Ibtisam Tegaully

What does your art bring to you?

One thing I’ve learned much later in life is how, with art, I can freely express my feelings and thoughts. It has allowed me to get a better understanding of my emotions and its hidden aspects with a deeper connection.

Hence I have been able to focus all my energies either good or bad to a limitless boundary. Art brings me so much confidence, knowledge and also a way to portray my perspective in life either in an escape or a reflection of who I am thus making me stay connected with my true self.

What artwork would you like to see in real life?

One of the artworks I would like to see for real is Mona Lisa of Leonardo Da Vinci which is considered as a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. It is one of the best-known artwork and not to forget the most parodied work of art in the world. It amazes me how many others have portrayed it differently. Definitely, I would love to have an opportunity to see it in order to have my own perception of it.

What are your inspirations?

My inspiration varies on circumstances or themes, I start off with textures found in nature or with natural objects or women in general. I instantly get inspired when I choose a concept to work on.

What are your dreams?

With so many dreams I have not achieved yet, wherever I can, day and night, I dream. One of my biggest dreams is to become an outstanding printmaker, having my own studio with a press for intaglio techniques and a dark room for serigraphy.

What is your favourite quote?

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” – Dr Seuss