Maryam Abdulla Nass, a native of Bahrain, crafts her artistic narrative with an unwavering passion that transcends mere strokes on canvas. From her early foray into porcelain painting at the age of 15 to the rekindling of her artistic flame in 2004, Nass has channeled her emotions onto the canvas, creating an evocative dialogue with her inner self.
In each brushstroke, Nass captures the ebb and flow of the human experience — a poignant exploration of despair, desolation, hope, bliss, and elation. Her paintings, adorned with light and calming colors, reveal a mastery of texture that adds depth and nuance to her creations. The wooden birds that frequent her work serve as poignant symbols, representing the cherished souls that populate our lives.
Simplicity is Nass’s artistic mantra, but within that simplicity lies a world of complexity and emotion. Her canvases become a sanctuary for unspoken narratives, each layer concealing and revealing the profound depths of human feelings. Nass believes that art speaks where words falter, and through her paintings, she weaves a silent yet powerful tapestry of emotions, inviting viewers to explore the uncharted territories of their own inner landscapes.
The dial named “Impearl” encapsulates the essence of Bahrain, a Middle Eastern island renowned for its seawater pearls. The inspiration behind this project emerges from the cultural significance and natural beauty associated with pearls.
Crafting “Impearl” took me on a three-day journey, delicately translating the allure of these precious gems onto the canvas. The dial serves as a visual ode to the rich heritage and maritime splendor that pearls symbolize in the context of Bahrain’s identity.