Hijab Zehra

Hijab Zehra

Artist statement

I was reading the conflict theory from Karl Marx which is about how we as a society are always in state of conflict because of the competition of little resources Conflict theory holds that social order is maintained by domination and power, rather than by consensus and conformity. As I like to paint what I read or observe, I painted my take on the conflict theory by Marx and I named the series “trapped”.

Sun always represents a new day, a new beginning. Art has always been that medium of communication which shines in its truest form and has the ability to make even the bitter truths beautiful. In my series rebirth I painted the impact art has on the society. Art, in this sense, continues to rejuvenate human experience.

Fire of Prometheus:
This painting is inspired from the poem Prometheus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The poet wrote about the classical story of Prometheus but has various themes going on in the poem, the theme I based my painting upon is the symbolism of freedom and knowledge thus the use of fire in the painting suggests
that knowledge is something that helps humanity because it gives them the capacity to fully understand their own behavior and, in turn, allows them to freely make wise and moral choices.

Symphony is a single painting that shows the different colors of divinity and how we all connect to the universal consciousness and enjoy the overwhelming diversity of human experience.