Untitled 03 | Rouwayda Al Ariss
Untitled 03 - From 'Surcharge' series, 2018
Mixed Media on Canvas
90 x 120 cm
Rouwayda Al Ariss
MA in Fine Arts, Lebanese University (2018)
Born in Beirut, Rouwayda Al Ariss has always been fascinated by Lebanon’s beauty despite its instability. After graduating from the Lebanese University with a BA in Fine Arts, she took on teaching all the while experimenting with new techniques, concepts and projects. Al Ariss has participated in various collective exhibitions in parallel to her teaching career. In her exhibited series Surcharge, the artist explores a new technique of sculpting with fabrics and soft materials in order to create obese figures of women. Through her work, Al Ariss tackles social issues regarding body shaming and self-acceptance, both of which she has personally been a victim of.