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La Vie en Rose

Dina Targam

19 January, 2020 - 12 February, 2020

 

 

 

 

La Vie En Rose means “Life In Happy Hues”, a message of finding and holding on to the warmth and good things in life. Often we can take matters for granted and begin to lose appreciation for those good things we have in our lives, something I experienced recently in my own life. That experience was reflected in my exhibition last year, ‘a mother is’, where I portrayed the difficulties of motherhood and the guilt of feeling tired and exhausted the whole time. I found myself trapped in a cycle of complaints and distress, and I found myself missing out on so much love and affection around me. I realised that the only way to break free was to express myself, through my subconscious and on to the canvas.

I found myself finally appreciating the joys of motherhood; that feeling of love and affection started spreading, and the more I let myself feel that love, the more I overcame feelings of exhaustion and anger.

This year is a happy year, and I am living my life in happy hues.

About the Artist

Contemporary Egyptian artist Dina Targam was born in Egypt, in 1990 and currently works and lives in Cairo. She graduated from the American University of Cairo with a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering as well as Visual Art. She’s always been passionate about art and architecture.

from a young age, she wasn’t the one who spilled out her heart, but it was only the canvas that allowed her to truly vent her emotions freely without having to describe or justify them. Targam’s paintings typically do not follow a set plan or logical process. She actively relies on her emotions and subconscious mind to direct her. She attempts to silence the mind and let her soul guide the shades of color and choice of brush strokes. Although at times the process seems random and arbitrary, as soon as she starts it just flows smoothly as if it was planned all the way. Her abstract style is intuitive, personal, and exposed, leaving you reminiscing about each piece.
Targam held many solo exhibitions in Cairo and participated in several exhibitions in Egypt, Germany, Spain, and Boulevard.

Artworks

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Oil on Canvas

60 x 80 CM

23.6 x 31.5 Inch

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Oil on Canvas

50 x 70 CM

19.7 x 27.6 Inch

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Oil on Canvas

70 x 100 CM

27.6 x 39.4 Inch

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Painting

Oil on Canvas

80 x 140 CM

31.5 x 55.1 Inch

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Painting

Oil on Canvas

80 x 140 CM

31.5 x 55.1 Inch

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Painting

Oil on Canvas

120 x 120 CM

47.2 x 47.2 Inch

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Painting

Oil on Canvas

100 x 140 CM

39.4 x 55.1 Inch

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Painting

Oil on Canvas

30 x 30 CM

11.8 x 11.8 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

30 x 30 CM

11.8 x 11.8 Inch

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