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Mazyouna

 

Opens February 12
Running until April 11

A Solo Exhibition by Kuwaiti Artist

Thuraya Al-Baqsami

Thuraya Al-Baqsami (born 1951) is a Kuwaiti artist, writer, and printmaker, widely regarded as one of the pioneers of contemporary art in the Gulf region. She studied art and literature at Surikov University in Moscow from 1974 to 1981, and her work has been included in over 60 exhibitions around the world. Al-Baqsami is celebrated for her exploration of themes related to identity, gender, and the human condition.

For this solo exhibition, al markhiya has curated a collection of works by Thuraya Al-Baqsami that explore her fascination with the faces of women, defined by the artist as her “Mazyouna,” a colloquial word that encapsulates the essence of a beautiful woman. To Al-Baqsami, the beauty of the woman’s soul illustrates the full moon’s circle as complete. The “Mazyouna” exudes beauty, serving as the source of artists’ creativity, and the muse of poets, tattooed with symbols of motherhood, love, goodness, and humanity.

“My “Mazyounat” is a never-ending dream that evolves with each painting. “Al-Mazyouna” departed the realm of myth and story to enter a world raining colour and love.”

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Henna Night
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 80 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Warmth
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Window of Hope
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 100 cm
2021

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Witness
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 80 cm
2023

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Pink Luck
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 100 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Nostalgia
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Love Tapestry 1
Acrylic on canvas
165 x 60 cm
2024

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Mazyouna’s Song
Acrylic on canvas
195 x 80 cm
2024

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Love Tapestry 2
Acrylic on canvas
165 x 60 cm
2024

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Woman Spring
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 60 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Dream
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 80 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Fatoma
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 80 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Ammouna Apple
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 80 cm
2023

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
African Dream
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 60 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Lover
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 60 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Palm Reader
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 cm
2021

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Bride of the Nile
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Twin Spirit
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 cm
2021

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Masyouna’s Night
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 cm
2023

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
African Beauty
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2016

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
The Visitor
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2017

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Twin Spirit
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 cm
2021

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Legend
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2017

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Madam Turquoise
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2016

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Aishatu
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Fatu
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Ring of Freedom
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Waiting
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Dariush
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Guard of the Drawing Room
Etching on paper
25 x 21 cm
2022

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Neighbor’s Daughter
Etching on paper
26 x 21 cm
2022

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Fortune Teller
Etching on paper
24 x 21 cm
2022

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Aladdin
Etching on paper
30 x 21 cm
2019

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Benevolent Angel
Etching on paper
30 x 21 cm
2019

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Hurt Angel
Collagraph on paper
47 x 33 cm
1998

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Untiled
Collagraph on paper
48 x 37 cm
1999

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Kite
Collagraph on paper
40 x 30 cm
1999

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Untitled
Collagraph on paper
60 x 30 cm
1998

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Parting
Collagraph on paper
56 x 36 cm
2000

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Arabic Song
Collagraph on paper
60 x 35 cm
1999

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Volcano
Collagraph on paper
48 x 40 cm
1999

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Sadou
Collagraph on paper
46 x 42 cm
2000

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Dialogue
Collagraph on paper
57 x 38 cm
2000

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Sultana
Etching on paper
39 x 21 cm
2019

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Going to the Sea
Etching on paper
29 x 21 cm
2022

Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Angelic Love
Etching on paper
29 x 21 cm
2019