On display: March 2 - April 1, 2018
She Runs Wild
by Makda Kibour
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 2018, 6 - 8:30 pm
“Abstract painting gives me a visual language to shape and form color and line. I cut the canvas and pull it together with strings to give a sense of depth and meaning to the composition. I believe that art is something that can only come from the depths of the
soul. These are the components of my journey through my abstract art and toward the peacefulness and fulfillment.” says Makda Kibour describing her new colorful series of abstract paintings.
Her passion for art began when she was nine, she would spend her free time drawing, painting, and sculpting. As a self-proclaimed “intuitive painter”, Makda Kibour describes her artwork as “driven by emotion that flows like lava, beautiful, hot and burning, and water cool as a winter stream -- a deep, powerful and gutsy response to her inner self, letting her tell a story about herself and the world around her.”
Makda Kibour was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and now resides in Northern Virginia. She launched the Mak studio in Alexandria in 1994, where she is the principal designer. Around that time she also started to re-explore her artistic expression and since then, her soulful, experimental approach to artistic expression continues to evolve. “I cut the canvas in confidence, threading and sculpting as my soul’s inspiration begins to take form. If you look closely, you’ll see me … in my art running wild on the canvas hidden deep under each bold stroke. My inner child peeks through layers of reds, browns and purples teasing even the most novice art lover to spend time pondering the story unfolding on canvas in front of them.”