‘Spellbound’ by Maldha Mohamed
Artist: Maldha Mohamed
Medium: Oil and impasto on wood
Dimensions: 7.8″ x 7.8″
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
‘Spellbound’ is inspired by Peitho, the Greek goddess or spirit of seduction, endearing presentation, and especially persuasion. This piece symbolises her power and ethereal charm. ‘Spellbound’ was created on a wood panel using oil paints and impasto.
About the Artist:
Maldha Mohamed is a 24 year old, self taught contemporary artist based in the Maldives Islands. Her art is a visceral representation of how she views behavior and emotion, particularly in relation to her own dreams and what she observes around her. It consists of fragmented portraiture and emotion expressed by isolated human features. Her subjects are rendered in a contemporary manner, with hints of surrealism, through heavily textured surfaces. Their striking hues and a powerful play on shadows give her pieces life and depth. The artist aims to convey her subjects as if they are in a battle against time, always fleeting. She wishes for the viewer to see beyond the shattered nature of her subjects and explore what is beyond the canvas, something at which the observer can only guess.