Agnès Sheikh is a French artist, living in Dubai. Art teacher for Middle and High school, she dedicates her time between her work and her paintings. During this global pandemic, she realised that she was no longer satisfied with the “unintentional” component linked to “Fluid Art”. Instead, her mind was forcing her to “control” more and more the surface of the canvas, the techniques, the colours…

 

In her recent pieces of works, a swing has appeared, lonely, sometimes visible and sometimes almost invisible. Whether featured still or in motion, it symbolises this period of time where everything has been questioned and where the future remains uncertain. This new monochromatic series that she is currently working on - “Resilience”- emphasizes the pain, the loss, the loneliness… At the same time, the presence of the swing acts as a catharsis, releasing negative emotions and leading to the restoration and renewal of feelings.

 

Using only acrylics, Agnès plays with paints and inks, their opacity and transparency and the different consistencies that she creates. Various tools allow her to offer distinctive effects. Her choice to move on to monochrome paintings allows her to relate to Nature and spiritual thoughts, contrasting with the impact of this pandemic in our lives and minds. The swing is always glued on the canvas as the final touch.