Butterflies and colorful rocks

About the Artist

The Lebanese artist Majida Nasreddine is arguably one of the leading women painters to have emerged in the nineties. She has lived in Sharjah for more than 10 years, and continues to work there. Nasreddine has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Lebanon, the UAE and abroad and held several independent exhibitions. She is currently working on a new special project that will take place in one of the UAE galleries. The artist has been influenced by politics which has been reflected in several exhibitions in the past and now too she hopes to communicate them in her art.

Majida Nasseredein was dumbfounded by the recent conflicts in Lebanon, and since then she started to use colors to depict the pain and violence marked by the baffled look, agonies and sufferings of children.

In a nutshell, Majida’s paintings embody a series of events objectively with a high degree of balance in colors selected sensitively and accurately.

Majida Nasseredein: The war in Lebanon left a deep impact, and gave me the impetus to work industriously.

From her mountainous native place, she compiled a stock of symbols drawn from rocks, flowers and herbs which grow without the need of rain. Majida found her inner peace by displaying such legacy, and started from the early childhood painting with chalk, beetroot, onion and even coffee.

Majida Nasseredein: When I first started to paint, I used to pick a small photo, enlarge it and then draw the same with pencil. That was our alphabets.

For Majida, colors mean a sense of urge and motivation to be more productive.

Majida Nasseredein: On many occasions, I hear colors rather than see them.