World Art Dubai in a conversation with the curator Batool Jafri, an artist and art educator and the winner of Emirates Woman of the Year Award under the Art & Culture category.
- Please tell us a bit about your work and what inspires you.
My body of work draws on my personal experience of growing up in a Muslim society, and critiques gender and ability-related inequalities, where women and individuals with special needs continue to be subject to antiquated stereotypes. I use a range of media to express this including acrylics, ink, paper, thread and charcoal.
My inspirations come from the masters of the past such as Van Gogh and Sadequain, from nature itself like my painting based on the red moon phenomenon as well as the amazing strength and beauty inherent in every woman that I see.