Local Artist of the Week in Spotlight: Hanan

Local Artist Week Spotlight

Art is subjective. But every artist needs to be given credit where credit is due. And Bahrain has no shortage of talented artists specializing in various mediums. So we thought we could shine a spotlight on some of these artists, in a segment called Local Artist of the Week In Spotlight. Our next feature? A member of Art Attack Krew, Hanan.

Marwa Bu Asalli is an acrylic artist. Let’s take a dive into her mind.

Local Artist of the Week

• Could you give our readers a general introduction about yourselves?
My name is Hanan. I love art and mostly acrylic colors to practice different types of art. I started in June 2020 with COVID. It was my way to reduce stress at work. 

• How and Why did you join Art Attack Krew?
I joined by March 2021. One of the ATK members contact me on Instagram and invite me to the group. So I said YES. I work as a nurse in the intensive care unit and now I’m studying Master in Nursing.

Could you tell us a little about your process? How an idea ultimately becomes a finished piece?
Sometimes I’ll have a dream and when I wake up, I do what I saw. Other times I just express what I feel. Normally I just start playing with colors.  

Who are three artists you’d like to be compared to?
That’s a really hard question, I find myself attracted to abstract and surreal art. However, the next day I will try realistic art. So basically, I admire every piece of art. 

What wouldn’t you do without?
Acrylic colors. 

•What memorable responses have you had to your work?
When my first artwork was sold and the buyer was happy with it. 

•What role do you think art plays in society?
It has a major role in society. It can reflect the political and social situation. speaks when everyone is keeping quiet. Raise awareness towards important issues in society. 

•There is an old saying, “All good art comes from misery”. Do you agree?
Yes, mostly the art will come from the artist’s feelings and ideas. Most people don’t understand it unless it’s explained. 

• What’s the biggest obstacle you have run into while pursuing art?
Accepting the criticism. I was not good with that. But not anymore. 

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