A collection of 53 paintings by Khadija Al-Bahawid, a Kuwaiti formative artist, decorated Ahmad Al-Adwani hall at the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) on Sunday. The seven-day gallery, titled 'Mujarradeh' is the first by the brilliant young female painter; it was opened by NCCAL's Assistant Secretary-General Bader Al-Duwaish.
NCCAL is hosting the event out of keenness of fostering the talented skills of young artists and promoting the formative art movement in Kuwait, Dr. Al-Duwaish said in statements to KUNA reporters. "The paintings on display portray Al-Bahawid's innovative style and profound humanitarian sentiments in a professional way," he pointed out.
Dr. Al-Duwaish noted that the Kuwaiti female artists contributed to the development of the formative art movement on the national and regional levels, renewing the NCCAL commitment to supporting those skilled artists. On her part, Al-Bahawid said the gallery culminated three years of continuous work to produce these paintings which depict social and political realities in the country such as wars, violence against women and child abuse.
She noted that the paintings were inspired by famous Arab poets and translated their feelings into a combination of painting, and coal and pencil drawings, as well as the Arabic calligraphy.
Al-Bahawid added that she took part in 40 art galleries before and won several awards in the last two years.