By Jeoffrey Mukubi
ORIGINALLY from Malaysia, Feeza Jazri was inspired to paint her impressions of Namibia, soon after she arrived with her husband and daughter in 2014.
She had the opportunity to travel through the country, and endeavoured to capture what she had seen and experienced on canvas, using a wide variety of water colours, acrylic and oil paints, under the umbrella theme of ‘Tranquillity’.
She visually and symbolically interprets her art, through a series of mono and colour landscapes, traditional villages, leaves and flowers, with hints of the abstract and a touch of surrealism.
Asked about who inspires her, she mentions her husband, and says that he also motivates her to do great art.
Her husband, Professor Husin Jazri, who is a lecturer at the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST), also doubles as her curator. “She sees peace, light and love, and that is why her art is so intriguing,” he said.
“I like challenging her mind, because if you challenge the mind, you challenge the heart.”
The professor added he doesn’t push her too hard to be creative, because she is her own person who knows what she wants.
Speaking at the opening of the exhibition at the Omba Art Gallery in Windhoek last week, Malaysian High Commissioner to Namibia, Hishamuddin Ibrahim, said he was honoured and glad to see the paintings.
“Tranquillity speaks for itself, and it takes a lot of patience and thinking, for a painting to come alive,” he said.
Feeza opened the exhibition by saying, “It is not purely to make money, but actually to share what I can, because the satisfaction of the customer is more than enough.”
The exhibition will run until the end of May.
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