Rima Chahine at Andakulova Gallery
Rima Chahine is a self-taught Lebanese-Canadian artist. And an award winner, she explores the human condition through abstract art in vivid colours and bold brushstrokes. Her art has a dual message: she puts out her personal experiences in it and is sure they will resonate with those of others.
“After my separation, I found myself raising my two young sons alone in a foreign country. It was a lonely and challenging time, but in my solitude, I discovered the mitigating power of introspection and forgiveness. Today, my healing journey remains a priority for me and my sons, and it is reflected in every piece of art that I create. I am good at understanding the psychology of people, and it is shown in my art.” – Rima Chahine.
Her previous positions, which include degrees in communication, art and business journalism, as well as work experience in PR and events, also have helped her engage with people and their psyche. It is to her credit she turned personal dejection into delectable art.
Chahine’s tableaux are undeniably emotionally evocative. They explore experiences that have peppered her life, and are used as a vehicle to link with the emotional cores of others. It also allows her to associate collectors with her artwork. “Each painting has a message, a name, and an interior,” Chahine says. “I can tell which painting is right for someone. When I meet someone, I know where they are in life and can see what they want, need and which painting would match their character.”
Chahine’s Lebanese-Canadian background has allowed her to travel between the East and the West; her art has been influenced by the both the winds of the East and the sails of the West.
She is a symbol of the best the East and West can offer. That she is being hosted by Andakulova Gallery adds more heft to herself and her art, since the gallery itself has been established to promote the dialogue between the Middle East and Central Asia.
Almaz, Rima Chahine
Location:Andakulova Gallery Dubai
Duration: May 5 – June 5, 2023