Blossoming in Firenze
In her latest exhibition, Yasmine has evolved from being an Egyptian artist portraying her love of Egypt, to an artist with her heart in a foreign city: Florence, Italy. Yasmine channels the simple yet eclectic colors that have opened her heart since the moment she stepped foot in that magnificent place. A place filled with culture, artistic architecture, and beautiful souls. Having spent a month living in Florence, Yasmine was exposed to art in a whole new way. "It was the first time a city inspired me the way Egypt always has. It opened my heart and I felt at home." As always, her paintings tell a story, and in this exhibition it is a story of love, joy, and beauty; the love that is shared on the streets, the joy in everyday dealings, and the kind of beauty that gives hope to humanity.
Putting the fire in Firenze, Yasmine meshes colors in a manner that ignites emotions felt by being exposed to the city's wonder. With the use of white as a base in her backgrounds, she portrays the light that captures all the different shades of the captivating scenery. Like the rays of the sun that melt on the buildings and its river, her colors blend the people with the architecture, depicting the unity in the culture. Meanwhile, her use of bronze portrays its richness and elegance.
People are at the center of each piece, as the splendor and joy of the city is felt and exuded through its people. Building on the boundless beauty found in every crevice in Florence, the people in Yasmine's paintings can be found in all that resonates love and harmony; whether they are dancing in the clouds, swimming in the waters, or cuddling in balconies. Much like her colors, her people are blended with each other and with nature; with lips made of fish, hair made of trees, and bodies made of tree trunks. The elements of every piece are mixed harmoniously to unify the music, love, and art, and the exquisiteness that is bred from that unity.
Yasmine introduces fantasy in her art through mythical creatures, like mermaids and fish-headed people, to signify the freedom that is born in a town encompassed by art. A freedom personified by the people. The streets are filled with artists, and though each unique and independent, they come together marvelously to paint the picture of Florence.