and how would her looks be, if she was living in the Middle East, and had inherited the Middle Eastern’s well-known mesmerizing oriental gaze?
To answer that question, I decided to allow my thoughts to dive into the fictional world of the human’s imagination, and to paint my Frida with strong orientalism in the background and her accessories; focusing on her empowering pose and features, which is highlighted with the everlasting black and white. It’s the rareness of her expressionism through her paintings; as well as her sagacious words which she said… and her overall charismatic LOOK, that is today influencing a lot of the creative people’s work through various industries such as the Fashion, hairstyle and the world of Arts.
I have been compared to Frida throughout the most parts of my life, thus making her presence available in my everyday life… and more importantly, allowing her presence & effect, intertwine with my own image. Furthermore, this makes my artwork a fusion of both Frida Kahlo, and my own self portrait. In response to my hypothetical question, one would say: “Frida would not change, but the background would.”