Oct 14 - Oct 28, 2023
Be a Tree!, 2019, mixed media on canvas, 150 x 150 cm
All images courtesy of Maya Gallery
Tranquil Essence invites audiences to embark on an intimate journey through Jaleela’s artworks, offering a serene exploration into the aesthetic and emotional richness inspired by the beauty of nature - including oceanic corals and terrestrial bamboos - and the elegance of Islamic calligraphy.
As a self-taught artist, Jaleela Niaz has cultivated a unique artistic style, characterised by the layering of intricate patterns and motifs in metallic hues of gold and silver against vibrant and intensely coloured acrylic paint backgrounds. Her signature artistry creates a dynamic interplay between colour and texture, revealing depth and movement, and bringing the subject matter to life. Jaleela draws inspiration from her keen observation of the natural world. Her works, while resonant with realism, are not replications or mimicking of real-life imageries. Instead, these compelling works serve as embodiments of her reflections on life, nature, and human emotion.
Deep Sea Dreams 1, 2023, mixed media on canvas, 70 x 80 cm (hexagon)
Mystical Allure 5, 2023, mixed media on canvas, 40 x 30 cm
Jaleela Niaz is an award winning, Singapore based contemporary artist who is known for her mesmerizing mixed media paintings. Her artistic endeavours transcend convention, offering a profound avenue for personal expression and creative resonance. With more than 130 group shows and 3 solos to her credit, she exhibits her works internationally and has a collector base world-wide. She has successfully exhibited her works in Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia, Netherlands, Hungary, Nepal, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Sweden, South Korea, Uganda, Indonesia, Ukraine, Spain, Argentina, Turkey, France, Maldives and in 12 Indian cities. Jaleela’s paintings are liked and collected by many for her distinct signature style that revolves around the intricate patterns she weaves into her creations. Her works have graced homes and galleries across the world and are often published in magazines.