Multifaceted Artistry is a bridge between cultures
Magda Malkoun, who was born in Lebanon in 1982, is a multifaceted artist who is inspired by her experiences living and working in Dubai and Beirut. Her artworks combine photography and sculpture with a unique approach.
Abstract Art that blends cultural traditions
Inspired by diverse cultures and art forms, Magda uses various materials to create art and shape forms. Her work blends figurative and abstract art, drawing from her experiences with different places, events, and people during displacement. She is known for her meticulous photo collage technique in constructing abstract portraits.
Artistry Across Continents and Awards
Magda Malkoun's artwork is found in collections in Lebanon, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, New York, and France. She won the Best Emerging Artist award at Word Art Dubai 2021 and showcased her work at prestigious events such as Art Dubai Digital in 2022 and 2023. Her work was considered for an exhibition at Gallery Arte Azulejo in New York after being shortlisted by Sotheby's Institute of Art. The BULGARI Contemporary Art Award and Dubai Culture x Morrow Collective's NFT exhibition were some of the notable exhibitions and festivals where her art was displayed. Magda's dedication to promoting peace and sustainability led her to be the representative of Lebanon at the UNESCO Art Camp Andorra. Her work has been featured in a number of prominent publications.
Taking a look at Displacement, Connection, and Collective Memory
Magda's art explores the psychology of displacement and connection. Influenced by Khalil Gibran, Gustav Klimt, Modigliani, and Picasso, she creates unique synergies. Her work delves into the human condition, examining what defines us and the dynamics of our encounters on various scales, leading to reflections on nations' fates shaped by collective memory.
Making portraits that are powerful and dynamic
Magda's creative process begins with personal photographs, where she meticulously selects fragments according to color, shape, and symbolism. Her technique involves collaging these fragments with unaltered photograph colors and sculpting faces and bodies that convey a message of tolerance and diversity, creating texture and contrast. The combination of acrylic paint and collage in her mixed media portraits interweaves cherished memories, lessons, and her future vision. The result of this process is a powerful statement that reflects the vast potential of our culture. Her subjects are brought to life through animation, with movement and energy infusing them through multiple layers of deconstruction.
A journey that combines hope and tolerance
From October 24 to November 7, Magda Malkoun's stunning art exhibit will be on display at FtNFT's Phygital Space. It features a unique exploration of the human psyche and a powerful message of hope and tolerance. Don't miss the chance to see a wide variety of works of art that capture the human experience.