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Carpet seller Painting

Amal Jarrahi

South Korea

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 21.3 W x 18.1 H x 0.8 D in

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It was on the road to Tozeur, a city in southern Tunisia that I met this carpet merchant. If I remember correctly, it was during my wandering through the alleys of the village that I were stroked by the eye-catching purple colors that adorn a carpet stall. Sitting like an ascetic, in the middle of his shop, the carpet merchant marked me with his calm, his eyes revealing a peaceful life without torment. This calm, I could not have expressed it except by Earth tone, the soil of the south, the land of the sun, the motherland, the earth that envelops us. The carpets perpetuate the return to tradition which values the Berber culture, the traces of which can be seen in the symbols which signify wisdom, calm and prosperity.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:21.3 W x 18.1 H x 0.8 D in

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Amal Jarrahi is a Tunisian painter from the city of Bizerte in northern Tunisia currently resident in Seoul, Korea. Her love for art is the result of her encounter with the many wandering artists that her father, himself a poet, often hosted. Later, she specialized in journalistic and academic literary criticism and became a doctor in French literature and associate researcher at the University of Aix-Marseille. The novel and poetry awaken a passion for art hidden deep inside her childhood, an awakening that translates into research projects on the relationship between literature and the visual arts. She did her first painting class in Iran where she spent 5 years (2014-2019) and where she participated in school exhibitions. She values the narrative aspect of the image, and therefore recounts her attachment to her land, not with words, but with the eloquence of colors that tell of the fusion of her characters with their motherland and their environment. This fusion is experienced and seen by the artist as complex because it is lived in the quest for oneself, in wandering and sometimes in the desire to backward time which never suspends its flight.

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