Ayesha Samdani was born and grew up in Pakistan. She has an MA degree in Fine Arts from Pakistan. She moved to the U.S.A thirteen years ago and recently received an MFA in abstract painting from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Through fine arts she has learned a way to express the feelings and emotions of her heart. Painting is her passion and she has been painting and drawing for the last 16 years. Samdani creates abstract paintings inspired by organic shapes found in nature. The limited color palettes and translucent layers in her paintings convey different moods of seasons. She uses oil paints to express her emotions. Her motivation is to create abstract paintings which convey vivid, soft and dynamic sensations. Currently she is living and painting as a full time artist in Fremont. Samdani has quickly made her mark in the California art scene, being represented by City Art gallery in San Francisco and participating in numerous exhibitions, including the Islamic Art Exhibit at the Sun Gallery in Hayward and Triton Museum in San Jose. http://ayeshasamdani.com/home.html
I find myself getting immersed in the beauty of nature’s colors. These colors have a very strong impact on my personality and paintings as they remind me of my cultural background. My art is inspired by nature therefore I see my reflection in leaves, trees and branches that changes modes and colors with the seasons. I use a various limited color palette for each painting to depict different moods of nature. Through variations of lines, layers and color palette, I explore the sensitivity and delicacy of changing seasons. Some paintings reveal the beauty of spring and fall and some impression of summer and winter.
I arrange my composition by depicting organic forms, lines, colors, drips and brush strokes. On my painting surface, I look for interesting organic shapes and capture them. I explore the relationship between the loose marks and the developed shapes. My lyrical lines add a rhythm though out the piece. I leave the evidence of the painting process by adding translucent layers on top of each other. I add drips to ease the tension between shapes and colors. By adding the energy of brush strokes, I guide the viewer’s eye to each corner of the painting. The exploration of different shapes and marks continues to evolve until I reach the veiling process. The veil adds daintiness, softness and tranquility to the overall look. This cohesive body of work is a combination of my cultural and personal experience. http://ayeshasamdani.com/home.html