2011-12 A series of abstract paintings in acrylic on canvas, Memories Within finds its point of departure in image, sound and smell, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding environment. In sketching, composing and connecting accumulated fragments together, Arabi has traced her reminiscences, creating a tangible and touchable reality out of the emotions and sensations evoked by this strangely sad yet beautiful environment.
2009-2010 In this series Arabi Demonstrates the contrasts and contradictions of public and private spaces in both personal life and on a social level. This series of paintings is an exercise in emotional geography; bringing together the exposed and the hidden face, which no one is supposed to see.
Attempting to create the atmosphere of a particular day, this series of paintings are Shaqaeq Arabi’s observation of everyday life; the works portray either real landscapes or the artist’s emotional rapport with them. They depict both universal encounters as well as distinctly personal experiences similar to a diary entry or a photo album.
2005 Shaqayeq Arabi presents A Piece Of Something and the subtle interaction with its surroundings
I examine the role of “ Void “ in my canvases, both visually and conceptually. By keeping part of the canvas white I create a space for dream and imagination, this untouched space is contra nothing, as expressive and significant as the painted part of canvas, like a silent instance against the notes of music.