Fakher, Doaa
Born 1992 in Cairo, Egypt
Lives and works in Cairo, Egypt
Doaa Fakher gleans most of her inspiration from nature, her aethereal creatures directly referenced from trees with trunk-like features to which she adds human characteristics. Her work also distinguishes itself by its choice of colours, where she adds an abrupt contrast between the foreground and background so as to highlight and present her subjects vividly. At the same time, she manages to contain an extensive amount of detail, allowing the viewer to appreciate the rawness in her aesthetic. She has participated in many local exhibitions, notably her participation in the Youth Salon at The Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House (2016 and 2017), the 10th Luxor International Painting Symposium and Dai Arab Youth Festival 2018 at Dai Gallery, Cairo. That same year, she held her solo exhibition at Townhouse Gallery, also Cairo. Fakher has also received a number of awards, including the 28th Youth Salon prize in painting, the 10th International Painting Symposium participation award in 2017 as well as the Salah Taher Award in 2018. Her work is part of The Museum of Modern Art collection at Cairo Opera House
Doaa Fakher, Untitled, 2018 103 x 108 cm, Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy UBUNTU art gallery