About Noor Bahjat Al Masri
Lives in the UAE
The lively and playful work of Syrian artist Noor Bahjat contains people, objects and experiences from her life and imagination assembled on canvas together. Her complex and organic compositions allow her to process her experience, at times in an intuitive and nonlinear fashion. When asked about how she remembers and then depicts experiences, she replies: “If it’s still there, it’ll come out.” She laughs and continues, saying, “That’s what my art is for. Even if it’s something insignificant and silly, if I’m thinking about it, it will come out.”
Born in Damascus, Noor Bahjat (1991) studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus. A prolific artist, she uses a rich palette with complex compositions, her dream-like paintings imbued with an optimism for life, expressively drawn, and her brushwork full of frenetic energy.
Noor Bahjat’s work is housed in public and private collections throughout the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Solo and group exhibitions include at Ayyam Gallery, Dubai; Ward Gallery, Dubai; Galerie Stephanie, Manila; Art Space DA:MDAA, Seoul; Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah and Gli Acrobati Gallery, Turin as well as the Beirut Art Fair with Selections Magazine.