is unabashedly rooted in the exploration of the personal.
proposes no inflexible thesis, no obstinate message, and no
particular philosophy. Instead, she explores the complexity
of her inner being, through a set of portraits infused with
undeniable melancholy and violence.
raw results of unscripted studio sessions, her paintings blend
abstraction and figuration. Over myriad layers of muted colors,
brighter tones interject spontaneously, with the effect of a
surface simultaneously highly textured, opaque, and glossy.
and exaggerated characters start taking shape. Hesitating between
movement and stillness, these vulnerable creatures desperately
resist the brutal brushstroke, and refuse to sink within the
depth of the picture.
made to evoke the metamorphoses of the artists body and
self only, the paintings inexorably call for a meditation on
the universal vicissitudes of the human mind.
Safieddine was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1973. Between 1993
and 1998, she studied at the Fine Arts Faculty of the Lebanese
University where she received a diploma in Painting. She also
practiced playing the piano with professor Nora Vartabedian.
In 2000, Nadia moved to Berlin to further her practice and love
for music with Shelley Soffer. She has been exhibiting her art
work and musical interest since 1995 in Lebanon, Germany, France
and Estonia. She currently lives and works in Beirut.
192x175cm, oil on canvas, 2015, ref. #02
190x170cm, oil on canvas, 2015, ref. #01
150x140cm, oil on canvas, 2015, ref. #03
185x150cm, oil on canvas, 2015, ref. #05
185x200cm, oil on canvas, 2015, ref. #06
1200x186cm, oil on canvas, 2015, ref. #07
190x170cm, oil on canvas, 2014, ref. #08
200x180cm, oil on canvas, 2015, ref. #09