"I explore a world in which figurative painting coexists with abstraction. Each one of my paintings mirrors a different state of mind, a spiritual moment, a doubtful moment or an echo from the past."
Born and raised in Syria, Lina Faroussi moved to Egypt to continue her Bachelor's Degree in Commerce. Lina's passion for art started at an early stage. She studied visual art during her years in Egypt, Dubai and in Toronto, where she has lived since 2008. Continuing to pursue her dream of becoming a visual artist she has exhibited in several group and solo shows throughout the Middle East, Europe, Canada, and the United States. During the past few years, Lina has received multiple art awards in Canada and abroad.
A spiritual vitality emerges within Faroussi's art, creating universal connections spanning cultural divides as she discovers a passionate journey of the soul in the soft immediacy of her mark. Faroussi builds her paintings in acrylic combined with a variety of mixed media (including fabric, Japanese paper, clay, sand, and photo transfer) on canvas, or wood panel, sometimes adding elements of mixed media to add to the tactile sensation of her works.
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